The New “Electronic” Civil Registry Extract is NOT Electronic

When I saw the billboards promoting an electronic civil registry extract, I thought to myself that this is too good to be true, and it turned out to be a hoax. What they did was simply put an e-form that you need to fill, print and go to the mayor instead of the mayor filling it up for us. All the remaining steps are still the same. So their idea of coming up with an…

The Lebanese Authorities Have No Idea What’s Happening At The Beirut Port, & Couldn’t Care Less

A massive explosion in August 4, followed by a small fire and today's massive fire almost a month later. How can one be so incompetent? so negligent? so stupid? They had over a month to search the port, take preventive measures, make sure qualified people are handling the reparation works, isolate highly flammable products etc. Like seriously! How hard is it to act proactively and secure the crime scene? The army confirmed back in August…

Lebanese Journalist Dalal Mawad Wins The 2020 #SamirKassirAward For Best Audiovisual News Report

Here's some good news to end yet another dramatic day in Lebanon. Lebanese reporter & Journalist Dalal Mawad has won the 2020 Samir Kassir Award for the best audiovisual news report. Mawad won the foundation prize for a video documenting the challenges faced by a transgender woman in Lebanon, a very bold & challenging topic to tackle in our country. What is the Samir Kassir Award? The Samir Kassir Award for freedom of the press…

Lebanese-British BLOM Customer Wants to Take The Bank To Trial in An English Court

Bilal Khalifeh tweeted today that a Judge has ruled that English courts have jurisdiction in relation to Lebanese banks. Khalife is a BLOM customer who has been unable to make use of the more than $1.4 million in his account, and has brought the case out of frustration of the bank's refusal to return his life savings. This is unfortunately the case for many Lebanese residing in Lebanon and abroad, and Khalifeh' small victory may…
Critiques

Why Did the US Sanction Two Lebanese Ministers?

2 weeks ago
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned today former Lebanese ministers Yusuf Finyanus and Ali Hassan Khalil, who provided material support to Hizballah and engaged in corruption. Why did ...
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Sri Lanka Donates Tea To Beirut Blast Victims, Pr. Aoun Distributes Them to Republican Guard Brigade

2 weeks ago
Two weeks ago, the Sri Lankan Ambassador met with President Michel Aoun and stated that her country had sent 1675 kilograms of Ceylon tea “for the benefit of those affected by the explosion”. However, after ...
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Instead of Supporting Students, LU President is Threatening Them

2 weeks ago
Lebanese University President Fouad Ayoub issued a circular asking students “to respect the reputation of the university, its professors & staff, and not to criticize or attack any of them on any media or social ...
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Are We Finally Abolishing Lebanon’s Kafala System?

2 weeks ago
Lebanon just took one big step to abolish the Kafala system, by adopting a new standard unified contract that respects and protects the rights of migrant domestic workers. The Labor Minister announced it on Twitter ...
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