Few Thoughts on the #GeorgeZreik Tragedy

I don't think much can be said about happened yesterday but I've been reading a lot of comments and opinions on the matter and I'd like to share some quick thoughts on them: 1- I read some blaming the father for taking his own life and making his family's life even more miserable now, while others claiming he had mental issues. FYI, we all have mental issues, and we will all reach a point in…

Parent Sets Himself on Fire in Koura School’s Courtyard

A father has succumbed to his injuries after setting himself on fire in front of his daughter's private school to protest the administration’s refusal to provide a copy of her transcript over unpaid fees. The school's administration issued a statement following the incident claiming that they've sent out several notices for parents to settle their dues and that they did not threaten to kick out any student. It is worth noting here that NO School…
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Mona el Khalil, Founder of Tyre’s Orange House Fined LL10Million Liras for Railway Obstruction

2 weeks ago
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 ...
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New Telecom Minister Promises *Again* Fiber Optics All Over Lebanon

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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 ...
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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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Disgusting Comments on Newly Appointed Minister May Chidiac

2 weeks ago
The newly formed Lebanese Government includes four female ministers, a first in Lebanon’s history. Out of these four women is Raya Al Hassan who will be the first ever female Arab interior minister and Dr. ...
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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

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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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