Lebanon’s counterfeit sanitary pads…nothing new here

Published on:December 20, 2013
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A report recently published by Lebanese daily As-Safir suggested that fake sanitary napkins, which could cause uterine cancer, are being sold in Lebanon.
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Friendly Dog Shot at close range

Published on:November 28, 2013
Friendly Dog Shot at close range

A very Graphic and disturbing footage of a dog being shot in broad daylight went viral on social media platforms today after Beta – Beirut for the Ethical treatment of Animals shared it on their official Facebook page. (Watch the footage here) The footage shows a man walking around with A GUN and shooting what seems to be a harmless dog in cold blood. It was simply heartbreaking hearing the…

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Man puts his Cat in a Microwave

Published on:November 8, 2013
Man puts his Cat in a Microwave

Since Early Morning , we have been bombarded with posts and tweets of people trying to expose the identity and whereabouts of two men : Mohamad Jallad and Hassan Hammoud   The two men posted a Video of themselves brutally shoving a cat into a microwave, in an attempt to “cook” it alive as one of them stated in the video. Despite the cat’s obvious discontent, the two men kept…

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Lebanon enters the HD era with LBCI HD channel

Published on:September 26, 2013
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  Lebanon will enter as of tonight the era of High Definition broadcast with the launching of LBCI HD following the screening of the first prime of Star Academy reality TV show. With this advancement, LBCI has proven once again its leadership as a pioneer Lebanese channel in the field of high definition broadcast. To receive the LBCI HD channel, viewers must order the channel with the green logo from…

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Lebanon’s traffic jam survival list

Published on:September 19, 2013
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The Jounieh-Beirut highway is still witnessing a severe traffic jam, namely in the region stretching from Dbayeh to Dora due to road works.

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Putin on Russian version of The Voice

Published on:September 17, 2013
Putin on Russian version of The Voice

This video has been around for a couple of days but I thought it would still be cool to share it…The reactions of the judges are priceless. Now let’s imagine this happening in Lebanon…although that may be a challenge for a president who barely speaks on media outlets, let alone sing!

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Not all Americans are trigger happy

Published on:September 12, 2013
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I avoided writing anything on the September 11 attacks yesterday since I have more than my fair share of doubts concerning the authenticity of the official story in regards to how the events unfolded.

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World travelers hit and review Beirut – This is My City

Published on:September 10, 2013
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So what happens when two foreigners who love to travel land in Beirut? Watch the below video to see how they perceived out city.

Do you think it was properly and fairly portrayed?

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LBCI, host of the bloggers

Published on:September 6, 2013
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In a bid to further integrate into the social media world and be part of the Lebanese web scene, LBCI took the initiative to invite some of the brightest names in the country’s blogosphere to sit down and well watch and learn! As opposed to them listening to us, we opened the door to a portal these bloggers thought was shut: Television and the channel’s online platform. Bloggers have created…

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Beirut’s homeless man needs your help!

Published on:August 30, 2013
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After writing the blog post yesterday on a homeless man who was lying on the streets of Beirut’s Mar Mkhayel, bleeding and with a severe case of gangrene, several good Samaritans responded. The man who was identified as Roger Dahan was taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment, but he still has a long way to go. A facebook page has been launched to provide further help for Mr…

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Beirut Man Covered in Blood Pleads for Help

Published on:August 29, 2013
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This photo was found on social media platforms today posted by Lara Hussein who said: “This old homeless guy has been lying on the pavement at the end of Mar Mkhayel for 2 hours covered in blood and in the sun. We called the Red Cross, who said no hospital would take him.. We called 112 they said they will see what to do. Nothing so far. His feet have…

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Fukushima, Syria and Miley Cyrus’ Tongue

Published on:August 29, 2013
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While we were sleeping…….

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Its not a Beirut River Monster, just another highly endangered native species

Published on:August 26, 2013
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A video that has gone viral today purporting a marine animal mistakenly thought of as not native to Lebanon or the Mediterranean in the Beirut River has drawn the curiosity of the “sharers’” as to what the animal was. An unusually round shaped head with a short trunk surfacing up the murky waters of the overly polluted river may indicate at first glance a severely mutated crocodile perhaps. The video’s title: “Strange…

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Lebanese anchor weeps Tripoli live on Int’l News channel

Published on:August 26, 2013
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  Raawa Kalsina, an anchor for the Arabic version of France 24 appears to be difficultly holding back tears as she reads newspaper headlines in the days that followed Tripoli’s twin blasts. Raawa, a native of the northern Lebanese city now lives in Paris, in line with her job with France 24. Her tears go to show how expatriates or Lebanese living abroad are just as disheartened as the people…

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Lebanese Reporter unfairly depicted as vain “make-up” woman

Published on:August 26, 2013
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Although an AP AFP photojournalist captioned this photo under “Lebanese young woman puts on make up surrounded by vehicles that were damaged in a bombing outside Al-Taqwa mosque on August 24 (AFP)” I just wanna add that the woman in this picture is a reporter. She is fixing her ‘image’ right before a live transmission or a Piece to Camera shot. Sadly in this part of the world where competent journalists…

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Little girl becomes overnight star after interrupting news anchor’s live broadcast

Published on:August 22, 2013
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A video portraying Moroccan news anchor Lena Alwash interrupted during a live broadcast by her young daughter who ran onto the set to hand over her mother’s cellphone has gone viral on social media platforms.

