New Taxes Law Suspended by The Constitutional Council

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 further studies as it appears that the said legislation violates three of the Constitution's clauses. - Article 36 of the Constitution which stipulates that votes in Parliament should be cast verbally or by the members rising and sitting, except in…

How will Tax Increase Affect Us?

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? - VAT increase from 10 to 11%: which will have a negative impact on all Lebanese as it will lead to an increase in living expenses and a decrease in the purchase power. Some are suggesting that the 1% increase…
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Two Ways to Report a Fight between Bus Drivers

2 months 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?

3 months 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?

3 months 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

3 months 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 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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Founder of Syrian Union LB Facebook Page Arrested

4 months 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

4 months 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!

4 months 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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