We Need More Apple Picking Venues in Lebanon

Every year since the Syrian crisis began, Lebanese apple farmers are in crisis. They're unable sell their apple and exporting them is too costly. Every year, farmers have no choice but to leave their apples to rot and their orchards abandoned. There are several initiatives being taken to reduce the crop wastage, from turning apple to cider, or coming up with apple-based products but the problem is still there. One thing that caught my attention…

A Saudi-like Shisha-Tax Could Work in Lebanon

Saudi Arabia implemented last week a highly controversial Shisha tax that is angering a lot of people online. To sum it up, you get taxed 100% on your bill at any Shisha cafe or restaurant that serves Shisha even if you don't order one. I don't understand why those who don't order Shisha will get taxed as well, but I love the idea behind such a tax and I think it could work in Lebanon.…
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Lack of Sponsors & Funds Threatening The Lebanese Basketball League

5 days ago
The President of the Lebanese Basketball association warned yesterday that the league may be under threat and that they cannot keep going without sponsors or financial support. The truth is the teams, the players, the ...
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UAE Lifts Travel Ban to Lebanon: What does That Mean?

5 days ago
After Saudi Arabia lifted its travel warning back in February, the UAE today has announced that it will lift the travel ban to Lebanon. The decision was announced after a Lebanese delegation led by PM ...
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A Lebanese Family Consumes on Average 1400 Plastic Bags Yearly

1 week ago
The Environment Ministry launched today a campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags, encouraging people to use eco-friendly bags and preparing them for the Plastic bags ban which will begin on October 15 (if ...
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Beirut Protests: The Other Side of the Fence

1 week ago
I don’t remember the last time security forces didn’t use violence to disperse protesters in Riad el Solh or Martyr’s Square or pretty much anywhere in Lebanon. It always started peacefully then a bunch of ...
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What We Can Learn from Greta Thunberg

2 weeks ago
A 16-year old activist was able to inspire millions to protest in the streets in the past few weeks and was addressing world leaders at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Greta Thunberg has ...
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Lebanese Army Restores Qornet el Sawda Monument

2 weeks ago
First the monument was vandalized, then cleaned up, then destroyed and now the Lebanese Army has put another one back in place. The new monument is a donation from the Donnieh youth as mentioned here. ...
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A #ClimateMarch was Organized Today at Martyrs Square

2 weeks ago
I asked today on Facebook whether we had any climate marches in #Beirut, and someone linked me to an event planned by AUB students. The group is called Fridays for Future Lebanon, in reference to ...
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Dollar Availability is Just Another Diversion

2 weeks ago
As soon as rumors spread about the availability of the dollar currency in the banks, everyone started withdrawing his dollars or looking for ways to transfer them abroad. Same when gas station owners declared a ...
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