Will US President Biden Recognize The Armenian Genocide Today?

US President Joe Biden might become the first president to recognize the killing of more than a million Armenians a century ago, after nearly 150 lawmakers asked him in recent letters to make the acknowledgment. Biden had already spoken with Erdogan yesterday regarding the matter, and will be expected to make a statement today to follow through on a campaign pledge to formally recognize that atrocities committed against the Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire…

Lebanon Ranks 107th in 2021 World Press Freedom Index, Second in Arab World After Kuwait

Lebanon dropped five places from 2020 and currently ranks 107th in the 2021 RSF World Press Freedom Index report. The index is produced annually by the NGO Reporters Without Borders and evaluates the level of freedom available to the media in 180 counties. In the Arab World, Kuwait ranked two spots higher than Lebanon while Qatar ranked third ahead of Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. The worst ranked country was Syria in the 173rd…
BeirutBlast

First Look At The German Project To Rehabilitate The Beirut Port

4 weeks ago
A German delegation presented today its project to rebuild the Beirut Port and its surrounding during a press conference. The multi-billion-dollar project envisions beaches and a “central park” alongside restored architectural heritage, all wrapped in ...
Lebanon

Germany Wants to Rebuild The Beirut Port

1 month ago
Germany is set to present a comprehensive port reconstruction proposal to the Lebanese authorities next week according to Reuters. “In addition to the port itself, Germany‚Äôs proposal would look to redevelop more than 100 hectares ...
Lebanon

Dangerous Chemical Substances Found in Zahrani Powerplant

1 month ago
Following today’s meeting, The Higher Defense Council has decided to extend the general mobilization for six months over COVID-19 and more importantly, ex-PM Hassan Diab mentioned that dangerous chemical substances were discovered in the Zahrani ...
Lebanon

Central Bank Governor Did Not Appear in Front of Judge Ghada Aoun

1 month ago
Back in January, State Prosecutor for Mount Lebanon Judge Ghada Aoun charged Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh with dereliction of duty and breach of trust and Salameh was expected to appear today in front of ...
News

R.I.P Abu Naji

1 month ago
AUB Lecturer Makram Rabah tweeted earlier today that Abu Naji has unfortunately passed away. His old shop facing the AUB main gate, which dates back to the 1970s, was shutdown 10 years ago but he ...
Lebanon

Two Lebanese-Americans Arrested & Charged For Assaulting Capitol Police Officer

1 month ago
Julian Elie Khater, 32, of Pennsylvania, and George Pierre Tanios, 39, of West Virginia were arrested earlier today and charged for assaulting US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after responding on January 6 ...
Lebanon

Thieves Are Going For Manhole Covers & Train Parts

1 month ago
Soaring poverty has led to an increase in the theft of manhole covers, and more recently train parts from Tripoli’s Railway station. A manhole cover weights around 70kg and is being sold for around $100, ...
Lebanon

A Memorial Honoring Hero Firefighter Sahar Fares

2 months ago
A monument was unveiled by Beirut’s governor Marwan Abboud on International Women’s Day, as a tribute to the first female firefighter martyr Sahar Fares. Sahar, a 27 year old bride-to-be, was killed by the Beirut ...
Older