US Ban on Electronic Devices to Affect 9 Middle Eastern Airports

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 passengers from bringing laptops, iPads, Kindles and even cameras larger than mobile phones into the cabin. Royal Jordanian tweeted about this new ban but then later on deleted it, but Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines confirmed receiving a new directive…

Events that Took place Yesterday

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 in Riad el Solh. - The PSP were commemorating Kamal Jumblat's assassination and Walid Jumblatt was passing the torch to his son Taymoor. - Diamony's fashion show was taking place in Mzaar intercontinental. - Maronite Patriarch was celebrating Saint Joseph's…
Animals & Wildlife

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

8 months 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

8 months 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?

8 months 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

8 months 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 ...
Critiques

A New Guinness Record set by Tyre: The Largest Fruit Cocktail

8 months ago
Tyre has officially set a new Guinness World Record by preparing the a 2.35 meter long fruit cocktail weighting over a ton. The aim is to boost the local economy and kick off their shopping ...
Critiques

Did Anyone Attend the so-called “World Cup” Match in #Beirut last Week?

8 months ago
When I first spotted the poster last week, I thought it was some really old event because it looked like it was done using a Microsoft Paint from Windows 95 but then a friend asked ...
Critiques

Grand Serail Lit up in Pink, Rayan Iaali a New Victim of Domestic Violence

8 months ago
I was on my way to the airport on Thursday morning when I noticed the Grand Serail was all lit up in pink to mark International Women’s Day. I couldn’t help myself but laugh quietly, ...
Critiques

National Geographic Needs to Update its Lebanon Guide

8 months ago
National Geographic shared recently a short 1-minute video of Lebanon featuring beautiful NatGeoMyShot pictures taken by locals. The post links to a page where you can learn more about Lebanon but there’s not much to ...
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