The Saida Public Beach Incident is Not About Religion

As much as the Bikini vs Burkini clash is being portrayed as a religious one following the Saida public beach incident, the real problem is the absence of the rule of law and the incompetence of the municipalities and ministries handling such matters. We all know Saida has unfortunately taken a more conservative path in the last 20 years or so, with few extreme religious groups popping left and right, but Saida has always been…

Fatal Accident in Chouf Raises Concerns on Zip Line Safety

A young man fell to his death from a high altitude while zip lining in Mazraat El Chouf. The victim is Jad Thebian, a first sergeant in the Lebanese Army. The zip line in question was recently featured on a popular Egyptian influencer's page, who shared a story yesterday warning people of its safety following the tragic incident. The responsibility here lies 100% on the company operating this zip line, but also on the authorities…
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Lebanon is Expecting Two Million Visitors This Summer ..

1 month ago
Al Markazia claims the number of arrivals this summer to Lebanon might exceed two million, and that occupancies at hotels will exceed 90%. Last summer, the tourism ministry claimed they brought in billions of dollars ...
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George Khabbaz Powerful Scene in Ramadan Show Getting Mixed Reactions

1 month ago
Lebanese renowned actor and director George Khabbaz is starring in a Ramadan show on Shahid called “Al Narr bil Narr” (Fire with Fire). The series deals with the daily social conflict between the Lebanese and ...
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Lebanon Was Not Given a Deadline by The IMF To Implement Reforms

2 months ago
A delegation from the International Monetary Fund concluded its visit to Lebanon on March 23 and issued a statement summing up its mission & pointing out the parties responsible for hindering financial recovery. These parties ...
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Tourism Minister Shut Down Illegal Wazzani Restaurants Based on a 10-Year Old Complaint

2 months ago
I’ve never been to Wazzani but I’ve known for years that there are tens of unlicensed restaurants and cafes there open right on the river. Wazzani is an area right next to the blue line ...
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If Only The TotalEnergies Rumors Were True …

3 months ago
News were circulating last week that TotalEnergies might delay its offshore gas exploration in Lebanon due to security reasons, but they turned out to be rumors yet I wish they were true. In fact, no ...
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An Additional 16 Billion Dollars in Public Debt: Salameh’s Farewell Gift

3 months ago
BDL added a footnote to its latest bi-monthly BDL balance sheet where roughly 16 billion dollars was added to the public debt owned by the Lebanese state to the Central Bank. The reasoning behind it? ...
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Al Arz Ski Station Lift Sabotaged

6 months ago
The main Al Arz ski lift was sabotaged last night few weeks before the opening of the ski season. The culprits climbed to the top of the hill at 2700m and cut or shot at ...
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239 Schools in Lebanon In Urgent Need of Repairs

6 months ago
According to Legal Agenda, the ministry of education received 2.1 billion dollars between 2016 and 2021 to enhance schools and make sure all students have access to an education. Out of these two billions, 270 ...
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