Horsh Beirut Is Re-Opening To The Public On Saturdays Only

After being closed for almost 25 years, Horsh Beirut is finally re-opening to the public every Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm. The access to the 40,000-sq-metre pine forest was previously forbidden by the Beirut Municipality for fear of vandalism and poor maintenance, and due to the lack of resources to protect the park. While I agree that entrance to this park and any public park is a right for all the Lebanese, I…

The Lebanese Social Pyramid

Done by Samer B. Saleh The religions are on top, followed by politicians, political security forces and political media, then there's the wozz, the armed wozz, the businessman, the singer, the mafiozo and the Arab investors. On the lowest level, you have the baby, the maid, the grandfather, the graduate, the mother, the botox neighor and the "blackberry teenager" and last but not least the social activist holding a banner that says "We can create…
Humor

#Demonstration_Etiquette: All You Need To Know

1 year ago
I have no idea what demonstration etiquette even means, but someone caught MTV talking about it this morning and started the #اتيكيت_التظاهرات hashtag. I just found the video on MTV and the woman is simply ...
Animals & Wildlife

Animal Cruelty Is A Serious Crime! A Young Kid Encouraged To Kill A Kitten For $10

1 year ago
This is disturbing, disgusting and unfreakin-believable! A video is being shared today on Facebook showing two guys encouraging a young kid to push a kitten off a building. You can hear them offering him $10 ...
Lebanon

Awesome #YouStink Rap Song, Powerful And Daring Lyrics

1 year ago
Photo by Jamal Saidi/Reuters I’m not a big fan of Arab rap music but this track by Bou Nasser El Taffar and Al Raass (بو ناصر الطفّار و الرّاس) is quite something! I’m gonna try ...
Advertising

Old 2010 Bahr Loubnan Campaign Is Perfect For Lebanon’s Ongoing Garbage Crisis

1 year ago
These posters are part of a 2010 campaign initiated by NGO Bahr Loubnan and depicting Lebanon’s historical sites covered in trash. The ads were meant to raise awareness on the dangers of marine pollution and ...
Lebanon

#BuyPens Campaign: $175,000+ Collected For Syrian Refugee Family In Beirut

1 year ago
via Al Jazeera Abdul Halim Attar is a Palestinian-Syrian who fled to Lebanon three years ago with his two children and has been selling pens in the streets of Beirut to make ends meet. Attar ...
Humor

How Beirut River Looks Like These Days (Wel Kheir La 2eddem)

1 year ago
via Maytham If you are still wondering where all this garbage is going nowadays, go to the Beirut River and see what’s happening there. It took us years to get rid of the Karantina garbage ...
Lebanon

Lebanon Cannot Move Forward Without Adequately Dealing With Its Past

1 year ago
via Act4disappeared Every year on the 30th of August, which happens to be the U.N.’s International Day of the Disappeared, we remember the 17,000+ Lebanese who disappeared during the war in Lebanon and its aftermath. ...
Critiques

How Safe Are Amusement Parks In Lebanon?

1 year ago
My friend was telling me yesterday about a tragic incident in an amusement park in Aley and then I saw the report at night on MTV. A young kid has apparently died after falling off ...
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