Shameful “Anal Exams” Still Taking Place in Lebanon

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. The report was based on interviews with 32 men and transgender women who underwent forced anal examinations in Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, and Zambia. It's quite shameful to see Lebanon being featured in this report as these…

Enhanced & More Secure (Biometric) Lebanese Driving Licenses?

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 in the form of a chip-enabled magnetic card that uses biometric identification. I couldn't find further info on this topic but we are definitely headed towards biometric passports so I wouldn't be surprised if driving licenses get a much-needed upgrade…
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Four More Suicide Bombings in Al-Qaa Tonight

7 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. ...
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Giving Away LeMall Gift Cards Worth $300 & A Chance To Fly To The U.S

8 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 ...
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Love During The Siege: Fighting Hunger Through Hope and Love

8 months ago
The Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press is held on June 2 every year, which is the anniversary of Samir Kassir’s assassination, and is funded by the European Union. The winners of the ...
Architecture

The Grand Aley Hotel: Built in 1926, For Sale Since 2008

9 months ago
This is a cool piece by Dima Karam (The Guardian) on the Grand Aley Hotel that was built in 1926 by three brothers from a Beiruti trading family. The British Army set up their command ...
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Don’t Forget to Donate To the Lebanese Red Cross this Month

9 months ago
The Lebanese Red Cross is not a governmental association and relies largely on volunteers with a limited number of paid staff. They provide relief to the victims of disasters, respond to emergencies, accidents and are ...
Critiques

Municipal Elections: All Polling Stations Should be Wheelchair-accessible

9 months ago
The way they are carrying her up the stairs doesn’t look that safe to be honest The ISF tweeted earlier today pictures showing officers carrying a woman in a wheelchair up the stairs in order ...
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Lebanon Municipal Elections 2016: All You Need To Know About The Voting Process

9 months ago
Who is eligible to vote? Every Lebanese individual who has attained the legal age stipulated in the constitution (21 years), whether or not resident on the Lebanese territory, shall be entitled to vote. Who is ...
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Namazej: Reaching Out To The Municipal Police To Better Serve Citizens

9 months ago
Municipal Police in Lebanon is usually recruited according to basic criteria and without any specific qualifications. You don’t even need a bachelor degree to apply for that position and barely any training is conducted upon ...
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