AUB Professor Denied Entry to the US Due to New “Extreme Vetting” Measures

George Saad, a Lebanese professor at the American University of Beirut, was "wrongfully denied entry to the US because of new “extreme vetting” measures", according to the New York Post. When he landed Friday, Saad said he was detained and interrogated for four hours. His phone was confiscated and his laptop was seized and he had to divulge passwords for his devices. He was photographed and fingerprinted. Saad said his visa was revoked and he…

Lebanon is Not Really Among The 20 Most Dangerous Countries in the World for Tourists

Business Insider released an article today listing the 20 most dangerous countries in the world for tourists. The list was extracted from The World Economic Forum's 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index Report, which measures “the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector, which in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of a country”. The 370 pages long WEF report ranks countries based on several…
Critiques

What Justice For Roy Hamoush?

2 weeks ago
Every time an innocent person gets killed by armed thugs, whether at a night club or on the road or even by accident, we start asking for justice and condemn the state of lawlessness that ...
Critiques

Meet The New Garbage Trucks (Replacing Sukleen)

2 weeks ago
As you’ve probably noticed by now, there are new garbage trucks roaming our streets instead of the old green Sukleen trucks. The new ones are operated by Ramco and it’s written all over them that ...
Automotive

One Killed in Tripoli Mina Drag Race Held in Broad Day Light

2 weeks ago
Every Sunday, reckless and dangerous drag races are organized all over Lebanon in broad day light and the police is nowhere to be seen. Sometimes road are blocked (illegally) and other times they just race ...
Critiques

No More EDZ in 2019?

3 weeks ago
What Assaad Nakad did to Zahle is a dream come true for many Lebanese. He provided them with 24/7 electricity, 24/7 water and united them against the generator mafias. EDZ has been providing 24/7 electricity ...
Critiques

Some People Want to Boycott Wassouf’s Concert in Achrafieh Now

3 weeks ago
So George Wassouf is holding a concert on June 17 at Sassine Square in Achrafieh and a page called “You Like Lebanon? Buy Lebanese (or from the Lebanese)” shared a poll asking people to vote ...
Critiques

Upcoming Concerts & Movies that Could Potentially Get Banned in #Lebanon

3 weeks ago
So Wonder Woman got banned because the lead actor Gal Gadot is an Israeli and has served in the military. Knowing that the same actress was also starring in three previous movies that were all ...
Critiques

Did Anyone Laugh at The SNL Video on Lebanon’s Sexist Taxi Driver?

3 weeks ago
Saturday Night Life bil 3arabi has some pretty hilarious videos but that’s definitely not one of them. Put aside how badly it’s portraying Lebanese women, I just didn’t get what’s so funny about it and ...
Automotive

Is The New Traffic Law Working? A new Video That Sums it all Up

3 weeks ago
The Traffic Management Center in Lebanon shared a video showing a van crossing the highway from one way to the other and stopping on the fast lane to pick up passengers who met him half ...
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