World Bank Might Suspend COVID-19 Vaccine Funding After Lebanese MPs Got Vaccinated

The head of Lebanon's COVID19 vaccination committee, Dr. Abdel-Rahman Bizri is set to resign today after a number of 75+ members of parliaments got vaccinated without his knowledge. World Bank Regional Director has already reacted to this news by warning that they might suspend financing for vaccines and support for COVID19 response across Lebanon if this violation was confirmed. Al-Jadeed tweeted that the number of MPs vaccinated were 16 and it was done in the…

Why Was Judge Sawwan Recused from Investigating the Beirut Port Blast?

The Court of Cassation decided today to recuse Judge Fadi Sawwan from investigation into the Beirut port blast case, following a memorandum submitted by former ministers Ali Hassan Khalil and Ghazi Zeaiter on grounds of legitimate suspicion. LBCI published the statement issued by the court that highlights the legal reasons for which he should be dismissed. One reason mentioned in the decision is that Sawwan's house was damaged in the explosion, which means that he…
Critiques

Why Are We Vaccinating Reporters & Journalists Next Week?

2 weeks ago
Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad has been lobbying for weeks now to give journalists and reporters priority in receiving the vaccine shot, and it looks like they will get vaccinated starting next week according to ...
Critiques

German Contractors Found a “Second Beirut Bomb” At the Port

3 weeks ago
Following the August 4 explosion, Lebanon signed a contract with Combi Lift, which was already working at the port, to clear containers carrying hazardous chemicals. There were 52 containers in total, which contained formic acid, ...
Critiques

We Will Never Know Who Killed Lokman Slim

1 month ago
Rafik Hariri, George Hawi, Pierre Gemayel, Walid Eido, Francois Hajj, Wissam Eid, Saleh Al Aridi, Wissam al Hassan, Mohamad Chatah, Samir Kassir, Gebran Tueni, Ali Ramez Tohme and yesterday Lokman Slim. Who killed these politicians ...
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World Bank US$246 Million Aid To Be Distributed in LBP At New Rate

1 month ago
I am still trying to wrap my heard around this news. Basically, the World Bank announced that it will provide a $246 million loan assistance to the Lebanese government, that will be paid to families ...
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Not Allowing the Media to Cover the Lockdown is Wrong

1 month ago
I rarely agree with our Information Minister but she made a valid point today by requesting that media be exempted from the COVID-19 measures. She even went as far as suggesting that front-line journalists be ...
Critiques

Lebanon Has Not Yet Signed a Contract with Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccines

2 months ago
A lot of countries have started administrating the COVID-19 vaccines, with “Israel”, our sworn enemy, leading the way in the doses administered per 100 people, followed by the UAE, Bahrain, USA, UK, Denmark, Russia & ...
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Lebanese Government is Blaming People for its Own Incompetence Ahead of New Lockdown

2 months ago
They could not secure proper quarantine areas for returning travelers and visitors. They allowed nightclubs and restaurants to open during the holidays and organize NYE parties. They allowed artists to hold “sold out” concerts. They ...
Automotive

Why is Lebanon Spending 16 Billion LBP on Railways in 2020?

2 months ago
Lebanon’s German Embassy shared a post on its Facebook page highlight an excerpt of the 2020 budget law where 16 billion Lebanese Pounds are allocated to railways. As it appears, the ambassador is a huge ...
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