It’s a National Disaster And They’re Still Forming Committees!

There are no words to describe what happened today. I kept watching over and over again the massive explosion wondering if this really took place in Beirut and not elsewhere. The huge blast, apparently caused by ammonium nitrate that was stored in a warehouse at the port, destroyed most of Beirut and its suburbs and even felt in Cyprus. They are talking about tens of kills and thousands of injured so far, but everyone knows…

Lebanon Wants To Use Coronavirus-sniffing dogs at Airport

In the past few weeks, several countries ran experiments to verify whether dogs were able to sniff out COVID-19 and the results were very encouraging as the accuracy rate was above 90%. Even better, Dubai was among the first countries to dispatch these dogs for on-airport rapid COVID-19 testing. Lebanon's health minister/poet hinted in an interview yesterday that they're considering deploying dogs as well at the airport, following a Lebanese-French study and he insisted here…

Beirut-based Startup NAR Acquired by B3Bar Holdings!

This is amazing news! What started as a final year project back in 2014 has now been acquired by a US-based B3Bar Holdings. NAR is a Beirut-based startup that develops smart drone-based solutions by integrating with drones and analyzing and processing data on the fly. NAR, founded by two LAU graduates Charlie El Khoury and Nicolas Zaatar, works on improving the labor-intense and time-consuming process of data analysis and reporting performed following each inspection flight…

You Wanna Resign, Spill The Beans!

We've had three major resignations in the past couple of months, starting with top financial advisors Henry Chaoul & Alain Bifani, and today Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti walked out of the government and was swiftly replaced by an advisor to the president. I don't know much about Hitti, but one cannot but applaud anyone walking out of this joke of a government. However, these are not normal circumstances, and we have the right to know…
Lebanon

The Promise is Coming to Netflix on August 8th

6 days ago
The first American film to depict the Armenian Genocide will be available for Netflix viewers on August 8th. The Promise, directed by Terry George, came out in 2016 and features Oscar Isaac, as an Armenian ...
Architecture

Discovering Lebanon’s Hidden Gems

6 days ago
From Bchara el-Khoury palace and the Rose house in Beirut, to Kfarmatta’s old mill and Bhamdoun’s synagogue, discover some of Lebanon’s hidden gems and architectural wonders through the lens of Clara Rayes. Clara is a ...
Critiques

Is it a Good Time to Invest in Real Estate in Lebanon?

6 days ago
The real estate sector has been witnessing a boom in recent months as developers are trying to settle their debts by accepting bankers’ checks and depositors are trying to make use of their “lollars” amid ...
Critiques

Lebanon Downgraded to C from Ca, Lowest Grade by Moody’s

1 week ago
Moody’s has lowered Lebanon’s credit score to C, which is the same level as Venezuela. Obligations rated C are the lowest-ranked class of bonds and are typically in default, with little prospect for recovery of ...
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