Few Thoughts on Miss Lebanon 2017

Perla el-Helou, a 22 year old business administration graduate, was crowned Miss Lebanon 2017 last night. I'm not sure if it's just me, but I thought this year's candidates were more mature than previous years, and the first & second runners-up all deserved to win. In fact, I was cheering for Reem Khoury and I still think she should have won. Perla el Helou - Miss Lebanon 2017 As far as questions are concerned, I…

Fayruz New Album “Bebalee” is Out!

When the first song from the new album "Yemken" came out, it didn't feel like a Fairouz song to me but it was just one song so I thought I wait for the whole album. Unfortunately, the whole album is a disappointment, the lyrics are a bit childish and the takes on popular songs like “Bésame Mucho” and "Don’t Cry for me Argentina" aren't that great. Also what's that "Baytee Sgheer bi Canada" song? Couldn't…
Critiques

Lebanese Parliament Finally Votes to Criminalize Torture Practices

3 weeks ago
Lebanon has finally amended its penal law to criminalize all acts of torture. Even though Lebanon had ratified the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Convention) ...
Critiques

About that Tripoli Beauty Parlor’s Controversy

3 weeks ago
A picture of a foreign worker holding the Arguile pipe for a customer at a beauty parlor has gone viral in the past couple of days. To be honest, when I shared the picture, I ...
Critiques

Almost $100 Million Dollars in Aid Money Did not Reach Refugee Children in #Lebanon

3 weeks ago
Hundreds of millions of dollars were given to Lebanon, Turkey & Jordan: the three countries with the largest number of Syrian refugees, but a 55-page report by Human Rights Watch that tracked pledges made at ...
Automotive

ISF Launches New Campaign To Crackdown on Texting & Driving Offenders

1 month ago
Policemen in civilian clothes is apparently part of the latest ISF campaign to enforce traffic law and fine texting & driving offenders. I watched the below report twice and looked up on the ISF Facebook ...
Critiques

I’m Glad They Cancelled the Lebanese Army Festival in Beirut

1 month ago
I have no idea who was behind this brilliant idea, but organizing a festival to celebrate the Lebanese Army’s victory few days after parents of the martyred soldiers had buried their kids is a terrible ...
Critiques

Man Attacking Passersby & Policemen with Knives in Hay el Selloum

1 month ago
Some guy called Abou Ali was threatening people with his knives yesterday in Hay el Selloum. He is seen in the video keeping away policemen and people trying to take him down but it doesn’t ...
Critiques

How Some People Chose to Pay Respect to the Martyred Soldiers

1 month ago
The families of the Lebanese army soldiers urged everyone in a statement NOT to celebrate with guns during the slain soldiers’ funerals but some insisted on doing so and the result was one injured man ...
Animals & Wildlife

Hunting Crimes in Mount Lebanon Documented by The Committee Against Bird Slaughter

1 month ago
The indiscriminate killing of migratory birds is still ongoing in Lebanon and the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) documented one of the many massacres taking place following a visit to Mount Lebanon. I heard a ...
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