Turkey To Renovate Tripoli’s Train Station, China Wants to Revive it

It appears that Chinese investors are interested in reviving the long forgotten railway between Tripoli and Syria while The Turkish General Directorate of Monuments and Museums has signed a collaboration protocol with the General Directorate of Railways and Public Transport with the goal to renovate the train station at Tripoli. Turkey's interest comes from the fact that the station is considered a historical Ottoman monument and the renovation project is expected to last 1 year.…

Lebanese Woman Sentenced to 11 years in Prison For Insulting Egyptians in a Video

This is crazy! A Lebanese woman called Mona el-Mazbouh has been sentenced to 11 years in prison in Egypt after she used profanities to describe her vacation in Cairo in a video she shared online. Obviously what she did is wrong but to jail her for 11 years is way too harsh and unacceptable. Reports say says she was charged with “deliberately broadcasting false rumors which aim to undermine society and attack religions.” The Lebanese…
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TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is Coming in October to #Beirut

4 weeks ago
TechCrunch has announced some really excited news for thriving startups in Lebanon, as they’re planning to bring Startup Battlefield, which tries to bring the world’s top early stage startups together on one stage to compete ...
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Brigadier General Maroun Hitti Appointed Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire

1 month ago
Retired Brigadier General Maroun Hitti became the fourth Lebanese citizen to be awarded the Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award during ceremony held at the British Ambassador’s residence in Beirut. ...
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Major Floods in Ras Baalbeck

1 month ago
The strongest cyclone to ever hit southern Oman and neighbouring Yemen has left its mark on Lebanon in the last few days and some of the most affected areas by the recent rainstorms are Ras ...
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Sorting Waste at Source Kicked off in Beirut?

1 month ago
PM Hariri and the Municipality of Beirut announced back in April a recycling project entitled “Warak Beirut” or “Paper Beirut” that will supposedly promote source sorting of paper and cardboard at public institutions and the ...
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Did Israel Fly An F-35 Stealth Fighter Over Beirut?

1 month ago
Jalopnik shared last week a picture of an Israeli F35 Stealth fighter flying over Beirut. The picture was tweeted by a military correspondent and reportedly taken by an Israeli Air Force commander. Israel has been ...
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R.I.P May Arida

2 months ago
May Arida, the President of Lebanon’s prestigious Baalbek International Festival and “a name that raises so much values, so many memories” has passed away aged 92. Here’s a small biography of Arida’s numerous accomplishments and ...
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Marcel Ghanem to Make First MTV Appearance Tonight

2 months ago
After announcing his departure from LBCI, Marcel Ghanem will officially make his first appearance on MTV tonight as part of a special coverage of the elections as the results are coming out. To be honest, ...
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Expats Voters Turnout at 65% in Arab Countries, Highest Turnout in Qatar at 76%

2 months ago
The first round of the Lebanese expats voting is over and the second one is on its way today. This is the first time ever that Lebanese expats cast their votes outside their country and ...
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