What’s Happening to The Mseilha Dam?

Update: Energy Ministry is claiming works are not done yet and we have to wait till 2021 for the dam to be fully operational. I looked up their website for deadlines and completion dates but didn't find any. I guess we will know in the coming months if they're lying about the leaks or not. New photos are emerging of an empty Mseilha Dam despite re-assurements from the Energy Ministry that it should have filled…

The Volunteer Circle: A Call-Out For Volunteers to Make a Positive Impact in Their Community

This is probably the best time to lend a helping hand to your local communities, but in case you don't know where to start or who to help, there's an awesome online skill-sharing platform that matches enthusiastic volunteers, community servicers, experience seekers, and multi-talented individuals with the cause that needs them the most, in real-time. is the first consolidated and inclusive volunteer hub in Lebanon and has connected so far 2000 volunteers with 120+ organizations.…
Baladi

Palmyra Hotel Owner Determined to Keep it Open

4 weeks ago
If there’s one hotel I regret not visiting in Lebanon, it’s the legendary Palmyra hotel in Baalbeck. This is one of the oldest hotels in Lebanon, the first hotel in the Near East, and has ...
Critiques

Fraud in Oil Imports Dates Back to 2005

1 month ago
Update May 23 2020: The second company who was allowed to receive the fuel was shut down as well by the authorities. Its owner has reportedly fled to London. Back in 2005, the Lebanese government ...
Lebanon

Has ‘lucky’ Lebanon escaped the coronavirus crisis? I don’t think so yet.

1 month ago
Photo by Jad G Ghorayeb.   Social distancing in Lebanon has become a thing from the past. Confinement has become a thing from the past. Everything seems to be back to “normal” in the past ...
Lebanon

No More Coca-Cola in Lebanon

1 month ago
The National Beverages Company (SAL) announced today that it is shutting down permanently by end of May 2020 due to the economic and financial distress and the difficult conditions it is going through. The company ...
Economics

All Official Customs Data From 2011-2019 in One Dynamic Chart

1 month ago
If you’re still wondering why we need that many dollars to import stuff? And why prices of imported items are soaring in recent weeks? Check out this awesome chart created by Bassam Karam grouping all ...
Information

COVID-19 Updates: Plan To Re-Open The Country Revealed

1 month 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 ...
Baladi

Red Bull Athlete Crosses The Lebanon Mountain Trail on his Bike

1 month ago
Red Bull Athlete Kenny Belaey, one of the biggest names in the bike trials world scene, has just rode the Lebanese Mountain Trail from North to South Lebanon. He completed the 470-KM long journey and ...
Baladi

Just Help – Helping Charities By Buying Online The Stuff They Really Need

1 month ago
If you wish to help out NGOs and underprivileged families in Lebanon but don’t know how, there’s a great online platform where you can choose any of the participating NGOs or organizations and buy the ...
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