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Why not electing president?

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Division between political parties prevented for over two years the Lebanese parliament to choose a president. Today, we saw in the municipal election of Beirut and other areas these parties come together in order not to allow the young generation…
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The most corrupt groups in the region.

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“In Lebanon, numbers are alarming as nine in ten people (92 per cent) say that they think corruption has increased. Government officials, tax officials and members of parliament are perceived to be the most corrupt groups in the region” according…
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On this day: Nadim Abdel Nour was assassinated

On this day, Nadim Abdel Nour was assassinated. He was a member of the Lebanese Forces militia back then. The militia was disbanded and its leader, Samir Geagea was thrown in jail. Many LF members were arrested, tortured and some killed. Nadim Abdel Nour…
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2016 Lebanon Municipality elections

On May 15, the Lebanese have a date with the municipality elections. A date with a possibility to change things. Will they say enough to corruption and their leaders? Will they put their own health, lives, and future before any…
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Samples of how much Lebanon and surrounding countries are F. Up

Sample 1:  Lebanese rock band Mashrou’ Leila was forced to cancel their Friday concert in Amman. Jordan’s Ministry of Tourism withdrew the band’s license to perform in what seems to be a blatant censoring of Mashrou’ Leila’s outspoken support of…
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A short Blacklist

According to the Devoir Article (French), Three countries are threatened to be added to the future blacklist of uncooperative tax havens of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to be established in July at the request of the…
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Michel Samaha verdict. How about others?

Michel Samaha, ex-minister, served four and half years in jail for transporting explosives and planning to use them in several attacks and assassination. The shock that Lebanese were subject to few months ago by giving Samaha the light sentence and…
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What does it mean?

Over the past couple of years, we heard Lebanese Muslim representatives say that we will pick a president who ever Lebanese Christians agree upon. Few month ago, the largest two Christian political parties (popularity and representation in the parliament), The…
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Bachir to Lebanese Forces fighters in Zahle

In Memory of Zahle battle, the following is the last communication between Bachir Gemayel and Lebanese Forces fighters inside the city before all supplies roads were cut off. The night of April 10-11, 1980. “Comrades, You have one hour to…
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I will call him Adam

A friend of mine posted on his Facebook page a text written by Tamara Awad. The original text is in Arabic. He translated as best he can to English. It is an interesting short article that I would like to…
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