We’ll Be Getting a Better Mecanique Service Soon (Hopefully!)

We're finally getting a new company to handle the mecanique in Lebanon and they are already making very ambitious promises. Mecanique in 15 minutes, 13 new Mecanique centers, drive-through cashiers, a better infrastructure and no more wasta, but at a relatively higher price: $33 instead of $22, out of which $5 are state taxes and one additional $1 on the VAT. SGS, a world leading car inspection and verification company, won the bid along with…

The Latest Victim of Hate Crimes Against Arab Americans Is Lebanese Khalid Jabara

A 37-year old Lebanese man called Khalid Jabara was shot dead yesterday by his neighbor, 61-year-old Stanley Vernon Majors. Majors was just released from prison and had a long history of criminal charges and racial slurs against the Jabara family. He ran over Khalil's mother few months ago, got arrested and then was released on bail with no conditions on his bond – no ankle monitor, no drug/alcohol testing. Here's what Victoria Jabara Williams said…

Waking Up To A Horrific Terror Attack in Nice

1 year ago
VALERY HACHE / AFP – Getty Images I got back home around 10:30 PM yesterday and was chatting with a close friend of mine in Nice while watching the Jounieh fireworks. An hour later, he ...

Tripoli School Teacher Beats Up Student, Breaks Two Fingers

1 year ago
via lebanonfiles I still can’t believe these things still happen in Lebanese schools. The kid was apparently beaten up, taken to the hospital and the mother was told that he “fell accidentally” and injured himself. ...

After Two Years, We Finally Have a Lebanese President … in Brazil

1 year ago
Michel Temer has officially become acting President in Brazil after the Senate suspended Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. The 75 year old vice-president of Lebanese origins “was a key figure in the recent upheaval”. Who is ...

Beirut Results Are in! At Least 40% voted for Beirut-Madinati

1 year ago
Beirut-Madinati has indeed lost but the big surprise is that the difference in votes was around 15,000 only! It is also worth noting that the difference was 7,156 votes between Elie Yahchouchi (39,089) who got ...

Beirut Madinati Candidates Announced – Nadine Labaki on The List

1 year ago
Beirut Madinati just announced today at 4PM their candidates’ list for the Beirut Municipal elections at Ain el Mraisse in Beirut. Half men, Half women including technocrats, social activists and Lebanese actress and director Nadine ...

Yorgui Teyrouz: The Man Behind DSC Lebanon Running With Beirut Madinati

1 year ago
I learned this afternoon that Yorgui Teyrouz, a civil rights activist, the founder of Donner Sang Compter Lebanon and a good friend of mine, is running on the Beirut Madinati list for the Beirut municipal ...

Michel Smeha Sentenced To 13 Years in Prison

1 year ago
Ex-Minister Michel Samaha was charged with the possession of explosives for the purpose of carrying out terrorist attacks and was sentenced to 13 years in jail with hard labor. The verdict cannot be appealed. Mabrouk ...

World-Renowned Architect Zaha Hadid Dies at 65

1 year ago
The world-renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid has dies aged 65. She had a heart attack today while in hospital in Miami, where she was being treated for bronchitis. Hadid is considered the world’s top female ...