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Spreading false rumors and fabricated stories has unfortunately become a trend in Lebanon and most of the TVs and news outlets don't even bother verifying a story before publishing it. If we look at the most recent US presidential elections, fake election news stories shockingly outperformed real news on Facebook. The sad part is that most of the major Lebanese news outlets couldn't care less if a story is accurate or not as long as…

New Lebanese Government Announced: Who are our New Ministers?

The new government was just announced few minutes ago from Baabda palace by Council of Ministers secretary-general Fouad Fleifel. It's quite shameful that there's only one female minister and that the minister of state concerned with women right is a dude. Here are the new/old names: Saad Hariri - Prime Minister Ghassan Hasbani - VP and Minister of Public Health Marwan Hamadeh - Minister of Education Ayman Choucair - Minister of State Talal Erslan -…
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Three Lebanese Banks Robbed in One Month

6 months ago
Four gunmen, wearing masks and black clothes, robbed BLF (Banque Libano-Francaise) in Mreijeh a month ago. On December 6, four gunmen also robbed Credit Libanais in Mkalles and today the same number of gunmen robbed ...
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Julian Assange Gives Rare Interview At The 2016 Free Connected Minds Conference in Beirut

6 months ago
The 2016 “Free Connected Minds” Conference, which is organized by the May Chidiac Foundation, took place on November 26 at Phoenicia Hotel, Beirut and the highlight of the event was an interview the founder of ...
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Bashir Gemayel Assassination Trial Reopen After 34 Years

7 months ago
Bashir Gemayel was assassinated on September 14th 1982 when a bomb exploded in the Beirut Kataeb HQ in Achrafieh. He was only 34 years old and had just been elected President of the Lebanese Republic. ...
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Prominent Cellphone Dealer (Amhaz) Arrested After 16 Years

7 months ago
Kamel Amhaz was arrested today by the Lebanese authorities on charges of smuggling phones into the country. We are talking about over a million and a half mobile phones smuggled since 2000 and worth $45 ...
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Arab News/YouGov Poll: 44% Would Vote for Hillary Clinton, 9% Only Would Vote Trump

7 months ago
An Arab News/YouGov poll surveyed 3,017 people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on the US elections and presidential candidates and found that: – 47% of Arabs wouldn’t vote for any of the ...
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Three Important Draft Bills Approved By the Lebanese Parliament

8 months ago
The Lebanese Parliament was able to convene for the first time since 2014 and approved over 20 pending bills, including three crucial bills: – An anti-gunfire law proposed by MP Ghassan Moukheiber that heavily penalizes ...
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The Gardens Naccache: The Hottest New Venue in Town

8 months ago
The Naccache Gardens is a new cluster of restaurants, cafes and bars that recently opened in Naccache 50 meters away from Spinneys. There are currently ten outlets open there, including three Lebanese restaurants Enab, Beit ...
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Man Kills Four People in Achkout After Dispute Over Dog

8 months ago
A General Security officer called Tony Abboud el Chidiac killed four of his neighbors because his daughter was being harassed by their dog. Chidiac killed three members of the same family as well as another ...
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