Archaeologists Unearth Two Mass Graves of Slaughtered Crusaders in Sidon

The chipped and charred bones of at least 25 young men and teenage boys were found inside the dry moat of the ruins of St. Louis Castle in Sidon, according to an article by livescience. The remains revealed "unhealed wounds from stabbing, slicing or blunt force trauma. Most of the injuries were to the fighters’ backs, suggesting they may have been killed while fleeing—possibly by adversaries on horseback, based on where the blows fell on…

Lebanon’s Annual Inflation Rate is The World’s Highest

Remember how everyone was dismissing the Venezuela scenario a year ago? Well we officially surpassed Venezuela as having the highest annual inflation rate worldwide, but we're still third overall in terms of inflation rate increase. According to Bloomberg, the consumer price index rose to 137.8% from a year earlier in August, compared with 123.4% in July, according to the Lebanon Central Administration of Statistics. Consumer prices rose 10.25% from a month earlier while food prices…

Beirut Port Explosion In This Year’s French Baccalaureate Textbook

This year's French educational curriculum included the Beirut blast as part of their history and geography book for the Baccaulerate. The book included pictures of the explosion and comparison to other explosions caused by ammonium nitrate, such as the 1947 explosion in Texas City, or the 2001 Toulouse chemical factory explosion. Added to that, it showcased the dangers of ammonium nitrate. Meanwhile, our history book is still stuck in 1975.

20 Tons of Ammonium Nitrate Seized in The Bekaa

Security forces raided today a warehouse in the eastern Bekaa Valley, considered a hub for smuggling operations between Lebanon and Syria, and seized 20 tons of ammonium nitrate stored inside a truck. The chemical is the same one behind Beirut's port explosion and was transported to a "safe place" according to the National News Agency . The owners of the warehouse stated that they're using the chemical as a fertilizer for agricultural use but even…
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Lebanese Cabinet Names For The Past 20 Years

6 days ago
Looking back at Lebanon’s governments since 2005, they all had redundant and cliché names and the latest government is no different. The latest cabinet’s name was declared as “Together to the Rescue” (″معا للانقاذ″), a ...
Critiques

Presidential Palace Has No Right To Ban Reporters

6 days ago
Al Jadeed reporter Layal Saad was denied entrance to the Presidential Palace’s press office last week because of a previous incident that took place months ago where Saad referred to the president as ‘Aoun’ and ...
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How Much Money Did Your Municipality Receive Since 1993?

1 week ago
The Gherbal Initiative launched an interactive page showing all the amounts transferred from the revenues of the Municipal Fund to all municipalities since 1993 (paid in 1996) until 2017 (paid in 2019). Here are some ...
Lebanon

Former PM Hassan Diab Left The Country Before His Scheduled Questioning

1 week ago
Judge Bitar, who’s in charge of the Beirut blast, had summoned former Prime Minister Hassan Diab back in August 26, but Diab failed to appear. He then rescheduled the questioning for September 20, but Diab ...
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