Updated Working Hours for Government Employees

Minister of Social Affairs announced yesterday a new schedule for government employees that goes as such: Monday till Thursday from 7:30AM till 3:15PM Friday from 8AM till 11AM In other words, they will be only working four days a week now and you'd be lucky to finish any papers on Friday. To be honest, I find it ridiculous that we're reducing working hours instead of improving productivity. Further more, turning Saturday into a holiday may…

#ForwardWithLebanon: Lebanon and the EU

Since 2011, it feels like most of the work being done by the international community in Lebanon, has been geared towards refugees. While the refugee crisis has required a lot of support from the rest of the world, Lebanese communities haven’t been left out to dry. One example of longstanding partnerships with Lebanese communities across the country, is with the European Union. For years, the EU has helped out in diverse projects that have helped…
Baladi

“Antwork” Turns One

3 days ago
I’ve been meaning to write about Antwork for quite some time, and I thought their first anniversary would be a great opportunity to shed the light on this revolutionary co-working space in Lebanon. Add to ...
Animals & Wildlife

Zouk Mosbeh is Fining Dog Owners Who Don’t Pick Up Poop

6 days ago
Zouk Mosbeh Municipalitiy is going after people who do not pick up after their dogs and will be fining them LL50,000. As stated by Beta, this is definitely a much better initiative than banning dogs ...
Art

La Nuit des Musées 2018: Visit Lebanon’s Museums For Free on April 14th

1 week ago
The 5th edition of “La Nuit des Musées” is being organized by the Lebanese Ministry of Culture on Saturday April 14th from 5PM till 11PM. Similarly to last year, thirteen museums are taking part in ...
Baladi

Nadine Labaki ‘s Movie “Capharnaüm (Capernaum)” is Competing for the Palme D’or This Year!

1 week ago
The official selection for the 71st Cannes Film Festival was just announced and Nadine Labaki’s movie “Capharnaüm (Capernaum)” is officially competing for the Palme D’or! The movie was directed Nadine Labaki and co-written by Michelle ...
Baladi

Hiking to Protect The Lebanon Mountain Trail!

1 week ago
Fadi Baaklini and Kamal Rizk, a businessman and an architect, are hiking the Lebanon Mountain Trail on a 30 days epic journey in order to help raise funds for the protection of the LMT. Their ...
History

The Story Behind This Iconic Lebanese Civil War Picture Shot 33 years Ago

1 week ago
With April 13, the remembrance day of Lebanon’s war, approaching, I found this intriguing article posted by the Guardian on a Lebanese Photographer called Maher Attar who got reunited with the one-legged mother that he ...
Beirut

Controversial Article 50 of the 2018 Budget Paving the Way for Naturalization?

1 week ago
You’d expect the Lebanese parliament to make the new 2018 Lebanese budget available online or in the papers, especially that it’s the first budget we pass since 2005 but I couldn’t find it anywhere and ...
Business

List of Donors at the #CEDRE Conference

1 week ago
Lebanon received more than $11 billion between loans and grants at the CEDRE conference last week, in a bid to support development projects and reforms in the country. We were looking for investments between $16 ...
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