#PanamaPapers: Biggest Leak In History On Corruption & No Lebanese Listed .. Yet

If you haven't been following up on the #PanamaPapers leak then you are missing out on what could possibly be the biggest-ever leak of secret information. Almost 11.5m documents, 2.6 terabytes of information related to 214,000 offshore companies were drawn from Mossack Fonseca’s internal database. Mossack Fonseca is a Panama-based law firm whose services include incorporating companies in offshore jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands. Offshore business is entirely legal but can also be…

People in Lebanon Getting Happier

The 2016 World Happiness Report is out and Lebanon has surprisingly gained 10 spots. "GDP per capita" is still the most important explanatory variable in determining national happiness, followed by healthy life expectancy and social support for Lebanon. Here’s the complete ranking list for Arab countries: 28- UAE 34- Saudi Arabia 36- Qatar 41- Kuwait 42- Bahrain 67- Libya 80- Jordan 108- Palestine 112- Iraq 120- Egypt 147- Yemen 157- Syria Syria remains the least…
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Two Lebanese Newspapers Might be Shutting Down Soon

6 months ago
Source Al Liwaa is apparently shutting down soon, Assafir is not doing so well and is considering all its options. There are also rumors that Annahar must stop print and move online. Assafir has been ...
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Cabinet Wants To Postpone The Garbage Crisis For Four Years

6 months ago
Picture via Ramez Dagher The cabinet convened today at the Grand Serail to discuss the garbage crisis and came up with a temporary solution for the next four years. Here’s what they announced so far: ...
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How to Detect Fake 1000 Lebanese Lira Bills

6 months ago
I am not really sure if it’s profitable to produce and use 1000 LL counterfeit bills but there are plenty in circulation apparently. I don’t think I’ll ever bother to check if a 1000 LL ...
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Fayha Choir Shutting Down After Winning “Choir of The Year”

6 months ago
Fayha Choir’s “Choir of The Year” award will be the last apparently as those in charge of the choir have decided to shut it down. The reason is mainly a financial one as they are ...
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A Horribly Titled Article

6 months ago
Update: Middle East Airlines issued the below clarification تداولت بعض المواقع الالكترونية خبر مضخم حول الرحلة المتوجهة من إسطنبول إلى بيروت لذا يهم شركة طيران الشرق الاوسط ان توضح ما يلي: “ان طائرة الشركة قد ...
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Business

A Garbage Love Story

7 months ago
This is not your everyday love story. Ziad Abi Chaker is a multi-disciplinary engineer who specializes in building Municipal Recycling Facilities. If the authorities had listened to his Tedx talk back in 2011 or supported ...
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72% of Lebanese Think Torture is Justified

7 months ago
Picture Showing Roumieh Prison Inmates Being Tortured 72% of Lebanese think that torture is justified according to a spring 2015 Pew Research Center survey of 38 nations. The question asked was as follows: “In the ...
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20 Liters of Gasoline Cost Less Than 20,000LL Now!

7 months ago
Gas prices are still dropping worldwide and 1 liter of fuel costs less than 1,000LL now in Lebanon, which is less than the average price of gasoline around the world (0.97 U.S. Dollar per liter). ...
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