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

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, they claimed that it was closed due to security concerns back in 2011 but nothing really has changed ever since. Has the security situation stabilized from last year to now? If not, why was it kept closed? Still, it's a…

Future TV Shuts Down, Workers Rights Still Not Settled

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 are they won't get paid anytime soon. Few months back, Al-Mustaqbal newspaper suspended its print edition and launched an online platform, citing financial difficulties as well. Hariri promised to relaunch the TV in the upcoming months, after all the employees’…
Lebanon

US Raises Visa Prices for Lebanese, B1 / B2 Visas Not Affected

1 month ago
Below is the statement released by the US Embassy in Lebanon a couple of weeks back: The U.S. Government continuously re-evaluates reciprocity schedules worldwide to ensure that U.S. visa issuance fees are commensurate with fees ...
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Diageo To Implement 26-Week Paid Parental Leave Policy

1 month ago
Update: Diaego is not the first apparently in Lebanon as Zomato has implanted a 6 months paternity & a 6 months maternity for its employees since May. Diageo Lebanon is set to be the first ...
Lebanon

What You Didn’t Know About 1971 Miss Universe Georgina Rizk

2 months ago
For as long as I can remember, I knew that Georgina Rizk was married to Walid Toufik. I don’t know how I missed the part where she was married to a leading figure of the ...
Lebanon

Pilot Amanda Harrison’s Challenge Brought to a Stop in #Beirut

3 months ago
Pilot Amanda Harrison was set to fly her 1942 Tiger Moth (DH82a) from the UK to Darwin in Australia, crossing over 9,260 nautical Miles and 23 countries in 30 days. The journey was aimed at ...
Baladi

Journalist Gisele Khoury Awarded the French Order of Chivalry

4 months ago
French Ambassador His Excellency Mr. Bruno Foucher has awarded renowned journalist Gisele Khoury the French order of chivalry (chevalier dans l’ordre Français de la Légion d’honneur) during a ceremony held at the Pine Residence. The ...
Lebanon

Anthony Salame leaves Virgin Radio Lebanon After 6 years

6 months ago
Last week, Virgin Radio Lebanon’s iconic morning host Anthony Salame appeared on air for the final time to bid the country and Lebanese people farewell, many of whom have been following him since 2013. Starting ...
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Lebanon’s Paris Tourism Office Attacked During Latest Yellow Vests Protest

6 months ago
Yellow vest protesters damaged the Lebanese Tourism Office in Paris during their latest protest. The office, which is located close to the Champs Elysee, had its main door and glass windows shattered, even though nothing ...
Lebanon

Jal el Dib Bridge Set to Open Tomorrow

6 months ago
It took them SEVEN years to build that tiny Jal el Dib bridge, knowing that the reasons behind dismantling it in the first place weren’t that convincing. Nevertheless, and after almost two years of agonizing ...
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