Ogero Head Promises Faster Internet by End of March

I missed out on new Ogero Head Imad Kreidieh's talk at Arabnet this year but I just read an article where he's promising to "double or triple the internet speed by end of March", which is next week! PM Hariri had already promised a 20 times faster internet within months. I'm guessing the speed increase will be most notably in Beirut so I'll run a speed test next week at the office and see how…

Gap in City Mall Bridge Kills Motorist

Two days ago, a motorist named Badih el Mir fell into a gap on the City Mall Bridge and died instantly. The 70 year old man used to drive his scooter to skip traffic and used to drive trucks. He was a married man and was expecting a grand child the same day he passed away. According to Annahar, the gap was fixed the next day by the authorities and no statement was issued by…
Critiques

UK Just Banned Laptops, Tablets on Flights from Lebanon & Five Other Countries

3 days ago
After US authorities banned electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from more than 10 Middle Eastern and North African countries, the UK followed suit and issued a similar flight ban on anything electronic larger ...
Critiques

(Updated) AUB’s Insight Club Controversial Lecture on Homosexuality

3 days ago
Update: The lecture has been cancelled. Here’s the [memo]. The Insight Club is hosting a public lecture on Thursday 23rd of March at the Issam Fares Lecture Hall – AUB (near AUBMC) at 5PM on ...
Critiques

US Ban on Electronic Devices to Affect 9 Middle Eastern Airports

3 days ago
CNN, BBC and The Guardian are reporting that the US authorities have just banned electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from more than 10 Middle Eastern and North African countries. The requirement would forbid ...
Critiques

Events that Took place Yesterday

4 days ago
If you scrolled through your Facebook yesterday or flipped through local TV stations, here are the events that were taking place at almost the same time: – Lebanese protesting against the government’s planned new taxes ...
Animals & Wildlife

Three Baby Tigers Stuck in a Tiny Box for 1 Week at Beirut’s Airport

6 days ago
Even though keeping exotic pets was finally banned in Lebanon back in September 2016, there are still lions & tigers (and even bears) being smuggled illegally and showing on social media. The latest incident involved ...
Animals & Wildlife

Help Identify The Guy Who’s been Kicking Cats

1 week ago
ALERT: The videos are graphic so consider yourself warned. Few days ago, a video of a man kicking a cat went viral but he wasn’t showing his face and could not be identified. Two days ...
Critiques

Where Does Our Tax Money Go?

1 week ago
The parliament approved yesterday a 1% increase on the value-added tax (VAT) and other taxes as well in order to fund the long-awaited new wage scale. The scale has not yet been approved and some ...
Critiques

The Lebanese Nationality Program: Good Initiative, Bad Law

1 week ago
The Lebanese Nationality Program is a program launched by the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants and aimed at helping people of Lebanese heritage around the world to regain their Lebanese Nationality. The program ...
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