How Lebanese React to Armed Bank Robberies

Bank Audi Baabda branch was subjected yesterday to a robbery by three gunmen that were able to steal almost $20K and get away in a Hyundai i10. I was looking at the footage of the robbery and none of the customers inside the branch seem shocked or tried to run away when the gunmen walked in. The lady who is showing in the video stepped back and sat on the bench instead of running for…

The Lebanese Nationality Program: Good Initiative, Bad Law

The Lebanese Nationality Program is a program launched by the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants and aimed at helping people of Lebanese heritage around the world to regain their Lebanese Nationality. The program is not a recent one but I believe they just officially launched the mobile app and are promoting the program through TVCs. The initiative is definitely a good one, and the fact that the steps are clearly explained in a…
Art

Majida El Roumi Honored by The Spanish Ambassador in #Lebanon

2 weeks ago
Lebanese singer Majida el Roumi was honored by the Spanish Ambassador in Lebanon and awarded the Order of Civil Merit (Commander Rank) which is granted by the Spanish King. El Roumi has been recognized with ...
Information

R.I.P Stavro Jabra

2 weeks 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 ...
Critiques

Did Anyone Attend the so-called “World Cup” Match in #Beirut last Week?

2 weeks ago
When I first spotted the poster last week, I thought it was some really old event because it looked like it was done using a Microsoft Paint from Windows 95 but then a friend asked ...
Critiques

Grand Serail Lit up in Pink, Rayan Iaali a New Victim of Domestic Violence

2 weeks ago
I was on my way to the airport on Thursday morning when I noticed the Grand Serail was all lit up in pink to mark International Women’s Day. I couldn’t help myself but laugh quietly, ...
Critiques

National Geographic Needs to Update its Lebanon Guide

2 weeks ago
National Geographic shared recently a short 1-minute video of Lebanon featuring beautiful NatGeoMyShot pictures taken by locals. The post links to a page where you can learn more about Lebanon but there’s not much to ...
Fun

My 6 Favorite “Quickies”

2 weeks ago
Quickies are skits performed by four hilarious Lebanese comedians: Anthony Hamawi & Shant Kabakian: the guys behind 3as3us, Jad Bou Karam (OhMyJad) and Tony Dagher. They started a year ago and are holding their first ...
Fun

Guess Who’s Coming up with a new Song/Video Clip

2 weeks ago
If you thought Klink’s song and video clip were bad, think again. Rola Yamout, AKA Haifa wanna-be, is coming up with a new song apparently and I am positive she will take things once again ...
Animals & Wildlife

Injured & Pregnant Hyena Saved by Environmentalist in Akkar

3 weeks 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 ...
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