Another Flop From Lebanon’s Tourism Minister

First Tourism Minister Guidanian says he prefers Armenia over Lebanon and now he's attacking Middle East Airlines and promoting non-Lebanese airlines. During a radio interview with Sawt Lebnen, he stated that what the MEA is doing is wrong, and that they are harming tourism in Lebanon and causing financial losses to the touristic sector. He added that MEA is a major problem and that he is fighting to make things right, then encouraged people to…

#AUB4Refugees: Dispelling Negative Perceptions with Facts

AUB professor and Director of Research at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs Dr. Nasser Yassin is addressing the Syrian refugee crisis with facts, as part of the #AUB4Refugees initiative. The aim is to counter the current rhetoric surrounding refugees with facts and figures. Dr. Yassin launched for that sake a series of tweets showing the positive impacts of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. For example: - $378 Million is the total…
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Mar Mikhail Angry Residents vs Pubs: A Repeat of Gemmayze?

1 week ago
Back in 2008, more than twenty pubs were shut down in Gemmayze after more than 100 angry residents blocked the Main Street to protest the hijacking of parking spaces and pubs that were violating the ...
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Brawl Between Sagesse Students & Hazmieh Municipal Police

1 week ago
Knowing that I am totally against these dangerous and reckless parades that a lot of Lebanese schools do on graduation day, what Hazmieh’s municipal police did was inadmissible and if I’m not mistaken even illegal. ...
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An Idiotic Response to The Zouk Mosbeh Food Poisoning Incident

1 month ago
We’ve all heard about the food-poisoning incident that took place in Zouk Mosbeh two days ago. Basically three Syrian workers apparently got food-poisoned after Malak el Taouk and one of them died. The Malak el ...
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Mar Mikhael Flyers “Politely” Asking Pubs to Close Down on Good Friday

1 month ago
Several bars and pubs in Mar Mikhael received a flyer asking them in a polite way to close down on Good Friday. Unlike the threatening memos that are sometimes distributed during Ramadan by fanatic groups ...
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Yet Another Parliament Extension

1 month ago
According to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index for the year 2016, Lebanon is not even a flawed democracy but a hybrid regime, which means a “nation where consequential irregularities exist in elections regularly preventing ...
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Belly Dancer Censored Because of Angel Wings

1 month ago
The Censorship bureau apparently censored Belly Dancer Elissar’s video clip because she was wearing white angel wings at one point which is disrespectful to religions. The dancer had to edit the video and opt out ...
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Two ISF Officers Killed Last Week in Line of Duty

1 month ago
Sergeant Chadi el Hajj died after being shot by car thieves last week in Nahr el Mott and another policeman, Lance Cpl. Afif Jaafar was shot in Ouzai while chasing a high-profile wanted suspect. It’s ...
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Armenian Students Protest Against Genocide Denier Dr. İlber Ortaylı at USEK

1 month ago
Armenian Students held a protest in the Jean el Hawa Auditorium of The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) where a debate on the contemporary history of Turkey was being held with Turkish historian and ...
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