A Great Campaign in Support of Domestic Workers’ Rights

When a group of Lebanese women were asked on the challenges their face at home or at work, and what they'd wish their employers would change, they replied asking for shorter working hours, a longer lunch break, more recognition among others. When their domestic workers were asked the same questions, they complained on how they have no break, no bed to sleep on, a 24/7 work schedule and they're treated as if their employers own…

A Map of Every Quarry in Lebanon

What started as a simple survey of all quarries in Lebanon has shown how widespread they are and worst of all, that the overwhelming majority is located OUTSIDE of the areas designated by the National Plan of Sites Suitable for Quarries of the Ministry of Environment, as reported by Antoine Atallah. I am not sure how accurate the numbers are, but according to his survey, there are over 52.000.000 m2 of quarries in the entire…

Over 90 Dogs Poisoned, 40 Already Dead, at Tripoli Dog Shelter

The owner of a dog shelter in Tripoli woke up today to find over 90 dogs poisoned and tens dead. The ones still alive are struggling and need medical assistance. The owner has been asking for help on Facebook since early morning in an attempt to rescue those still alive. All the dogs at the shelter were neutered and taken care of. This is not the first time people resort to poison to get rid…

Lebanese Woman Sentenced to 11 years in Prison For Insulting Egyptians in a Video

This is crazy! A Lebanese woman called Mona el-Mazbouh has been sentenced to 11 years in prison in Egypt after she used profanities to describe her vacation in Cairo in a video she shared online. Obviously what she did is wrong but to jail her for 11 years is way too harsh and unacceptable. Reports say says she was charged with “deliberately broadcasting false rumors which aim to undermine society and attack religions.” The Lebanese…
Art

Google Lets You Find Your Art Doppelgänger

1 week ago
I’ve been wanting try this feature since January but it wasn’t available in Lebanon (still not available). Basically The Google Arts & Culture app released an update few months ago that helps you find your ...
Critiques

First #ElectricVehicle Charging Station Launched in #Lebanon

1 week ago
In case you’re wondering on which planet our politicians are, we just launched our first EV charging station in Lebanon, dubbed “a good environmental step in the sector”, while half the country has been complaining ...
Critiques

Generator Bills are The Highest in Years This Summer

2 weeks ago
Remember when we were promised 24/7 electricity in 2015? Then in 2017? Then before summer is here? Instead, the highest generator bills we paid this year were in May and June this year and the ...
Fun

Has Anyone done an Ancestry DNA Test?

2 weeks ago
I’ve been tempted to try the Ancestry DNA test for quite some time now, to have more information on my heritage, and the ethnic groups and geographic regions I originate from. I’ve looked online and ...
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