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…

Why Pretending to Kidnap Your Domestic Worker is a Bad Idea

A Lebanese businessman got kidnapped last week in Ethiopia, then released a week later after the Lebanese authorities threatened to take counter measures if no clear answers were provided to the whereabouts of Jaber. A couple of days before his release, tens of Lebanese took the streets to demand his release and one guy "jokingly" published a couple of videos pretending to kidnap his Ethiopian domestic worker, and "jokingly" ordering her around to stand on…
Critiques

Three out of Four Hospitals Still Report Overdoses to Police, Despite Ministry’s Directive

2 weeks ago
Despite directives from the Public Health & Interior ministries, three out of four hospitals still report overdoses and drug-related emergencies to the police, according to Skoun NGO. The #AddictNotCriminal campaign that Skoun launched three years ...
Critiques

Is the Lebanese Economy Crumbling? Our Politicians Don’t Seem to Believe So

2 weeks ago
Nine years to prepare new elections. Twenty nine months to elect a President. Nine months to form a government. Nineteen rounds of meetings to agree on a draft budget. Two months to approve the budget ...
Automotive

Mar Mikhael’s Old Railway Bridge Was Damaged Since 2016

2 weeks ago
The Mar Mikhail railway bridge collapsed after a fully loaded trailer crashed into it. This was not the first accident of its kind despite a sign on the bridge clearing stating the allowed height for ...
Critiques

US Treasury Sanctions Jammal Trust Bank

3 weeks ago
Lebanon-based Jammal Trust Bank was sanctioned today by the United States for allegedly facilitating the financial activities of Hezbollah. JTB was quick to refute the accusations and issued a statement denying any money laundering or ...
Critiques

Everyone is a Drone Expert Now

3 weeks ago
Two drones struck Dahieh over the last weekend, one blowing up and the other one failing to donate according to Hezbollah sources. The drones contained 5.5 kilos of C4 explosives according to the same source, ...
Opinions/critiques

Surviving on $4 a Day

1 month ago
UNDP shared yesterday a powerful poverty stunt where bank cardholders were only able to withdraw $4 or its equivalent LL6000 from ATMs. When the bank’s officer showed up to listen to their complaints, he asked ...
Critiques

Movie Review: The Lion King [2019]

1 month ago
The Lion King was the first-ever movie I bought as a videocassette. I even bought the booklet and collected all the stickers back then. Even though it’s been released some 25 years ago, I still ...
Critiques

Trash Crisis In the North: No Solution In Sight

1 month ago
There does not seem to be a solution for Lebanon’s waste management crisis in the North. This pressing issue has resulted in streets full of trash and a harmful atmosphere for over 300,000 thousand residents. ...
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