That Toxic Language of Treason in Politics That We Need to Get Rid of

Today the world, including Saudi Arabia, celebrates Valentine's Day yet there's not much love to celebrate in the Lebanese parliament, especially in the last few days with the rising tensions between political opponents. It all started with comments by a Hezbollah MP over President Aoun and President Bachir Gemayel which resulted in a heated exchange between the two and other parties joined as well. Needless to say, there's nothing wrong in arguing and bashing your…

Ecosouk – First Lebanese Zero-waste Store in #Lebanon And The Middle East

Ecosouk, a store that has opened in Hamra on February 6, is making itself heard, by becoming the first Lebanese zero-waste shop, and probably the Middle East. Founded in 2015 by Recycle Lebanon, you'll find in the new Hamra store a great variety of clothes, jewelry, food, pottery and plants, all made in Lebanon. What is special about it though, is the absence of plastic packaging associated with the purchases. Every buyer is encouraged to bring…

Capernaum Falls Short to Roma at the BAFTA, Nadine Labaki Meets Oprah

February 12, 2019 will be a special date in the life of Nadine Labaki. Weeks after Oprah showed her praise for her latest movie Capernaum, she invited the Lebanese director and her husband Khaled Mouzanar for lunch at her house, and took this cute shot with the pair. Nadine reshared the post on Instagram, commenting with the following: Capernaum's latest nomination was in the 72nd BAFTA “Best Film not in the English Language” category on…

No Love Between Minister Chidiac & Minister Fneish

There were some tense moments in the past few days in the parliament where MPs were debating the new government's Policy Statement. Jamil al-Sayyed engaged in a verbal dispute with Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil, MP Nadim Gemayel had a heated despite with Hizbullah MP Nawaf Musawi and last but not least, May Chidiac & Mohammad Fneish were forced to sit next to each other, but kept avoiding eye contact during the whole session. Luckily…
Critiques

We’re Not Getting 24/7 Electricity Before 2024

1 week ago
Just in case you hear new promises about providing all Lebanese with 24/7 electricity, that’s not going to happen anytime soon. The truth is if the government adopts TODAY the comprehensive roadmap to support the ...
Critiques

Customs Fees For “Illegally” Imported Mobiles Coming into Effect

1 week ago
The 90-days period set by the Telecom Ministry to register smartphones purchased from abroad has elapsed and people are starting to get messages asking them to settle their customs fees at LibanPost to avoid blocking ...
Critiques

What’s Happening Between AUBMC & NSSF?

1 week ago
Earlier today, a friend shared with me a statement by the NSSF that they are no longer working with AUBMC and will no longer cover expenses of NSSF patients there. I have no idea what ...
Automotive

An Amazingly Handy Bus and Van Map of Greater Beirut

1 week ago
I recently came across some fantastic maps for bus routes running in Greater Beirut, drawn by [LebaneseBuses] and [Bus Map Project]. You can find other routes leading outside Beirut on the website: busmap.me There’s an Android app for ...
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