Lebanese Parliament Has Legalized Cultivation of Cannabis for Medical Use

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 parliamentary committees few months back, and is based "on a 2019 report by United States-based consultancy McKinsey & Company that recommended Lebanon legalise cannabis production for "high-added-value medicinal products with export focus". The real question remains: Who is going to…

Thermal Scanners Deployed at Rafic Hariri International Airport

The Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon tweeted earlier today pictures of two human temperature measuring equipments donated by Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd and deployed at the airport. This will help the authorities measure temperatures without contact. Even though these temperature screenings are not helping much, as COVID-19 symptoms can take few days to appear, it's still more efficient and safer than having individuals measuring passengers one by one. Here's a video showing how it works.
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ZWZ Vancouver Branch Officially Opening on November 29

1 year ago
For all Zaatar W Zeit fans, the Vancouver branch is set to officially open on November 29. The address is 531 Granville Vancouver, British Columbia. You can find more information on their FB page. This ...
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Melhem Khalaf Wins Beirut Bar Association Elections Against All Ruling Parties

1 year ago
Khalaf’s win is being celebrated as the first electoral victory for the revolution and it righteously is so. Khalaf, an independent candidate running against politically-backed candidates, got the highest number of votes and is officially ...
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Lebanese-Born Roula Khalaf First Ever Female Top Editor of Financial Times

1 year ago
The Financial times has appointed its first female editor in 131 years, as Roula Khalaf is set to replace Lionel Barber who is stepping down as editor after 14 years. Ms Khalaf has been the ...
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Protests in Solidarity with #Lebanon Happening All Over the World

1 year ago
A protest took place earlier today in Montreal in solidarity with Lebanon and several protests are planned across the world to support the Lebanese people in his fight against the rotten political class. Here are ...
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ESCWA Road Reopens After 8 Years, Salim Slem Works Still Ongoing

1 year ago
ESCWA road was finally reopened after almost 8 years by orders of Interior Minister Raya el Hassan, in an attempt to ease traffic. I never understood why this road was closed in the first place, ...
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Vandalized Lebanese Army Monument On Qornet el Sawda Cleaned

1 year ago
A group of young men from Zahle and Bcharreh climbed up to the Qornet el Sawda (Qornet Shodo in Syriac, meaning the Martyrs Summit) and rehabilitated the monument that was installed by PolyLiban few years ...
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UN General Assembly Adopts Lebanon’s Academy for Human Encounters and Dialogue

1 year ago
The United Nations General Assembly voted on Monday in favor of a resolution endorsing Lebanese President Michel Aoun’s initiative to establish the Academy for Human Encounters and Dialogue in Lebanon. Aoun had submitted the proposal ...
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Michael Haddad Appointed as UNDP Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Climate Action

1 year ago
The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) has announced two days ago that Lebanese endurance athlete Michael Haddad will be appointed as Goodwill Ambassador to advance and accelerate climate action across the Arab region and around ...
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