The night Al Jadeed became Lebanon’s ‘Charlie Hebdo’

For a brief moment in time, al-Jadeed became Lebanon’s ‘Charlie Hebdo’. This, after hundreds of angry protesters, holding Amal party flags attempted to storm the station building in protest of a comedy skit titled “Douma Cracy” on Tuesday evening. The crowd of angry men, hurled rocks at the building and chanted

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Fox deliberately trapped, tortured and killed in West Bekaa

Disturbing footage has emerged of a fox being released from its pen only to be mauled to death by two hounds inside what appears to be a fenced kennel yard in the West Bekaa village of Sehmor. The footage, which was published Monday by Greenarea, a local environmental website, was filmed

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550 families threatened with poverty by garbage dump

The livelihood of 550 families is under threat. This, according to LBCI who interviewed local fishermen who trawl the waters surrounding the Beirut suburb of Bourj Hammoud for their daily catch. The reason? The haphazard dumping of waste into sea. The presence of both a historic dump site, known locally

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Fishermen in Tripoli catch one of the weirdest fish in the sea

A sunfish was caught this morning off the coast of Tripoli, north Lebanon, local media reported. The sea creature – which reportedly weighs more than a ton – was hauled by local fishermen to the northern city’s coast where it was pulled out of the water using a crane. The

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Stars on snow: Winter camping in Lebanon the ultimate show

Cities in the winter time can be a bit confining. City life in Beirut, extremely stressful and tiring. One way to combat the monotony of work, traffic and urban pollution is by escaping into Lebanon’s snow-capped mountains. Camping –winter camping to be specific– is taking that one step further. Such was

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Lebanese woman breaks world record for one of the longest live TV broadcasts  

Dalia Freyfer is visually impaired. She lost her eyesight at just 18 years of age. But, she never let that define her or stand in the way of her dreams. Freyfer has just set a new Guinness World Record for one of the longest broadcasts by a television presenter after

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The world is getting warmer — and so is Beirut

According to recently released independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. This makes 2016 not only the most hated year to have passed, but also the third year in a row to

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Meet Baloo, Lebanon’s ‘last’ Syrian bear. He hates his wife

We all read the story of the Syrian brown bear sighting that happened last week. The news was so happily received that it went viral, casting a shadow over others in a matter of minutes. But, while the bear we reported on was spotted in the wild, this one is not.

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Beirut seagull slaughter could go on for four years: activists

Lebanon is waging a war on birds, seagulls to be specific, in hopes of decreasing the threat of bird strikes in and around Beirut International Airport – the country’s only port of aerial entry for passengers. Over the weekend, dozens of hunters were spotted shooting dead birds at a close

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