A #ClimateMarch was Organized Today at Martyrs Square

I asked today on Facebook whether we had any climate marches in #Beirut, and someone linked me to an event planned by AUB students. The group is called Fridays for Future Lebanon, in reference to the #FridaysforFuture movement that 16 year old environmental activist Greta Thunberg had started. I couldn't find pictures of the march nor did anyone cover it, which is a shame, but it's great to see students engaged in such protests, even…

Dollar Availability is Just Another Diversion

As soon as rumors spread about the availability of the dollar currency in the banks, everyone started withdrawing his dollars or looking for ways to transfer them abroad. Same when gas station owners declared a strike, everyone rushed to fill up their tanks and form queues at the stations, but these are all diversions from the real problem at hand: The lack of an economic initiative to get us out of this mess. To begin…
Baladi

Lebanon’s Omar Itani is UN 2019 Young Champion of the Earth for West Asia

3 weeks ago
31,800kg of clothes collected, 5570 beneficiaries, 28280 items sold in 65 different markets, and 45 collection bins set up across Lebanon. FabricAID was founded by Omar Itani, in an attempt to efficiently collect, sort and ...
Food

Zomato remodels its Gold program, limiting users per day and per table

3 weeks ago
The “fair usage policy” is something we got used to hearing in Lebanon in the technology domain, with data consumption. But guess what? Zomato has started applying it too. On September 21st, if you consulted ...
Lebanon

Byblos Festival teases major Celine Dion concert set for summer 2020

3 weeks ago
After suffering a backlash following the cancellation of both Mashrou’ Leila and Within Temptation’s concerts at their festival this year, Byblos are desperately trying to make amends for and recover from their disappointing 2019 residual ...
Lebanon

YouTube Music & Premium Now Available in #Lebanon

3 weeks ago
Android Central shared last week news that YouTube Premium & YouTube Music have now expanded to eight new countries in the Middle East including Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & the UAE. YouTube ...
Critiques

ESCWA Road Reopens After 8 Years, Salim Slem Works Still Ongoing

3 weeks 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, ...
Baladi

Beirut Maronite Archbishop Set to Help Poor Families Enroll in Schools

4 weeks ago
New Beirut Maronite Archbishop Boulos AbdelSater, who replaced Boulos Matar back in June, is taking several measures to try help needy families and members of his church. First rumors spread that he sold some of ...
Baladi

UN General Assembly Adopts Lebanon’s Academy for Human Encounters and Dialogue

4 weeks 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 ...
Lebanon

Future TV Shuts Down, Workers Rights Still Not Settled

4 weeks ago
Future TV has been temporarily shutdown by Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who owns the TV, due to financial difficulties. FTV employees have been on strike for months after not being paid their wages and chances ...
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