Annahar Writes About A Gay Marriage In Faqra Then Removes The Story And Apologizes

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I saved this story to read it later, only to find out that Annahar removed it and posted a clarification stating that it was a fabricated story to harm the paper’s image. They also apologized to the groom showing in the picture and to his bestman showing in the picture.

This is a very serious mistake to do to be honest and I am very surprised to see Annahar allow such a thing. Unless of course the wedding did take place (see tweet below) and Annahar didn’t want to share it.

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Update: Here’s a link to the deleted story.

Dfouni’s Super Quinoa Salad

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If you like Quinoa, you should definitely try the one Super Dfouni makes. I’ve been having it almost every day for the past 2 months. It contains grilled Halloumi, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, olives, parsley, cranberries and almond. It’s home-made, fresh, delicious, filling and costs only 12,000 LL.

Here are other Quinoa salads I recommend:
Captain Cook’s AC/DC Quinoa Salad which is huge and filling.
Lord Of The Wings’ All Natural Quinoa salad.
Zaatar W Zeit’s Quinoa Tabbouleh.

PS: Super Dfouni is a supermarket located in Achrafieh on the Charles Malek Avenue, facing SO restaurant (Phone number: 01/330999).

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Beirut City Centre Checking Car Plate Numbers

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I was at the Beirut City Centre on Saturday and I noticed the security people were using a machine to check car plate numbers. I’m assuming they are checking if the car is stolen or not, pretty much like what I’ve suggested in my Masrou2a App post.

I am hoping the ISF will implement soon a license plate recognition technology to track down stolen cars and maybe figure out where they’re setting up the cars with explosives or catch random car thieves.

Hilarious Wedding Invite

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I got this picture via Whatsapp and it’s part of a wedding invite in Lebanon where guests who don’t confirm before a specific date are asked to bring a chair and drink with them. While this may seem funny, a lot of Lebanese have a problem calling and confirming if they’re coming to a wedding or not for some reason.

PS: Congrats to the newly weds!

#Tripoli_Loves_Beer: Does It?

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People have been saying that Tripoli’s mayor has banned all kinds of beer and alcohol publicity in the city, and some have started an online campaign using the hashtag #Tripoli_Loves_Beer to condemn this decision. Honestly speaking, I haven’t seen any official statements regarding this matter so I’m assuming some people decided to take down some beer ads, which happens elsewhere (unfortunately) in Lebanon as well.

Needless to say, I am against these practices and I find any ban on personal freedom wrong, but I don’t think alcohol commercials are the real problem in Tripoli. After all, it is known that Tripoli is not alcohol-friendly and that there are very few cafes and restaurants that serve alcohol and this is not necessarily a bad thing if the owners choose not to serve alcohol. The real problem is when local groups pressure business owners and force them (illegally) not to serve alcohol, and no one does anything about it.

In all cases, I doubt that this hashtag or any other campaign will change things in Tripoli, because the majority of residents don’t seem to mind the lack of alcohol or at least they don’t show it. Speaking of alcohol, a popular restaurant in Hamra decided recently to remove alcohol from his menu for some reason.

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Who is Rolita Fakih? Is Miss Hollywood Image a Real Thing?

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An American-Lebanese girl by the name of Rolita Fakih has apparently been crowned last week Miss Hollywood 2014. I tried looking online a bit to see what this award is about and I didn’t find any official website or reliable source talking about this pageant. I don’t even know if there’s a thing called Miss Hollywood. As for Rolita, She is also a top model and Miss Arab America as well. She’s also doing a movie in Hollywood that no one has heard of. Here’s an [interview] with her. She’s not that good looking to be honest.

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I wonder if she’s related to Rima Fakih who’s Miss USA 2010 and is really hot!

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