Minister Ali Hamieh Doesn’t Believe Lebanon had a Public Transportation Crisis

If you haven't met yet our new Public Works & Transport Minister, he was on TV the other day claiming that Lebanon never had a transportation crisis before 2019, and that the government never really considered enhancing the public transportation network because everyone had a car. It appears that the minister forgot the cost of traffic and the cost of environmental degradation in Lebanon on the economy, add to that the billions of dollars wasted…

Someone Burned The Old Homeless Man’s Street Library

Remember the story I shared a week ago about the old man selling books under a bridge? It appears that someone has set fire to his small kiosk and burned all his books. I don't know what evil mind would do that, but I'm trying to figure out how we could help the old man find a proper shelter and maybe get him back a small kiosk to sell his books. I will post updated…

What’s Happening to the Lebanese Lira Exchange Rate?

If you're wondering how the Lebanese Lira rate has been improving steadily over the last few days, after dropping to an all-time low of 33,000 last week, here's why: - Following the decision by the Central Bank a month ago to set a new rate of 8,000 Lebanese pounds to the US dollar for withdrawals, there was a substantial increase in the amount of Lebanese Liras circulating in the market, which meant more demand for…

Is Abdallah Al-Saei a Hero?

I've seen a lot of comments yesterday following the incident that took place in Jeb Jennine where a young man called Abdallah Al-Saei held dozens of people hostage in a BBAC branch to get $50,000 of his money. Many hailed the man as a hero for what he did, while others are not very fond of such actions that could turn ugly and are really impacting employees rather than those in charge of these banks.…
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HEC & CMA CGM Launch “The CMA CGM Excellence Fund for Lebanon”

1 week ago
At times where seeking higher education abroad has become out of reach for many Lebanese university students, HEC & CMA CGM have decided to partner and launch The “CMA CGM Excellence Fund for Lebanon”, a ...
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What Happened To The Tayyouneh Investigation?

1 week ago
Following the Tayyouneh clashes that took place in October 2021, the Lebanese Military court had originally charged 68 people with murder and sedition, but there hasn’t been any updates since then into this incident that ...
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Minister of Culture Helps Homeless Book Seller By Giving Him More Books

1 week ago
Pictures of a homeless man taking shelter under a bridge and selling used books went viral last week, prompting Lebanon’s Minister of Culture (wait for it) to visit the old man and throw some more ...
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Is Lebanon Buying Gas From Israel or Not?

1 week ago
Following Israel’s Channel 12 TV report yesterday claiming that Israel will supply natural gas to Lebanon in a US-brokered deal intended to minimize Iranian hold over the impoverished and crisis-stricken country, Lebanon’s Energy Ministry denied ...
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