Over 57 Millions of Captagon Pills Coming From Lebanon Were Seized by Saudi Arabia

Last week, Saudi Arabia decided to issue a ban on all produce coming from Beirut after seizing millions of captain pills hidden inside pomegranates. Few hours later, Saudi's Center for International Communication shared an infographic showing the number of Captagon pills shipped from Lebanon over the last 12 months. As you can see below, the smugglers used grapes, pomegranates, apples and potatoes to stuff their pills. Exporting fruits and vegetables to Saudi Arabia brought in…

Henry Loussian’s Museum is Now Open!

Known as the keeper of Beirut's past, Lebanese collector Henry Loussian has finally opened his Batroun house, his own Sistine Chapel, to the public. The announcement was made on Instagram where he invited people to call or WhatsApp 03753654 to book their visits. The Batroun house will be open as a museum for the 100 houses demolished from Beirut and include their photos and their accessories, as well as where they were located, and which…

The Lebanese Authorities Spent Over 400 Million Dollars to “Clean” The Litani River

Over 1000 billion liras were allocated by the Lebanese authorities to clean the Litani River, in addition to consuming a 55 million dollars loan from the World Bank, and the outcome was over 40 tonnes of dead fish washed up on the shore due to polluted waters. The 1000 billion liras project, which equaled almost $730 million two years ago, was divided into four key components: $14 million will go to solid waste treatment, $2.6…

Dear France, Entry Restrictions Are Not Sanctions

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian stated yesterday that France is imposing entry restrictions on some Lebanese figures for alleged corruption or for blocking the government formation. French President Macron had already proposed an initiative back in September 2020 to help Lebanon out of its crisis but it died out. Having said that, preventing politicians from entering France is not a punishment, and is not a serious move by the French authorities to pressure the…
Critiques

Lebanon Has Two More Days To Preserve its Maritime Rights

1 month ago
Remember that famous campaign that went viral a month ago urging the Public Works Minister to sign Decree No.6433? Well he did end up signing it but the President has refused to sign it claiming ...
Art

A Mural Tribute To Egyptian Feminister & Writer Nawal El Saadawi in #Beirut

1 month ago
“Homeland is where love and freedom reside ..”. A mural tribute to outspoken Egyptian feminist and writer Nawal El Saadawi was set up in Beirut yesterday by Roula Abdo, a Lebanese artist. The event was ...
Critiques

BDL’s Platform Set to Introduce a Fourth Exchange Rate

1 month ago
The long-awaited BDL platform “Sayrafa 2.0” was officially launched last week and is aimed at allowing banks to buy & sell dollars and set up a unified rate that is not subject to any manipulation. ...
Architecture

Drone Footage of The Mokhtara palace

1 month ago
The Mokhtara Palace is one of the most prestigious and well preserved palaces in Lebanon. The 17th century mansion, which was destroyed in 1825 during struggles between the Druze sheikhs and Emir Bachir Shihab II, ...
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