Lebanese Cabinet Wants to Expand Costa Brava Landfill

Few days ago, I was arguing that "we don’t need McKinsey to clear garbage from the streets and recycle, we need competent ministers who are convinced that burning garbage is bad for our health and dumping garbage in the sea is a crime" and I'm just reading now that the Lebanese Cabinet has approved a plan to manage the solid waste crisis, which involves the expansion of the Costa Brava landfill near Beirut! Instead of…

When Hisham Haddad Mocks a Lebanese Talent

Earlier this year, I posted on how "Lahon w Bass" was a much better show than Adel Karam's and I still think it's much better mainly due to its host Hisham Haddad, but something changed in the new season and Hisham is no longer as funny as he was and is committing the same mistakes Adel used to do. Basically he's mocking everything and anything just for the sake of mocking, and in his most…
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On Rebecca Dykes’ Murder: The Problem is not Taxi Services, But The Casual Culture Of Violence Against Women

4 weeks ago
A Lebanese man & Uber driver named Tariq H was arrested following the murder of Rebecca Dykes, and he confessed few hours back to killing the British diplomat. The driver picked up the victim from ...
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Will #Lebanon Become a Petroleum-Rich Country? Is this a Good Thing?

1 month ago
Lebanon’s cabinet was celebrating yesterday the passing of the petroleum decree and our Energy & Oil Minister announced afterwards that Lebanon will start exploratory drilling off the Lebanese coast in 2019. Obviously this is big ...
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Yet Another Violent Demonstration in Awkar

1 month ago
We’re all outraged by Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the Lebanese government has fiercely condemned it, and we’re all in favor of protesting peacefully near the U.S. Embassy ...
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HRW On Lebanon’s Garbage Crisis: “As If You’re Inhaling Your Death”

1 month ago
Human Rights Watch issued a 67-page report on Lebanon’s waste crisis and the health risks of burning waste. They found that “Lebanese authorities’ lack of effective action to address widespread open burning of waste and ...
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What Independence?

1 month ago
Almost every year for the past decade or more, we’re faced with a series of events or an unprecedented crisis that undermines our independence and leaves us wondering on why we’re celebrating this day in ...
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Georges el Rif Killer Sentenced to Death

1 month ago
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 ...
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Barely 90,000 Lebanese Expats Registered to Vote

1 month ago
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 ...
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We’re Making Hariri Jokes, but the Joke is Really on Us!

2 months 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 ...
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