Fadi el Khatib Will Play with His Son at Champville This Year

There aren't that many father and son that were active players at the same time, let alone play for the same team. Fadi el Khatib and his son will be the first to do in the Lebanese Basketball League, after they both signed for Champville this year. Jihad is a 14 year old rising basketball talent. He joined the Junior NBA camp in Italy last year and will attend this year a camp in the…

We Don’t Want to Grow Our Own Food, We Want Our Money Back!

Lebanon may be famous for its food, but we're better at preparing stuff than producing it and this applies to everything. We import everything, including 85% of our food and this will not change overnight, despite all calls by political parties, NGOs, associations and others to plant our balconies, our fields and become self-sufficient in various sectors. Still, there's no harm in promoting such initiatives as we need to start producing more but the problem…

You Can Bring in Up to 15K in Cash Through Beirut’s Airport

Following the airport's reopening on July 1st, rumors spread that any amounts over $2000 were being confiscated from passengers. The Lebanese Customs issued a statement today clarifying that all passengers can carry up to $15,000 in cash and that any amount above that limit should be declared. The two WhatsApp voices that spread claimed amounts over $2000 were confiscated and one claimed he was handed back a bank check which doesn't really add up. In…

Lebanese Cannot Travel to Cyprus As of July 6th

The below is an announcement shared yesterday by the Cyprus Embassy in Lebanon: Dear all, we are very sorry to announce that following today's decision of the competent authorities of the Republic of Cyprus regarding the categorization of countries according to their epidemiological standards, also taking into consideration the relevant decision of the European Council, a group of countries, including Lebanon, was moved from Category B to Category C. The new categorization will enter into…
Critiques

Diab Should Have Resigned After 100 Days in Office

1 week ago
Hassan Diab’s government was never meant to achieve anything. It was a mere “passe-temps” while those in power agree on the next government. However, and as expected by all politicians who take charge, this government ...
Critiques

Lebanese Authorities Still Stalling After 6 Weeks of IMF Negotiations

1 week ago
The latest from the IMF-Lebanon ongoing negotiations: an ex-MP, jokingly or not we’re not sure, asked the IMF if we could get money without reforms. Meanwhile, two members of Lebanon’s negotiating team have already quit, ...
Art

Baalbeck International Festival Goes Virtual, Will Broadcast A One-of-a-kind Live Concert on July 5

2 weeks ago
“The show must go on.” The Baalbeck International Festival is defying the COVID-19 confinement by going virtual and broadcasting live on July 5 a newly conceived concert by Maestro Harout Fazlian and produced by the ...
Critiques

Lebanon is Not an Affordable Country (Yet), it’s a Failed State & Bankrupt Country

2 weeks ago
We’ve seen a lot of politicians, journalists and analysts claim recently that we should be promoting Lebanon as a touristic destination now that the lira has devaluated and the dollar is worth four times (as ...
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