Beirut Port Silos at Risk of Collapse A Week Before Port Blast 2nd Anniversary

A week before the Beirut port explosion's second anniversary, the government has issued a warning that the northern part of the port silos are in danger of falling. This comes after the silos caught fire for three consecutive weeks due to the fermentation of the remaining grain stocks in the hot summer temperatures. Economy Minister has stated that the attempts to contain the fires are more likely to cause the silos to collapse, but his…

Meaning of “البطريركية” (Patriarchy)

Two female MPs, Cynthia Zarazir & Halima Kaakour, were disrespected and bullied inside the Lebanese parliament last week. MP Zarazir revealed in a press conference that she was catcalled by pro-government Amal MPs, given a filthy office containing Playboy magazines and used condoms and mocked over her family name. Meanwhile, MP Kaakour was asked to "sit down and shut up" by the speaker of the house Nabih Berri during a session and her reply "What…

Librairie Antoine Beirut Souks is Temporarily Closed

The iconic "Librarie Antoine" book store at the Beirut Souks has officially shut down today after a farewell ceremony in honor of the victims of the August 4 Port explosion. The ceremony was led by authors Joumana Haddad & Akl Awit and the book store was closed indefinitely afterwards. Source: https://icibeyrouth.com/culture/103307 This marks the end of an era but does not come as a surprise as the Souks have been empty for quite some time…

After “Lightyear”, Lebanese General Security Bans “Minions: The Rise of Gru”

Lightyear, the prequel to Pixar's Toy Story franchise, was banned in Lebanon back in June for featuring a brief kiss between a same-sex couple. 13 other Middle Easter and Asian countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia and the UAE, decided to ban the movie because of that scene. Today, the Lebanese General Security has decided to ban the latest Minions movie from cinemas without officially stating the reason behind the ban. According to Megaphone…
Lebanon

Beirut First Club Defeats Riyadi To Claim First Title

2 months ago
Beirut First Club defeated Riyadi in Game 7 tonight to claim its first ever Lebanese Basketball League title. Beirut was down 2-0 in the series before pulling an incredible comeback and winning the series at ...
Food

Furn Beaino Coming to Dubai!

5 months ago
My favorite Lahm Baajine place in Lebanon is opening soon in Dubai! I’ve known for a while now that they’re considering opening in Dubai & Abu Dhabi in 2022 but I don’t have the exact ...
Elections2022

1,043 Candidates For The 2022 Elections, Only 15% Are Women

5 months ago
The number of candidates running for the 2022 parliamentary elections is officially 1,043 candidates, versus 976 candidates in the 2018 elections. Out of these 1,043 candidates, only 155 are women. The youngest candidate is 26-year ...
Architecture

Heritage Buildings of Beirut Placed on 2022 World’s Monuments Watch

5 months ago
The World Monument Fund has decided to place for this year the heritage buildings of Beirut and their surrounding on the 2022 World Monument Watch. This decision comes following the heavy damages that these houses ...
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