Make Beirut An Arms-Free Capital!

What's stopping the Lebanese authorities from calling Beirut an arms-free city? What's the purpose of having so many heavily armed groups and individual in the capital? Why can't we let Lebanese live peacefully and end once and for all all these militia activities? Since all the political sides are backing the Lebanese Army to do its job, then let them keep their armed people outside the capital or restrict their presence to guarding headquarters or…

Where Did Judge Bitar Go Wrong?

I am still trying to understand the rationale behind the intense smear campaign against Judge Bitar, the Lebanese judge in charge of the probe into the August 2020 Beirut port blast. Did he break any laws? No. Did he overstep his authority as a judge? No. Did he leak any information pertaining to the investigation to the media? No. Did he make public appearances or go on TV shows to talk about the investigation? No.…
Critiques

Ghobeiry Municipal Council President Wants To Build Power Plant On Lebanon’s Only Golf Club

1 month ago
First, yes we have a golf club in Lebanon and it’s very well preserved surprisingly enough. The Golf Club of Lebanon (GCL) was established in 1923 and is the oldest and largest golf club in ...
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Presidential Palace Has No Right To Ban Reporters

2 months ago
Al Jadeed reporter Layal Saad was denied entrance to the Presidential Palace’s press office last week because of a previous incident that took place months ago where Saad referred to the president as ‘Aoun’ and ...
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Raids on Fuel Depots & Medicine Warehouses Are Useless

3 months ago
Millions of liters of subsidized fuel hidden in underground tanks as well as tons of medicine and baby formula were seized following raids by the Lebanese security forces. The latest raid was carried out by ...
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So what if Riad Salameh Gets Arrested?

3 months ago
Judge Ghada Aoun just issued a search warrant for Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh that expires in a month time, after Salameh refrained from attending several sessions in the case of the illegal money transfers ...
Critiques

Is Real Change Possible in Lebanon?

4 months ago
The answer is no, at least not in the next 3 to 5 years. As much as I want to believe that the revolution can still bring the Sulta down to its knees, the situation ...
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Should Expats Visit Lebanon This Summer to Ease Its Financial Crisis?

4 months ago
The answer would obviously be YES in any other time, but it’s not that simple given the circumstances Lebanon is going through right now. While expats will bring in “fresh” dollars, they will also increase ...
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France Considering a Currency Board For Lebanon

5 months ago
Annahar reported yesterday that the French President is considering establishing a currency board for Lebanon in case everything falls apart. Talks about a currency board had emerged earlier this year when Steve H. Hanke, an ...
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Central Bank Wants to Repay Up To $25,000 To Depositors Starting June 2021

6 months ago
Lebanon’s Central Bank issued a statement on Sunday claiming that they’re working on a plan with the banks to repay up to $25,000 in “fresh” dollars covering deposits done before Oct 17 2019. The payments ...
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