A Specially Crafted Kimono for Lebanon at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

In celebration of the Tokyo Olympics, Japan has carefully crafted 213 unique kimonos inspired by each country’s culture, history and scenery. The "KIMONO Project" aims at showing a gesture of friendship and peace towards countries and refugee athletes attending the Olympics. This is Lebanon's Kimono on which you can see churches and mosques lined up with each other, the Baalbek temple, Raouche , the Phoenician boat & Alphabet, the Phenix and grapes in reference to…

Full Schedule for Lebanese Athletes at the 2020 Olympics

We have 6 Lebanese competing at the Olympics in Tokyo this year in five different sports as shown below: Judo: Nacif Elias [Men's −81 kg[ Athletics: Noureddine Hadid Shooting: Ray Bassil Swimming: Munzer Kabbara Gabriella Doueihy Weightlifting: Mahassen Fattouh The first one to compete was Gabriella Doueihy who finished last in her heat and did not qualify to the finals. As for the remaining events, they are as follows: Nippon Budokan Judo Match 1 Men…

Is Real Change Possible in Lebanon?

The answer is no, at least not in the next 3 to 5 years. As much as I want to believe that the revolution can still bring the Sulta down to its knees, the situation is very different from October 2019 and chances of a real change are very slim at the moment. Does that mean the Revolution was crushed? No. It was weakened severely but the revolution will always be alive and I am…

Brazilian Star Ronaldinho in Beirut

Ronaldinho is starting a tour tomorrow in Beirut as part of the “Solidarity with Lebanon and the Lebanese” initiative. The Brazilian star will start his visit at 3:30PM at the fire brigade in Karantina before heading to the Beirut Port where he will lay a wreath to salute the souls of the victims. He will also be meeting several associations and NGOs that are actively involved in the reconstruction and relief of the affected by…
Lebanon

What are We Providing Iraq In Exchange for its Fuel?

2 days ago
A deal was signed between Iraq and Lebanon today, where Iraq will supply Lebanon with one million tonnes of fuel oil in exchange for medical services. The Iraqi fuel however cannot be used by Lebanon’s ...
Lebanon

Supermarkets Are Running Out of Diesel

1 week ago
Lebanon’s leading supermarkets are running short on diesel and might be forced to temporarily close until the authorities figure out a way to procure diesel. Ironically, the problem is not a market shortage but suppliers ...
Lebanon

BBC Report: Lebanon Web of Corruption

1 week ago
Check out this lengthy BBC News Arabic report on Lebanon’s electricity sector where they investigate “allegations involving multi-million dollar agreements, bribery, and shipments of substandard oil imported to fuel Lebanon’s power stations, and reports on ...
Critiques

Should Expats Visit Lebanon This Summer to Ease Its Financial Crisis?

2 weeks ago
The answer would obviously be YES in any other time, but it’s not that simple given the circumstances Lebanon is going through right now. While expats will bring in “fresh” dollars, they will also increase ...
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