In Pictures: Huge Storm Hits Lebanon, Drowns Roads

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Of course it wasn’t a huge storm that hit Lebanon this morning, but if you look at what happened today after it rained for a couple of hours only, you’d think a tsunami had hit the Lebanese shores.

Here are few pictures that speak for themselves:

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PS: If I credited the wrong person or forgot to credit any picture please do inform me and I will gladly update it.

Lebanese Reporters Show Support For The Civil Defence Volunteers By Taking Off Their Shoes

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The Civil Defence Volunteers went to the sea yesterday and threatened to keep on swimming until the law is passed. Some of them almost drowned and others fainted before the law got approved by the parliament. Meanwhile and in order to show support, Lebanese Reporters from various TV stations decided to share pictures of their shoes.

Ya3ne ya hek support ya bala or as Nadine from LBCBlogs said, “Because selfie, or it didn’t happen”.

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Britain’s Favorite Take-away Is Lebanese

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A Lebanese Diner called The Cedar has won the title of Britain’s favorite take-away, after receiving the most positive votes from millions of reviews of more than 9000 eateries. The Cedar Chef and Owner Sami Khoueiry says all his recipes are 100% home made and approved by his mother.

A chef who turned down a job at five-star hotel The Dorchester to set up on his own in west London was today celebrating after his restaurant was named Britain’s favourite take-away. Lebanese diner The Cedar, in Maida Vale, received the most positive votes from millions of reviews of more than 9,000 eateries posted by users of online delivery website hungryhouse.co.uk. Owner Sami Khoueiry put The Cedar’s secret of success down to the secret recipes his mother taught him as a child growing up in Beirut. [Link]

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Lebanese Parliament Approves The Employment of Civil Defence Volunteers

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Civil Defense volunteers protested in a weird way today to claim their rights by swimming deep into the sea in Ramlet al-Bayda and threatening to drown if the parliament doesn’t approve their full-time employment. Some of them were rescued and hospitalized and the parliament ended up approving the draft-law for their employment.

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About The Gandour Tarboosh Controversial Story

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Ever since I woke up this morning and people have been talking to me about that guy who found a metal nail inside his Tarboosh (Ras el Abed). I read the whole thread, including Gandour’s responses and claim that his story is a fabricated one.

Since they’ve decided to settle this offline, I won’t comment further on the story but honestly speaking, I seriously doubt Gandour would let such a thing happen and I would have taken this matter offline with them as it’s probably the shop’s mistake (assuming the guy’s story is not a fake one of course).

Lebanon Among The Top 20 Countries With The Largest Flows Of Remittance Payments From The U.S.

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Migrants to the United States are responsible for sending almost a quarter of the global total of intentional remittances. While the countries with the biggest flows are Mexico, India and China, Lebanon is in 14th position and sent over 1.5 Billion Dollars in the year 2012.

The map was done by Pew Research Center based on data from the World Bank.

Read the full article [Here].

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