Politicians Vs Outspoken Activists: Choose Your Battles Wisely

Is it ok to swear at politicians? Is profanity allowed when addressing ruling parties that have made our lives miserable for the past 30 years and more? Why is it ok for them to swear but ordinary Lebanese with real problems can't? If we were to resort to the Lebanese penal code, it clearly "criminalizes defamation against public officials and authorizes imprisonment for up to one year in such cases. It also authorizes imprisonment for…

US Dollar Now Trading At LL4,500 in Black Market

The Central Bank, as expected, has failed to control the currency peg's implosion despite his recent promises to launch an online platform for exchange officers and start providing dollars. No one in his right mind is expecting the U.S dollar to go back to LL1,500 but no one expected it to reach a record high in less than 24 hours. Why did that happen? At this point, it's hard to say but we cannot but…
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Weekly Cabinet Meeting Rescheduled To Appoint Amal’s Candidate Before His 40th Birthday

1 month ago
In this week’s WTF news, Hassan Diab’s so-called technocrats cabinet has decided to reschedule their weekly Thursday session to be held on Wednesday for one reason: Amal’s candidate to the Ministry of Economy, Mohammad Abou ...
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Ask Yourself Why You’re Not Going Down To Protest Tomorrow

1 month ago
Going down to the streets is the only option that has proven to be efficient since October 17, 2019. Just looking back at how the authorities, from the president to the current parliament and new ...
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900g of Bread Will Now Cost 1,500LL

1 month ago
Back in April, Economy Minister was threatening and fining bakeries that reduced the pack of bread from 1000g to 900g. Yesterday, he issued an official statement stating that the pack of bread will be reduced ...
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Ethiopian Domestic Workers Left Stranded in Front of Ethiopia Consulate

1 month ago
Over 100 Ethiopian domestic workers are sleeping outside the Ethiopian Embassy in Hazmieh after their employers became unable to pay their wages in dollars. In addition to that, the Ethiopian authorities did not take any ...
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Riad Kobeissi Exposes Scandal Linked to Education Ministry’s PMU Program

1 month ago
Remember when Lebanon was complaining to the world about refugees being a burden to the country? Remember all the racist and discriminatory chants and slogans by politicians and ministers against refugees? Well our politicians did ...
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Bank Secrecy Removal is a Joke

1 month ago
The law that Lebanon’s parliament passed last week to remove banking secrecy rules is yet another joke and a waste of time and efforts. No one’s fighting corruption or recovering stolen funds with that law, ...
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Bakeries That Make a Better Ka’ake than Abou Arab

1 month ago
Update: Abou Arab is not shutting down. I love Kaak and I loved Abou Arab, I think almost everyone did for its quick service and convenience despite knowing hygiene wasn’t its strongest point. Yesterday, Abou ...
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Anghami Co-Founder Leading by Example To Resolve Twitter Spat

1 month ago
Some bigoted twitter users were pressuring Anghami yesterday to fire an employee because of a personal tweet she wrote, and went as far as ask to boycott Anghami. Inciting personal damage in such difficult times ...
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