Presidential Palace Has No Right To Ban Reporters

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 not ‘his excellency President Aoun’. Layal claims that she was verbally abused after that first incident and that she referred to the president as 'Aoun' off the air, while Baabda claims she offended the President of the Republic during a…

Raids on Fuel Depots & Medicine Warehouses Are Useless

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 Caretake Health Minister Hamad Hassan in South Lebanon where hundreds of boxes containing COVID-19, blood pressure meds, as well as antibiotics and infant formulas and many others were found. Lebanese were all angered by these discoveries, especially after having spending…
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So what if Riad Salameh Gets Arrested?

3 weeks 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 ...
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Is Real Change Possible in Lebanon?

1 month 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?

2 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

3 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

4 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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The Proposed Capital Control Law is a Disaster

4 months ago
Ever since the Lira crisis begun, all experts agreed that lawful capital control measures needed to quickly be put in place protect the remaining foreign reserves and avoid further depreciation of the Lebanese Lira. Unfortunately, ...
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Over 57 Millions of Captagon Pills Coming From Lebanon Were Seized by Saudi Arabia

4 months ago
Last week, Saudi Arabia decided to issue a ban on all produce coming from Beirut after seizing millions of captain pills hidden inside pomegranates. Few hours later, Saudi’s Center for International Communication shared an infographic ...
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The Lebanese Authorities Spent Over 400 Million Dollars to “Clean” The Litani River

4 months ago
Over 1000 billion liras were allocated by the Lebanese authorities to clean the Litani River, in addition to consuming a 55 million dollars loan from the World Bank, and the outcome was over 40 tonnes ...
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