Keeping Lions, Tigers & Other Big Cats as Exotic Pets Finally Banned in Lebanon

Animals Lebanon has been lobbying for years to ban the keeping of big cats such as "lions, tigers, leopards, snow leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, cougars, and any hybrid combination any of these species that results from breeding with the exception of registered zoos and rescue centers". They've been urging the authorities to close down zoos that don't meet the minimum standards required to keep such animals and confiscate all the big cats in badly managed zoos…

The 2016/2017 QS World University Rankings: AUB Up To 228th Place Globally, 3rd In The Arab World

The American University of Beirut has improved its global ranking by 40 spots and is now among the top 250 universities worldwide according to The 2016/2017 QS World University Rankings. It is also among the top 3 universities in the Arab World, after King Saud University and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. On the other hand, LAU ranked #651 globally while USJ ranked #491. AUB also ranked in the top 100 worldwide on…

Nadia El Cheikh: The First Female Dean of the FAS at The American University of Beirut

3 weeks ago
Dr. Nadia El Cheikh was appointed as the new dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut. She is the first woman to be appointed as Dean of AUB’s ...

BlogBaladi Facebook Page is Now Verified

1 month ago
If you are searching for BlogBaladi’s page on Facebook or checking out the page, you will notice the blue badge right next to the name, which means that the page has been verified by Facebook ...

Lebanon Mentioned At The 2016 GOP Convention

2 months ago
Tom Barrack, the founder of Colony Capital and one of America’s richest businessmen, is a major fundraiser for Donald Trump’s campaign for presidency and he spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention. During his speech, ...

“Beyrouthin” Added to the French Dictionary

2 months ago
After two years of signing petitions, publishing articles and writing letters to the French Academy and Larousse, Tamyras were finally able to get Larousse to add the word “Beyrouthin” to the French Dictionary. Beyrouthin has ...

Shameful “Anal Exams” Still Taking Place in Lebanon

2 months ago
Human Rights Watch published an 82-pages long report on the forced anal examinations on men and transgender women accused of consensual same-sex conduct in which cases were reported in Lebanon in the past five years. ...

Enhanced & More Secure (Biometric) Lebanese Driving Licenses?

2 months ago
via Lebanon24 According to Lebanon24, The Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities is preparing to launch new secure driving licenses that will reduce the use of stolen and counterfeit licenses. The new licenses will come ...

Four More Suicide Bombings in Al-Qaa Tonight

3 months ago
Four suicide bombers yesterday and four more tonight. Fortunately, there were no casualties tonight as eight people were lightly injured today after suicide bombers riding motorcycles blew themselves up in the center of the town. ...

Giving Away LeMall Gift Cards Worth $300 & A Chance To Fly To The U.S

3 months ago
Summer is here and it’s the best time to start planning your summer trip! If you haven’t done any plans yet, LeMall has kicked off a cool campaign with ‎Wild Discovery‬ and is giving away ...