Monnot Theater Cancels Wajdi Mouawad Play Following Official Complaint & Threats

Lebanese-Canadian writer and actor Wajdi Mouawad was hosting the world premiere of his latest play "Wedding Day at the Cromagnons" at the Monnot Theater in Beirut, however the play was cancelled after activists lodged a complaint against Mouawad with the Military Prosecutor's Office. In addition to that, actors taking part in the play were harassed and received serious threats. The reason behind the complaint is that Mouawad engaged in "normalization with Israel", which I assume…

Pascal Sleiman Murder: The Facilitators are The Real Problem

Pascal Sleiman, a Lebanese Forces party member and the coordinator for the Jbeil area, was found killed in Syria yesterday evening after being kidnapped at gunpoint on Sunday. Early investigations by the security forces and army intelligences revealed that a car theft gang was involved and that seven of its members have been arrested already. The authorities are currently coordinating with Syrian authorities to repatriate the body, and investigations are still underway but everyone knows…
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8 Billion Dollars in Irregular Trades between Optimum Invest & The Central Bank

1 week ago
A recent report by Lebanese newspaper Nidaa al Watan has revealed 45 highly irregular transactions between a brokerage company called Optimum and the Central Bank. The transactions took place between 2015 and 2018 and amounted ...
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The Governments To Pay Up to $40K To Damaged Houses in South Lebanon

4 weeks ago
Al-Akhbar reported today that the government has promised to provide financial assistance to families of martyrs and damaged houses in South Lebanon due to the ongoing Israeli aggression. The article mentions the government will pay ...
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The Catastrophic Health Effects of Diesel Generators in Lebanon

1 month ago
The rate of carcinogenic pollutants in Lebanon’s atmosphere has doubled since 2017 according to an AUB study and cancer rates have witnessed an increase of up to 30% since 2016. While there are several factors ...
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Sister Maya Ziadeh Should Not Be Teaching

1 month ago
A nun was apparently ousted from her teaching role after a controversial speech she gave to students emerged online. In her speech, nun Maya Ziadeh asked her students to pray for families and young men ...
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Outrage Over Teaching of LGBT Families at Jounieh School

1 month ago
College Central Des Moines, a college located in Jounieh that follows the French system, has angered families after finding out their kids are being taught about LGBT families. A leaked sheet from the school in ...
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Who’s Behind Russian President Putin’s Billboards in Beirut?

1 month ago
Several billboards appeared in Beirut today, mainly in Beirut’s southern suburbs, in support of Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the Russian Presidential elections set to held on March 17th. Some of them promoted the ...
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Did Fairouz Refuse to Perform in Saudi Arabia?

1 month ago
Last year around the same time, rumours spread that Fairouz had turned down an offer to take part in Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Season and this year we’re hearing again about Fairouz turning down a very ...
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Joke of The Week: Syrian Regime is Complaining about Lebanons’ British-Built Watchtowers

1 month ago
The Syrian regime has apparently sent an official letter to the Lebanese government concerning the British-built towers along the border, claiming that they are a “threat to the Syrian National Security”. Somehow, this mediocre and ...
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