I’m a Proud Uncle for the Second Time!

My brother's wife gave birth to a healthy baby girl called Zoe on July 5th, which makes me a proud uncle for the second time. Unfortunately, they live in Portland so I will not get the chance to meet the baby girl anytime soon but my mother and brother are traveling tonight to visit. I cannot help but think of my dad in such times. He loved kids and they all loved him back. I…

Lebanon is Hosting The 2017 FIBA Asian Cup But No One’s Funding it?

Lebanon is supposedly hosting the 2017 FIBA Asian Cup from August 8 till August 20, which is less than a month away but the organizers are still struggling to acquire the necessary funds needed to have everything ready on time. The Tourism Minister is showing support and is willing to dedicate a certain amount from the ministry's budget to help out but it won't be enough and he's indirectly blaming the Ministry of Youth and…

Your WTF News of the Day

1- The Baalbeck Festivals committee asked Lebanon's Ministry of Education to delay announcing the Baccalaureate exams results from Friday till Saturday out of fear of any celebratory gunfire on the festival's kickoff night. The Minister agreed to do so and the results will be announced on Saturday. 2- Beirut Investigative Judge Fadi Oneissi Thursday closed the case of former Ogero head Abdel-Moneim Youssef's over a "lack of evidence," a judicial source told The Daily Star.…

Families on Scooters in Lebanon: A Double Hazard

Every time I see a whole family without any helmet on a tiny scooter driving around, I try to stay as far away as possible from them because they're not only jeopardizing their lives but ours as well. If God forbid you hit one of those scooters with your car and it's 100% the scooter's fault, you get screwed by the law and might risk jail time if anyone on that scooter dies, especially if…
Critiques

Why is Everyone so Outraged by The Interior Minister’s Statement?

3 weeks ago
Everyone’s outraged and shocked by Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq’s recent statement that tens of detainees arrested on charges of shooting celebratory gunfire were released due to political interference. Manshnouq went on to blame the judiciary ...
Fun

MEA Passenger Makes Mid-Air Surprise Proposal

3 weeks ago
A Lebanese man chose to propose to his girlfriend on board of a MEA plane heading to Armenia. Someone filmed the whole thing and the Middle East Airlines offered the young couple free tickets to ...
Critiques

Why Has The Water in Ramlet el Baida Turned Green?

3 weeks ago
The water on Ramlet el Baida turned green in the last few days, not due to some chemical waste, but because of the increase in temperature and a rare bloom of marine phytoplankton. The green ...
Critiques

Beirut’s Martyrs Square Cleaned & Beautified

3 weeks ago
I’m glad the Beirut municipality has finally decided to clean Martyrs Square’s statue and plant some flowers around it. The statue and the walls surrounding it were repeatedly vandalized unfortunately during the protests and sit-ins ...
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