Expect a Hellish Traffic in Hamra till mid-April

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 hard to imagine how much worse it could get! On another hand, I find it funny when some news portal or website asks you to stay away from Hamra during these planned works, as if Hamra is some remote area…

Royal Jordanian Get Poetic on US/UK Ban

This is even better than the Emirates reply, and that's not the first time RJ pokes fun at Trump's travel bans. The latest US Travel ban forbids passengers on flights from more than 10 Middle Eastern from bringing laptops, iPads, Kindles and even cameras larger than mobile phones into the cabin. The UK followed suit and issued a similar flight ban on anything electronic larger than a normal smartphone for direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon,…
Automotive

Gap in City Mall Bridge Kills Motorist

4 days ago
Two days ago, a motorist named Badih el Mir fell into a gap on the City Mall Bridge and died instantly. The 70 year old man used to drive his scooter to skip traffic and ...
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POY 2017 Winners Unveiled

5 days ago
I’ve been attending the Product of the Year Awards ceremony in Beirut for the past 3 years, but this year was a bit different for me after being selected as a jury member. It was ...
Critiques

UK Just Banned Laptops, Tablets on Flights from Lebanon & Five Other Countries

5 days ago
After US authorities banned electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from more than 10 Middle Eastern and North African countries, the UK followed suit and issued a similar flight ban on anything electronic larger ...
Critiques

(Updated) AUB’s Insight Club Controversial Lecture on Homosexuality

5 days ago
Update: The lecture has been cancelled. Here’s the [memo]. The Insight Club is hosting a public lecture on Thursday 23rd of March at the Issam Fares Lecture Hall – AUB (near AUBMC) at 5PM on ...
Critiques

US Ban on Electronic Devices to Affect 9 Middle Eastern Airports

6 days ago
CNN, BBC and The Guardian are reporting that the US authorities have just banned electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from more than 10 Middle Eastern and North African countries. The requirement would forbid ...
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Mother’s Day Ads [2017]

6 days ago
Here’s a nice round-up of this year’s Mother’s Day ads in Lebanon. A Happy Mother’s Day to all! – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – And here ...
Health

Why I was Visiting Philip Morris in Switzerland

1 week ago
My recent trip to the Philip Morris International (PMI) Research Center in Neuchâtel in Switzerland might have come as a shock to many. Most of you know I don’t smoke, and that I’m a staunch ...
Critiques

Events that Took place Yesterday

1 week ago
If you scrolled through your Facebook yesterday or flipped through local TV stations, here are the events that were taking place at almost the same time: – Lebanese protesting against the government’s planned new taxes ...
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