After 35 Years: President Bashir Gemayel Killers Sentenced to Death

Lebanon's highest state security court sentenced earlier today Habib Chartouni and Nabil al-Alam to death in absentia in the case of the 1982 assassination of President-elect Bashir Gemayel. Both were stripped from their civil rights as well. Chartouni was freed from Roumieh prison in 1990 following the Syrian offensive on the presidential palace in Baabda. It's not clear where Chartouni is hiding nowadays, as some are reporting he's still in Syria. Justice has been served…

TSC Signature Closed at the Beirut Souks

I've been hearing rumors for quite some time that TSC is closing down at the souks and it just happened. TSC employees were protesting for the past couple of weeks in front of the store for not getting paid and yesterday they protested in front of the Kuwaiti embassy. I never really liked TSC Signature and in the last few months, they barely had any products on display. The only good thing about it was…
Art

“Stolen” Salvador Dali Portrait of Mrs. Reeves Seized in Beirut

1 month ago
I’m surprised this story did not make a major buzz locally and internationally. The ISF has apparently recovered this week a painting thought to be an original work by Salvador Dali, a prominent Spanish surrealist ...
Lebanon

Movie Review: Geostorm [2017]

1 month ago
PS: Review posted by our blog contributor Jihad. I was never a big fan of disaster movies they were always kind of predictable and Geostorm is no different in terms of plot. However the visual ...
Information

Lebanese Flag History Video

1 month ago
I found this nice 4-minute video on the story of the Lebanese flag and how it came to be. While the historical facts are accurate, the flag they showed is not the official Lebanese flag ...
Baladi

AUB Tops The 2017/2018 QS Arab Region University Rankings

1 month ago
The 2017/2018 QS Arab Region University Rankings are out and the American University of Beirut has topped the list ahead of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals and King Saud University. AUB ranked #1 ...
Art

Marble Bull’s Head From The Temple of Echmoun Recovered by the Ministry of Culture

1 month ago
The Minister of Culture announced a couple days ago that the marble bull’s head from the Phoenician temple of Echmoun was finally returned to Lebanon. The head was reportedly looted from an archaeological storage area ...
Architecture

Villa Les Cèdres is the World’s Most Expensive House

1 month ago
Villa Les Cèdres, a luxurious mansion in Southern France is up for sale for $410 million dollars, making it the world’s most expensive residential home. The 187 year old mansion built in the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat near ...
Critiques

Valet Parking Set to 10,000LL in Beirut LOL!

1 month ago
When I first posted about the valet parking price being set to LL 5,000, my only worry was that the law will never be enforced, but the last thing I expected was for the Tourism ...
Baladi

Spanish Army Raises Lebanese Flag on Spain’s National Day

1 month ago
The Spanish Army raised the Lebanese flag during a military parade celebrating Spain’s National day as a sign of solidarity and gratitude to the Lebanese army soldiers who paid tribute to Barcelona’s terror attack victims ...
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