20 Tons of Ammonium Nitrate Seized in The Bekaa

Security forces raided today a warehouse in the eastern Bekaa Valley, considered a hub for smuggling operations between Lebanon and Syria, and seized 20 tons of ammonium nitrate stored inside a truck. The chemical is the same one behind Beirut's port explosion and was transported to a "safe place" according to the National News Agency . The owners of the warehouse stated that they're using the chemical as a fertilizer for agricultural use but even…

Lebanese Cabinet Names For The Past 20 Years

Looking back at Lebanon's governments since 2005, they all had redundant and cliché names and the latest government is no different. The latest cabinet's name was declared as "Together to the Rescue” , a very bold name for a cabinet that barely has 8 months to achieve its goals and prepare for the 2022 elections. Here's the list of government names since 2005: - 2005: National Unity Government - headed by Fouad Sanioura - 2009:…

Presidential Palace Has No Right To Ban Reporters

Al Jadeed reporter Layal Saad was denied entrance to the Presidential Palace's press office last week because of a previous incident that took place months ago where Saad referred to the president as ‘Aoun’ and not ‘his excellency President Aoun’. Layal claims that she was verbally abused after that first incident and that she referred to the president as 'Aoun' off the air, while Baabda claims she offended the President of the Republic during a…

How Much Money Did Your Municipality Receive Since 1993?

The Gherbal Initiative launched an interactive page showing all the amounts transferred from the revenues of the Municipal Fund to all municipalities since 1993 until 2017 . Here are some interesting numbers: - Beirut municipality received 88,118,039,000 LBP in 2019 while Zahle received 86,661,993,608 LBP since 1993. - Mount Lebanon received 1,529,703,094,941 LBP since 1993, twice as much as North Lebanon . - Akkar & Baalbeck-Hermel received the lowest amounts since 1993, followed by Bekaa…
Lebanon

Former PM Hassan Diab Left The Country Before His Scheduled Questioning

1 week ago
Judge Bitar, who’s in charge of the Beirut blast, had summoned former Prime Minister Hassan Diab back in August 26, but Diab failed to appear. He then rescheduled the questioning for September 20, but Diab ...
Health

#TalkingSavesLives: Appreciation Post For “Embrace” & Their Tireless Efforts

2 weeks ago
No words are enough to describe the passion and dedication behind the “Embrace” team. Despite all the challenges that they’re facing, their young front-liners are bringing a glimpse of hope back to a fallen nation, ...
Critiques

Information Minister George Kordahi is Off to a Bad Start

2 weeks ago
Lebanon’s newly appointed information minister, TV star George Kordahi, called on the media in his first official statement to refrain from hosting politicians who claim that we will go to hell. He continued by asking ...
Baladi

Alephia 2053

2 weeks ago
I just finished “Alephia 2053” and I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was despite being 50 minutes long. Alephia 2053 is the first dystopian animation movie produced in Lebanon and has gathered the ...
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