Aerial Shots of the New US Embassy Campus in Awkar

Aerial shots showing the massive new US embassy campus in Awkar have been circulating online in the past week. The new US Embassy in Lebanon will remain in Awkar and will be built over an area of 174,000 square meters at a cost of around $1 billion. They practically bought the whole mountain on top of the existing embassy and construction should be done by 2023. The embassy was designed by Morphosis Architects and Alabama-based…

BDL is Blaming Facebook & Google on the Lira Collapse

Forget the decades of corruption, the third highest public debt-to-gross domestic product, the state-sponsored Ponzi scheme, the real cause behind the Lira collapse, aside from the notorious yet invisible US blockade of course, is Google & Facebook. No this is not a joke. the BDL issued a statement to Annahar today where they mentioned they're holding Google & Facebook responsible for allowing currency apps to publish their own currency rates and not adopting the "official"…

Beirut House Awarded Best Interior Design at the AD Design Awards 2021

An Achrafieh apartment, designed Lebanese designer Marc Dibeh, has won the Best Interior Design trophy at the AD Design Awards 2021. The apartment was rebuilt after the Beirut Blast, and "serves as a metaphor for the creative resilience of the Lebanese capital". “For this project,” explains Dibeh, “I was inspired by Lina Bo Bardi’s 1950 House of Glass in Sao Paulo, and by Pedro Reyes’ home in Mexico City.” Yet the two-storey apartment he designed…

Around 50% of Lebanese Children Are Skipping A Basic Meal Everyday

UNICEF released a survey recently highlighting the dramatic deterioration of living conditions in the past months and the impact this ongoing crisis is having on children. The survey mentions that nearly 8 in 10 Lebanese live in poverty and 36 per cent in extreme poverty, knowing that the UN had estimated recently that 78 percent of the Lebanese lives below the poverty line – some three million people – with 36 percent of the population…
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#Elections2022: Register NOW, Complain LATER!

1 week ago
Around 150K expats have registered so far to vote for the 2022 elections with only 5 days left. The number constitutes around 15% of the total expats eligible to vote, which is a very low ...
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Lebanese Habib Emile Dergham Wins The 2021 “Paris Match Grand Prize for Photography”

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Habib Emile Dergham, a 26-year old Lebanese photographer from Bouar, has won the “Paris Match” 2021 Grand Prize for Photography, a competition that includes over 50,000 participants from all over France. Dergham, who is pursuing ...
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#Elections2022: Lebanese Expats Registration Breakdown by Continent

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LBCI has been following up very closely on the registration of Lebanese expats for the 2022 elections and the latest update is that we have 127K registrations till today! Here’s the breakdown by continent: – ...
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WASIL: A New Bicycle Courier Business in Tripoli

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WASIL is a newly launched bicycle courier business in Tripoli, targeting businesses primarily and delivering packages up to 1kg. The aim is to offer an eco-friendly and sustainable service at times where gas prices are ...
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