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Carl Bechstein Foundation Donates 16 Pianos To The Beirut National Conservatory

4 months ago
The Carl Bechstein Foundation has gifted the Beirut National Conservatory six grand pianos and ten uprights valued at over 300,000 Euros, in an attempt to help the Conservatory resume its lessons, following the damages caused ...
Critiques

Energy Minister Promises Electricity 24/7 by 2025/2026

4 months ago
Twelve years ago, we were promised 24/7 electricity by Lebanon’s energy minister at the time Gebran Bassil, but we all know how that went. This week, Energy Minister Walid Fayyad mentioned during an interview with ...
Architecture

A 3D Recreation Of The Egg Building in Beirut

4 months ago
The “Egg” building is one of Beirut’s most iconic landmarks. It was built in 1966 by Lebanese architect Joseph Philip Karam and was part of a multi-user complex including an egg-spaced shell and two high ...
Lebanon

Health Ministry’s PASS Platform is Compromised

4 months ago
Earlier in December, SMEX as well as several online activists raised doubts regarding the security measures taken to protect the data being captured on the Health Ministry’s MOPH Pass platform. As it appears, the platform ...
History

Old Pictures of Beirut From The National Library of France Archives

4 months ago
I stumbled upon today an aerial shot of Beirut’s port taken in 1929 by Fran├žois Pierre-Alype, found on the National Library of France website. I dug out the website, searched for all the Beirut-related pictures ...
Art

The National Library Officially Reopens (Again)

4 months ago
The National Library was officially reopened in 2018 after 39 years but it had to be closed once again following the damages caused by the 2020 Beirut blast. Qatar had already sponsored the efforts to ...
Information

215,563 Lebanese Left the Country Since 2017

4 months ago
According to the latest report published by Information International, more than 215,000 individuals have immigrated/traveled from Lebanon between 2017 and 2021, including 79,134 last year alone. The statistics are based on on data provided by ...
Lebanon

The Economist Democracy Index: Lebanon Now Labeled as an “Authoritarian Regime”

4 months ago
More than a third of the world’s population is living under authoritarian rule according to the 2021 Economist’ Global Democracy Index, and only 21 countries were labeled as full democracies. Pandemic restrictions have damaged democratic ...
Baladi

Xposure To Sponsor Refugee Boy Photographed Reading A Book in The Garbage

4 months ago
Rodrigues Mghames’ photo of the 10-year old boy reading in the garbage dump, which went viral on all social media channels, has been featured in this year’s XPOSURE International Photography Festival, and the festival has ...
Critiques

Over $40 Million of PCR Tests Revenues To Be Returned to Health Ministry & Lebanese University

4 months ago
Following Riad Tawk’s TV report on the missing PCR revenues from the tests performed at the Rafik Hariri airport, Public Prosecutor at the Court of Audit Judge Fawzi Khamis has issued a decision to return ...
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