A First in #Lebanon: Man Jailed for Killing Dog

We keep seeing viral videos documenting animal abuse in Lebanon but we've never heard of anyone getting arrested for these crimes. BETA took it upon themselves to investigate one of these cases and managed after two years in court to inflict a 10-day prison sentence along with a 20,000LBP fee and a 4,000,000 compensation to the NGO, which constitutes a first in our country. The hearing came out after the dog killer was filmed catching…

Lebanese General Security To Start Issuing 10-Year Passports

About time! The Lebanese General Security will start issuing 10-year passports staring August 10th. The passport will cost 500,000LL which is considerably more expensive than most passports around the world. Nevertheless, I'd rather pay 500,000LL rather than pay 300,000LL for a 5 year old passport. In comparison, a 10 year UK passport costs around $150 while a Canadian passport only costs $160. Germany has one of the world's most powerful passports and it barely costs…
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TLS Offices Now Open at Opera House on Martyrs Square

1 week ago
The news is over a month old but I just noticed it. Those who wish to apply for VISAs to Australia, Denmark, France, Italy, Switzerland and Great Britain can now head to the new TLS ...
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Mobile Data Consumption Up by 70% from 2017

2 weeks ago
Businessnews reported last week that data consumption through mobile phones between 2016 and 2017 has increased by 78% for Alfa users and 66% for Touch users, and that the annual data consumption is expected to ...
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De Prague Hamra is Shutting its Doors on August 16

2 weeks ago
I was reading yesterday that de Prague is closing shop on August 16 and remembered that they were due to close five years ago but changed their minds. It’s definitely unfortunate news but I just ...
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Alfa Celebrating #LebaneseArmyDay: “Honor, Sacrifice and Loyalty”

3 weeks ago
Alfa released a video today as a tribute to all Lebanese Armed Forces who are demonstrating that “Honor, Sacrifice and Loyalty” are not only lived in battle fields but in their everyday life through their ...
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Lebanon’s “Escobar” Killed by the Lebanese Army

3 weeks ago
Lebanon’s most dangerous drug dealer, with over 2,900 warrants out for his arrest, was killed along with seven others by the Lebanese army in the town of Hammoudieh in the outskirts of Baalbeck. More than ...
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Turkey To Renovate Tripoli’s Train Station, China Wants to Revive it

4 weeks ago
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 ...
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Lebanese Woman Sentenced to 11 years in Prison For Insulting Egyptians in a Video

1 month ago
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. ...
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TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is Coming in October to #Beirut

1 month 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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