Religious And Ethnic Hatred Top Concern Among Lebanese

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Egypt, Israel, Palestine, and Tunisia also shared Lebanon’s concern. Check out the rest of the study [Here].

At 58%, Lebanon had the highest level of concern of any country and identified religious and ethnic hatred as the single greatest danger to the world, correlating to its diverse religious makeup of Shia Muslims, Sunni Muslims, Lebanese Christians, Greek Orthodox, and Jews. Meanwhile, severe battles between Hezbollah and Jabhat al-Nusra have brought war to Lebanon. Egypt, Israel, Palestine, and Tunisia also shared Lebanon’s concern. [PewGlobal]

MP Nicolas Fattoush Got An Apology Instead Of Getting Arrested

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I was about to write a post on how MP Fattoush should not get away with what he did today and that there’s no reason not to punish him, but I just heard on MTV that Manale Daou has apparently apologized to Fattoush while LBCI stated that Judge Claude Karam reconciled the two in his office.

That’s just pathetic and sad and yet another proof that Lebanon is going backwards.

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MP Fattouch Punched A Female Employee at Justice Palace According To LBCI

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If this is true, he should resign immediately.

Sources from the Justice Palace reported that MP Nicolas Fattouch punched a female employee, identified as Manale Daou, responsible for filing complaints at Justice Palace on Monday.
In the details, MP Fattouch headed to the Justice Palace to file a complaint, when the employee, Manale Daou, who is responsible for filing the complaints, asked him to wait his turn, “since she had other complaints previously presented by other lawyers,” the sources said.
The sources added that the deputy was disturbed by her answer and replied: “I am the deputy Nicolas Fattouch and I cannot wait.”
“I will file your complaint but you have to wait your turn,” the employee reportedly said, leading him to punch her in the neck as retaliation. [LBCI]

#EndPolio: Vaccinate Your Children To Keep #Lebanon Safe

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Polio is a highly infectious disease that affects children under 5 years of age. The disease was only found in 3 countries (Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan) at the beginning of 2014 but it somehow reached Syria which prompted the Ministry of Public Health of Lebanon, along with the UNICEF, to launch national polio immunization campaigns.

We haven’t had any Polio case affecting a Lebanese child yet it is very important that all children be vaccinated as there’s no cure for Polio once a child is infected. The first immunization campaign ends tomorrow and there’s another one from November 8 till November 22 so make sure you vaccinate your children if you haven’t done so yet.

You can check out more updates [Here].

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Amal (Alameddine) Clooney Is London’s Most Powerful Woman Ahead of Victoria Beckham

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Amal Alameddine, who recently got married to Georges Clooney, was ranked fourth according to The Evening Standard newspaper annual power ranking list, right after George Osborne, Boris Johnson and Demis Hassabis. I am not sure how credible this list is but she sure is a powerful and smart woman and deserves to be among the ten most influential Londoners.

She may have only just married Hollywood hot property George Clooney, but wife Amal Alamuddin is already the most influential woman in London, according to the London Evening Standard newspaper.
The newly married lawyer – who changed her name last week after marrying the US heartthrob in September – is at number four, five places ahead of international fashion mogul Victoria Beckham as they both head up the Top 10.
Amal, 36, and Victoria, 40, beat off competition from leading men like British Prime Minister David Cameron and world-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking and their equally-influential husbands were nowhere to be seen in the Top 20. [DailyMail]

LiveLoveBeirut’s Best Pictures Of The Week

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I will dedicate from now on a weekly post to highlight the most popular pictures shared by LiveLoveBeirut. I love the team behind LiveLoveBeirut and I think they are doing an amazing job by showing the beautiful side of Lebanon and encouraging people to take and share breathtaking pictures from all around the country.

I hope you enjoy them!

You can follow LiveLoveBeirut on Instagram [Here]. I’m also on Instagram and I’ve been told I take great pictures, so you can follow me [Here] if you like.

llb2 After the rain – by Julienabc

llb3 Enjoying the good weather while it lasts – by Mounir Arab

llb4 Colorful stairs – Done by by @dihzahyners and @chadthemad sponsored by @colortek_kassaa.

llb5 Great Thunderstorm shot – by RodrigueZahr

Beirut Street Food

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Here’s a nice video on some of Beirut’s best street foods prepared by my good friend Anthony From NGNO. These little food gems are always more satisfying than any fancy restaurant you could go to.

The places mentioned in this video are Falafel Sahyoun, Karout Knefeh, Al Kalaa Chicken, Hanna Mitri’s ice cream place and Al Daoukieh and there are tons of others worth being highlighted.

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