Who’s Behind Employing 4,580 New People in the Public Sector?

We've been hearing for few months now about the "illegally" hired new employees in the public sector yet we have no idea who's behind it. In fact, all parties seem to be denying it and want an investigation which is quite funny considering they have been in power for decades. In short, the hiring freeze that came into effect in 2017 forbid any new hirings by public institutions, including ministries and municipalities, yet somehow over…

Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 Review

The Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 has officially hit the Lebanese market and is a major upgrade from last year’s Huawei Y7 Prime 2018. The mid-range phone, which is aimed at today’s youth, combines three key features that are hard to find in competing smartphones: – Great Battery life: A large 4000mAh battery, up from the 3000mAh on last year’s model, that can last for more than one-day which is pretty awesome. – Great Camera: Featuring…

Interior Minister Revives Civil Marriage Debate, Bans Convoys

Lebanon's first female Interior Minister revived the civil marriage debate in the past few days by vowing to open the door "to a serious and deep dialogue on this issue with all religious and other authorities, and with the support of PM Hariri until civil marriage is recognized". This is not the first time the topic was brought up by an Interior Minister and won't be the last. Previous Interior Minister Mashnouq was in favor…

Judo Champion Nacif Elias Loses to Avoid Confronting Israeli Athlete at #JudoParis2019

Lebanese Judo Champion was on his way to secure a medal for Lebanon at the #JudoParis 2019 tournament but was forced to lose his game to avoid confronting an Israeli athlete in the semis. Since Judo regulations don't allow withdrawing from a game without a valid medical excuse, Elias had to lose his game in a way or another and drop his chances of winning a medal. This is not the first time Lebanese athletes…
Lebanon

5th Century Byzantine Village Discovered in Zaarour

4 days ago
The “Al Jawzeh” project has been on since 2012, but it was not until last week that the results of the digs were announced by archaeologists Lina Nacouzi and Dominique Pieri at a conference held ...
Art

Sursock Museum Cites Economic Constraints, to Close Twice Per Week Now

4 days ago
Starting Monday February the 18th, the Sursock museum will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The sad Facebook announcement came as a result of “economic constraints” it is facing: In the face of increasing economic ...
Lebanon

Saudi Arabia Lifts 15-month old Travel Ban on #Lebanon

4 days ago
The 15-month old travel ban Saudi Arabia imposed on Lebanon in November 2017 following security concerns, has been lifted off following the latest government formation. A flock of Gulf tourists is expected to flood the country ...
Lebanon

Updates Regarding The “Smuggled” Phones Customs Fees in #Lebanon

4 days ago
Following a few posts that went viral last week, with Lebanese citizens ranting about the new phone customs set by the MOT for personal users to pay, a few clarifications and a glimmer of hope ...
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