Lack of Sponsors & Funds Threatening The Lebanese Basketball League

The President of the Lebanese Basketball association warned yesterday that the league may be under threat and that they cannot keep going without sponsors or financial support. The truth is the teams, the players, the sports ministry and the federation saw that day coming years ago but didn't or couldn't do anything to stop it. We have a competitive league, great players and local talent but it's a dysfunctional non-sustainable system. Indebted teams, overpaid foreign…

Beirut Protests: The Other Side of the Fence

I don't remember the last time security forces didn't use violence to disperse protesters in Riad el Solh or Martyr's Square or pretty much anywhere in Lebanon. It always started peacefully then a bunch of thugs join in, all hell breaks loose and the victims are almost always peaceful protesters stuck in the middle or simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. Last weekend, yet another anti-government protest took place in Riad el…
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What We Can Learn from Greta Thunberg

2 weeks ago
A 16-year old activist was able to inspire millions to protest in the streets in the past few weeks and was addressing world leaders at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Greta Thunberg has ...
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A #ClimateMarch was Organized Today at Martyrs Square

2 weeks ago
I asked today on Facebook whether we had any climate marches in #Beirut, and someone linked me to an event planned by AUB students. The group is called Fridays for Future Lebanon, in reference to ...
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Dollar Availability is Just Another Diversion

2 weeks ago
As soon as rumors spread about the availability of the dollar currency in the banks, everyone started withdrawing his dollars or looking for ways to transfer them abroad. Same when gas station owners declared a ...
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Lebanese Wrestler Withdraws to Avoid Confronting Israeli Athlete

3 weeks ago
This is not the first time this happens and won’t be the last. Yet another Lebanese athlete forced to drop out of a competition to avoid confronting an Israeli. This time it was Lebanese Wrestler ...
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OTV Removes Racist Caricature After Facing Extreme Backlash

3 weeks ago
I have no idea what they were thinking. Not only is the idea behind the ad a racist one, but they went as far as using the N word! The best part is how some ...
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Why Pretending to Kidnap Your Domestic Worker is a Bad Idea

3 weeks ago
A Lebanese businessman got kidnapped last week in Ethiopia, then released a week later after the Lebanese authorities threatened to take counter measures if no clear answers were provided to the whereabouts of Jaber. A ...
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Is the Lebanese Economy Crumbling? Our Politicians Don’t Seem to Believe So

1 month ago
Nine years to prepare new elections. Twenty nine months to elect a President. Nine months to form a government. Nineteen rounds of meetings to agree on a draft budget. Two months to approve the budget ...
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US Treasury Sanctions Jammal Trust Bank

1 month ago
Lebanon-based Jammal Trust Bank was sanctioned today by the United States for allegedly facilitating the financial activities of Hezbollah. JTB was quick to refute the accusations and issued a statement denying any money laundering or ...
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