Don’t Blame Rising Gas Prices on the Government

It's easy to blame the authorities here for everything and we're usually right most of the time, but believe it or not, the rise in local oil prices is not something the government can control. Gas prices are going up globally due to several factors, such as the threat of new sanctions on Iran, unrest in Venezuelan oil fields and a diminishing oil supply. The 20liters price is nearing the 30,000LL, which marks a 7000…

Check out The Latest Ramadan Drama Courtesy of Sayfco

Four years ago, it was hard to imagine that Sayfco, a company that had projects worth 2 billion dollars and was running its business solely on Facebook with almost 4 million likes and spending millions on Facebook advertising might get bankrupt this quickly. Back then, I remember tweeting about NOT liking their page because almost everyone else did in Lebanon. Unfortunately, it appears that Sayfco has gone bankrupt or at least that's what its FB…
Critiques

One Million Fewer Smokers in France Since Last Year

3 weeks ago
I was reading yesterday on how the anti-smoking measures introduced in France have caused a sharp fall in the number of people smoking daily, with ONE MILLION fewer lighting up from 2016-2017! The measures taken ...
Critiques

Man Shot Dead After Speeding Past an ISF Checkpoint in Tripoli

4 weeks ago
I have no idea if the recent tensions in Tripoli led the ISF to fire at the driver instead of the car, but killing a man for failing to stop at a checkpoint is quite ...
Art

iTunes ME To Put Back Al-Rahel Al-Kabir Censored Songs

4 weeks ago
A couple of weeks ago, five songs of the Lebanese band Al Rahel Al Kabir (The Great Departed) were censored from iTunes Middle East with the music giant claiming the songs were “inappropriate for the ...
Critiques

New Beach Resort A Threat To Rass El Natour’s Peninsula In Anfeh?

4 weeks ago
Anfeh has one of the most beautiful and cleanest coasts in Lebanon and Deir El Natour Peninsula specifically is one of the few remaining coastal sites which are both culturally and ecologically significant. The Monastery ...
Critiques

We Should Apply The “MPs should not be named ministers” Rule Once and For All

4 weeks ago
We’ve been hearing for quite some time now about this “MPs should not be named ministers” rule and the latest one to support it was President Aoun who called for separation of Cabinet and Parliament ...
Critiques

How Can Any Lebanese Try to Discredit Nadine Labaki’s Achievement?

1 month ago
One can argue whether Nadine Labaki’s movies are good or not, and whether there are better Lebanese directors or not, but to try and discredit her most recent achievement at the 2018 Cannes Festival is ...
Critiques

You Now Have to Pay LL550,000 Yearly to Read Lebanon’s “Official Gazette”

1 month ago
It appears that the authorities are running out of ways to feed the treasury, so they’ve decided to charge people to gain access electronically to the Official Gazette Service, which is a journal that contains ...
Critiques

Article 49 of the 2018 Budget Annulled by Constitutional Council

1 month ago
The Constitutional Council annulled yesterday 7 articles in the 2018 budget including Article 49 which allowed any foreign national who invests in a real estate starting at around $500,000 inside Beirut and $330,000 elsewhere to ...
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