215,563 Lebanese Left the Country Since 2017

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 the General Security. Lebanon has been witnessing an alarming rise in the rates of emigration since 2019 and I believe the numbers are relatively low and misleading, because the processing time for immigration requests is taking forever and there are…

Lebanon Passport Ranks 102nd in 2022 Passport Index

The 2022 Henley Passport Index, the only one of its kind based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Authority , has been updated to reflect the passport rankings for this year. The index includes 199 different passports and 227 different travel destinations. Lebanon has ranked 102nd right behind Iran and ahead of Sri Lanka, Sudan, Libya, North Korea, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and others. Here's how it compares to other countries worldwide and in…
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Forced Underage Marriages Are on The Rise in Lebanon

5 months ago
Underage marriage is still a big problem in Lebanon and has unfortunately increased during the pandemic. Back in 2017, UNICEF revealed that for 1 in 25 girls was married before 18 in Lebanon. Despite years ...
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Monika Borgmann Awarded Franco-German Human Rights Prize

6 months ago
Few weeks after Dar Al Jadeed, a publishing house founded by Lokman Slim and his sister Rasha Al Ameer in 1990, received the 2021 International Publishers’ Association Prix Voltaire award, Monika Borgmann who is Lokman’s ...
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Around 50% of Lebanese Children Are Skipping A Basic Meal Everyday

7 months ago
UNICEF released a survey recently highlighting the dramatic deterioration of living conditions in the past months and the impact this ongoing crisis is having on children. The survey mentions that nearly 8 in 10 Lebanese ...
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US President Appoints Sara Minkara as US Special Advisor on International Disability Rights

7 months ago
Sara Minkara, a Lebanese-American originally from Tripoli, has just been appointed the U.S. Special Advisor on International Disability Rights. This role which was created by President Barack Obama is “critical to ensuring that U.S. diplomacy ...
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The Daily Star Staff Were Laid Off, Newspaper To Shut Down

7 months ago
The Daily Star staff were all laid off today via email and the newspaper is set to shut down. The news has been a long time coming as there hasn’t been any new publication since ...
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Must-Read: Carol Ayat’s End-To-End Solution to the Energy Crisis in Lebanon

8 months ago
The only way to solve Lebanon’s power crisis is to have the right people in the right place, but unfortunately we’ve had incompetent and/or corrupt people managing this sector for the past decade or more, ...
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Lebanese-Born Ardem Patapoutian Wins 2021 Nobel Prize

8 months ago
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly yesterday to two US scientists, David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian. Dr. Julius is a professor of physiology at the University of California in San Francisco ...
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Archaeologists Unearth Two Mass Graves of Slaughtered Crusaders in Sidon

9 months ago
The chipped and charred bones of at least 25 young men and teenage boys were found inside the dry moat of the ruins of St. Louis Castle in Sidon, according to an article by livescience. ...
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