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July 2017
- Added to 'In The Press':
A TV talk by Issam Bekdache in Al Nashra (18 July 2017).
An article by Dr Nawaf Kabbara  in Annahar (6 July 2017).

June 2017
- The 'Fouad Chehab 2017 Cup' equestrian competition was held on 4 June 2017: Report & photos - Al Anwar - Al Wikala Al Wataniya - Al Akhbar

May 2017
- 22 May: A new administrative committee headed by Dr Charles Rizk was elected for 3 years.
- Added to 'In The Press':
. Radio program by the Foundation's member Michel Maaiki on the 44th anniversary of President Chehab's death ('Voice of Lebanon' - 25 April 2017).
. Al Asala, April 2017 issue: Article by René Habachi from 'Les Conférences du Cénacle Libanais' - April 1961.
. Al Asala, April 2015 issue: Article by Monseigneur Antoine Kortbawi from 'Al Chiraah' - May 1964.

April 2017
- 30 April: A Commemorative Mass was held in Ghazir on the 44th anniversary of President Chehab's departure, followed by the laying of wreaths of flowers on his grave.

January 2017
- Added two videos to the section 'Videos': A report on President Chehab (You Tube direct link), and a report on the famous Summit held with Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1959 at the Lebanese-Syrian border, under a tent (You Tube direct link).

December 2016
- Added to 'In The Press': An article by Me Hyam Mallat in the French 'Historia' magazine (Special issue on Lebanon, December 2016)
- 6 December - Patriarch Bechara Al Rahi visits the new Fouad Chehab Museum and offers His Blessings: Addiyar - Annahar 1 - NourNews - Annahar 2 - El Nashra - IMLebanon
- Added to 'In The Press': An article by Samir Al Tannir  in Assafir newspaper (5 November 2016)

November 2016
- Two additions to the section 'In The Press': A valuable article on the IRFED Mission by Gibrayel Hannah Younes  in Assafir newspaper (18 June 2016) and an article by Raquel Atayek on President Chehab and the newly inaugurated Museum in Al Joumhuriah and LebanonFiles (26 September 2016)

October 2016
- Added to the section 'In The Press': Editorial by Talal Salman in Assafir newspaper (24 October2016)
- 4 October: Honoring Fouad Boutros: "Fouad Boutros's Chehabism" - Event - Photo Gallery
- Added to the section 'Videos': A documentary on Minister Fouad Boutros - You Tube direct link

August 2016
- Added to the section 'In The Press': Article by Amine Uwaida in Al Bayan weekly magazine (1 August 2016)

July 2016
- 11 July: Inauguration of the Fouad Chehab Museum and Library in Jounieh - Event - Photo Gallery

June 2016
- The 'Fouad Chehab 2016 Cup' equestrian competition was held on 12 June 2016: Report & photos - Assafir Online - Assafir - Al Diyar - Al Nahar - Al Anwar - Sport-Leb

April 2016
- 24 April: A Commemorative Mass was held in Ghazir on the anniversary of President Chehab's departure, followed by the laying of a wreath of flowers on his grave.

December 2015
- Added to the Publications page, the book 'Between a Monk and an Emir', by Father Yakub Skayyem, published by Kaslik, 2015, Arabic

October 2015
- Added to the Publications page, the book 'Le Journal du Père Lebret - 1959-1964', by Stéphane Malsagne - October 2014, in French.

September 2015
- Updated the Lebanese Army 70th Anniversary event with the photo gallery of the event.

August 2015
- On the occasion of the Lebanese Army's 70th Anniversary, President Chehab was honored with the unveiling of his statue at the Military Academy which holds his name: Event - Photo gallery

July 2015

- Added to the section 'In The Press': Article by Ghassan Jawad in Al Jumhuriah newspaper (31 July 2015), and speech by Ziad Hayek at the USJ University (23 October 2013).

June 2015

- The 'Fouad Chehab 2015 Cup' equestrian competition was held on 7 June 2015: Report & Photos - Al Nahar - Assafir - L'Orient Le Jour - Sport-Leb

May 2015

- Additions to Gallery 1 with photos of the house where President Chehab was born in Ghazir, and the one where he grew up in Jounieh.

November 2014

- 19 November: On the occasion of The Independence Day, a conference on Chehabism took place at the Issam Fares Center, Sin El Fil. Speakers: H.E. Charles Rizk, President of the Fouad Chehab Foundation, Shafic Moharram, Dr Nawaf Kabbara. Report on the conference - Media coverage - Video.

