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Amid the Chaos, Ebola Threat Left Unchecked in Lebanon

There’s chaos in Lebanon at the moment, with the Lebanese government officially joining the “War on Terror” alongside two dozen other countries, the Lebanese public in darkness because of electricity disputes, the presidential seat being vacant, the upcoming postponed elections being pretty much dead and of course, the threat of Islamist extremist attacks and invasions is […]

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Solar Farm Above Beirut River Construction Underway

The plan to build a solar farm above the Beirut River has started. As you can see if you take the Emile Lahoud highway, you’ll notice the steel frames with solar panels being installed on them. Initially, the farm will supply up to 1 MW of power to the surrounding area, and there are plans […]

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Defense Minister, Resign.

The current crisis is one of the absolute worst we’ve ever witnessed, and that’s saying a lot, given Lebanon’s extremely painful and horrifically violent history. Here’s a small recap for those of you who still trying to ignore what’s happening. Clashes between marauding islamist terrorists and the Lebanese army in the border town of Aarsal After […]

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GCR: Lebanon Among Best in Education, Absolute Last in Trust in Politicians + More Numbers

So, the World Economic Forum published its Global Competitiveness Report, and Lebanon got some interesting number I’ll highlight here: Stuff We Sucked At In public trust in politicians, we ranked ABSOLUTE LAST. We ranked 148 out of a total of 148 countries… We’re next-to-last at 147/148 for “favoritism in decisions of public officials” For cost […]

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The Invalid Excuse: Child Pornography Threat

In Lebanon, we have a history of corrupt politicians and authorities who commit heinous crimes and put up some noble cause as their excuse. Remember when the MPs decided to cross off the word “woman” from the women’s right’s law that would protect from rape and abuse? Do you remember what the FPM MPs cited […]

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My Thoughts on Rifi’s Actions

Being an outspoken atheist means I get into a lot debates with annoyed theists over statuses. It’s funny how they forget that the “fundamental” elements of their faiths are chopping heads off, selling women into slavery and ethnically cleansing entire regions of the Middle East. But, hey! A status is just as offensive and bad, […]

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What Tripoli’s Municipality Did Is Illegal, Here’s What To Do About It

The nice thing about our Constitution is that in its preamble, it’s pretty awesome. It ensures Lebanon’s utmost adherence to human rights, the equality of its citizens under law and the absolute right to believe or not believe in whatever you want, and the freedom to practice that freely. The specific articles I’m referring to […]

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Thoughts About The Aarsal Operation

I’ve been following the news minute by minute over the past week. The general sentiment was already an unpleasant one with the heart-wrenching crimes against humanity being committed in Gaza and Mosul, by equally extremist ideological entities, and it became worse when it hit so close to home, as we’ve all been predicting. I’ve been […]