S&P: Lebanon’s Outlook Downgraded From “Stable” To “Negative”

Via NationalPost Standard & Poor’s has revised the outlook for Lebanon on the long-term ratings from "stable" to "negative". We used to blame regional instability on the economic situation in Lebanon and it definitely has impacted us negatively but I believe our biggest problems right now are domestic instability and corruption. We haven't had a Lebanese president since May 2014, elections since 2009, the parliament has failed to pass a budget since 2005 and garbage…

NASA Shares Image Of The Middle East Massive Sandstorm

NASA Worldview image of the sandstorm in the Middle East The sandstorm sweeping the Middle East is so large it can be seen from space. You can see above an image shared by NASA. We usually get sandstorms during the summer in Lebanon but this one is by far the most intense one we had in years. Source: HuffPost Source: HuffPost
Lebanon

Denmark Posts Ads In Lebanese Newspapers, Doesn’t Want Any Refugees

1 year ago
via BBC Unlike Germany and Sweden, Denmark does not want to be part of a common European asylum policy and has made its intentions clear by placing ads (English And Arabic) in different Lebanese newspapers ...
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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 ...
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Business

Lebanon Among The 15 Most Billionaire-dense Countries: One Billionaire For Every 586,000 Lebanese

1 year ago
Someone crunched the numbers from Forbes’ 2015 billionaire list and came up with a a list of the most billionaire-dense countries. Lebanon made the list with 7 billionaires for a population of 4,104,000, which equals ...
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Economics

The Lebanese Government Among The 10 Least Efficient Governments In The World

1 year ago
The World Economic Forum’s 2014-2015 Annual Global Competitiveness Report is out and it placed Lebanon among the 10 least efficient governments in the world. Lebanon is in fourth position behind Venezuela, Italy and Argentina. The ...
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Hinidi
Automotive

Rare Footage From The Lebanese-Syrian Rally, AKA The Safari of the Middle East, In 1974

1 year ago
This is quite an amazing old footage from 1974 back when we had a rally between Lebanon and Syria that looked a bit like the Paris Dakar. Lebanese Driver Joe Hindi won the rally that ...
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Information

The 2006 Lebanon War Among The 30 Most Edited Wikipedia Pages Of All Time (20,173 times)

1 year ago
The 2006 Lebanon War Wikipedia page is in the top 30 most edited Wikipedia pages and controversial topics with over 20,000 revisions, with the most popular ones being George W. Bush and World Wrestling Entertainment. ...
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Information

Lebanon Officially The No.1 Country With The Most Refugees Per 1,000 Inhabitants

1 year ago
via Forbes The UNHCR released its annual Global Trends Report: World At War on Thursday, and revealed that the number of people displaced by war and persecution has reached a new high whereas one in ...
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Automotive

The Lykan HyperSport Joins Abu Dhabi’s Police Fleet

1 year ago
The Abu Dhabi Police has apparently decided to add Lykan HyperSport to its fleet as part of “its efforts to reach out to residents, especially the youth, on traffic safety”. I’m not really sure how ...
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