August 2014
- On the occasion of the Lebanese Army's National Day (1st August), a delegation of high ranked officers representing the Commander of the Army, General Jean Kahwaji, deposited a wreath of flowers on President Chehab's grave in Ghazir - Al Anwar - Al Diyar.

June 2014

- Added to In the Press: An article by Daoud Sayegh - Al Nahar, 26 June 2014.
- Added to In the Press: An article by Jad Abou Jaoude - Tayyar.org, 8 June 2014.
- The 'Fouad Chehab 2014 Cup' equestrian competition was held on 1 June 2014: Report & Photos - Al Nahar - Al Anwar - Assafir - L'Orient Le Jour

May 2014

- Added to In the Press: An article by Abel Rahman Abdel Mawla Al Solh - Al Hayat, 28 May 2014.

April 2014

- 27 April: A Commemorative Mass was held in Ghazir on the anniversary of President Chehab's departure, followed by the laying of wreaths of flowers on his grave.
- 5 April: The 1st NATIONAL CONFERENCE "Chehabism: A State for the Citizen", was held at the Central College, Jounieh: Event - Photo gallery.

March 2014

- Updated the Foundation page with the new administrative committee.
- Added to In the Press : Talk by French historian Stéphane Malsagne "De Gaulle-Fouad Chehab: Entre affinité et usage politique d'une comparaison" during a colloque organized by the Charles de Gaulle Foundation at the French Sénat in Paris – 24 January 2014

December 2013
Added to Documents:
- A testimony by President Chehab on General de Gaulle, as per a request from the Charles de Gaulle Institute in France - July 1972
- Open letter by the ex-Ambassador of Venezuela Miguel Hadgialy Divo asking for President Chehab to be granted the military grade of Maréchal - January 1966.

August 2013
- On the occasion of the Lebanese Army's National Day (1st August), a delegation of high ranked officers representing the Commander of the Army, General Jean Kahwaji, deposited a wreath of flowers on President Chehab's grave in Ghazir.

July 2013
- Gallery 6 (Memorials) has been created, and Gallery 5 (Last years & Death) has been restructured.

May 2013
- Updated the Foundation page with the 2013 'Fouad Chehab Cup' equestrian competition held on 19 May 2013: Report & Photos - Al Nahar - Al Anwar - L'Orient Le Jour

April 2013
- 23 April: On President Chehab departure's 40th Anniversary, a commemorative event was held at the USJ Human Sciences Campus, Beirut - The Event - The Photo Gallery.
- 21 April: Commemorative mass in Ghazir on the anniversary of President Chehab's departure, and laying of wreaths of flowers on his grave.
- The In the Press page is updated with an article by Ziad Hayek - Al Jamhouriya, 12 April 2013.
- The Foundation page is updated with the names of new members to the Foundation.

March 2013
- The Foundation page is updated with the yearly event of granting prizes for outstanding students in the Lebanese Baccalaureate.

February 2013
- Gallery 2, Gallery 3 and Gallery 4 are updated with additional photos from the Presidential Mandate period.

January 2013
- Gallery 1 is updated with photos of General Chehab with President Bechara El Khoury, and from the Malikiyya battle in 1948 in Palestine.
- Added to the In the presse page: an article by professor Antoine Seif - Annahar - 13 January 2013.

November 2012
- Added to the Publications page, two new books: 'Chehabism - A School of Visionary Modernisation' by Me Toufik Kfoury, and 'I am One of Yours - President Elias Sarkis' a pictorial biography on President Sarkis.

October 2012
- Added a video page to the videos collection. It includes excerpts from a 2010 Future TV episode on President Chehab, with testimonies from General Jean Nassif, Emir Abdallah Chehab and others.
- Added to the Foundation page: Names of new members.

August 2012
- Added a new page and a photo gallery about the commemorative event held at the ATCL club on 1st August 2012 (Army's Day), to honor President Chehab.

July 2012
- Included 4 new books with downloadable excerpts in the Publications page : 'Needs and Possibilities of Development in Lebanon' (1960-61, The IRFED preliminary study); 'The Chehabism Philosophy' (1964, Fadel Saeed Akl); 'Beirut and its Planners' (2011, Eric Verdeil) and 'The Civil State-The Experience of Fouad Chehab in Lebanon' (2011, Nada Hassan Fayyad).

