Energy Minister Promises Electricity 24/7 by 2025/2026

Twelve years ago, we were promised 24/7 electricity by Lebanon's energy minister at the time Gebran Bassil, but we all know how that went. This week, Energy Minister Walid Fayyad mentioned during an interview with Al-Manar that we should expect 24/7 electricity by 2025 or 2026 if all parties commit to his proposed plan. Until then, we will get 8 to 10 hours of electricity by Spring 2022 and 16 to 18 hours of electricity…

Over $40 Million of PCR Tests Revenues To Be Returned to Health Ministry & Lebanese University

Following Riad Tawk's TV report on the missing PCR revenues from the tests performed at the Rafik Hariri airport, Public Prosecutor at the Court of Audit Judge Fawzi Khamis has issued a decision to return all the PCR test funds to the Health Ministry and the Lebanese University. Prior to that, the airlines had transferred the PCR revenue via bank accounts . The amount to be returned exceeds $40 million dollars, even though the below…
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Suspects in Beirut Blast Probe Are Running For The 2022 Elections

11 months ago
Nabih Berri’s Amal movement has apparently decided to nominate suspects in the Beirut Blast probe Ali Hassan Khalil and Ghazi Zaaiter for the upcoming parliamentary elections. Khalil will run in the Hasbayya district while Zaaiter ...
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BDL Foreign Reserves Dropped By Half a Billion Dollars in January ONLY!

1 year ago
If you’re still wondering how much it cost BDL to drop the lira exchange rate from 34,000 to below 20,000; the answer is $509 million dollars as reported by Megaphone News. This comes as part ...
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Dentist Elie Jasser Stabbed to Death in His Ablah Clinic

1 year ago
A Lebanese Army Sergeant called Salim Fahed stormed Dr Elie Jasser’s dental clinic in Ablah Zahle and stabbed to him to death with a sharp object. The motive? The sergeant’s fiancee was still hurting after ...
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A Documentary on The Assad Regime’s Mass Graves

1 year ago
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 ...
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General Security Passport Renewal Platform Powered by an NGO?

1 year ago
Update: General Security changed the “Powered by Hani Saliba Foundation” to “With appreciation for Hani Saliba Foundation efforts”. SMEX, an organization which advocates for digital rights, shed light last week on new service offered by ...
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No Budget For Lebanon’s Supervisory Commission For Elections

1 year 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 ...
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Energy Minister is Blaming Lebanese For Consuming More Electricity in Winter

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

1 year 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 ...
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