Justice Minister Jreissati Issues Memo Against Temporary Arrests over Social Media Posts

Justice Minister Salim Jreissati issued a memo addressed to State Prosecutor Judge Samir Hammoud asking to stop all sorts of temporary arrests over social media posts criticizing leading politicians and to refer such cases to the concerned juridical bodies. This doesn't mean that you can escape punishment if you bash the President but it should hopefully stop the cyber-crimes bureau from detaining and interrogating online activists and users over Facebook posts. Unfortunately and based on…

New Format For the Lebanese Civil Registry Extract

The Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities is preparing to launch a new format for the Civil Registry Extract in an attempt to reduce counterfeit extracts. I've seen the new paper on a couple of websites and it looks pretty much the same. I'm hoping the information on it won't be hand-written. The new format should be out on April 1.

The Best Reaction to Aoun’s Incident

1 day ago
I did not laugh when I saw President Aoun tripping and falling at the Arab summit but I also did not mind people reacting in a funny way especially that he’s fine and was not ...

#LiveLebanon Wants to Turn your Ideas to Projects

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There are plenty of problems in Lebanon that can be solved through small projects and initiatives. These projects may not offer long-term solutions but they can be a good alternative and compensate for the authorities’ ...

More Powerships Coming our Way

2 days ago
It looks like the government is set to approve a new plan consisting of three stages and bring in two additional powerships in Stage 1 to supply electricity to the power grid in Lebanon. The ...

Follow Silvio Chiha’s “Mountain to Sea” Challenge Live

2 days ago
We always tell foreigners (mostly jokingly) about being able to “Swim & Ski” on the same day in Lebanon but we never get to do it, mainly due to traffic LOL, but Silvio Chiha wants ...

13-Year old Mohammad el Mir Impresses at a German Talent Show

3 days ago
Mohammad el Mir is good at mental calculation, really good! In fact, he’s so quick he came first at The Junior Mental Calculation World Championship 2014 when he was only 11 years old. He was ...

Goût de France at Sofitel Beirut Le Gabriel

5 days ago
On Tuesday March 21 2017, in more than 100 countries around the world, 2000 restaurants and embassies celebrated France’s gastronomy by inviting the public to a “French-style” dinner. The aim from this initiative, named “Goût ...

Joumana Haddad is Running in the 2017 Elections

5 days ago
Joumana Haddad is Lebanese journalist, activist, poet, instructor, author and the head of the cultural pages for An Nahar newspaper, as well as the editor-in-chief of Jasad magazine, a controversial Arabic magazine specialized in the ...

Expect a Hellish Traffic in Hamra till mid-April

1 week ago
There are planned road works on Makdssi street in Hamra starting March 24 until April 10 and few roads will be blocked during that period. Traffic is already horrible in Hamra so I’m finding it ...