Security forces began demolishing violated houses in Wata Musaytbeh after reaching an agreement with the people who had carried out since the morning sit-in protest. (Hussein Baydoun/Aljadeed)

Lebanon POW 17 – 23 Oct

The week started with the happy return of the 9 lebanese pilgrims that were kidnapped in syria safely to their homes in Beirut, which reflected positively on a wide group of people.

Also choosing Elias Murr to be president of the Interpol fund was also a positive boost in the list of lebanese achievements around the world.

And this week witness the come back of the NEW7Wonders competition, this time to choose Beirut as the best capital of the world, so the question remains, if Jeita had such a big campaign, how would beirut beat that with a bigger one?

The Office of Turkish Airlines resumed it’s work after it closed it’s doors for more than six months, because of the Lebanese abducted pilgrims in Azaz,Syria, in an attempt to pressure Turkey to seek their release. (Ratib Al Safadi/Anadolu ajansi)

One of the Lebanese Shiite pilgrims abducted by rebels in Syria is greeted by relatives up his arrival at Rafic Hariri International airport after being released in Turkey the previous day. The Lebanese pilgrims held hostage in Syria for 17 months arrived in Beirut after being freed in exchange for two Turkish Airlines pilots seized in Lebanon in August. (Ratib Al Safadi/Anadolu Ajansi)

A Syrian refugee woman begs with her children at a sidewalk of Hamra street in Beirut. The European Union is donating an additional 70 million euros in aid to help the 779,000 Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon (according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR) during the winter months, EU envoy to Beirut Angelina Eichhorst said. (JOSEPH EID/AFP)

A Syrian refugee woman begs with her children at a sidewalk of Hamra street in Beirut. The European Union is donating an additional 70 million euros in aid to help the 779,000 Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon (according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR) during the winter months, EU envoy to Beirut Angelina Eichhorst said. (JOSEPH EID/AFP)

Lebanese Pop Star Haifa Wehbe appointed communications Ambassador for humanitarian issues for Lebanon. Haifa’s new position aims at raising awareness among the youth against using mobile phones while driving. (Bilal Jawich/Anadolu ajansi)

Security forces began demolishing violated houses in Wata Musaytbeh after reaching an agreement with the people who had carried out since the morning sit-in protest. (Hussein Baydoun/Aljadeed)

Security forces began demolishing violated houses in Wata Musaytbeh after reaching an agreement with the people who had carried out since the morning sit-in protest. (Hussein Baydoun/Aljadeed)

a Lebanese couple from Tyre who got married on Skype since the bride, Hawraa Said, lives here in Lebanon while the groom, Assaad Fakhoury, is in the US. click here for video (Ya Sour)

Evian is considered to be one of the finest packaged drinking water suppliers in the market..Joining the brigade for 2014 is designer Elie Saab, who has collaborated with the brand on a limited edition series of bottles that revolve around the theme of ‘Purity’. (luxpresso)

Former Minister Elias el Murr was appointed on Tuesday as Head of the INTERPOL Fund. (elias-murr)

Beirut Among The 28 Official Finalists For The New7Wonders Cities. WATCH VIDEO (Maya Hindi /livelovebeirut)

Lebanese Cameraman Samir Kassab Among Missing Sky News Arabia Crew in Aleppo, Syria.. Check LBCI video (Skynewsarabia)

Lebanese Cameraman Samir Kassab Among Missing Sky News Arabia Crew in Aleppo, Syria.. Check LBCI video (Skynewsarabia)

Lebanese Michel Daher rings Wall Street opening bell for the second time in three years

Lebanese businessman Michel Daher rang the opening bell of the Stock Exchange on Wall Street for the second time in three years. Daher is the only other Lebanese person to ring the Wall Street opening bell after Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh. (Businessnews)

Lucas Matta, 9 years old, was able to recognize 84 different countries from their flags in less than a minute, which gave him a ticket to enters the Guinness Book of Records. (MTV)

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