Mona el Khalil, Founder of Tyre’s Orange House Fined LL10Million Liras for Railway Obstruction

This is no joke. Mona el Khalil, the activist behind the Orange House Project in Tyre, was apparently fined by the authorities for obstructing a rail crossing! The woman has been working for years to protect turtle reserves in South Lebanon, and dighting to recognize the Mansouri and Kolaila beaches as protected natural areas. Instead of supporting her efforts, the authorities have been ignoring her for years and instead are fining her now for obstructing…

New Telecom Minister Promises *Again* Fiber Optics All Over Lebanon

Telecom Minister Mohammad Choucair has tweeted that he will work on deploying fiber optics all over Lebanon as a top priority. Now where did we heard that before? In 2013: Telecom Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui promised the same. In 2015: Telecom Minister Boutros Harb also announced a plan to have Fiber Optics within two years time. In 2016: We were also promised that 85% of Lebanese will have fiber optics by end of 2017. In 2017:…
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Concrete Slabs Removed Around Interior Ministry Main Entrance: Why Now?

2 weeks ago
We’re still not sure whether it’s newly appointed Interior Minister Rayya el Hassan or previous Interior Minister Nohad el Machnouq who ordered the removal of the years-old security cordon at the Interior Ministry’s main entrance, ...
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The Never-Ending Cycle of Lebanese Government Formation

2 weeks ago
In 2009, we spent 137 days before the government was formed. In 2011, we spent 152 days without a government. In 2013, we spent 329, almost a year!, before we had a government. In 2016, ...
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Neshan’s Episode on Lesbians Tomorrow Might Get Cancelled

3 weeks ago
Neshan’s new show on Al Jadeed has been stirring controversy ever since hosting a male stripper, which is expected in our society but to have an episode cancelled because some people don’t want to see ...
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Burj Hammoud Landfill Full, Jdeideh Landfill Nearing Capacity: Back to Square One?

3 weeks ago
Lebanon has been in a rubbish crisis since 2015 and as expected, the cabinet failed to come up with a long-term plan to solve this issue. Instead they expanded a couple of seaside landfills and ...
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Koura Residents Organizing a Protest against Cement Factories on Feb 4

3 weeks ago
Koura locals are planning a major protest against the cement factories on February 4. This is not the first protest of its kind as they’ve been demanding for years the government to ban cement exports ...
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Young Syrian Boy Working as “Shoe Cleaner” in Beirut Found Dead

3 weeks ago
There’s nothing wrong with forbidding beggars or shoe cleaners from roaming the streets in Beirut, but there’s a way to do so especially when the majority of these people are usually kids. Last week, a ...
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Fnaydek Municipality Bans Alcohol in Kammou3a Area

3 weeks ago
The Fnaydek municipality has issued a statement yesterday banning alcohol in the Kammou3a area and asking the municipal police to enforce this decision. This decision comes after and I quote “تفشي ظاهرة شرب الخمور في ...
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#Lebanon Ranked Among the Five Worst Countries to Live In

3 weeks ago
Yes we do have a beautiful country where one can ski and swim, party and enjoy some great local dishes, but the quality of every day life in Lebanon has been deteriorating for years now, ...
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