Human Rights Watch [2016] Report: HR Situation Deteriorating in Lebanon

The Human Rights situation has deteriorated in 2016 in Lebanon according to the Human Rights yearly report, but the end of the presidential vaccuum and the new government's formation present an opportunity to turn the situation around, according to deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch Lama Fakih. We are all hopeful that positive change is coming our way but what happened in the past few days from the Costa Brava scandal to the…

Is Abdel Menhem Youssef Getting Removed as Head of Ogero?

There have been talks about removing Abdel Menhem Youssef from Ogero and appointing Imad Kreidiye instead and it looks like it's happening soon. In fact, Minister Sehnaoui posted today that "The Council of Ministers is removing Abdel Menhem Youssef from his position as head of Ogero and appointing Imad Kreidiye instead". I don't know much about Kreidieh but I've heard good things about him so far and he's been involved in the Telecom industry for…
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No Casualties Reported (So Far) On New Year’s Eve [2017]

3 weeks ago
It looks like the exceptional measures taken by the Internal Security Forces & Lebanese Army, as well as the awareness campaigns and free-taxi initiatives have paid off as no casualties were reported so far on ...
Automotive

2016 Statistics: Car Accidents Down by 20%

3 weeks ago
According to the Internal Security Forces numbers (Source: Annahar), car accidents dropped by 20,62% in 2016 when compared to 2015. The last 12 months (Up to December 21) witnessed 3318 accidents which resulted in 4495 ...
Gossip & Rumors

Follow Lebanon’s Fake News Watch Page

1 month ago
Spreading false rumors and fabricated stories has unfortunately become a trend in Lebanon (and worldwide) and most of the TVs and news outlets don’t even bother verifying a story before publishing it. If we look ...
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New Lebanese Cabinet [2016]: Our New Ministers’ Real Profession

1 month ago
Now that the new government was formed, and after listing all the names with the corresponding ministries, here’s what these ministers actually do in real life, based on an article from Assafir and online sources: ...
Baladi

HuffPost Features Byblos & Zgharta Christmas Trees As The Most Breathtaking Trees Of 2016

1 month ago
HuffingtonPost featured in a recent article the Byblos and Zgharta (Bnachii) Christmas tree as some of 2016’s most over-the-top Christmas trees. I have to admit the Byblos Christmas tree did not make the buzz it ...
Baladi

ASHEKMAN’s Nominations for The New Government

1 month ago
Ashekman is nominating fictional characters, celebrities and superheroes for our new government and some of the choices are spot on! Imagine Yoda as our new Education Minister, Daenerys Targaryen for the Interior Ministry, Batman our ...
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Parliament’s Administration and Justice Committee Agreed to Abolish Article 522

1 month ago
Update: Just to be clear, the committee agreed to scrap the article but the parliament still needs to vote on it. Also LBCI reported that the committee has only agreed so far to scrap it ...
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Adlieh Roundabout To Be Named August 7 Square

1 month ago
The violent crackdown that took place on the 7th and 9th of August 2001 against freedom fighters will never be forgotten and renaming Adlieh’s Roundabout August 7 Square is a step in the right direction, ...
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