Horsh Beirut Closed Again?

NAHNOO, the NGO that has been campaigning for years to re-open Horsh Beirut and has finally succeeded in doing so last year, posted earlier today that Beirut's municipality took a decision to close down the Horsh for 3 months to get rid of worms that are destroying the trees. I didn't see any official announcement yet on the Beirut Municipality Facebook page or website but Spring is definitely the worst time to close down the…

Harvard Business Review: Arab Inventors Make the U.S. More Innovative

HBR recently published a research showing how Arab immigrants have made major contributions to American science and technology. The aim is to document the extent of Arab contributions to American innovation at times where the Trump administration is trying to limit immigration from several Arab states. What they did was match Arabic first names with international patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty . The end-result is not 100% accurate as there are several…
Information

Why Lebanese Parents Need to Register Their Children

4 months ago
Believe it or not, there are a lot of Lebanese parents who forget to register the birth of their children. Some of them don’t do it out of ignorance, neglect or simply failing to get ...
Fun

Passport Index 2017: Lebanese Passport Still Among the Three Worst Arab Passports

4 months ago
Passport Index released its 2017 rankings of the most powerful passports. The website ranks the travel documents by measuring the number of countries that can be visited without applying for a visa. Germany is the ...
Critiques

Lebanese Basketball [2016-2017]: Foreign Players Scoring Almost 70% of Total Points

4 months ago
A year ago, and following the idiotic decision to allow three foreign players in Lebanese basketball teams, I went through stats from almost 50 games and found out that foreign players are scoring up to ...
Fun

A Lebanese Fight in Australia

4 months ago
Wen fi Lebnene fi Machkal. Basically the old man is upset someone parked in front of his house and the lady is explaining that it’s not his spot and that anyone can park there. It’s ...
Food

Get Your Loved One A Shawarma Bouquet This Valentine

4 months ago
A Shawarma shop “Snack Ramez” in Mazraat Yachouh is selling a Shawarma bouquet for Valentine, claiming that it’s worth a thousand red roses. Technically speaking, the price of one red rose on Valentine’s day would ...
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BBC Wants You To Share Your Beirut Stories

4 months ago
BBC Pop Up is coming to Lebanon for a whole month and they’re asking us to share stories we’d want to tell about our country. They also don’t mind getting help in making some of ...
Fun

The “Manly” Way to Eat a Banana

4 months ago
A video of some dude swallowing a banana in front of Fakhani (Hamra?) is on 9gag and the comments are even funnier than the video and the caption lol! I have no idea what’s so ...
Business

Ma Tne2, De2! Speak up Against Corruption

4 months ago
We all had to bribe someone in Lebanon at some point. I hated the idea and always did everything I could in order not to but it’s simply not possible. Luckily enough, I just had ...
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