Nightmarish Traffic on Dahr al Baydar Road

If there's one thing that keeps me from heading to the Beqaa or visiting friends in Zahle, it's the Dahr el Baydar - Bhamdoun traffic on the way back. Last weekend, people got stuck for over 3 hours on their way back to Beirut and in the absence of police officers, scouts ended up organizing traffic. If there's any road that symbolizes the state of lawlessness and the big car jungle that we live in,…

7ello 3an el Yoga!

Yoga is the work of the devil, Yoga can lead to satanic possession, Yoga is evil. If you do yoga, you’re headed for the “Kingdom of Darkness”. Every few months, I see a new article being shared by a local paper about the dangers of Yoga and how there's some conspiracy theory led by Hindus and sponsored by Satan to spread it worldwide. To begin with, not all people are religious and most people practicing…
Critiques

Chaos at Beirut’s Airport

2 weeks ago
I had a flight today at 8:30AM so I got to the airport at 5:10AM to be on the safe side, especially after seeing what happened last week. Unfortunately, it was chaotic to say the ...
Beirut

Beirut Municipality to Plant 7000 Trees By 2019

3 weeks ago
The Municipal Council of Beirut City is set to plant about 7000 trees, within a year from this date. The types of trees that are expected to be planted are Barakititium, Jacaranda, Olive, Albizia, Magnolia, ...
Critiques

Invoice Tax Increases to 250LL, 250LL & 50LL Stamps not in Circulation

3 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 ...
Critiques

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 ...
Critiques

U.S Airstrikes Blocks Daesh Convoy

3 weeks ago
Choukran Trump? Not really but it’s good to hear the convoy of Islamic State fighters that were given a safe passage to an ISIS-held territory near Iraq was stopped. Other airstrikes targeted militants racing to ...
Critiques

Lebanese General Security now Accepting Credit Cards

3 weeks ago
The Lebanese General Security is now accepting credit cards in its centers and they’re letting everyone know through billboards on the highways. Basically they teamed up with a local bank and deployed POS machines in ...
Critiques

Lebanese Army Defeats ISIS, Bodies “Likely” Belonging to Kidnapped Soldiers Found

3 weeks ago
The Lebanese Army declared a cease-fire with the Islamic State earlier this morning at 7AM and stated that the truce had been intended to allow negotiations for the recovery of its captive troops. Later on, ...
Critiques

Fire still Raging in Chouwan

3 weeks ago
It’s been almost a week now and the fire in Chouwan (Janneh) is still raging and is now threatening homes. There’s apparently a new fire today and Jabal Moussa’s FB page issued a statement earlier ...
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