Georges el Rif Killer Sentenced to Death

Beirut's Criminal Court issued the verdict in the case of George al-Rif killing, sentencing the accused Tareq Yateem to death and acquitting his friend Lynn Haidar. Yateem was arrested after stabbing George el Rif 15 times in broad daylight and in front of dozens of bystanders following a traffic dispute. The whole thing was caught on tape yet Yateem's lawyer withdrew from the case without prior notice, claiming that Justice Minister Salim Jreissati had interfered…

Barely 90,000 Lebanese Expats Registered to Vote

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants announced yesterday unofficially that over 85,000 Lebanese registered online to vote in the upcoming elections. The minister seemed proud about the number but I think it's a very low turnout given that the campaign has been ongoing for over two months now. In fact, if we assume that the Lebanese diaspora is around 8 million and that half of them are eligible to vote, barely 2% of them…
Beirut

Beirut Street Named after PM Saad Hariri

6 days ago
Beirut Municipality issued a statement yesterday where they agreed unanimously to name one of Beirut’s streets after PM Saad Hariri. Streets are usually named after martyrs, historic and famous people but it’s also common to ...
Critiques

Freedom of Expression Above All

1 week ago
Whether you like Marcel Ghanem or not, I think we can all agree that he is the best TV host we have in Lebanon and that his show is among the most popular and respected ...
Critiques

Alarming Statistics That Show The Reality Of Sexual Violence In Lebanon

1 week ago
I was watching a report on LBC on Sunday regarding sexual violence in Lebanon and the numbers they showed are quite scary to say the least. More importantly, they shed the light on the pathetic ...
Critiques

We’re Making Hariri Jokes, but the Joke is Really on Us!

2 weeks ago
Ever since PM Saad Hariri announced his resignation from KSA on Al Arabiya channel, we’ve all been receiving tons of jokes, memes and videos and while most of the jokes are quite hilarious, the sad ...
Critiques

There’s Already a FreeSaadHariri.com Page

2 weeks ago
Ever since PM Hariri resigned, I’ve been receiving tons of jokes and videos and apparently someone even came up with a website asking to free Saad Hariri. That’s what we’re so good at as Lebanese, ...
Architecture

Video Showing the Middle East’s Oldest Brewery Getting Demolished

3 weeks ago
The Laziza brewery (“Laziza Grande Brasserie du Levant”), which was established in the early 1930s and closed in 2003 got demolished a couple of days ago to make way for a new project called “Mar ...
Critiques

Dumping Burj Hammoud’s Mountain Garbage into the Sea still Ongoing

3 weeks ago
The Burj Hammoud garbage mountain is being slowly dumped into the sea and no one’s doing anything to stop this catastrophe. In fact, there’s barely any mention of it on the news and it appears ...
Critiques

Lebanese Minister of Economy Just Realized We have a Refugee Crisis

1 month ago
Lebanon’s Minister of Economy held a press conference where he tackled the impacts of the Syrian crisis from 2011 till today on the Lebanese economy and stressed that we can no longer bear this crisis. ...
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