Heritage Buildings of Beirut Placed on 2022 World’s Monuments Watch

The World Monument Fund has decided to place for this year the heritage buildings of Beirut and their surrounding on the 2022 World Monument Watch. This decision comes following the heavy damages that these houses endured from the August 4 Beirut Blast. The WMF estimates that hundreds of historic buildings distributed throughout the neighborhoods of Gemmayzeh, Mar Mikhael, and Karantina, as well as Ashrafieh, a prosperous area rising on a hill further south have been…

215,563 Lebanese Left the Country Since 2017

According to the latest report published by Information International, more than 215,000 individuals have immigrated/traveled from Lebanon between 2017 and 2021, including 79,134 last year alone. The statistics are based on on data provided by the General Security. Lebanon has been witnessing an alarming rise in the rates of emigration since 2019 and I believe the numbers are relatively low and misleading, because the processing time for immigration requests is taking forever and there are…
Lebanon

The Economist Democracy Index: Lebanon Now Labeled as an “Authoritarian Regime”

9 months ago
More than a third of the world’s population is living under authoritarian rule according to the 2021 Economist’ Global Democracy Index, and only 21 countries were labeled as full democracies. Pandemic restrictions have damaged democratic ...
Lebanon

Lebanese Nabu Museum To Return 337 Ancient Artifacts to Iraq

9 months ago
Nabu Museum was inaugurated in 2018, but little did we know that hundreds of its antiquities were actually smuggled from Iraq following the 2003 US invasion and what the years of war and instability that ...
Lebanon

Illegal Mining Rigs Seized By The Authorities

10 months ago
Crypto mining is becoming more and more popular worldwide and Lebanon is, or at least was in the last couple of years, a great place to set up mining rigs given that the cost of ...
Lebanon

Denmark Donates 429,000 #Moderna Covid Vaccines to Lebanon

10 months ago
Danish Ambassador to Lebanon Merete Juhl met with Health Minister Firas Abiad and announced donating more than 400,000 vaccines to the ministry. This comes as a huge boost to Lebanon’s vaccination drive and will hopefully ...
Lebanon

Gas Prices Continue To Climb as Lebanon’s Currency Continues to Tank

10 months ago
Following the decision by the Central Bank to raise the exchange rate of the dollar meant to import fuel from LL23,500 to LL24,600, gasolines prices registered a significant rise today in Lebanon. The price of ...
Lebanon

[Updated] Sexual Harasser Marwan Habib Arrested in Miami

10 months ago
Update Jan 31 2022: “Marwan Habib’s now charged w/2 sex battery offenses connected to when he allegedly burglarized a S. Beach hotel room & attacked a visiting KC woman in Nov. Charges were added in ...
Lebanon

ISF Publishes Names Of 238 People Suspected of Celebratory Fire on NYE

10 months ago
The ISF has published a list of 238 names suspected of celebratory gunshots to mark the New Year. The list was published on their website including their full names, the province and the area where ...
Elections2022

Lebanon Interior Minister Sets Parliamentary Elections Date on May 15,2022

10 months ago
Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi signed a decree earlier today inviting the electoral bodies to elect members of the Parliament on Sunday May 15th 2022. This date will be for those residing in Lebanon while expats ...
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