I’m Glad They Cancelled the Lebanese Army Festival in Beirut

I have no idea who was behind this brilliant idea, but organizing a festival to celebrate the Lebanese Army's victory few days after parents of the martyred soldiers had buried their kids is a terrible idea, not to mention that the timing was a terrible one, on a Thursday afternoon in Martyrs Square! On another note, it was pretty awkward seeing a Defense Minister, along with the Tourism Minister, calling for such festivities in a…

Kid’s Reaction to Mansourieh’s High-Voltage Power Lines Says it all

The authorities been trying to force the installation of high-voltage lines over Mansourieh & Ain Saadeh for years with complete disregard to the residents' demands and protests. Instead of figuring out other means to complete the supply of high voltage, such as underground cables, the Energy Ministry resorted to the police to keep the residents away and complete the task. A young kid taking part in the protest was interviewed by Journalist Rana Richa and…
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Invoice Tax Increases to 250LL, 250LL & 50LL Stamps not in Circulation

2 weeks ago
Here’s an extra reason why the new taxes law should be revisited. The invoice tax was increased from 100LL to 250LL, which means that we need to put a 250LL stamp on invoices instead of ...
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New Taxes Law Suspended by The Constitutional Council

3 weeks ago
The Constitutional Council has just ordered a suspension of the new tax law following an appeal led by MP Sami Gemayel and ten other MPs. This means that the new taxes won’t be implemented pending ...
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How will Tax Increase Affect Us?

4 weeks ago
The new taxes were approved and the laws were published Monday as a special appendix to the Official Gazette, which means that they are already in place as we speak. What are these new taxes? ...
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Two Ways to Report a Fight between Bus Drivers

4 weeks ago
A video of two bus drivers fighting on the Jounieh highway gets leaked. One media outlet shares the video and claims “a Syrian bus driver with other Syrians assaulted a Lebanese driver in Jounieh” while ...
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What’s the Deal with the Jal el Dib Bridge?

1 month ago
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 ...
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Jordan Bans Law that Protects Rapists: What are We Waiting For?

1 month ago
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, ...
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Why I Avoid Arguing about Politics or Religion

1 month 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

2 months 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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