Lebanon Has 2,405 Churches, 1,502 Mosques & 3,315 Schools & Universities

A study by International Information, a Beirut-based research & consultancy firm, revealed that there are 3,907 churches and mosques in Lebanon as well as 3,315 schools and universities. The study also listed the churches/mosques for every sect, and mentioned which town has the largest number of churches and the largest number of mosques . Here's the breakdown by sect: Maronite: 1647 churches Orthodox: 391 churches Catholic: 234 churches Armenian & others: 133 churches Sunnite: 599…

Central Bank Wants to Repay Up To $25,000 To Depositors Starting June 2021

Lebanon's Central Bank issued a statement on Sunday claiming that they're working on a plan with the banks to repay up to $25,000 in "fresh" dollars covering deposits done before Oct 17 2019. The payments will be done in all available foreign currencies and should start by June 30 2021. We all want to believe that this is a good thing, but it's still not clear how the Central Bank will pay back dollars and…
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A Short-Term Action Plan for Lebanon’s Electricity Sector

2 months ago
Lebanon is headed towards total darkness in few weeks time if EDL doesn’t get funds to buy fuel from the government. We’ve heard this before back in March before the government granted it 200 million ...
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Le Bristol Hotel Has Offered All Its Furniture to Beit El Baraka

2 months ago
The legendary Le Bristol hotel had to shut down last year due to the economic crisis. The 70-year old five-star hotel is an iconic establishment that hosted various prominent figures across the decades such as ...
Baladi

Al Wadi Al Akhdar: A Proud Ambassador for Lebanese Specialties Since 1979

2 months ago
Al Wadi Al Akhdar is easily the Lebanese diaspora’s most recognizable brand around the world. In 2021, Al Wadi Al Akhdar celebrates four decades of love and pride in our Lebanese culinary heritage. That’s 40 ...
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Visit Our Lady of Lebanon (Harissa) Virtually

2 months ago
The month of May is a time of honor and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary for Catholics around the world. In Lebanon, the most visited shrine is Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa whereas ...
Critiques

Over 57 Millions of Captagon Pills Coming From Lebanon Were Seized by Saudi Arabia

2 months ago
Last week, Saudi Arabia decided to issue a ban on all produce coming from Beirut after seizing millions of captain pills hidden inside pomegranates. Few hours later, Saudi’s Center for International Communication shared an infographic ...
Critiques

BDL’s Platform Set to Introduce a Fourth Exchange Rate

2 months ago
The long-awaited BDL platform “Sayrafa 2.0” was officially launched last week and is aimed at allowing banks to buy & sell dollars and set up a unified rate that is not subject to any manipulation. ...
Food

Saudi Arabia Just Banned Fruits & Vegetables Imports from Lebanon

2 months ago
The Saudi authorities foiled an attempt yesterday to smuggle more than 5 million Captagon pills hidden inside pomegranates into the Kingdom. The shipment was coming from Lebanon, and the Saudis on the same day offered ...
Critiques

Lebanon’s Public Debt Has Dropped by Over 80 Billion Dollars

3 months ago
Megaphone shared a very interesting report on how Lebanon’s public debt has dropped by over 80 billion dollars since last year, mainly due to two factors: – Eurobond prices have dropped sharply – Lebanese bonds ...
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