Henry Loussian’s Museum is Now Open!

Known as the keeper of Beirut's past, Lebanese collector Henry Loussian has finally opened his Batroun house, his own Sistine Chapel, to the public. The announcement was made on Instagram where he invited people to call or WhatsApp 03753654 to book their visits. The Batroun house will be open as a museum for the 100 houses demolished from Beirut and include their photos and their accessories, as well as where they were located, and which…

The Lebanese Authorities Spent Over 400 Million Dollars to “Clean” The Litani River

Over 1000 billion liras were allocated by the Lebanese authorities to clean the Litani River, in addition to consuming a 55 million dollars loan from the World Bank, and the outcome was over 40 tonnes of dead fish washed up on the shore due to polluted waters. The 1000 billion liras project, which equaled almost $730 million two years ago, was divided into four key components: $14 million will go to solid waste treatment, $2.6…

Dear France, Entry Restrictions Are Not Sanctions

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian stated yesterday that France is imposing entry restrictions on some Lebanese figures for alleged corruption or for blocking the government formation. French President Macron had already proposed an initiative back in September 2020 to help Lebanon out of its crisis but it died out. Having said that, preventing politicians from entering France is not a punishment, and is not a serious move by the French authorities to pressure the…

Lebanon Has Two More Days To Preserve its Maritime Rights

Remember that famous campaign that went viral a month ago urging the Public Works Minister to sign Decree No.6433? Well he did end up signing it but the President has refused to sign it claiming that the government should meet first and we still have two days before we lose our right to negotiate for those additional 1,430 square kilometers. Negotiations between the Israeli & Lebanese sides are expected to resume next week and it's…
Art

A Mural Tribute To Egyptian Feminister & Writer Nawal El Saadawi in #Beirut

1 week ago
“Homeland is where love and freedom reside ..”. A mural tribute to outspoken Egyptian feminist and writer Nawal El Saadawi was set up in Beirut yesterday by Roula Abdo, a Lebanese artist. The event was ...
Critiques

BDL’s Platform Set to Introduce a Fourth Exchange Rate

2 weeks ago
The long-awaited BDL platform “Sayrafa 2.0” was officially launched last week and is aimed at allowing banks to buy & sell dollars and set up a unified rate that is not subject to any manipulation. ...
Architecture

Drone Footage of The Mokhtara palace

2 weeks ago
The Mokhtara Palace is one of the most prestigious and well preserved palaces in Lebanon. The 17th century mansion, which was destroyed in 1825 during struggles between the Druze sheikhs and Emir Bachir Shihab II, ...
News

Will US President Biden Recognize The Armenian Genocide Today?

2 weeks ago
US President Joe Biden might become the first president to recognize the killing of more than a million Armenians a century ago, after nearly 150 lawmakers asked him in recent letters to make the acknowledgment. ...
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