Beirut Municipality to Plant 7000 Trees By 2019

The Municipal Council of Beirut City is set to plant about 7000 trees, within a year from this date. The types of trees that are expected to be planted are Barakititium, Jacaranda, Olive, Albizia, Magnolia, pine, Ficus, and Chorisia which were selected based on a study that showed their aesthetic value and diversity of colours. It's not clear where the new trees will be planted and while this is a good initiative, Beirut is in…

New Taxes Law Suspended by The Constitutional Council

The Constitutional Council has just ordered a suspension of the new tax law following an appeal led by MP Sami Gemayel and ten other MPs. This means that the new taxes won't be implemented pending further studies as it appears that the said legislation violates three of the Constitution's clauses. - Article 36 of the Constitution which stipulates that votes in Parliament should be cast verbally or by the members rising and sitting, except in…
Baladi

In Pictures: Abandoned Amriyeh Hotel

3 weeks ago
Amriyeh Hotel was once one of Lebanon’s biggest hotels and a touristic hot spot. It was owned by Kayssar Amer and had its own theater and cinema. The hotel was located at Bekfaya’s entrance on ...
Information

A Stamp Honoring Carlos Ghosn

3 weeks ago
A stamp honoring Carlos Ghosn, one of the world’s most respected business leaders, was unveiled today by LibanPost during a ceremony at Zaitunay Bay. It’s another edition to LibanPost’s series of collectable stamps and the ...
Lebanon

Ogero Tests 600MBps Connection at Audi Branch – ABC Verdun

3 weeks ago
As part of its Unleash the Speed campaign, Ogero & the Telecom Ministry tested out a 600MBps connection at Bank Audi’s latest branch at ABC Verdun. That’s a pretty awesome speed to have, almost 600 ...
Critiques

Lebanese Army Defeats ISIS, Bodies “Likely” Belonging to Kidnapped Soldiers Found

4 weeks ago
The Lebanese Army declared a cease-fire with the Islamic State earlier this morning at 7AM and stated that the truce had been intended to allow negotiations for the recovery of its captive troops. Later on, ...
Critiques

Fire still Raging in Chouwan

4 weeks ago
It’s been almost a week now and the fire in Chouwan (Janneh) is still raging and is now threatening homes. There’s apparently a new fire today and Jabal Moussa’s FB page issued a statement earlier ...
Lebanon

Mar Charbel’s 24m Long Statue Installed on Faraya’s Mount of the Cross

4 weeks ago
Lebanon’s largest statue of St Charbel was finally installed today in Faraya on top of the Mount of the Cross. The long monument, which weighs 40 tons, was built with highly durable materials (mainly fiberglass) ...
Fun

#AbtalAlMadrasa: UNICEF Getting all Kids back to School This Year!

1 month ago
UNICEF and the Ministry of education have kicked off its back to school campaign by pulling an awesome stunt on Ain el Mraysse where they built a small classroom with small chairs, a button on ...
Architecture

How Many Guinness World Records Does Lebanon Hold?

1 month ago
I stumbled upon a friend’s comprehensive list of all the Guinness World Records Lebanon holds and there are 47 of them apparently! I looked up the Guinness World Records website and found 47 hits dating ...
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