What Are We Parading For?

We all love and respect our Lebanese Army, we all cherish our country and want to celebrate its Independence but I don't understand why are we still holding the yearly parades? Our army needs money, equipment and training, the government's expenses are skyrocketing while our economy is in deep ship, there are fears the Lira might crumble any day, all businesses are struggling and we don't have a government yet. Given all that, why are…

Bekaa’s Attorney General Sues a Citizen for Littering

It's hard to believe, but there are still a lot of people who litter and unfortunately for one pick-up driver who was throwing garbage out of his window, Bekaa's Attorney General was driving behind him and had him arrested and fined for littering. As it turns out, he was also driving the car without a license so he got fined twice. Of course fining him was the right thing but if the judge is capable…

Spotify officially launches in Lebanon and the MENA region, to compete with Deezer and Anghami

It's been available for access for years through unorthodox ways, and rumored for months, but Spotify Arabia has now been finally, officially launched in 13 countries of the MENA region as of Tuesday. The list includes the UAE, Qatar, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, and the Palestine territories. It wasn't however launched in war-torn countries such as Libya, Iraq, Syria, or Yemen. The music streaming app will have free and…

First Aerial Pictures of the Jal el Dib Bridge

The Lebanese Contractor Magazine shared earlier today few aerial pictures of the new Jal el Dib bridge. The first part is almost complete while the second is on its way. Whether they will ease traffic once done or not remains to be seen. For me, I was in favor of a bridge but the works made traffic ten times worse than before and they were working in slow-motion the first couple of months.
Critiques

EDZ No More?

2 days ago
Yesterday, the parliament decided against extending the old concession EDZ had been given and instead endorsed a two-year operation contract. For those of you who don’t know, EDZ was established in 1927 and is the ...
Critiques

What Happened to Rafic Hariri’s Planned Garden in Beirut?

3 days ago
I spotted this sign for the first time six years ago maybe if not more, and yet there’s still no garden there and not even a sign that they might be working on one. The ...
Food

Le Sushi Bar Opening in DT Beirut for its 21st Anniversary

3 days ago
One of Beirut’s oldest and finest Sushi restaurants, Le Sushi Bar, is opening a new branch to celebrate its 21st anniversary in DownTown Beirut right behind Starco building. Le Sushi Bar has been open since ...
Critiques

What Happens to the Water Bottles at the #Beirut Marathon?

4 days ago
A lot of people yesterday during the Beirut Marathon become all of environmentally conscious and started sharing pictures of discarded water bottles on the side of the road. Tens of thousands of runners join the ...
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