Supermarkets Are Running Out of Diesel

Lebanon's leading supermarkets are running short on diesel and might be forced to temporarily close until the authorities figure out a way to procure diesel. Ironically, the problem is not a market shortage but suppliers and distributors refusing to buy "legally" and trying to get the most out of the situation in the black market. Meanwhile, the authorities aren't doing sh*t to resolve this matter since many parties are benefitting from the black market sales…

BBC Report: Lebanon Web of Corruption

Check out this lengthy BBC News Arabic report on Lebanon's electricity sector where they investigate "allegations involving multi-million dollar agreements, bribery, and shipments of substandard oil imported to fuel Lebanon's power stations, and reports on the biggest corruption investigation in the history of the country's energy sector." Add to that the environmental and health hazards that Lebanon's outdated power stations pose to people living close to them.
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Lebanese Taking Part in The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

4 weeks ago
The 2020 Summer Olympics are expected to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, and there are so far 6 confirmed Lebanese athletes taking part in the the XXXII Olympiad. Here’s ...
Economics

Funds Held by Lebanese in Swiss Banks Up By $2.7 Billion in 2020

4 weeks ago
EM Economist & Former and previous Director of the Geo-economics and Strategy Programme (GESP) Alia Moubayed shared some insightful figures this week on the surge in funds held by Lebanese in Swiss Banks since 2019. ...
Baladi

Buy Local!

4 weeks ago
Lebanon doesn’t produce much and imports most of its basic needs, but there are still plenty of Lebanese brands that we should support and that are proudly competing with imported products. The video below was ...
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Mahassen Hala: Lebanon’s First Female Olympic Weightlifter

1 month ago
Mahassen Hala will be the first woman to represent Lebanon internationally in Olympic Weightlifting after having earned the first international medal for Lebanon in the Women’s Olympic Weightlifting at the 2018 Mediterranean Games. She was ...
Information

NowLebanon is Back

1 month ago
With all these newspapers shutting down in Lebanon, it’s good to see NowLebanon was brought back to life. For those who remember it, Now Lebanon was was one of the leading news sources in Lebanon ...
Alcohol

Glenbey Scotch Whisky: Born in Scotland, Raised in Lebanon

1 month ago
Ets. Antoine Massoud & Domaine Des Tourelles have recently launched Glenbey: The first ever Scotch whiskey with a Lebanese Signature. Glenbey is a blended scotch made from a mixture of barley malt and wheat and ...
Health

Good News: COVID-19 Vaccinations Surpass Reported Infections in Lebanon

1 month ago
The number of vaccinated people (first shot) has finally exceeded the number of reported infections in Lebanon as the ministry reported yesterday that 547,596 have received their first vaccine dose while the total number of ...
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TAQA’s 180KM Open Water Swim Traverse From Cyprus to Lebanon

1 month ago
TAQA is an ISO-certified Lebanese bakery that produces nutritious and delicious healthy snacks that are wheat-free, corn free, soy free, and GMO-free, palm oil free. TAQA has been growing exponentially since 2016 and can be ...
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