UAE Bans Import of Apples from Lebanon

It doesn't look like Lebanon's apple crisis is going to end anytime soon as the UAE has just banned imports of fruits and vegetables from five Middle Eastern countries, including apple from Lebanon. The reason for that is "concerns about high levels of pesticides" and they've requested from the concerned countries, which are Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon & Yemen, to "submit certificates to indicate that all other vegetables and fruits are free of pesticide residues…

Jou3an? 3o2o …

Snack Chouchou has recently opened in Jounieh and the above is their idea of promoting their delivery service. Their delivery number is 71/302080 so they decided to highlight the 3020 in big letters as "3o2o". I will be honest, it took me a second to figure out what they're saying because I've never used that term. I'm familiar with "Mloto", "Kello" and other inappropriate terms but I've never used 3o2o. If anything, I've used it…
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Lebanese Ministry of Telecom Website Got Hacked for 6 Hours Yesterday

2 months ago
The Lebanese Ministry of Telecom official [website] got hacked yesterday in the afternoon and only got fixed around the midnight. What’s funny is that I wanted to tag the ministry or minister to inform them ...
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An Idiotic Response to The Zouk Mosbeh Food Poisoning Incident

2 months ago
We’ve all heard about the food-poisoning incident that took place in Zouk Mosbeh two days ago. Basically three Syrian workers apparently got food-poisoned after Malak el Taouk and one of them died. The Malak el ...
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There’s a New Night Club in Town Only For Teenagers (Aged 12 to 18 years)

2 months ago
Glow Pub is Lebanon’s first teens-only night club. It recently opened in Furn el Chebbak and only admits kids aged 12 to 18. Obviously smoking and alcohol are prohibited in the club and to make ...
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Why I’m Losing Interest in Football

2 months ago
I’ve always been a passionate about football. I follow most of the leagues, mainly the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and Bundesliga, I look forward to the World Cup & Euro, I love the ...
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Mar Mikhael Flyers “Politely” Asking Pubs to Close Down on Good Friday

2 months ago
Several bars and pubs in Mar Mikhael received a flyer asking them in a polite way to close down on Good Friday. Unlike the threatening memos that are sometimes distributed during Ramadan by fanatic groups ...
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Yet Another Parliament Extension

2 months ago
According to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index for the year 2016, Lebanon is not even a flawed democracy but a hybrid regime, which means a “nation where consequential irregularities exist in elections regularly preventing ...
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Belly Dancer Censored Because of Angel Wings

2 months ago
The Censorship bureau apparently censored Belly Dancer Elissar’s video clip because she was wearing white angel wings at one point which is disrespectful to religions. The dancer had to edit the video and opt out ...
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Two ISF Officers Killed Last Week in Line of Duty

2 months ago
Sergeant Chadi el Hajj died after being shot by car thieves last week in Nahr el Mott and another policeman, Lance Cpl. Afif Jaafar was shot in Ouzai while chasing a high-profile wanted suspect. It’s ...
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