More Powerships Coming our Way

It looks like the government is set to approve a new plan consisting of three stages and bring in two additional powerships in Stage 1 to supply electricity to the power grid in Lebanon. The powerships will provide an extra 800 to 1000 MW and significantly reduce power-cuts. Stage 2 will consist of investing in renewable energies and we should have two new power plants in Zahrani and Salaata in Stage 3. Needless to say,…

Pictures of The “Laziza Grande Brasserie du Levant” Before it Gets Demolished

The Laziza brewery , which was established in the early 1930s and closed in 2003 is getting demolished to make way for a new project called "Mar Mikhael Village" by renowned Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury. Khoury plans "to demolish the existing building, replacing it with the memory of its shell; its morphology traced and reproduced using a permeable lattice of vertical and horizontal elements, with its infamous arch untouched along the southern fa├žade", so basically…

No We are Not Getting an Apple Store in #Beirut Soon

2 days ago
Update 2 (28/03/2017): I received the following statement from TALACO’s General Manager: Statement of Denial and Correction A number of websites have published reports to the effect that “TALACO” will open an “Apple Store” outlet ...

“Submarine” by Mounia Akl Censored in Lebanon

3 days ago
Here’s another silly act of censorship by the Lebanese authorities. Submarine, a movie by Mounia Akl, that tells the story of a Beirut that is still dealing with a trash crisis is apparently being censored ...

AUB Pays $700,000 to Settle Lawsuit

3 days ago
Now that’s a first! The American University of Beirut has agreed to pay a financial penalty of $700,000 to settle a lawsuit after being accused of assisting three organizations linked to Hezbollah. One example was ...

Beware of Sextortion

4 days ago
I’m glad Gino brought this issue up and shared SMEX Beirut’s very useful video on this matter. For those who are not familiar with this term, Sextortion is “a serious crime that occurs when someone ...

Ogero Head Promises Faster Internet by End of March

5 days ago
I missed out on new Ogero Head Imad Kreidieh’s talk at Arabnet this year but I just read an article where he’s promising to “double or triple the internet speed by end of March”, which ...

Gap in City Mall Bridge Kills Motorist

1 week ago
Two days ago, a motorist named Badih el Mir fell into a gap on the City Mall Bridge and died instantly. The 70 year old man used to drive his scooter to skip traffic and ...

UK Just Banned Laptops, Tablets on Flights from Lebanon & Five Other Countries

1 week ago
After US authorities banned electronic devices from cabin baggage on flights from more than 10 Middle Eastern and North African countries, the UK followed suit and issued a similar flight ban on anything electronic larger ...

(Updated) AUB’s Insight Club Controversial Lecture on Homosexuality

1 week ago
Update: The lecture has been cancelled. Here’s the [memo]. The Insight Club is hosting a public lecture on Thursday 23rd of March at the Issam Fares Lecture Hall – AUB (near AUBMC) at 5PM on ...