Apparently there’s an old Lebanese law (1971) that is still applicable and that requires women applying for certain job openings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lebanon to be single. I tried asking around to see why this requirement is there but no one had an answer and it doesn’t make any sense. Why would it matter if the woman is single or married? Are they worried her husband might be spying on us? What if she lives with her bf? Why should the woman be single and not the man? That’s a completely absurd law but the good news is that Minister Bassil is working on changing it and that it should be abolished soon.
It would be fun if someone should compile all these archaic Lebanese laws and publish them somewhere. I remember once reading about an old Ottoman law from 1941 that prohibited women from wearing a two-piece swimsuit and hitting the beach and fined them 250 Lebanese-Syrian pounds.
Update: The girl is called Maguy Farhat and is studying medicine at the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine.
I don’t know how I landed on this Annahar article on Lebanon’s sexiest doctor and I wish I didn’t. This article is so full of crap that I don’t know where to start. To begin with, the whole article is inspired from social media sources without any credible link or reference then they claim this girl is a doctor yet she’s still 21, and last but not least, they assume that she will participate AND WIN the most beautiful doctor in the world award which probably doesn’t exist.
Funnily enough, we don’t even know if this girl is Lebanese or what’s her full name. I tried googling her image and didn’t find anything. Maybe we should submit her picture to the Chive and ask them to find her for us.
Laila Abdel Latif probably contributed to this article
The Animal protection and welfare law has been finally approved by the council of ministers and will soon be presented to the parliament! Animals Lebanon have been working for 3 years now to implement this law and have collected over 25,000 signatures for that purpose and their efforts have finally paid off.
It’s about time animal abuse becomes illegal in Lebanon and we are almost there!
Council of Ministers gives the animal protection and welfare law their official approval! Announced in the National News Agency and on LBC after yesterdays cabinet session, the draft law was one of 15 items discussed. This law regulates industries and establishments that use animals and will finally give all animals the legal protection they need.
Thank you to all of the Ministers for backing this campaign from the very beginning, Prime Minister Tamam Salam, Minister of Agriculture Akram Chehayeb, former Minister of Agriculture Hussein Hajj Hassan, the Ministry staff, and every one of our supporters for making this campaign possible. Now on to Parliament – and a better future for animals!
I am sure you all opened that post to check out how someone can dance and smoke arguile at the same time, but the aim was to shed the light on a Facebook page “Sa2afetna” launched recently and aimed at bringing back our true culture and encouraging people to make a difference and share the stories that matter most. Of course it doesn’t hurt to share fun videos from time to time but the problem is when media rely on such videos and clickbaits to boost their views instead of creating proper content and sharing fun and silly videos from time to time.
I’ve spotted at least 3 or 4 old or fake pictures being shared by various Lebanese TVs and news portals ever since the Hezbollah attack on the Israeli convoy. Here’s one of them showing a picture of a destroyed US combat vehicle in a 2013 article.
These pictures reminded me of an old post I wrote two years ago where I explained how you can verify if a picture is fake or not using Google. I hope they make good use of it and avoid the embarrassment.
Update: As stated by Mustapha in the comment below, Ta3biriyya means the photo is not related to the event, but this term was added after they had posted the picture as you can see from the edit history.
So first we have people demonstrating against 24-hour electricity in Zahle and now we have employees protesting after they got fired for not showing up to work. The title is of course a joke but I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them didn’t know where the Casino du Liban is. According to LBCI, some of them used to get paid up as high as $11,000 without any attendance … while others were residing outside Lebanon.
Of course if some of these 191 fired employees never skipped work or weren’t among the corrupt ones, then it’s their right to protest but those who used to get paid and never showed up to work should be fined not just fired.
Casino du Liban was plunged into a major crisis on Tuesday after the board of directors sacked 191 contract employees in a step it described as a “salvation” move, which prompted the laid off workers to shut down the vital tourist attraction. “Due to your lack of discipline and your irregular attendance at work, hence your lack of productivity at the Casino du Liban company, it has been decided to consider you dismissed from work at your full responsibility as of the evening of Friday, January 30, 2015,” the company said in a dismissal letter sent to the employees. [Link]
I am sure you’ve all clicked on such titles only to find out the story is lame and stupid. I wouldn’t go as far as to say “Journalism is dying” in Lebanon but the amount of pointless and stupid online stories that are being published is increasing dramatically and we are to blame as well as the journalists.
PS: The above titles were all made up so don’t go looking for them