Should We Stay Positive About Lebanon?

Two months ago, I was interviewed by my friend and esteemed Journalist Youmna Nawfal as part of her new series "A Positive Majority" that is aimed at promoting a positive Lebanon and shedding the light on those who are working on showing a positive side of Lebanon. I know this is a very clichĂ© topic and that most people think that I'm delusional when I mention anything positive about Lebanon but that's the only way…

7 Electricity Issues You Only Face In Lebanon

Ever since I moved to my new house a year ago, I've been struggling non-stop with the electricity and I hate to say that, but it doesn't look like there's a legal way to fix all these issues. I've been trying for months to figure out a way to finalize legal papers between the real estate company and EDL to have our own circuit breaker , since we are using the main construction site one…

Why I Will Never Get A Housekeeper Under The Kafala System In Lebanon

via Now A woman is beaten to death by her maid in front of her child, a family maid kills a 4-year old child, an Ethiopian maid survives apparent 4-story suicide, a maid commits suicide after being accused of theft. The more I hear about tragic stories involving housekeepers and employers in Lebanon, the more convinced I become that I will never hire a housekeeper under this archaic Kafala system. The Kafala system is to…

Did You Like Mashrou3 Leila’s New Album?

I was never really a Mashrou3 Leila fan but I always appreciated and encouraged their satirical and daring take on problems associated with life in Beirut, mainly sex and gay rights. Mashrou’ Leila is out there trying to change the Arab pop music and they are definitely succeeding in doing so. Their performances are always highly praised, their concerts are always sold out and the most recent album release at the Barbican Center in London…
Critiques

Lebanese React To An Old Man Marrying a 12 Year Old Girl

1 year ago
Child marriage is still a huge problem in Lebanon and is simply wrong. There are no official stats on child marriage in Lebanon but girls are generally more impacted than boys. These girls are not ...
Humor

The Funniest Interview I’ve Seen This Year on Lebanese TVs

1 year ago
He actually compared himself to Britney Spears LOL! This is beyond hilarious. A prank call was being circulated between some guy called Elie Tawk and a security officer who was threatening him for insulting a ...
Lebanon

16 Lebanese Army Soldiers Released By Al Nusra Front, 9 Are Still ISIS Captives

1 year ago
Via Al Jazeera Sixteen Lebanese soldiers were released today by Al-Nusra Front after a year and a half in captivity. The soldiers were freed in exchange for 13 prisoners and 5 women, including Saja al ...
Food

First Visit To The Cheesecake Factory In Beirut

1 year ago
The Cheesecake Factory opens officially today in Verdun, Beirut right across Starbucks but the media were all invited yesterday to try out the new outlet. I got there around 7 pm and the place was ...
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