What Lebanese Born in the 80s Had to Go Through So Far

Yesterday I stumbled upon a New York Times article from 1984 written by Thomas Friedman about "Lebanon's Haunted Youth" and how harsh life was for those "who have grown up during the last nine years of civil war. They were just waking up on the world, just starting to read the newspapers, when the war blew away their adolescence before they even knew it was gone". This made me think about what Lebanese born in…

Parliament Just Approved Two-Week State of Emergency: What Does That Mean?

Berri headed a parliament session today where they approved a two-week state of emergency imposed by the government. While people are still looking for their loved ones and cleaning the rubble, the authorities are finding new ways to suppress resurgent protests. How is that? What does "the state of emergency" means and what power does it give to the Army in Beirut? The Legal Agenda explains it: - Expand jurisdiction of the military court over…
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Who Knew About The Ammonium Nitrate?

2 days ago
It’s been one week now since the worst disaster in Lebanon’s history, and we still haven’t heard a word regarding the ongoing investigation. Every day, we’re hearing a new story regarding the 2,750 tons of ...
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#BeirutBlast: Six Days and We’re Still Waiting for the Investigation Results

4 days ago
The Lebanese President and the government announced almost a week ago now an investigation to determine within FIVE DAYS MAX the exact cause of the explosion and “who was responsible”, and they’ve refused so far ...
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Olympique de Marseille To Honor Beirut Blast Victim by Raising the Lebanese Flag

5 days ago
French Football team Olympique de Marseille is paying tribute to one of its fans in Lebanon, Cyril Canaan, who died in the most recent Beirut Blast, by placing the Lebanese flag on its jersey in ...
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Early Elections Without Reforms is a Sulta Trap

6 days ago
Today was yet another historic day. Protesters returned to the streets in massive numbers demanding justice, holding gallows, storming government ministries and occupying shortly the Association of banks building. Meanwhile Prime Minister Diab was delivering ...
Critiques

Al Mawarid CEO & Former Minister Marwan Kheireddine Buys $9.9M New York Apartment

6 days ago
Our international limits are set to zero, we can only withdraw money locally in LBP, transfers abroad are blocked yet former Minister Marwan Kheireddine, who happens to be the CEO of Al Mawarid bank, has ...
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How The World Showed Solidarity with #Beirut

1 week ago
Lebanon is unfortunately making headlines around the world over an unfortunate event; a horrific explosion that has killed over 150 people so far and injured thousands. Tens of countries sent rescue teams and supplies to ...
Critiques

[Updated] Lebanese Government Refused Help From “Secouristes Sans Frontières”

1 week ago
Update: Lebanon’s Ambassador to France contacted SSF who specified that it was the French authorities that asked them to cancel their trip. The Lebanese authorities have apparently refused help from the Secouristes Sans Frontières team, ...
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A Tribute To The Ten Firefighters Killed in the Blaze

1 week ago
Ten brave firefighters were the first to respond to the fire that erupted at the port, few minutes before the huge blaze occurred. They had no idea what was inside the storage house, they rushed ...
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