What Happened on the MEA Riyadh-Beirut Flight?

A video was circulating earlier today showing a brawl on the Mea flight coming from Riyadh. First rumors spread that some passengers were removing their masks and jokingly coughing at others but that's not true. What happened was that LBCI was on board and wanted to shoot a short video on the precautions being taken in order to include it in LBCI’s awareness campaign against the virus. LBCI stated on their website that a passenger…

Energy Ministry Sets Fixed Gas Prices Despite Worldwide Drop

Oil prices are crashing worldwide due to the coronavirus spread and after Saudi Arabia launched an oil price war against Russia. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, were down 22%, last trading at $35.45 per barrel. US oil is trading at $33.15 per barrel, a decline of nearly 20%. What does that mean? Cheaper gas of course but not in Lebanon apparently as the Ministry of Energy and Water decided to set fixed prices…
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COVID-19: We Need to Change Our Behavior To Avoid An Emergency Lockdown

3 weeks ago
“Cancel Everything: Social distancing is the only way to stop the coronavirus.We must start immediately“. That was the title of one of the coronavirus-related articles on The Atlantic today and it’s hard to disagree with ...
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Lebanon to Default on its Payment For the First Time Ever

4 weeks ago
It’s official, PM Hassan Diab has announced today that Lebanon is unable to pay its foreign currency loans and will default on its sovereign debt ($1.2bn Eurobond due on 9 March) for the first time ...
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Fighting Corruption: Ten Cases We Can Start With

4 weeks ago
Lebanon’s revolution against corruption continues and the long awaited judicial appointments “might” be a step in the right direction if no political interference takes place. An independent judiciary committee and a capable judiciary system have ...
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Financial Public Prosecutor Freezes Assets of Lebanese Banks’ Heads

1 month ago
Update: State Prosecutor Ghassan Oueidat has suspended a ruling by Financial Prosecutor Ali Ibrahim on freezing the assets of 20 banks, TV networks said. Financial Prosecutor Ali Ibrahim has put a “prevention of disposal” signal ...
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Can We leave Mar Charbel Out of The COVID-1 Epidemic Please?

1 month ago
The coronavirus has been making headlines for the past two weeks now in Lebanon, cancelling schools and disrupting travel. Yesterday, a young lady showed up at the Rafik Hariri hospital claiming that Mar Charbel appeared ...
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What PM Diab Said is Not Shocking, But He’s in NO Position To Say it!

1 month ago
Prime Minister Diab said today during a meeting with the diplomatic corps that “The State is no longer able to protect the Lebanese” and that “We are facing immense difficulties, and the State’s mechanisms are ...
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[Updated] Lebanese Factories Are On the Verge of Collapse, Over 195000 Jobs Threatened

1 month ago
Update March 3, 2020: Lebanon’s Central Bank has agreed to grant Lebanese industrialists 100 million dollars to import raw materials and keep their factories running. Even though this is not enough, but it’s a positive ...
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Thawra is not Dead, Thawra is Now a Lifestyle!

1 month ago
“We were doing so much better before the Revolution” “Banks were giving us our money normally before the protests started” “This Revolution has destroyed the economy” “What did the Revolution achieve? We were leading a ...
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