Make Way For The Biggest Phoenician Ship Built Out of Plastic Bottles

LAU students with the help of the environmental NGO Chreek have built the biggest Phoenician ship made out of plastic. The Phoenician-shaped trireme is 13 meters long, 4 meters wide, is made out of 25,000 plastic bottles and completed on Sunday its first voyage from Byblos to Zaitunay Bay. The aim from this initiative is to raise awareness on the ever-increasing plastic pollution and bringing people together to fight Lebanon's littering problem while celebrating our…

You Now Have to Pay LL550,000 Yearly to Read Lebanon’s “Official Gazette”

It appears that the authorities are running out of ways to feed the treasury, so they've decided to charge people to gain access electronically to the Official Gazette Service, which is a journal that contains all applicable legislative and regulatory texts and is published weekly by the President of Council of Ministers . Prior to that, the gazette was free of charge online, as is the case in several countries around the world. The funny…

Nadine Labaki, Becomes Second Lebanese Director, First Female Director, To Clinch Cannes’ Jury Prize

Nadine Labaki may not be the first Lebanese director to win the Jury Prize at Cannes but she is the first Lebanese female director to do so, and the first Arab filmmaker to win an official Cannes competition award in 12 years! There were so many firsts for the Lebanese & Arab Cinema at Cannes this year but the most memorable part will definitely be Nadine's speech upon receiving the Jury Prize, a speech that…

Can Nadine Labaki’s “Capharnaum” Win The Palme d’Or?

Nadine Labaki's latest film, "Capharnaum", earned a massive 15-minute standing ovation following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and people are already favoring her for winning Cannes’ top honor on Saturday. The distribution rights to the movie were already purchased by Sony Pictures prior to the movie and we should expect "Capharnaum" to be competing for next year’s best foreign language Oscar, which would make it an awesome and unprecedented feature for Lebanese movies…
Fun

Movie Review: Deadpool 2 [2018] **Spoiler Free**

4 days ago
It’s f*cking hilarious! I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say it. It was more fun to watch than Infinity War! Not in every aspect of course, I do understand they’re very different ...
Lebanon

Homenetmen Crowned 2018 Lebanese Basketball Champions

5 days ago
The 2018 Lebanese basketball circus is finally over and Homenetmen men’s basketball team has won the League after defeating Riyadi 74-59. This has been one intense series that almost got ruined in Game 6 after ...
Health

Meet the AUB Surgeon Treating Palestinian Protesters in Gaza

6 days ago
Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sitta, a reconstructive surgeon working at the American University of Beirut, has been making trips to Gaza for the past five years to help injured Palestinians. He’s currently there operating non-stop at al-Awda ...
Critiques

Article 49 of the 2018 Budget Annulled by Constitutional Council

6 days ago
The Constitutional Council annulled yesterday 7 articles in the 2018 budget including Article 49 which allowed any foreign national who invests in a real estate starting at around $500,000 inside Beirut and $330,000 elsewhere to ...
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