Tobacco Prices have gone up in Lebanon (By 250 Liras LOL)

The government has apparently agreed to increase tobacco prices in Lebanon and Lebanonfiles has published the new price lists as shared by the Regie Libanaise. I asked a couple of friends just to make sure and indeed the price of a Malboro pack has gone up and cigar prices as well. A Malboro pack now costs 3,500 LL instead of 3,250 LL, which is ridiculous to say the least. Arguile prices were left untouched in…

#Ntebho_Online: An Awareness Campaign on Online Threats

If you ever decide to give your child a connected device, it is important to make sure that you are in total control because it's a big an dangerous virtual world out there, just as dangerous as the real one sometimes if not more. Awareness is never enough on that topic but it's a good start and the Ministry of Social Affairs/Higher Council of Childhood has just kicked off an online campaign called Ntebho_Online "highlight…

AUB To Become Entirely Smoke-Free by 2019

8 months ago
AUB’s President Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri, who is a thoracic/head and neck medical oncologist, has vowed to turn AUB into an entirely smoke-free campus (indoors and outdoors) within 24 months in a long letter published ...

R.I.P Stavro Jabra

9 months ago
Lebanese prominent cartoonist Stavro Jabra has passed away today at the age of 70. Stavro has been reflecting through his cartoons on regional and local events since the 1970s. I followed his work religiously and ...
Animals & Wildlife

Injured & Pregnant Hyena Saved by Environmentalist in Akkar

9 months ago
This is probably the first time that a hyena-related story doesn’t end up with the animal getting killed by ruthless and ignorant hunters or local villagers. ISF member and environmentalist Wajid Semaan was able to ...

Horsh Beirut Closed Again?

9 months ago
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 ...

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

9 months ago
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 ...

Why Lebanese Parents Need to Register Their Children

9 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 ...

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

10 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 ...

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

10 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 ...