A Documentary on The Assad Regime’s Mass Graves

Al Jazeera shared few days ago a haunting documentary on the mass graves in Syria under Assad's rule, including an interview with an unnamed witness that helped dig graves around Damascus. The harrowing testimony by the grave digger provides a stark reminder of what the Syrian people has been experiencing under the criminal Assad regime. As for us Lebanese, it reminds us of the hundreds, if not thousands, of political prisoners still missing in Syrian…

General Security Passport Renewal Platform Powered by an NGO?

Update: General Security changed the "Powered by Hani Saliba Foundation" to "With appreciation for Hani Saliba Foundation efforts". via https://twitter.com/ghazayel SMEX, an organization which advocates for digital rights, shed light last week on new service offered by the General Security that lacks both data security and privacy measures. The platform for booking passport renewal appointments was launched by an NGO, the Hani Saliba Foundation, which is quite absurd given that such services should SOLELY be…
Critiques

No Budget For Lebanon’s Supervisory Commission For Elections

8 months ago
During the 2018 elections, over 7000 violations were recorded by LADE (Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections) including volunteers intervening in the voting process, votes being moved out from ballot boxes, bribes, and over 200 cases ...
Critiques

Energy Minister is Blaming Lebanese For Consuming More Electricity in Winter

8 months ago
Why are we barely getting 4 hours of electricity per day? Is it because of decades of incompetence and short-sighted solutions? Is it because of political and sectarian interference in the energy decision-making? Is it ...
Critiques

We Are Paying $200M For Two Extra Hours of Electricity

8 months ago
Lebanon’s Energy Minister Walid Fayyad signed yesterday a deal to purchase electricity from Jordan via Syria. The deal is expected to bring up to 250 megawatts of electricity a day within two months, which translates ...
Automotive

Minister Ali Hamieh Doesn’t Believe Lebanon had a Public Transportation Crisis

8 months ago
If you haven’t met yet our new Public Works & Transport Minister, he was on TV the other day claiming that Lebanon never had a transportation crisis before 2019, and that the government never really ...
Critiques

What’s Happening to the Lebanese Lira Exchange Rate?

8 months ago
If you’re wondering how the Lebanese Lira rate has been improving steadily over the last few days, after dropping to an all-time low of 33,000 last week, here’s why: – Following the decision by the ...
Critiques

Is Abdallah Al-Saei a Hero?

8 months ago
I’ve seen a lot of comments yesterday following the incident that took place in Jeb Jennine where a young man called Abdallah Al-Saei held dozens of people hostage in a BBAC branch to get $50,000 ...
Critiques

What Happened To The Tayyouneh Investigation?

8 months ago
Following the Tayyouneh clashes that took place in October 2021, the Lebanese Military court had originally charged 68 people with murder and sedition, but there hasn’t been any updates since then into this incident that ...
Critiques

Minister of Culture Helps Homeless Book Seller By Giving Him More Books

8 months ago
Pictures of a homeless man taking shelter under a bridge and selling used books went viral last week, prompting Lebanon’s Minister of Culture (wait for it) to visit the old man and throw some more ...
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