Isken Loans To Resume in June 2024?

Banque de l'habitat is expected to finally start giving out loans to eligible candidates this month. This is what Antoine Habib, the bank's general manager, has confirmed a couple of weeks ago. The announcement is not on the bank's official website unfortunately because the website is down for maintenance. In regards to requirements, anyone who wishes to obtain a house loan, as an individual or couple: - must be Lebanese. - must have a monthly…

Donner Sang Compter is Sadly Shutting Down After 14 Years

After 14 years, 1,312 blood drives and over 104,679 blood units donated, Donner Sang Compter has decided to close down due to a lack of funds primarily but more importantly due to a lack of collaboration across the various stakeholders. The man behind this amazing initiative, Yorgui Teyrouz, left a heartfelt letter on Facebook reflecting on DSC's amazing journey and raising concerns regarding the work of blood banks, the related government agencies among others. I've…

Coldplay is Obviously NOT coming to Lebanon This Summer

I have no idea who started this silly rumor, but Coldplay is not coming to Lebanon this summer and no matter how hard the ministry of tourism is presumably working to make it happen, you can't book Coldplay over night for the coming summer. A simple look at their 2024 calendar will show you they have sold out concerts all year long. I first saw this rumor circulate on LiveLoveBeirut's page then on NewInBeirut instagram…

Rare Footage From the Holiday Inn – Beirut 1974

I don't think I've ever seen such a lengthy video of the Holiday Inn Beirut from the 1970s while it was still intact. Akhbar Beirut shared on its Facebook page a video from the movie "The Queen & I" starring Georgina Rizk, the first and only Lebanese to claim "Miss Universe" in 1971. The Holiday Inn Beirut has long become a symbol of the Lebanese Civil War and its shell-scarred walls till today are reminiscent…
Lebanon

Dr. Food Charged With “Manufacturing, Trafficking and Drug smuggling”

3 weeks ago
Mount Lebanon investigating judge Ziad Dagheedi had issued an arrest warrant in absentia against George Deeb, also known as Dr. Food, for the crimes of “drug manufacturing, trafficking, and smuggling abroad”. The memo will be ...
Lebanon

The New Lebanese Basketball League Trophy was Designed by Rudy Rahme

4 weeks ago
We have a new trophy for the Lebanese basketball league and it’s gigantic to say the least! The trophy was beautifully sculpted by Rudy Rahme, is meant to symbolize unity and weighs a whopping 22 ...
Lebanon

Beiteddine Festival Will Suspend Its Activities This Summer

4 weeks ago
The Beiteddine Art Festival’s president Noura Jumblatt issued a statement today and announced the suspension of all activities scheduled for this year. The reason for that is the situation in South Lebanon and the “ongoing ...
Baladi

Ray Bassil Wins Gold Medal at 2024 ISSF World Cup Championship

1 month ago
Lebanese Champion Ray Bassil has won gold at the 2024 ISSF World Cup Championship, her first gold in 8 years, after a flawless last round against Penny Smith from Australia and Erica Tessa from Italy. ...
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