Garbage Crisis, The Sequel: Access to Bourj Hammoud landfill banned

“Trash will return to the streets”; this is the main theme of today’s headlines across the country after the municipality of Bourj Hammoud put into effect a decision to ban access to the landfill site in the area’s seaside front, propelled by the Kataeb party’s ongoing protest and closure of its

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Lebanese reporter under fire for non-impartial reporting, privileged on-camera behavior 

Lebanese reporter Nawal Berri is currently trending online, but for all the wrong reasons. Having failed to deliver an accurate update on the protest that was taking place Monday night to commemorate the rise of the 2015 anti-government civil movements in Beirut’s Riad Solh Square, she resorted to an abrupt

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Crippling the youth: Unemployment in Lebanon at an all-time high

Unemployed? You’re not the only one. According to the latest World Bank study published in Lebanese daily al-Akhbar, unemployment in Lebanon is at an all-time high, especially among the youth population. Prior to 2012 the unemployment rate was measured as follows: Over-all unemployment stood at 11% with 34% of the country’s

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License to kill: Lebanese laws lenient on murderers

Lebanese women are often portrayed in the media as being among the most liberal in the Middle East, and while that may be true to a certain degree, it does not mean that the law often works in their favor –liberal or not. Tuesday stood testament to that, as activists and

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Chasing stars throughout Lebanon: the good, the bad, and the ugly

While the Perseids meteor shower peaked on August 11-12, outbursts could still be observed well throughout the weekend. In a bid to catch as many “shooting stars” as possible, the Newsroom Nomad embarked on a 3 day camping adventure chasing fireballs, and visiting different locations within the country’s governorates of North Lebanon

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Perseids meteor shower to crown Lebanon’s sleeping cedars this weekend

If you’re into the great outdoors, particularly the night skies, then the cosmos has a spectacular light show in store for the weekend. The Perseids are back, and this year astronomers predict an outburst of 200 meteors per hour -that’s double the usual rate! Nature’s light extravaganza will peak on August 11-12,

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North Lebanon’s Akkar al-Atika voted as country’s most favored village for 2016

In collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Fransabank, Lebanon’s French daily L’Orient Le-Jour held an online poll over the span of 10 days whereby members of the public where invited to vote for their preferred Lebanese village. The results, which were announced on Monday placed Akkar al-Atika on top

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Politics play out in Rio as Lebanese athletes block Israeli team from entering bus

The Rio summer Olympics premiered last night with a flamboyant ceremony that celebrated Brazilian culture and sports. The four-hour event at the Maracana Stadium featured athletes and their representative countries, and served to remind the world of environmental issues, namely climate change, through its central theme. However the opening ceremony was not

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This is why Lebanon is losing the battle against forest fires

As I write this blog post, and just right outside my window, hundreds of cicadas are singing in unison in what is a clear indication of the rising temperatures. Though this may be good news for the summer bugs whose song is a call for mating and a repellent against

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Lebanese news outlets using scandals and “sex news” for ratings, enough!

As I was going through the newsfeed this morning, just minding my own business, trying to catch up on what’s going on in the country, I was faced with this article, and the dilemma on whether or not to address it. Upon weighing the pros and cons, I finally decided to speak

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