COVID Vaccination Update: ONLY 28.7% of Lebanese are Fully Vaccinated

Lebanon's vaccination campaign against COVID-19 was launched on January 27 2021, and the former Public Health Minister had promised 80% of the population would be fully vaccinated by the end of the year. Instead, Lebanon is among the worst ranked country in terms of vaccination rates with barely 29% of the population having received two doses. In addition to that, we still have over 600 cases on a daily basis and tens of positive cases…

Feeding Stations For Stray Animals: An Initiative by “Save Our Strays”

Despite having several animal shelters working tirelessly to take care of abused and abandoned animals, stray animals are still a big problem in Lebanon as there's a huge lack of awareness among the public and especially among municipalities on how to handle them. We're fortunate though to have many kind-hearted individuals going out of their way to rescue and protect these stray animals, and 22-year-old Rayan Akil is one of them. Rayan is always helping…

President Aoun Offers Unconvincing Reasons To Return Amended Electoral Law

The Lebanese parliament agreed to cancel the unjust 6 diaspora seats and set an earlier date for the 2022 elections on the 27th of March, instead of holding them during May. However, the president has declined to ratify Parliament's decision citing climatic and logistical factors, and also adding that 10,685 Lebanese would be deprived of their right to vote, as they would not have reached the age of 21, if elections are held in March.…

Must-Read: Carol Ayat’s End-To-End Solution to the Energy Crisis in Lebanon

The only way to solve Lebanon's power crisis is to have the right people in the right place, but unfortunately we've had incompetent and/or corrupt people managing this sector for the past decade or more, and the outcome is what we're witnessing right now: A total collapse of the whole sector costing the economy an estimated $5.5M dollars DAILY! However, and despite all the financial and logistic challenges that this sector is facing, there are…
Critiques

Make Beirut An Arms-Free Capital!

3 days ago
What’s stopping the Lebanese authorities from calling Beirut an arms-free city? What’s the purpose of having so many heavily armed groups and individual in the capital? Why can’t we let Lebanese live peacefully and end ...
Critiques

New Telecom Minister Wants to Sell Our Data to Private Companies

3 days ago
The new minister of Telecommunication Johnny Corm suggested today during a TV interview that he’s considering selling user data to private companies in order to increase the ministry’s revenues. When asked if this data will ...
Lebanon

Neglected Football Stadiums Forced Lebanon National Team To Play 2022 Qualifiers Abroad

5 days ago
The Lebanese National Football Team secured their first win last Tuesday in the final round of the FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers by defeating Syria 3 to 2 in Amman. Lebanon’s qualifying chances are very ...
Critiques

Where Did Judge Bitar Go Wrong?

1 week ago
I am still trying to understand the rationale behind the intense smear campaign against Judge Bitar, the Lebanese judge in charge of the probe into the August 2020 Beirut port blast. Did he break any ...
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