Welcome to the Beirut Times
The Official Newspaper of the Lebanese and the Arab Americans in the United States.
What began as a young person’s desire to help the Lebanese and the Arab Americans transform the quality of their lives helped Mr. Michael Absi in starting the Beirut Times weekly newspaper in 1985, a local bi-lingual Arabic and English newspaper in Los Angeles. Today, it is the only bi-lingual English and Arabic newspaper that is published weekly in the U.S. and distributed nationally. It caters to the unique needs of the Arab Americans while highlighting equality for Americans from all Arab countries. The paper now covers the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East.
The Beirut Times has something for everyone… so whether you are looking for business, cultural, social and political news and articles, we provide all the information you will need to know the Lebanese and the Arab-American communities better. We have tried to stay true to our values and to deliver incomparable news and services for our community, subscribers and clients. At the Beirut Times, our love for the community drives who we are and what we do. Every day. Today the number of readers in the United States alone is nearly one hundred thousand weekly.
Why Beirut Times?
The Beirut Times is a picture of everyday life in its community. It deals with happenings and personalities that are crowded out of its larger counterpart, and thus has a much more intimate relationship with its readers than the more impersonal mass media. It is like a family member and both its news and advertising are much closer to its readers. Generally it is read in a more leisurely manner so that its life is not one day, but three or four.
As an alternative to the American news media, local, national and international news is reported in the Beirut Times news section. Extensive news analysis is factually written without distortion or special influence of any kind. Foreign correspondents posted in vital news centres in the Arab world and Europe, transmit on the scene coverage with specific details, not available through the general media. Major developing news stories are chronicled with in-depth investigative reporting, that tells the whole story instead of throwing abrupt facts at the reader.
Foreign correspondents for the Beirut Times cover news and information's from, Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and the League of Arab States
Therefore, unlike many other newspapers, there is an intimate relationship between the paper and its Arab readers, including other ethnic groups, such as Armenians, who have emigrated from various Arab countries in the Middle East. The paper is now recognized as a powerful force in promoting peace through communication.
We thank you for joining us on this awesome journey and hope that you will continue to be a part of the Beirut Times family.
All articles, views and advertisements strictly express the views of their signed authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Beirut Times management. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronically or mechanically, including photocopying or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written consent of the publisher.
LEADERSHIP: Be an advocate for the community by leading with integrity
COLLABORATION: Listen, share, facilitate and engage across the community
SOLIDARITY: Demonstrate solidarity by being loyal and faithful to our community, clients and customers
INTEGRITY: Honesty and Harmony in what we do, say and think
RESPECT: Treat others better than you expect to be treated
WELL BEING: Seek well-being in both work and personal lives
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