Souk el Ahad (Beirut’s Flea Market) No More?

Every city has flea markets and Souk el Ahad was Beirut's most popular flea market, but not for long. There's been talks for months now about shutting down and relocating Souk el Ahad and they've already started the process weirdly enough by painting over all over the Souk el Ahad murals. Relocating Souk el Ahad is understandable but why destroy the artwork of tens of local and international artists? These artists have been working since…

Racist Campaigns Will Not Solve Illegal Foreign Workers Crisis

Whenever I write about the Syrian refugees crisis in Lebanon, I can't help but re-read two and three year-old posts about the same issue, and realize that not only things are getting worse, but the situation has become so chaotic that everyone's taking extremes and almost no one's willing to figure a decent way out of this crisis. The only undeniable facts that we know of is that the Syrian crisis has taken a heavy…
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Beirut Municipality Removing Violations on Ramlet el Bayda Beach

1 week ago
It’s hard to mention violations on Ramlet el Bayda’s beach without the Eden Bay coming to mind, but it’s no longer a priority apparently or maybe they’re legit now (because Lebanon right?). Remember the sewage ...
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Students Paying the Price of Education Ministry’s Bad Management

1 week ago
“Ya Tokho ya Kserlo Mokho”. There’s no middle ground apparently when it comes to education ministers in Lebanon. Back in 2014, Education Minister Bou Saab handed all students passing statements. This year, Education Minister Akram ...
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Arab Drama TV Shows Helping Normalize Domestic Abuse

2 weeks ago
DW shared a two-minute video showing excerpts from the latest Ramadan TV shows where women are being abused by their husbands or parents, and explaining how these shows are helping normalize domestic abuse against women. ...
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Unprecedented Media Coverage of Tripoli’s Terrorist Attack

2 weeks ago
I’m still finding it hard to believe that one man was able to plan Tripoli’s attack yesterday but what was unseen before during this attack, and I’m not sure it’s a good thing, was the ...
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Can Health Minister Jabak Implement Anti-Smoking Law 174?

3 weeks ago
The indoor smoking ban was first implemented back in 2012 but it turned out to be an epic failure. In 2015, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour promised he will make sure the law is enforced ...
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UAE Praises Father Majdi Allawi’s Work While Energy Ministry Cuts Him Off

3 weeks ago
“Political aspirants make too much of the people before election, and, if successful, too much of themselves after it”. Unfortunately, Lebanese voters have yet to learn from their mistakes and keep on voting for the ...
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#SaveOurFace: Environment Ministry Launches Largest National Beach Cleanup Campaign

4 weeks ago
Environment Minister Fady Jreissati launched a teaser campaign last week where he shared a picture of himself covering his face and using the hashtags #SaveOurFace #نظّف_سمعتنا. The campaign was revealed today and consists of a ...
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Over 55% Unemployment Rates In Tripoli’s Jabal Mohsen, El-Qobbeh, and Tabbaneh

4 weeks ago
UN-Habitat and UNICEF Neighborhoods 2018 studies of Tripoli’s Jabal Mohsen, El-Qobbeh, and Tabbaneh revealed staggering poverty rates ranging from 55 to 60 percent. In Tabbaneh for ex who’s working age-population (from 15 to 63) is ...
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