Health Ministry is Collecting Travelers’ PII on an Unofficial Website

A friend of mine was traveling to Beirut two days ago, when he was asked to fill out an online survey as required by the Health Ministry. When he went in to check out the URL, he was surprised to find out that a lot of fields contained sensitive information, such as Passport number, and that the page was not an official .gov page but an actual survey hosted on arcgis.com. There's not even a…

Health Ministry Wants A Total Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Surpass 1000

Hassan Diab's government has mismanaged the COVID-19 pandemic since day1. Yes, we did take quick measures but that's about it, and just like everything in this country, there was no proper follow-up, no planning whatsoever, terrible communication, lack of testing and the list goes on. The Interior Minister did not enforce measures properly, and was a laughing stock with his dumb-ass curfew hours, and let's not get started with the Health Minister and his condescending…

Al Ansar Footballer Mohammad Atwi Dies From Stray Bullet Injury

A month ago, Lebanese Football player Mohamad Atwi, who plays for Al Ansar, was injured by a stray bullet that hit him in the head. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he underwent surgery but his situation remained critical. Unfortunately, Mohamad passed away yesterday from injuries sustained from that stray bullet. Mohamad is not the first victim of stray bullets and won't be the last in a country where there's a gun in…

L’Orient-Le Jour Wants to Hold Those in Power Accountable with New English Platform

L'Orient-Le Jour has recently launched its new independent English-language news service and is currently looking for reporters and copy editors to "help those in power accountable!". This is great news that couldn't have come at a better time, and they've already secured the services of Benjamin Redd, co-host of the Lebanese Politics Podcast & Omar Tamo, who's always sharing awesome insights on the current state. Best of luck to the whole team! Now it's up…
Critiques

Tragic Stories from Tripoli’s “Death Trip” to Cyprus

4 days ago
More and more Lebanese are trying to escape the country in search of a new life, but not all of them have the means or are eligible to apply for immigration and go through the ...
Baladi

2,600 Year-old Wine “Factory” Discovered Five Miles South of Sidon

6 days ago
National Geographic shared an amazing discovery today by archaeologists in Lebanon, who have “unearthed new evidence of the extensive overseas trade in wine by the ancient Phoenicians, with the discovery of the oldest wine press ...
Humor

The New “Electronic” Civil Registry Extract is NOT Electronic

1 week ago
When I saw the billboards promoting an electronic civil registry extract, I thought to myself that this is too good to be true, and it turned out to be a hoax. What they did was ...
Critiques

The Lebanese Authorities Have No Idea What’s Happening At The Beirut Port, & Couldn’t Care Less

1 week ago
A massive explosion in August 4, followed by a small fire and today’s massive fire almost a month later. How can one be so incompetent? so negligent? so stupid? They had over a month to ...
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