What Was Raoul Nehme Thinking?

I suppose the easiest answer is that he wasn't thinking at all. At this point, we're used to lousy and incompetent ministers but it's one thing to be a lousy economy minister in such circumstances and a whole different story to go as far as addressing the Beirut Explosion investigating judging and asking him to rule out acts of terrorism and war in a bid to speed up the settlement of insurance claims. Not only…

First Look At The German Project To Rehabilitate The Beirut Port

A German delegation presented today its project to rebuild the Beirut Port and its surrounding during a press conference. The multi-billion-dollar project envisions beaches and a "central park" alongside restored architectural heritage, all wrapped in a plan that would generate 50,000 jobs and billions in profit. The two German firms Colliers Germany & Hamburg Port Consulting plan to move most port activity away from the city center and wish to "develop the port precinct of…

China’s Proposed New National Higher Institute of Music in Lebanon

China's Embassy in Lebanon Consul Abou Wassim, yes that's his Twitter handle, shared recently a rendered picture of the new building of the Higher National Institute of Music in Lebanon, stating that the construction and equipping phase of this China-funded project was launched. This project was first presented in 2018 to Lebanese caretaker Culture Minister Ghattas Khoury and is expected to become a musical city and a cultural monument for Lebanon with teaching rooms, a…

Heritage and Roots: An Amazing Page on Lebanese History & Heritage

I recently found out about Charles al-Hayek's YouTube channel after he appeared on one of Sarde After Dinner's podcasts. Charles is a historian and researcher working on bringing Lebanese and Arabic cultural heritage on social media. Historical channels may seem boring to many but Charles has a very engaging and fun way of tackling Lebanese heritage, history and traditions. His latest was a short video explaining the origins of the "I am the Sorrowful Mother"…
Lebanon

Germany Wants to Rebuild The Beirut Port

2 weeks ago
Germany is set to present a comprehensive port reconstruction proposal to the Lebanese authorities next week according to Reuters. “In addition to the port itself, Germany‚Äôs proposal would look to redevelop more than 100 hectares ...
Lebanon

The Google Earth Alphabet Over Lebanon’s Landscapes

2 weeks ago
Patrick Semaan has recently completed the Google Earth Alphabet project, whereas he was able to locate all the letters of the alphabet using satellite images of Lebanon’s landscapes. Semaan spent over 130 hours to locate ...
Baladi

Make a Virtual Visit To Seven Lebanese Churches This Year

2 weeks ago
Last year, I shared a blogpost on churches you can visit virtually around the world for the The Seven Churches Visitation tradition. This year, XYZ Lebanon setup a website to give all Lebanese Christians the ...
Critiques

Syria’s Off Shore Oil Bloc-1 Includes Part of Lebanon’s Maritime Territory

2 weeks ago
While the Lebanese authorities have been in ongoing discussions over the disputed offshore area with Israel, the Syrian regime is set to start oil exploration off its southern coast in an area that includes roughly ...
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