I’m a Speaker at The French Embassy’s “La Nuit des idées” on Jan 26

The French Institute in Beirut is organizing tomorrow January 26th an open event entitled “la Nuit des idées” from 6PM till midnight at the French Embassy in Beirut where people from different backgrounds will be debating over the theme “un monde commun” through different topics. I will be taking part as a speaker under the theme “Quelle place pour la liberté d’expression sur les réseaux sociaux ?” or “Where does freedom of speech stand on…

Human Rights Watch [2016] Report: HR Situation Deteriorating in Lebanon

The Human Rights situation has deteriorated in 2016 in Lebanon according to the Human Rights yearly report, but the end of the presidential vaccuum and the new government's formation present an opportunity to turn the situation around, according to deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch Lama Fakih. We are all hopeful that positive change is coming our way but what happened in the past few days from the Costa Brava scandal to the…
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Is Abdel Menhem Youssef Getting Removed as Head of Ogero?

1 month ago
There have been talks about removing Abdel Menhem Youssef from Ogero and appointing Imad Kreidiye instead and it looks like it’s happening soon. In fact, Minister Sehnaoui posted today that “The Council of Ministers is ...
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No Casualties Reported (So Far) On New Year’s Eve [2017]

1 month ago
It looks like the exceptional measures taken by the Internal Security Forces & Lebanese Army, as well as the awareness campaigns and free-taxi initiatives have paid off as no casualties were reported so far on ...
Automotive

2016 Statistics: Car Accidents Down by 20%

1 month ago
According to the Internal Security Forces numbers (Source: Annahar), car accidents dropped by 20,62% in 2016 when compared to 2015. The last 12 months (Up to December 21) witnessed 3318 accidents which resulted in 4495 ...
Gossip & Rumors

Follow Lebanon’s Fake News Watch Page

2 months ago
Spreading false rumors and fabricated stories has unfortunately become a trend in Lebanon (and worldwide) and most of the TVs and news outlets don’t even bother verifying a story before publishing it. If we look ...
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New Lebanese Cabinet [2016]: Our New Ministers’ Real Profession

2 months ago
Now that the new government was formed, and after listing all the names with the corresponding ministries, here’s what these ministers actually do in real life, based on an article from Assafir and online sources: ...
Baladi

HuffPost Features Byblos & Zgharta Christmas Trees As The Most Breathtaking Trees Of 2016

2 months ago
HuffingtonPost featured in a recent article the Byblos and Zgharta (Bnachii) Christmas tree as some of 2016’s most over-the-top Christmas trees. I have to admit the Byblos Christmas tree did not make the buzz it ...
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ASHEKMAN’s Nominations for The New Government

2 months ago
Ashekman is nominating fictional characters, celebrities and superheroes for our new government and some of the choices are spot on! Imagine Yoda as our new Education Minister, Daenerys Targaryen for the Interior Ministry, Batman our ...
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Parliament’s Administration and Justice Committee Agreed to Abolish Article 522

2 months ago
Update: Just to be clear, the committee agreed to scrap the article but the parliament still needs to vote on it. Also LBCI reported that the committee has only agreed so far to scrap it ...
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