Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud: Pizza Secrets Did Not Have a License to Operate

A gas leak at a pizza place on Bechara El Khoury Street led to the death of at least night people yesterday. The victims did not die from the explosion but suffocated from the fumes as per the official fire department statement. The ministers of interior and tourism visited the site, as well as Beirut governor Marwan Abboud who shockingly stated that he wasn't aware this restaurant existed and that it had no permit to…

Lufthansa Suspends All Flights to Beirut Till April 30

Last week, Swiss airline cancelled a flight to Beirut in mid-air due to security concerns, yet confirmed they are keeping their flights to Beirut while monitoring the situation very closely. Unfortunately, the Iran-Israel retaliations that followed caused Swiss airline and Lufthansa to suspend all flights to Beirut until end of April. It's not clear if they will extend the suspension beyond April, but there are no signs of things cooling down between Israel & Hamas…

Monnot Theater Cancels Wajdi Mouawad Play Following Official Complaint & Threats

Lebanese-Canadian writer and actor Wajdi Mouawad was hosting the world premiere of his latest play "Wedding Day at the Cromagnons" at the Monnot Theater in Beirut, however the play was cancelled after activists lodged a complaint against Mouawad with the Military Prosecutor's Office. In addition to that, actors taking part in the play were harassed and received serious threats. The reason behind the complaint is that Mouawad engaged in "normalization with Israel", which I assume…

Pascal Sleiman Murder: The Facilitators are The Real Problem

Pascal Sleiman, a Lebanese Forces party member and the coordinator for the Jbeil area, was found killed in Syria yesterday evening after being kidnapped at gunpoint on Sunday. Early investigations by the security forces and army intelligences revealed that a car theft gang was involved and that seven of its members have been arrested already. The authorities are currently coordinating with Syrian authorities to repatriate the body, and investigations are still underway but everyone knows…
Lebanon

SWISS Cancels Flight to Beirut in Mid-Air Due to Security Concerns

1 month ago
A flight from Zurich to Beirut operated by Swiss International Air Lines got cancelled yesterday in mid-air due to security concerns in Lebanon. According to a Swiss site, “Swiss experts decided on Friday night to ...
Art

Meet Charbel Bassil: A Talented Iconographer & Painter from Zahle

1 month ago
Iconography is by definition “the science of identification, description, classification, and interpretation of symbols, themes, and subject matter in the visual arts”. The beginnings of Christian iconography can be dated to Saint Luke the Evangelist ...
Information

Téléférique Has Finally Reopened

1 month ago
The iconic Téléférique du Liban has finally reopened its doors after four months of closure due to maintenance. The closure was prompted by an unfortunate incident where two Teleferique cabins collided leaving 25 people stranded ...
Critiques

8 Billion Dollars in Irregular Trades between Optimum Invest & The Central Bank

1 month ago
A recent report by Lebanese newspaper Nidaa al Watan has revealed 45 highly irregular transactions between a brokerage company called Optimum and the Central Bank. The transactions took place between 2015 and 2018 and amounted ...
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