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Pink Floyd’s former front man declares Israel boycott

Published on:August 20, 2013
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British rocker and former Pink Floyd front man, Roger Waters published an open letter addressing all other musicians to boycott Israel.

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Photos purporting environmental catastrophe befalling Lebanon’s Cedar Forest

Published on:August 13, 2013
Photos purporting environmental catastrophe befalling Lebanon’s Cedar Forest

Many of you noticed a local daily’s article going viral on Lebanon’s social media platforms today stating that a former MP was destroying Bcharreh’s ancient cedar forest in a bid to lay ground for an outdoor venue that is to become the scene of his son’s wedding. An excerpt of the article roughly translates as follows: “…Sources told AL-Akhbar newspaper that Former Deputy Gebran Tawk is planning the wedding of…

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EXTRA EXTRA: Perseid’s final night! Stargazers unite!

Published on:August 13, 2013
This Perseid fireball meteor was observed in the skies over Chickamauga, Ga. Photo Courtesy of NASA

As many, but most do not know, several Lebanese and global -if not cosmic for that manner- tweeps took to social media platforms to announce their camping trips to and fro the Lebanese mountainous regions…and all in a bid to catch a glimpse of the perseid meteor shower.

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Lebanese photographer from 20th Century Sidon gets work showcased

Published on:August 6, 2013
Lebanese photographer from 20th Century Sidon gets work showcased

So little is known of a Lebanese photographer by the name of Chafic Soussi, even on the main article found on the Guardian, but the images from the 50-year career of Soussi, a photographer based in the 20th century Sidon will leave you mesmerized. Enjoy. Source: The Guardian

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Television show gives away free babies?????

Published on:July 26, 2013
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A prime-time television show in Pakistan is giving away abandoned babies in an attempt to up their ratings during the holy month of Ramadan.

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Man willing to start war if wife gives birth to baby girl

Published on:July 24, 2013
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Why do these people live in the same country I do? Better off, why do these people even exist? I’ll go out on a limb here and say that these kinds of folk deserve nothing less than annihilation in the name of the greater good.

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LBCBlogs rounds up the funniest tweets on the #RoyalBaby

Published on:July 23, 2013
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From live TV coverage of a hospital door to a gaggle of royal baby experts, the world’s media was in a frenzy on Monday over the arrival of the future heir to the British throne, offering moment-by-moment coverage if very little actual news.

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Man hangs on to dear life on the back of a truck

Published on:July 23, 2013
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Whilst driving en route to Adma today, I couldn’t help but notice a man holding on to dear life on the back of a pick-up truck. We all know that such a sight is not bizarre in Lebanon so to speak but nonetheless I couldn’t help but snap a shot. Then whilst overtaking the truck I wanted to see whether the driver had anyone sitting next to him or not….

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Why we need Feminism in the Arab World part II: We are all Roula Yaacoub

Published on:July 16, 2013
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We are sorry Roula, your death was a travesty, but we the women of this country are too busy doing other things, like painting our nails, doing our hair, picking just the right outfit for a hedonistic night out on Beirut’s rooftops. Although we did see your story on the news, we pushed it right to the back of our subconscious minds where other thoughts also dwell. Thoughts of us…

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Ramadan, bring forth your Forgiveness

Published on:July 10, 2013
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  Tuesday’s blast in south Beirut brought back dark memories to the collective memory of the Lebanese. Memories we thought were long forgotten. While the younger generation may recall explosions from only recent years, our parents’ generation recalls gloomier, more ominous days; those of civil war Beirut and the assassination attempt of Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah. In 1985 Bir el-Abed, an explosion similar to that of yesterday’s reaped the…

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Why We Need Feminism in the Arab World

Published on:July 3, 2013
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It’s been a rough week, with the Nasawiya incident, the pros and cons, arguments and counter arguments.

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Evolutionary Speaking, We Are Mad!

Published on:June 27, 2013
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Not to sound too pessimistic but I have not been able (nor have I had the time) to blog with all the news coming in within the span of the past week.

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LBCI releases the Aboul Ghadab song

Published on:June 21, 2013
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In light of the protests taking place before al-Nejmeh Square opposing the extension of the Parliament’s mandate LBC decided to remix a song using samples from the famous speech by Aboul Ghadab

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VIDEO: Police brutality in Beirut…No Comment

Published on:June 21, 2013
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Civil society activists staged a sit-in before the parliament square yesterday to protest the extension of the parliaments mandate…and this is the force with which they were met…I wonder why security apparatuses do not use such force with real thugs. No Comment.

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