Lebanese-Canadian Owner of Paramount Fine Foods Awarded $2.5M in Hate Speech Lawsuit

The verdict is being labeled as the largest cyber verdict that’s sitting on the record right now, after Ontario Superior Court Justice Jane Ferguson ordered two anti-Muslim activists, defendant Kevin J. Johnston and Ranendra Banerjee to pay $2.5-million in damages to Mohamad Fakih, the owner of Paramount Fine Foods, a Lebanese-born businessman. Johnston had accused Fakih and his customers of being “jihadists", and claimed was an “economic terrorist” with backing from the Pakistani spy agency.…

A Short Film on Lebanese Journalist, Writer & Political Thinker Kamel Mroue

The latest leaked video of General Lebanon Union's head disrespecting Patriarch Sfeir has re-ignited the debate on freedom of expression and how the authorities should handle such situations. Obviously we all agree that what Asmar said is tasteless and despicable but we need to stay alert on the state of freedom of expression in this country and how the authorities are tweaking & abusing existing laws to limit these freedoms. While reading few articles on…

Thursday National Mourning Day For Maronite Patriarch Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir

1 week ago
PM Hariri’s office has announced that Wednesday and Thursday will be national mourning days over the death of former Maronite patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir and that all public administrations and municipalities and public and private institutions ...

Woodbees Zalka Closing This Week For Good

3 weeks ago
Woodbees announced earlier this week that they will be closing their branch in Zalka branch permanently as of the 28th of April. They did not specify if they’re planning to re-open soon but it doesn’t ...

Telecom Minister Wants To Cancel The Free 60 Minutes For PostPaid Lines

1 month ago
One of the few good things that actually came out of the previous Telecom Ministries was the reduction in prices of the data bundles and the free 60 minutes for postpaid lines, but the new ...

Carlos Ghosn Speaks Out After Arrest

1 month ago
Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn released a long anticipated pre-recorded video where he accused former executives at the firm of “backstabbing” and said he is innocent of all charges against him. He claimed to be ...

#AdoptACedar: If We Lose Our Cedar, We lose Our Identity

1 month ago
I honestly don’t know if the below is a recent stunt or an old one, but I thought of sharing it to shed light on the Adopt a Cedar campaign and hopefully encourage more people ...

World Happiness Report 2019: Lebanon Ranked #91 WorldWide, #6 in Arab World

1 month ago
The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The report is produced by the United Nations ...

Mongolian-Lebanese: It’s Time to Tell the Difference

1 month ago
March 21 is celebrated as Mother’s Day in Lebanon but it’s also World Down Syndrome day. For this sake, the Lebanese Down Syndrome Association released a powerful awareness video to shed light on this cause ...

Mother’s Day: A Painful Day For Mothers of the Disappeared

1 month ago
Georges was 22 when he was kidnapped as he was on his way to a business meeting in west Beirut on December 30, 1983. Marie looked for him everywhere but never found him. IMM AZIZ ...