Rare Sighting: Brown Bear Spotted in Lebanon’s Mountains After Almost 60 Years

I was just finishing this post on the Syrian Brown Bear spotted in Lebanon’s eastern mountain range when I noticed Nadine from Newsroomnomad had posted about it already. I trust Nadine when it comes to environmental and wildlife issues, and unlike most journalists nowadays, she does her homework well before publishing. I'm glad that the video turned out to be a genuine one and I hope the concerned ministries will do their best to protect…

15 Things That Need to be Changed at The Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport

The Beirut Rafic Hariri was renovated 14 years ago, but it has been neglected ever since and there are plenty of things that need to be drastically changed and/or improved the soonest. To name few: 1- Better & Cheaper Restaurants: We need more restaurants at the airport and especially in the Duty Free Area. The only option is either pay to get in a lounge or the restaurant next to them that sells "Fresh" Jelo…

Kfarman Municipality Trying To Use a 100 Year-Old Law To Ban Alcohol

What is happening in Kfarman and several other Lebanese villages in the South mainly is alarming and dangerous. It's been years now that extremist and some religious groups have been trying to close down shops that sell alcohol. Their argument is that alcohol is “a violation of the shari`a of Islam” and that they should close down. Since they can't do anything legally speaking to shut down these shops, some of them resorted to burning…
Critiques

Riyadi (Sporting Club) Sanctioned Over Anti-Homenetmen Chants

1 week ago
The Lebanese Basketball Federation fined Riyadi and banned their fans from attending the next game after Turkish flags were raised and disrespectful slogans were chanted during their latest encounter with Homenetmen. Sagesse fans were also ...
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Al Kassouf Grand Hotel

1 week ago
Check out these beautiful shots that I took from inside the iconic Al Kassouf Hotel in Shweir, which was built in the 1930s and damaged during the war. According to a 2013 post on Shweir.com, ...
Critiques

No More Political & Religious Slogans on Tripoli’s Roundabouts?

1 week ago
Tripoli’s municipality is trying to cut down on political & religious slogans in the city by removing all barriers across its roundabouts. Technically speaking, there’s no official decision taken yet to ban these slogans but ...
Critiques

#BeirutAirport: Birds Now Posing a Bigger Threat to Planes

1 week ago
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that you shouldn’t set up a landfill next to an airport but that’s exactly what the Lebanese authorities did with the Costa Brava. After realizing what they’ve ...
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