The Saida Public Beach Incident is Not About Religion

As much as the Bikini vs Burkini clash is being portrayed as a religious one following the Saida public beach incident, the real problem is the absence of the rule of law and the incompetence of the municipalities and ministries handling such matters. We all know Saida has unfortunately taken a more conservative path in the last 20 years or so, with few extreme religious groups popping left and right, but Saida has always been…

What does an Interpol Arrest Warrant for Salameh Mean?

The French Judiciary issued an international arrest warrant for Lebanon's central bank governor Riad Salameh after failing to appear at a hearing in Paris. Salameh was being investigated for his alleged involvement in a suspected embezzlement case of $330 million in money transfers to an offshore company between 2002 and 2015. Salameh has always denied any wrongdoings, but a French judge issued an arrest warrant to his name after he failed to appear in a…
Critiques

Fatal Accident in Chouf Raises Concerns on Zip Line Safety

9 months ago
A young man fell to his death from a high altitude while zip lining in Mazraat El Chouf. The victim is Jad Thebian, a first sergeant in the Lebanese Army. The zip line in question ...
Critiques

Energy Ministry Launched a Useless App To Track Fuel & Gas Prices

10 months ago
We have 4 or 5 different rates for the Lebanese Lira in the market and no one, including the Central Bank, is capable of controlling the fluctuations, but the genius minds behind the Energy Ministry ...
Critiques

Lebanese Cabinet Priorities: Naturalizing Basketball Player Omar Spellman

10 months ago
In the midst of all the problems we’re currently facing in Lebanon, the Lebanese cabinet found time to secure the necessary constitutional measures to naturalize 25-year-old previous NBA player Omar Spellman in time for him ...
Critiques

Lebanon is Expecting Two Million Visitors This Summer ..

10 months ago
Al Markazia claims the number of arrivals this summer to Lebanon might exceed two million, and that occupancies at hotels will exceed 90%. Last summer, the tourism ministry claimed they brought in billions of dollars ...
Critiques

2023 Municipal Elections To Be Delayed

10 months ago
The 2023 municipal elections were supposed to take place next month but will most likely be postponed, even though Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi had confirmed his preparedness to hold the elections. The lack of funding, ...
Critiques

Megaphone Co-Founder Jean Kassir Summoned for Interrogation

10 months ago
A protest in solidarity with Jean Kassir and Megaphone is planned tomorrow on Monday April 3rd at 11am in front of the Justice Palace. Kassir was summoned for interrogation by two members of the State ...
Critiques

George Khabbaz Powerful Scene in Ramadan Show Getting Mixed Reactions

11 months ago
Lebanese renowned actor and director George Khabbaz is starring in a Ramadan show on Shahid called “Al Narr bil Narr” (Fire with Fire). The series deals with the daily social conflict between the Lebanese and ...
Critiques

Lebanon Was Not Given a Deadline by The IMF To Implement Reforms

11 months ago
A delegation from the International Monetary Fund concluded its visit to Lebanon on March 23 and issued a statement summing up its mission & pointing out the parties responsible for hindering financial recovery. These parties ...
OlderNewer