June 2012
- Updated the Foundation page with the 2012 'Fouad Chehab Cup' equestrian competition held on 22 May 2012.
- Added to the In the Press page, an article by Ghassan Tuéni in Annahar on the occasion of the Independence Day 1962.

May 2012
- Added an article by journalist Samir Atallah (Annahar, 9 May 2012) and a report by L'Orient-Le Jour (9, May 2012) to the President Chehab's 2012 memorial day and the In the Press pages.

April 2012
- Added a new page and a new photo gallery about the event organised by the Fouad Chehab Foundation on 24 April 2012 at the UNESCO Palace, Beirut, on the occasion of President Chehab's memorial day.
- Updated the Foundation page with the 2012 laying of a wreath of flowers on the grave of President Chehab on the memory of his death, following a mass held in Ghazir on Sunday 22 April 2012.

March 2012
- Updated the Foundation page with the annual prizes ceremony for outstanding students in the 2011 Lebanese baccalaureate held on 20 March 2012, and the 2011 'Fouad Chehab Cup' equestrian competition held on 5 June 2011.

December 2011
- Added to the Documents page: a handwritten letter by President Chehab to his former presidential adviser the Intendant Jean Lay - 4 January 1973
 
November 2011
- 21 November 2011, Independence Day: The French version of the website is launched - L'Orient-le-Jour
- 21 November 2011, Independence Day, a wreath of flowers is offered at his grave:
Photo 1
- Photo 2 - Photo 3 - Photo 4
- Added to the Publications page: Two books in French, "Fouad Chéhab 1902-1973 Une Figure Oubliée de l'Histoire Libanaise" by Stéphane Malsagne and the French version of "Mémoires" by Fouad Boutros.

October 2011
- Added to the Foundation page: Names of new members.
- Added to the In the Press page: Various articles from the Assayad weekly of 3 May 1973, after President Chehab's death: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
- Added to the Documents page: Document signed by 41 Lebanese officers during World War II, taking a common pledge to work only under the Lebanese Government

July 2011
- Gallery 1 is updated with photos of President Chehab at the Military Academy in 1923 and with Riad El Solh in 1949
- Gallery 2 is updated with photos with ministers Raymond Eddé and Pierre Gemayel
- Gallery 4 is updated with photos from his funeral

April 2011
- 25 April 2011 - On his death anniversary a mass is held in his memory and a wreath of flowers is offered at his grave: Photo 1 - Photo 2 - Photo 3
- Gallery 4 is updated with a portrait painted by an Italian artist
- Gallery 5 is updated with photos of his personal office and decorations, and the Fouad Chehab Sports Stadium

March 2011
- Added to the Foundation page: election of a new administrative committee for 3 years
- Added to the In the Press page: Article by Abd El Hamid El Ahdab on President Chehab and Raymond Eddé – An Nahar, 21 November 2007 (includes what Raymond Eddé said about President Chehab one week before he passed away in Paris, in May 2000)


SPECIAL CONTENT

Documents
- Text of his official refusal to run for the 1970 Presidency (French - English - Arabic) – 4 August 1970
- Letter from French President General Charles De Gaulle (French) – 16 June 1964
- Handwritten testament (Arabic) – March 1964
- Original constitutional oath document (Arabic) – 23 September 1958
- Original paper of President Chehab's inaugural speech: Page 1 - Page 3 (Arabic) – 23 September 1958 (Full speech: Arabic - French)
- Letter from the US Ambassador Armin Meyer to the State Department in Washington pressing it to strengthen its interferences in Lebanon (English) - 8 July 1964

In the Press
- Maurice Duverger met President Chehab few days before his death (French) – L'Orient-le-Jour, 24 April 1973
- Report in the Assayyad weekly, four months before Chehab's death (Includes a virtual interview by Elias Rababi) – 17 December 1972
- Al Anwar - 28 April 1973 (includes 4 pages and photos of his funeral)
- An Nahar - 28 April 1973 (includes 4 pages and many photos of his funeral)
- Talk by President Hussein Husseini on the occasion of the release of 'Fouad Chehab's Republic' book – 25 November 2008

Others
- The Videos pages: Include tributes, portraits on NBN and LBC and rich testimonies from Fouad Boutros