A Short-Term Action Plan for Lebanon’s Electricity Sector

Lebanon is headed towards total darkness in few weeks time if EDL doesn't get funds to buy fuel from the government. We've heard this before back in March before the government granted it 200 million dollars but it doesn't look like EDL is getting any money this time. Since 1992, the share of the electricity sector spending, including subsidies, has accounted for around $40 billion, which is around 40 percent of Lebanon’s government debt. Added…

World Happiness Report 2021: Lebanon Ranked 123 Worldwide

The ninth World Happiness Report ranked Lebanon in the 123rd spot worldwide, out of 149 countries, which constitutes a drop of over 30 spots from 2019 where we ranked 91st out of 150 countries. The severe drop is obviously justified by the two hellish years that Lebanon has been going through, from the protests, economic crisis, devaluating currency, inflation in prices, Beirut explosion and other factors. Here are the rankings in the Arab World: 22-…
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Women March in Solidarity With Mothers of Beirut Blast Victims

1 month ago
Several marches were organized across Lebanon today in solidarity with the mothers who lost their loved ones in the August 4 Beirut blast. The powerful explosion killed over 200 people and injured thousands. Among the ...
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2020 Corruption Index: Lebanon & Iran Tied in 149th Spot

2 months ago
The 2020 Corruption index has marked Lebanon as highly corrupt and ranked it 149th (out of 180) with a score of 25/100. Other countries with a similar ranking include Iran, Guatemala, Nigeria, Mozambique and Cameroon. ...
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Judge Carla Chawwah Orders Health Ministry To Vaccinate 80-Year Old Within 48 Hours

2 months ago
Joseph Al-Hajj registered back in January to get his vaccination slot, but never received any feedback from the authorities despite having priority as an 80-year old. In the mean time, the Health Minister was too ...
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LSE Study: Questioning The Effectiveness of Foreign Aid to Lebanon

2 months ago
Valentina Finckenstein, the author of this LSE Ideas study entitled “How International Aid Can Do More Harm Than Good: The Case of Lebanon“, questions the effectiveness of international aid to Lebanon throughout the last three ...
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You Can Bring in Up to 15K in Cash Through Beirut’s Airport

10 months ago
Following the airport’s reopening on July 1st, rumors spread that any amounts over $2000 were being confiscated from passengers. The Lebanese Customs issued a statement today clarifying that all passengers can carry up to $15,000 ...
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There’s No LL500,000 Bill (Yet)

11 months ago
There’s a LL500,000 bill circulating online for the past week or so, but it’s actually an old LL50,000 special edition bill that was released by BDL and photoshopped after. However, I think it’s only a ...
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COVID-19 Updates: Plan To Re-Open The Country Revealed

1 year ago
The spread of the Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, has had the country on lockdown since the beginning of March. Social distancing, staying at home, businesses, and schools closing their doors to employees and students. Even license ...
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Lebanese Parliament Has Legalized Cultivation of Cannabis for Medical Use

1 year ago
LBCI just reported that Lebanon’s parliament has just voted in favor of a law that would legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medical and industrial use. This comes after the draft law was endorsed by ...
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