#BeirutBlast: Six Days and We’re Still Waiting for the Investigation Results

The Lebanese President and the government announced almost a week ago now an investigation to determine within FIVE DAYS MAX the exact cause of the explosion and "who was responsible", and they've refused so far categorically asking foreign parties to hold an external investigation. Yesterday was the deadline and we still haven't heard a word from the Prime Minister or President, and chances are we won't be hearing anything any time soon if they start…

Early Elections Without Reforms is a Sulta Trap

Today was yet another historic day. Protesters returned to the streets in massive numbers demanding justice, holding gallows, storming government ministries and occupying shortly the Association of banks building. Meanwhile Prime Minister Diab was delivering yet another empty speech but this time, he stated he will request an early parliamentary election in a bid to defuse a worsening crisis following the port explosion. At first, you'd think this is a win as early elections have…

Al Mawarid CEO & Former Minister Marwan Kheireddine Buys $9.9M New York Apartment

Our international limits are set to zero, we can only withdraw money locally in LBP, transfers abroad are blocked yet former Minister Marwan Kheireddine, who happens to be the CEO of Al Mawarid bank, has purchased actress Jennifer Lawrence’s $9.9 million New York penthouse. The Former Minister who hunts animals for fun and once sent his bodyguards to beat up a journalist, said the purchase is part of an investment deal through a family-owned company…
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How The World Showed Solidarity with #Beirut

2 days ago
Lebanon is unfortunately making headlines around the world over an unfortunate event; a horrific explosion that has killed over 150 people so far and injured thousands. Tens of countries sent rescue teams and supplies to ...
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[Updated] Lebanese Government Refused Help From “Secouristes Sans Frontières”

3 days ago
Update: Lebanon’s Ambassador to France contacted SSF who specified that it was the French authorities that asked them to cancel their trip. The Lebanese authorities have apparently refused help from the Secouristes Sans Frontières team, ...
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Western Union To Allow Transfers in USD Starting August 7

3 days ago
Following the disastrous blast that occurred two days ago, Western Union has announced that it will be offering zero-fees international money transfers paid out in U.S. dollars to Lebanon, and BDL has confirmed this decision ...
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A Tribute To The Ten Firefighters Killed in the Blaze

4 days ago
Ten brave firefighters were the first to respond to the fire that erupted at the port, few minutes before the huge blaze occurred. They had no idea what was inside the storage house, they rushed ...
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