The dolphin deaths and why we are all responsible

Over the weekend social media was set ablaze after the photos of a dead dolphin, which was discovered on Tabarja beach, north of Beirut, were published on APAF, a local animal rescue group’s Facebook page. Animals Pride and Freedom (APAF) said the marine mammal was found killed overnight Saturday in

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Custody battle highlights Lebanese Security Forces’ incompetence in domestic violence cases

A Lebanese woman, identified as Lina Kh., was reportedly held against her will by her ex-husband and several armed men in her matrimonial home in the town of al-Ghinneh on Thursday night after she had arrived in the company of two police officers, an attorney and a priest assigned by

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Kfarabida: The invaluable sea, the wounds of war, and development

Many of you have heard of the endeavored usurpation of the Kfarabida beach by now. In fact the Newsroom Nomad has mentioned it quite a few times in a blog post, and on our various social media pages. We also joined civil society groups and environmentalists who headed to the

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The rape blame games: Lebanese lawmaker Elie Marouni pins responsibility on women  

“There are certain places, and certain times where [we must ask] what role women play in leading men to rape.” With this shocking statement, Lebanese MP Elie Marouni countered questions directed at him during a conference organized by the Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering (RDFL) on Wednesday, according to a report

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We, the Lebanese, have a lot to learn from the Native Americans

Thousands of Native Americans are currently engaged in massive protests against the North Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in what is being called the largest gathering of First Nations tribes in over a century. These under-reported protests, which have been going on for the past months near the Standing Rock Sioux

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Solar power to the people: S. Lebanon women’s cooperative eyes renewable energy

Lebanon is in the midst of a reemerging waste crisis, but this isn’t stopping some groups from making the switch to renewable energy. In a sense, and amid the surrounding chaos and sheer incompetence of the Lebanese authorities, this can be seen as an act of rebellion; an act whose

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Development threatens Kfarabida coast: A national and natural treasure

With the return of garbage to the streets, it seems highly unlikely that anything else could ruin what little hope the Lebanese have for their environment. But hope, it seems, is increasingly becoming a nuance in a country overwhelmingly stricken with corruption, especially when it comes to profit making ventures

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The long wait: Families of disappeared are still searching for answers

Imagine what it’s like living without your loved ones, without seeing their faces or knowing what might have been. Imagine having to wait for their return, for any news –the good, the bad, or the even the ugly. Imagine being ignored, day in, day out. Now imagine it were your

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Cannabis profiteers: Lebanon’s politicians behind illegal drug trade

Lebanon’s politicians are the country’s number 1 cannabis consumers and traders. This, according to a report aired by LBCI on Thursday. The crew visited a cannabis plot in the Bekaa’s remote village of Yammouneh, where they inspected fields of green as far as the eyes can see. The farmer who remains anonymous

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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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