Telecom Ministry & Ogero To Drop the ‘0’ From Landline Numbers Area Code

A memo by the Telecom Ministry & Ogero was issued yesterday informing all landline owners that the '0' for all area codes will be dropped and replaced by '2'. In other words, when you're dialing 01 444333 for example, it will become 21 444333 and the same applies to 04 05 06 07 08 09 which will become 24 25 26 27 28 29. It didn't make sense to have the '0' anyway since we…

Lebanon To Allow Parties, Apply Social Dis-Dancing

The country's COVID-19 measures were revised today ahead of the holidays, whereas the nighttime curfew is now set at 11:30PM instead of 11PM and businesses will be allowed to open until 10:30 pm instead of 10:00 pm. Nightclubs and pubs will be allowed to open at 50% capacity, but will have to shutdown at 10:30PM. Added to that, dancing will be prohibited and a two-meter distance between tables shall be observed while only eight people…
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Who Should be Interrogated Over The Beirut Blast?

1 month ago
The answer is quite simple: Everyone in charge since 2013 from Presidents, PMs, Ministers, Heads of Parliament, Army Generals, officers,, Heads of Customs, Port officials, etc. Up until today, Judge Sawwan’s work as lead investigator ...
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Government or Not, Hariri & Aoun Are Not Part of the Solution

1 month ago
It’s been over a month now that Saad Hariri was re-assigned to form a government and still nothing. Today, after a three-week pause, Hariri met Aoun and instead of agreeing on a final line-up, each ...
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Sonatrach Deal Expires By End of Year, Turkish Power ships Threatening to Leave

1 month ago
Up to 85% of the fuel provided to Lebanon is by Sonatrach and its contract expires by end of year, which means we will lose our key fuel supplier in 3 weeks time. Added to ...
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Where Did the Bank Deposits Go?

1 month ago
Between end of 2018 and February 2020, 98,885 accounts were closed in Lebanese banks, the majority holding between 5 and 30 Million Liras. $21.3 Billion Dollars is the total amount of cash withdrawn from banks ...
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Nescafe Should be The Least of Our Worries in Lebanon Right Now

1 month ago
To begin with, rumors that Nescafe will no longer be distributed by Nestle are fake news. Nestle’s general manager confirmed that Nestle will keep on distributing its products but there might be a temporary shortage ...
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Watch Ali Haidar’s Interview on The State of Lebanese Basketball

1 month ago
A couple of weeks ago, Lebanese NT player Ali Haidar shared a video where he stated he will never play in the national team as long as Akram Halabi is president of the Lebanese Basketball ...
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Get Ready for The COVID-19 Vaccine Fiasco

1 month ago
If you thought the way this government handled the pandemic was a mess, wait till they get their hands on the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines. According to this LBCI report, we’re only getting the ...
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Five Reasons Why Lockdowns are Failing in Lebanon

1 month ago
Let me start but saying that lockdowns in most countries around the world have turned into failed experiments, but quite often helped these same countries in planning the re-opening phase or implementing a second lockdown, ...
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