Trash Crisis In the North: No Solution In Sight

There does not seem to be a solution for Lebanon's waste management crisis in the North. This pressing issue has resulted in streets full of trash and a harmful atmosphere for over 300,000 thousand residents. According to Lama Fakih, acting Middle East director at Human Rights Watch “The government has had four months to find a solution to the north’s trash crisis, but it is still dragging its feet and relying on temporary half-measures.” Short…

Baccalaureate Results: Education Ministry Messed-Up Big Time!

Another ministry whose performance has been questionable ever since the government was formed is the Education Ministry. Right before the official exams and instead of comforting students, the Minister was reminding them that cameras will be installed to monitor their every move, and then when students were anxiously waiting for their results, the Ministry's website reported that students had passed the Baccalaureate exam when they had in fact failed. The lists that were updated first…
Critiques

Health Minister Wants To Ban Formula Milk From Hospitals & Shops

1 week ago
When the new government was formed, I asked around about the new Health Minister and everyone told me he’s an excellent doctor and a great fit for the job. I don’t know if he’s that ...
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Wake Up Before It’s Too Late? Or is It Already?

1 week ago
The Daily Star issued a blank issue today to take a stance on the deteriorating situation in Lebanon, calling on officials to wake up before it’s too late. The print edition listed on the 10 ...
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Instead of Supporting Lebanese Industrialists, Authorities Are Screwing Them Over

1 week ago
Anywhere in the world, authorities try to support local industries by lowering taxes and offering preferential rates on raw materials, electricity consumption and other services. Anywhere except Lebanon of course. Knowing that we have over ...
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Back when Johnny Hallyday’s Beirut Concert Got Cancelled Over The “Twist” Dance

1 week ago
Since the hot topic has been censorship in the past few weeks in Lebanon, I thought I feature this [Legal-Agenda] article on how Kamal Jumblatt, who served in the early 1960s as Lebanon’s Interior Minister, ...
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Qatar & Lebanon Ranked World’s Most Water-stressed Countries

1 week ago
Experts at the World Resources Institute (WRI) published a report on the world’s most water-stressed countries and regions and Lebanon was on top of the list along with Qatar. The findings revealed that a quarter ...
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Lebanese Violinist Sparked Controversy in Iraq Over Tournament Opening Ceremony

2 weeks ago
Iraqi VP Nouri al Maliki and religious far-right conservatives were outraged after a Lebanese violinist played a rendition of the Iraqi national anthem prior to the game between Iraq and Lebanon at the Karbala International ...
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The First Public Beach in Jounieh?

2 weeks ago
This may come as a surprise to some, but Jounieh doesn’t have any public beaches. For a city that has one of the largest bays in Lebanon, you’d expect to see few free public beaches ...
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Mashrou’ Leila (مشروع ليلى ) Cleared By Judge Ghada Aoun, Concert Still On Schedule

3 weeks ago
Update: Byblos Festival cancelled the concert for security reasons. After a week of hysterical hate and conspiracy-filled campaigns against Mashrou’ Leila, and after being interrogated by the authorities and meeting with religious bodies, Judge Ghada ...
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