#AUB4Refugees: Dispelling Negative Perceptions with Facts

AUB professor and Director of Research at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs Dr. Nasser Yassin is addressing the Syrian refugee crisis with facts, as part of the #AUB4Refugees initiative. The aim is to counter the current rhetoric surrounding refugees with facts and figures. Dr. Yassin launched for that sake a series of tweets showing the positive impacts of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. For example: - $378 Million is the total…

Mar Mikhail Angry Residents vs Pubs: A Repeat of Gemmayze?

Back in 2008, more than twenty pubs were shut down in Gemmayze after more than 100 angry residents blocked the Main Street to protest the hijacking of parking spaces and pubs that were violating the law and ignoring closing hours. Lebanon's Tourism Minister back then sided with the locals and it was a matter of time before Gemmayze no longer became a nightlife spot . Fast forward to 2017, Mar Mikhail residents just signed a…
Critiques

Ogero Announces Better DSL Prices, Speeds Remain Unchanged

2 weeks ago
Update: Open Speed means if you are close to the central office you can get a much higher speed (could reach 12 mbps or more in some cases), so speeds may differ for some lucky ...
Critiques

Brawl Between Sagesse Students & Hazmieh Municipal Police

2 weeks ago
Knowing that I am totally against these dangerous and reckless parades that a lot of Lebanese schools do on graduation day, what Hazmieh’s municipal police did was inadmissible and if I’m not mistaken even illegal. ...
Critiques

What if the Electoral Law were a Taouk Sandwich?

2 weeks ago
Here’s Sandwich w Noss’ attempt at explaining the difference between the proposed electoral laws in Lebanon. “الاكثري والنسبي بعيون سندويش ونص تخيٌل انّك اشتريت سندويش طاووق انت وصاحبك، انت اكلت كدشي وهو طرق كل باقي ...
Critiques

Generator Fees at an all-time Low This Month

2 weeks ago
My mum paid 20$ for her 10 amps generator subscription this month and a friend of mine 20,000 for his 5 amp in Keserwan. We’re paying 25$ for 5 amp in Jeita still but it’s ...
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Lingerie Billboard Removed in #Beirut

2 weeks ago
MTV reported yesterday that Beirut Governor Ziad Chbib has ordered to remove a billboard showing a woman in her underwear in Mar Elias Beirut after receiving complaints from a group of people who found that ...
Animals & Wildlife

Three Sperm Whales Spotted off the Coast of Tyre

3 weeks ago
Local fishermen spotted three sperm whales off the coast of Tyre few days ago and shared pictures and videos. The fishermen were in deep waters when they spotted the whales and unlike what this article ...
Critiques

Summer is Almost Here: Who’s Cleaning Our Beaches?

3 weeks ago
An estimated 8 million tons of plastic end up in oceans every year, and this plastic pollution is surfing onto Lebanese shores and damaging the marine ecosystems. Unfortunately, the problem is not only plastic pollution ...
Business

Where is Lebanon Headed?

3 weeks ago
Mustapha From Beirut Spring shared with me a really important piece by Synaps on Lebanon’s economy and where the country is headed to. It’s a bit long but an eye opener and a must-read if ...
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