What’s the Deal with the Jal el Dib Bridge?

The "Jal el Dib Revolution" FB page is asking for a protest tomorrow at 7AM against the "2L" bridge while the Jal el Dib Municipality has banners cheering for this "2L" bridge. I tried making sense of the two proposed bridges and to be honest, I don't see how any of them will help ease traffic. I agree that there should be a bridge there but it should a simple one that allows people to…

Jordan Bans Law that Protects Rapists: What are We Waiting For?

First Tunisia approves a new law that provides women with the measures ecessary to seek protection from acts of violence by their husbands, relatives and others, then Jordan's parliament finally votes to eliminate Article 308, a law that allows rapists to escape punishment provided they marry their victims. Meanwhile, and despite the numerous campaigns held in the past years, the Lebanese parliament has not yet abolished Article 522 of Lebanon’s penal code. The article protects…
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Why I Avoid Arguing about Politics or Religion

2 weeks ago
Every since I started the blog, I promised myself to stay away from political and religious issues because they only cause arguments & hard feelings and they’re impossible-to-win battles. Discussing such sensitive issues only sends ...
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Men Who Assaulted Syrian Arrested by the ISF

4 weeks ago
Interior Minister Machnouk tweeted this morning that the Lebanese (?) men who assaulted and humiliated A Syrian man the other day and shared the video on Facebook. The video emerged following an anti-Lebanese army campaign ...
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Founder of Syrian Union LB Facebook Page Arrested

4 weeks ago
LBC reported just now that the person behind the “Syrian Union in Lebanon” page, also known as “اتحاد الشعب السوري في لبنان” was arrested by the Lebanese authorities. He’s a 24 years old Syrian who ...
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Pro and Anti-Lebanese Army Protests on Tuesday in Beirut

1 month ago
The Syrian Union in Lebanon (اتحاد الشعب السوري في لبنان) is calling for a peaceful protest on July 18th at the Samir Kassir square in Beirut against the practices of the Lebanese Army & Lebanese ...
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Ballatna el Ba7er Zbele!

1 month ago
A couple of weeks ago, a video emerged showing tons of toxic waste being illegally dumped daily into the notorious Burj Hammoud that was supposedly closed down years ago. Last week, a report by Marie-ève ...
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Red Cross & Civil Defense Members Assaulted in Two Separate Incidents

1 month ago
Whenever there’s a fire or an accident in Lebanon, you always see people rushing to help even if they have no clue what they’re doing. The truth is they make things worse most of the ...
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Lebanon is Hosting The 2017 FIBA Asian Cup But No One’s Funding it?

1 month ago
Lebanon is supposedly hosting the 2017 FIBA Asian Cup from August 8 till August 20, which is less than a month away but the organizers are still struggling to acquire the necessary funds needed to ...
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Why Has The Water in Ramlet el Baida Turned Green?

1 month ago
The water on Ramlet el Baida turned green in the last few days, not due to some chemical waste, but because of the increase in temperature and a rare bloom of marine phytoplankton. The green ...
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