Around 50% of Lebanese Children Are Skipping A Basic Meal Everyday

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 live in poverty and 36 per cent in extreme poverty, knowing that the UN had estimated recently that 78 percent of the Lebanese lives below the poverty line – some three million people – with 36 percent of the population…

US President Appoints Sara Minkara as US Special Advisor on International Disability Rights

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 and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of persons with disabilities around the world." Minkara lost her eyesight when she was only 7, but that didn't stop her from pursuing her dreams and doing what she loves to…
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The Daily Star Staff Were Laid Off, Newspaper To Shut Down

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

2 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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Lebanese Cabinet Names For The Past 20 Years

2 months ago
Looking back at Lebanon’s governments since 2005, they all had redundant and cliché names and the latest government is no different. The latest cabinet’s name was declared as “Together to the Rescue” (″معا للانقاذ″), a ...
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How Much Money Did Your Municipality Receive Since 1993?

2 months ago
The Gherbal Initiative launched an interactive page showing all the amounts transferred from the revenues of the Municipal Fund to all municipalities since 1993 (paid in 1996) until 2017 (paid in 2019). Here are some ...
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The Full “Controversial” Interview of the New Social Affairs Minister

2 months ago
Hector Hajjar, the newly appointed Minister of Social Affairs, is trending online because of his comments on diapers and napkins in a recent interview. According to Hajjar, diapers and napkins are not essential and we ...
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Who Are The New Ministers?

2 months ago
Note: The post is a WIP as I will keep updating it with new information & correcting existing ones. I did a quick search on each of the 24 new ministers and thought I compile ...
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