A First in Lebanese Elections? A Candidate with Special Needs

I received a couple of days ago a picture of a candidate for the upcoming elections accompanied by a sick joke. The person who sent it to me was asking me if I had heard about this candidate, who seems like a candidate with special needs and whether he's truly running in the upcoming elections or not. I looked up online but I only found articles and FB posts condemning the demeaning posts and tasteless…

Insights Into Men & Gender Equality in Lebanon

Promundo and UN Women, with ABAAD and Connecting Research to Development surveyed 1,050 men and 1,136 women between the ages of 18 and 59, representing both the Lebanese and Syrian populations living in Lebanon and came up with this one of a kind qualitative study on War, Masculinities, and Gender Relations with Lebanese and Syrian Refugee Men and Women. Here are some of the finds and you can read more . - 26% of men…
Critiques

Should Electoral Lists be Public or Not?

2 months ago
If you go on [dpgs.gov.lb] and select your area, village and sect, you will get a full list of all voters in that village including their full name, their father and mother’s names, their date ...
Business

2017 Corruption Index: Lebanon Still Corrupt AF

2 months ago
The 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index placed Lebanon at the 143rd spot out of 180 countries and 14th out of 20 countries in Middle East and North Africa. The report did state that Lebanon is taking ...
Critiques

Berdawni River Turns Red

2 months ago
People have been sharing pictures of a red Berdawni river since yesterday. It appears that color originated from a chemical or a dye from a nearby factory in Hzerta. This is not the first time ...
Fun

UN Listens: Submit Your Ideas Today

3 months ago
During the past few years, living in the shadow of the conflict in Syria, it’s easy for many to assume the UN just works with refugees in Lebanon. This though, is far from the case. ...
Critiques

UNDP Latest Poverty Assessment Report: 30% of Lebanese are Poor

3 months ago
The last “Rapid Poverty Assessment in Lebanon” report conducted by UNDP was back in 2008 back when the Syrian Crisis hadn’t begun yet. That’s why a more recent one was conducted over a year ago ...
Information

Lebanese Army is Getting 32 New M2A2 Bradleys from US

3 months ago
The Lebanese Army will be receiving a total of 32 M2A2 Bradleys from the US army, as part of a larger US Military assistance program announced in 2017 that includes light attack helicopters and unmanned ...
Information

Teleferique is Retiring its Main Cable After 25 Years

3 months ago
Teleferique is closing for the next three weeks as they’re planning to replace their main cable with a brand new one after 25 years. The Teleferique was founded in 1965 and links Maameltein to Harissa. ...
Information

German President Visit to Lebanon is the First in 120 Years

3 months ago
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is visiting Lebanon in the coming days, which will mark the first visit by a German head of state in 120 years! He will be in Beirut from January 29 till ...
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