The Lebanese Nationality Program: Good Initiative, Bad Law

The Lebanese Nationality Program is a program launched by the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants and aimed at helping people of Lebanese heritage around the world to regain their Lebanese Nationality. The program is not a recent one but I believe they just officially launched the mobile app and are promoting the program through TVCs. The initiative is definitely a good one, and the fact that the steps are clearly explained in a…

A New Guinness Record set by Tyre: The Largest Fruit Cocktail

Tyre has officially set a new Guinness World Record by preparing the a 2.35 meter long fruit cocktail weighting over a ton. The aim is to boost the local economy and kick off their shopping and tourism festival. I read the news on the plane and wanted to see how the cocktail would look like and whether people would be able to eat it or not. Given that there's probably 50 kilos of Ashta on…

Majida El Roumi Honored by The Spanish Ambassador in #Lebanon

Lebanese singer Majida el Roumi was honored by the Spanish Ambassador in Lebanon and awarded the Order of Civil Merit which is granted by the Spanish King. El Roumi has been recognized with many awards and honors and also serves as UN Goodwill Ambassador. El Roumi started singing at age 17 and is one of the most acclaimed and beloved Arab singers. I found a video of the occasion of the event held: and here…

R.I.P Stavro Jabra

Lebanese prominent cartoonist Stavro Jabra has passed away today at the age of 70. Stavro has been reflecting through his cartoons on regional and local events since the 1970s. I followed his work religiously and checked his website on a regular basis. In one of the articles on his website, he is described as "the man who put the Middle East caricature on the map". He was also a photographer and an author of cartoon…
Critiques

Did Anyone Attend the so-called “World Cup” Match in #Beirut last Week?

2 weeks ago
When I first spotted the poster last week, I thought it was some really old event because it looked like it was done using a Microsoft Paint from Windows 95 but then a friend asked ...
Critiques

Grand Serail Lit up in Pink, Rayan Iaali a New Victim of Domestic Violence

2 weeks ago
I was on my way to the airport on Thursday morning when I noticed the Grand Serail was all lit up in pink to mark International Women’s Day. I couldn’t help myself but laugh quietly, ...
Critiques

National Geographic Needs to Update its Lebanon Guide

2 weeks ago
National Geographic shared recently a short 1-minute video of Lebanon featuring beautiful NatGeoMyShot pictures taken by locals. The post links to a page where you can learn more about Lebanon but there’s not much to ...
Fun

Google Street View Cars in #Beirut?

2 weeks ago
Plus961 shared few days ago a picture of a car with roof-mounted cameras roaming around Beirut. I’ve been hearing about these cars for some time and I thought at first they might be Google Street ...
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