Corruption at Lebanese Customs Agencies Costing Almost 1 Billion Dollars Yearly

"Beirut port in a storm over corruption": That was the title of an article dated October 2012 when Al Jadeed reported on what it called rampant corruption cases at the Port’s Customs Department, saying it has deprived the treasury of hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars in revenues each year. One way that was proposed to help fight corruption at the port and customs agencies in general was introducing new scanners or at least making…

How To Help 3ammo Hamed, The Old Taxi Driver Working with an Oxygen Tank

A picture showing an elderly man driving his taxi while on oxygen has gone viral online, which prompted a Good Samaritan to try locate the old man and see how we can help him. Hadil Ismail visited Hamed Sleiman in his hometown 3assoun in Donnieh. He's a father of three, has a heart problem and is living on oxygen tanks at home and while driving his cab. 3ammo Hamed still works because he needs to…
Critiques

The National Anti-Corruption Commission: Can it Work?

1 week ago
It’s no surprise that Lebanon ranks among the most corrupt countries in the world, yet all we’ve been hearing about ever since the new government was formed and even before that was the imminent need ...
Critiques

Remembering March 14, 14 Years Later

1 week ago
We all remember that glorious day, the day where over 1 million Lebanese gathered on Martyrs Square to ask for change, for a better future, for self-determination, for a free Lebanon. Unfortunately all that’s left ...
Critiques

No One Knows Who Installed The 700+ Cement Blocks in #Beirut

1 week ago
Interior Minister Raya el Hassan’s campaign to remove concrete blocks all over Beirut is still ongoing yet there are still over 700 blocks installed in Down Town Beirut according to an Al Jadeed report. Funnily ...
Critiques

The Story Behind The Unused Economy & Trade Ministry Cars

1 week ago
If you’ve ever looked for a parking spot next to Lazarieh building in DT Beirut, you should have probably noticed a dozen “Cherry” cars parked there and left to rot. According to this MTV report, ...
Baladi

Meet The Female Members of Al Mina’s Municipal Police

2 weeks ago
Take note Broumana: This is the right way to empower women and encourage them to join the municipal police. You don’t need to “sexualize” them by dressing them in sexy shorts in order to empower ...
Health

Alarming Suicide Numbers in #Lebanon: How You Can Help

2 weeks ago
According to statistics released by the ISF, the average number of suicide cases throughout the past ten years in Lebanon is 119, with the highest recorded number being 143 in 2017. This means that 1 ...
Critiques

Cement Blocks removed in front of the General Security Building in Adlieh

2 weeks ago
Almost 5 years after the blocks were put for security reasons on June 21, 2014, and a couple of weeks after the newly-appointed Minister of Interior And Municipalities Raya El Hassan ordered the removal of ...
Critiques

Finding A ScapeGoat For The Corruption Scandals

3 weeks ago
The President, the Prime Minister and the Head of parliament all vowed to intensify their crackdown on corruption following the formation of the new government, yet what we’ve seen in the past few weeks are ...
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