Armenian Students Protest Against Genocide Denier Dr. İlber Ortaylı at USEK

Armenian Students held a protest in the Jean el Hawa Auditorium of The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik where a debate on the contemporary history of Turkey was being held with Turkish historian and professor of history, Dr. İlber Ortaylı. I'm glad they protested peacefully against the Turkish historian but the university should have thought twice before hosting a Turkish historian and genocide denier during the month of April, which is the commemoration month for…

Cake Sparklers Are Not Safe

Ziad Abi Chaker, an environmental & industrial engineer, has appeared on LBCI and AL Jadeed to talk about the hazards of cake sparklers, especially the ones that are commonly used in Lebanon. To be honest, I've always hated these sparklers because they produce smoke and are way too hot when you remove them, which is obviously dangerous for everyone, not just kids. However, it turns out they are even more dangerous than that, as those…
Critiques

Ogero Head Imad Kreidieh Facebook Live Session on April 5 At 7PM

1 month ago
New Ogero Head Imad Kreidieh tweeted today that he’s holding a live Facebook session tomorrow at 7PM. The aim is to meet the youth, interact with them and answer their questions. We were all relieved ...
Beirut

Two Reminders That We’re still Living in a Jungle

1 month ago
Some guy got into a fight on Friday night with a bouncer at a night club in Beirut so he decided to pull out his gun and fire into the air before he was stopped. ...
Critiques

Lebanese Tourism Minister Picks Armenia Over Lebanon

1 month ago
When asked to choose between Lebanon and Armenia, Lebanon’s Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian answered “Armenia”. Guidanian was a host on Mona Abou Hamze’s “Talk of the Town” show and the answer came during the “Heik ...
Critiques

Justice Minister Jreissati Issues Memo Against Temporary Arrests over Social Media Posts

1 month ago
Justice Minister Salim Jreissati issued a memo addressed to State Prosecutor Judge Samir Hammoud asking to stop all sorts of temporary arrests over social media posts criticizing leading politicians and to refer such cases to ...
Critiques

More Powerships Coming our Way

1 month ago
It looks like the government is set to approve a new plan consisting of three stages and bring in two additional powerships in Stage 1 to supply electricity to the power grid in Lebanon. The ...
Critiques

No We are Not Getting an Apple Store in #Beirut Soon

2 months ago
Update 2 (28/03/2017): I received the following statement from TALACO’s General Manager: Statement of Denial and Correction A number of websites have published reports to the effect that “TALACO” will open an “Apple Store” outlet ...
Beirut

AUB Pays $700,000 to Settle Lawsuit

2 months ago
Now that’s a first! The American University of Beirut has agreed to pay a financial penalty of $700,000 to settle a lawsuit after being accused of assisting three organizations linked to Hezbollah. One example was ...
Automotive

Gap in City Mall Bridge Kills Motorist

2 months ago
Two days ago, a motorist named Badih el Mir fell into a gap on the City Mall Bridge and died instantly. The 70 year old man used to drive his scooter to skip traffic and ...
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