Animal Protection & Welfare Law Finally Approved!

This week marks a major victory for all animal lovers in Lebanon as Lebanon’s Parliament has finally approved the animal protection and welfare law after years of lobbying. The law "protects all animals in all situations, requires the government to take action at the level of the Cabinet of Ministers, Ministries, and municipalities, and has strong penalties for anyone contravening the law". The aim behind this law is to have strong legislation that protects all…

Fadi el Khatib Retires from Lebanon’s National Basketball Team

Fadi el Khatib announced his retirement from his national team duties yesterday in an emotional message on his Instagram page. Khatib was hoping to win the Asian trophy with Lebanon this year but Lebanon was defeated by Iran in the quarter finals. Khatib is by far the best Lebanese basketball player we've ever had and the most consistent one. At 37, he was the top scorer at the 2017 Asian Cup with an average of…

In Pictures: Abandoned Beidas Villa – Bhamdoun

Our friend Jad Ghorayeb paid a visit to the Beidas Villa in Bhamdoun this past weekend and shared those awesome shots of the abandoned villa. The owner was a Palestinian Lebanese banker called Yousef Beidas, founder and chairman of Intra Bank. Intra Bank was the largest financial institution in Lebanon until its collapse in 1966. The collapse was dubbed one of the most disastrous financial collapses in Lebanon's history and "brought the Lebanese economy to…

Iran beats Lebanon to reach 2017 FIBA Asia Cup Semi Finals

Lebanon is officially out of the 2017 FIBA Championship after losing to Iran 70-80. The Iranian team is one of the tournament's favorites and played a great defensive game with the help of their 2,18m giant Hamed Hadadi. Fadi el Khatib & Wael Arakji were the best among Lebanese players while Norvel PELLE failed to deliver once again. To be honest, I wasn't very optimistic about this game because our foreign player sucks and we…
Lebanon

Article 522 Finally Abolished?

2 days ago
I just read on LBCI, Naharnet and a couple of other media portals that the Lebanese Parliament has officially abolished Article 522 of Lebanon’s Penal Code. Eight months ago, the Parliament’s Administration and Justice committee ...
Critiques

Swap your Cocktails for Portable Arguiles? Seriously?

2 days ago
As if we needed another excuse for people to smoke the Shisha, some guy came up with a “brilliant” idea to sell mini portable Shishas at LL15,000 at outdoor events. I’ve already seen people smoking ...
Critiques

#Beirut Wants to Break The Guinness Record For World’s Longest Continuing Party

3 days ago
Lebanon will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest continuous party which is currently 54 hours by organizing the longest continuing party from August 28th till August 30th. The event is taking place ...
Food

Furn Beaino is Delivering Now!

3 days ago
Almost 8 years ago, I got introduced to Furn Beaino by mistake. I was at my friend’s shop in Sarba and he told me “let’s go have the best Lahm Baajine in town” so we ...
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