No Mécanique in 2018?

I don't know how I missed this piece of information, but it appears that Interior Minister Mashnouq has issued a statement whereby all motorists who successfully passed the inspection last year will not need to do it this year as it will remain valid until 2018. The aim is to reduce congestion at the Mécanique inspection centers but it's a bit fishy given that the move came a couple of weeks before the long-anticipated elections.

Expats Voters Turnout at 65% in Arab Countries, Highest Turnout in Qatar at 76%

The first round of the Lebanese expats voting is over and the second one is on its way today. This is the first time ever that Lebanese expats cast their votes outside their country and the turnout has been quite impressive, with over 65% recorded by end of the day. Lebanese registered expats were voting in six Arab countries on April 27 including: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt and here's how the…
Information

Careem Got Hacked

1 month ago
This is from Careem’s official website and it’s some serious shit: On January 14th of this year, we identified a cyber incident involving unauthorised access to a system we use to store data. Our team ...
Baladi

Qabrikha Gets 24/7 Electricity After EU Solar Farm Becomes Operational

1 month ago
I posted about this story a couple of months ago but I didn’t have much info on it. As it turns out, it’s an EU-funded project that helped build a 250kWh solar farm in the ...
Fun

Which Lebanese Supermarket Has the Best Loyalty Card?

1 month ago
I’m really bad at keeping track of my supermarket expenses and I’ve never really considered getting loyalty cards up until I saw Le Charcutier Aoun’s ad last month. Since I’m a regular shopper there, I ...
Lebanon

Hanna Lahoud, Lebanese Red Cross Aid Worker, Killed in Yemen

1 month ago
The ICRC has confirmed earlier today that a Lebanese aid worker called Hanna Lahoud was shot and killed by an armed man when a team of aid workers were returning from Taiz city South of ...
Critiques

#Elections2018: Polling Stations Still ill-equipped To Accommodate People with Disabilities

1 month ago
Elections are in a couple of weeks and Lebanese with disabilities won’t be able to vote at the majority of polling stations because they are ill-equipped to accommodate citizens with disabilities. Tens of people were ...
Lebanon

Boiler Room: Hybrid Sounds in Lebanon

1 month ago
Boiler Room finally landed in Beirut! Following their collaboration with Ballantines, the third event “True Music” series took place this past week in Hazmieh, Beirut. Boiler Room is a music broadcasting platform streaming live music ...
Critiques

Updated Working Hours for Government Employees

1 month ago
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 ...
Baladi

#ForwardWithLebanon: Lebanon and the EU

1 month ago
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 ...
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