Fighting Corruption: Ten Cases We Can Start With

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 been the revolution's demands since day1 and are key to making a real change. The real problem, as highlighted on several occasions before, is that most judges and prosecutors are appointed by politicians, which results in selective justice. One flagrant…

Financial Public Prosecutor Freezes Assets of Lebanese Banks’ Heads

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 today on the assets of twenty Lebanese banks and imposed a freeze on the assets of these banks' heads. According to LBCI, the list contains all the major banks like: Bank Audi, BLOM, Fransbank, Byblos, Societe Generale, Bank of Beirut,…
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Can We leave Mar Charbel Out of The COVID-1 Epidemic Please?

3 weeks 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!

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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!

4 weeks 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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Three Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in #Lebanon

1 month ago
The Lebanese Ministry of Public Health confirmed a third case of coronavirus in Lebanon, after a man arriving from Iran on February 24 tested positive. This means that all three infected people so far were ...
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MEA To Stop Selling Tickets Temporarily at its Offices

1 month ago
A month ago, MEA took a decision to accept only U.S dollars but then had to reverse it the same day after sparking nationwide outrage. Following that, rumors spread that the ticket prices had increased ...
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Defaulting is Imminent

1 month ago
Moody’s downgraded in the last few days Lebanon’s government issuer ratings from Caa2 to Ca, which translates to “Judged to be highly speculative and with likelihood of being near or in default, but some possibility ...
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Awkward Stunt in Beirut to Boycott American Products

1 month ago
So basically a group of young men decided to get dressed in the Jewish religious costume, hit the streets with banners denouncing the deal of the century as part of a campaign to boycott US ...
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