Lebanon’s Gross Public Debt In First Half of 2018 is Higher Than All of Last Year’s Debt

During 2017, Lebanon's gross public debt hit $3.76 billion. During the first half of 2018 only, the gross public debt grew by $3.4 billion, vs $1.6 billion in the same period of 2017. Overall, Lebanon’s gross public debt rose by 4.3 percent to $82.95 billion in the first six months of 2018 compared to $79.95 billion in the same period of last year . The reason for that hike is mainly due to the public…

AUB’s Outlook Team Thinks Homophobia is an Opinion

Last week, I saw a couple of homophobic articles published in AUB's Outlook paper being shared by ex-AUBites including one of Outlook's ex-Editor in Chief. One of the articles tackles the "elusive search for a gay gene" and encouraging therapy to treat homosexuals. I waited a bit to see how Outlook will respond, only to find out today that they issued a pathetic statement claiming that they "included 6 articles that dealt with homosexuality"المثلية" topic…

Two Lebanese Gins Worth Trying

For all gin fans in Lebanon, there are currently two Lebanese gins in the market, The Three Brothers Gin and Jun Lebanese Gin. 3Brothers gin was created by a group of Lebanese bartenders after years of dedicating their hearts and minds to their lifetime passion for mixology and bartending while Jun is a new craft gin distillery which opened its doors last June in Rechmaya. Here's a small description of each: 3Brothers gin: Lebanese Juniper…

What’s Really Happening to Lycee Abdul Kader?

Destroying heritage buildings and houses, green spaces, public beaches has become an unfortunate trend in past years in Beirut, and the latest victim might me the old Lycee Abdul Kader building. I don't know how the rumors started or who started them, but I remember hearing about selling this old building to Walid Ben Talal and turning it into a mall four years ago, yet nothing happened. The sole owner of this property, as well…
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#Capharnaum Official US Trailer is Out, Movie to Start Showing on December 14

1 week ago
Nadine Labaki’s latest film “Capernaum”, which is sitting on top of the Lebanese Box office for 2018, will be released on December 14 across US theaters. The trailer is already out, you can check it ...
Lebanon

It’s Time for Round 3 of The #FitB4Christmas Challenge

1 week ago
We’re almost 50 days away from Christmas and it’s time for my yearly #FitB4Christmas with TechieDad! What started off as a fun challenge is actually paying off because I’ve almost managed to maintain my weight ...
Critiques

Generator Owners vs. Economy Ministry, There’s Only One Loser: The People

1 week ago
Two days ago, private generators announced a two hour temporary shutdown throughout Lebanon and the majority of generator owners complied with this decision. In return, the Economy Ministry vowed new measures against generator owners and ...
Critiques

Tourism Minister Strikes Again

1 week ago
So first he picks Armenia over Lebanon, which is fine as long as you’re not a freaking minister and more specifically the Tourism Minister, and now he bashes Egypt in an interview with the Daily ...
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