Why Is BeirutNationalMuseum.com Sponsored by An Egyptian Company?

It has been brought to my attention that BeirutNationalMuseum.com is maintained by an Egyptian company called El Motaheda and sponsored by mashy.com, which is an Egyptian news portal. I doubt that this is the official website, as the one I'm aware of is Beirutnationalmuseum.org but the .com website is the one that comes out on top of the Google searches so this needs to be fixed. Someone should inform the Ministry of Culture & Tourism…

Costa Coffee’s Would-be Suicide Bomber The Dumbest Ever?

Almost everyone hailed the collaborative efforts between the Lebanese army and the ISF that led to foiling the Costa Coffee attempt on Saturday but a lot of people are raising doubts about this whole incident following the would-be suicide bomber's testimony and official statements. To be honest, I'm not really sure how half the Lebanese population became all of a sudden geopolitical counter-terrorism experts but there's nothing really to question when the army and security…

Trump Vs Obama Crowds Remind Me of M14 vs M8 Protests

I never thought I'd see the day where US media is busy debating whether Trump attracted more crowds to his inauguration than Obama did in 2009. They are comparing crowds by examining aerial shots, metro ridership figures and pulling all sorts of statistics. The first thing that came to mind were the 2005-2009 March 14 and March 8 protests where each side was trying to attract more crowds during public rallies or simply trying to…

Tanoreen’s Knafeh

Tanoreen, a popular Middle-Eastern restaurant based in Brooklyn and run by Palestinian-American chef Rawia Bishara, was featured in last week's edition of the Explorers and the highlight of the visit was Rawia's homemade Knafe, which they described as "the deep dish dessert pizza of your wildest dreams". I'm not really familiar with Palestinian Knafe but I am pretty sure it's not a pizza and it looks nothing like a deep dish pizza. Chef Rawia Bechara…
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Al Rifai’s Epic Take on Donald Trump’s Inauguration

2 days ago
Donald Trump inauguration sparked a new wave of memes, tweets and jokes on social media and Al Rifai’s take is the best one I’ve seen so far in Lebanon. A friend sent me a copy ...
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Who’s Behind The Beqaa Kidnappings?

3 days ago
Armed gunmen kidnapped a 74 year old man called Saad Richa in Chtaura few days ago and they haven’t released him yet. Almost every political and religious party in Lebanon is trying to negotiate with ...
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Byblos Got its First Bike Sharing Station as Well!

4 days ago
The bike sharing system is spreading across Lebanon. Beirut got its first bike sharing station two days ago and Byblos followed today. Let’s hope that this project will expand outside Beirut to include all of ...
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The Weirdest Shawarma Ad Ever!

4 days ago
WTF did I just watch? a little chick whose dream is to be a Shawarma? Chicken mothers gossiping about their daughter’s choices in life, which include turning into a nugget or a roasted chicken. An ...
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