Homeland (TV Series) Got What They Deserved

via The Guardian Street artists were apparently approached to add authenticity to the Homeland TV Series set somewhere in Berlin to make it look like a refugee camp on the Syrian-Lebanese border, but they did more than that and planted subversive messages in Arabic like "Homeland is racist", "Homeland is not a show" and "Homeland is watermelon" to protest the show's stereotyped portrayal of the Arab world. The Arabic quotes were not checked by the…

Doomsday Seeds Transferred From Syria To The Bekaa In Lebanon

The Global Seed Vault in Svalbard in Norway This is quite an incredible story. Apparently things have become so bad in Syria that the Svalbard Global Seed Vault has sounded the doomsday alarm and made an extraordinary request in early September to remove thousands of samples and transfer them to a vault in Lebanon's Bekaa valley. The aim is to preserve Syria's unique agricultural heritage after ICARDA's gene bank in Aleppo, which includes more than…

Lebanese Passport Among The Ten Worst Passports For Travel

The 2015 Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index is out and Lebanon was ranked 101 out of 109 along with Congo, Iran, Liberia and Libya. The report ranks countries in terms of freedom of travel and visa restrictions and the Lebanese passport allows you to visit only 37 countries without a visa versus 114 countries for UAE passport holders. UAE is the best ranked regionally in 40th spot, followed by Kuwait and Qatar in 63rd…

The Cheesecake Factory Is Finally Opening In Lebanon

The Cheesecake Factory will not open at CityCentre Beirut as it was expected and announced. Instead, it's opening soon in Verdun and they are already recruiting. I tried The Cheesecake Factory for the first time when I was in Dubai 3 months ago and it was really good! It took me half an hour to order though because their menu is huge but it's totally worth it and the portions were huge. I don't have…
Lebanon

Lebanon Wins the World Cup

1 year ago
A movie about war and football and the power of forgiveness. I loved the trailer and I think this should be made into a proper film not just a short one. The release date was ...
Critiques

Five Protesters, Including Pierre Hashash, Are Still In Prison

1 year ago
via #YouStink FB Page More than 30 civil society activists and protesters were arrested last Thursday following the violent protests, out of which 11 were questioned by The Military Tribunal yesterday for several charges including: ...
Critiques

None Of The #MissLebanon Contestants Asked For Better Women Rights

1 year ago
Miss Lebanon contestants were asked this year to choose a cause for which they’d be willing to go down and demonstrate, and shockingly enough, none of us chose women rights. Most of them chose the ...
Food

A Pink Burger To Spread Awareness On Breast Cancer

1 year ago
Duo Resto launched a “Pink Burger” during October to help spread awareness on breast cancer, and 1500LL will be donated to Faire Face Cancer Association with every Pink Burger order. I like the campaign but ...
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