New License Plates in Lebanon Starting Dec 21

The Traffic Management Center tweeted a picture of a new car plate that is expected to roll out starting December 21. According to this Annahar article, the new plates cannot be forged in any way and have a 3D engraved cedar tree and a serial number. The aim is to make sure there are no fake plates circulating around a year from now and should cost around $30. It's still not clear though how they're…

Did Ladurée Close for Good in Beirut?

I was passing by La Duree Beirut the other day to pick up some macarons only to find that it's closed. I wasn't a frequent visitor to be honest, I think the last time I dropped by was back in July, so I'm not really sure when this happened. Nevertheless, I am not surprised that they decided to close down that branch as it was located at the worst place possible. It's a beautiful villa…
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Hunting Cartridges Cleanup in Amaz and Eghbeh

3 weeks ago
Every year, around 25 million shots are fired in Lebanon and the majority, if not all cartridges, are left behind by hunters in forests and mountains. Hunting cartridge is extremely harmful to nature especially the ...
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November declared Lebanese Heritage Month in Ottawa

1 month ago
In recognition of the large Lebanese Canadian contributions to this province’s social, economic, political and cultural platforms, the month of November was declared Lebanese Heritage Month in Ottawa on the 25th of October 2017. Ottawa City’s ...
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Shrine Dedicated to Saint Charbel inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York

1 month ago
A shrine dedicated to Saint Charbel was recently installed inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and will be officially inaugurated on October 28th by Lebanon’s Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros al- Rahi. The shrine ...
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Lebanese Flag History Video

1 month ago
I found this nice 4-minute video on the story of the Lebanese flag and how it came to be. While the historical facts are accurate, the flag they showed is not the official Lebanese flag ...
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Protection of Historical Sites and Buildings Finally Approved By Council of Ministers

2 months ago
The Council of Ministers, upon proposal by Lebanon’s Minister of Culture Ghattas Khoury, has approved the long awaited law for the Protection of Historical Sites and Buildings. This is great news but there’s still a ...
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First Video of the Super Tucano Flying over Hamat

2 months ago
So it’s finally happening. Two Super Tucano aircrafts have arrived to Lebanon and were handed to the Lebanese Army. LebanesePlaneSpotters managed to get ahold of a video showing the plane flying over Hamat. The A-29 ...
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The end of Dr. Maryam Ghandour’s Era

2 months ago
Every AUB student is familiar with Maryam Ghandour’s emails. Dr. Ghandour has been the head of the Career and Placement Services in the Office of Student Affairs at the American University of Beirut for as ...
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Is the Lebanese Army Finally Getting The A-29 Super Tucano Attack Aircrafts?

2 months ago
I’ve been hearing about these Tucano aircrafts since 2014 but the Lebanese Army still didn’t get any of them. Al Jomhouriya is claiming we will get two aircrafts before end of this month and LBCI ...
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