No Casualties Reported (So Far) On New Year’s Eve [2017]

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 New Year's Eve from car accidents. TMC Lebanon tweeted an hour ago yesterday night's stats which included 12 accidents and resulted in 18 injuries only. I didn't see any casualties reported by the Lebanese Red Cross. This is great news…

2016 Statistics: Car Accidents Down by 20%

According to the Internal Security Forces numbers , car accidents dropped by 20,62% in 2016 when compared to 2015. The last 12 months witnessed 3318 accidents which resulted in 4495 injuries and 448 casualties whereas 2015 witnessed 4180 accidents which resulted in 5525 injuries and 564 casualties. Source: KunHadi On every end of year, there are new campaigns asking people to drive carefully and try make New Year's Even accident-free and this year is no…
Gossip & Rumors

Follow Lebanon’s Fake News Watch Page

4 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 ...
Information

New Lebanese Cabinet [2016]: Our New Ministers’ Real Profession

4 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

4 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 ...
Baladi

ASHEKMAN’s Nominations for The New Government

4 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 ...
Information

Parliament’s Administration and Justice Committee Agreed to Abolish Article 522

4 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 ...
Information

Adlieh Roundabout To Be Named August 7 Square

4 months ago
The violent crackdown that took place on the 7th and 9th of August 2001 against freedom fighters will never be forgotten and renaming Adlieh’s Roundabout August 7 Square is a step in the right direction, ...
Information

Internet Freedom Not Improving: Lebanon Still Partly Free

5 months ago
Freedom House 2016 report on Internet Freedom is out and Lebanon is still classified as being “Partly Free” with a score of 45/100, similar to last year’s result. The report stated that “the internet freedom ...
Automotive

Billy Karam is Once Again The Holder of Two Guinness World Records

5 months ago
Billy Karam was awarded for the third time since 2009 two Guinness World Records for the biggest number of models around the world (37,777 Pieces) and the man with highest number of Dioramas (577 Pieces). ...
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