Month: July 2016

Total 12 Posts

Avoid these Lebanese beaches at all cost

According to the latest study released by the Lebanese Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) and published by As-Safir Lebanese daily, these are the beaches that swimmers should avoid due to the alarming rate of pollution found. The study, which covers the past two years up until May, 2016, provides a

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Lebanese family turns to social media to help save mother’s life

When Lebanon’s healthcare system fails, the well-being of a thousand citizens hangs in the balance. Such is the current reality of Rozine Moughalian –a 56-year-old Lebanese psychologist and mother of two– who is now fighting for her life. Up until a few months ago Rozine had lead a relatively “normal”

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How much do we really know about Lebanon’s on- and offshore oil and gas reserves?

We’ve all heard about Lebanon’s yet untapped offshore oil and gas resources, and the controversy surrounding that, but hearing of onshore reserves came as somewhat of a surprise to me, especially since most of the talk surrounding the country’s black gold deposits have mainly focused on offshore capacity. In a recent report by MTV,

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Chronic pollution in Litani and Lake Qaraoun: Major threat to public health, irrigation, and agriculture

As Lebanon continues to struggle under the weight of a myriad environmental crises, which include but are not limited to desertification, deforestation, and waste mismanagement; water scarcity and rising levels of toxins in sources of irrigation are now surfacing as a major cause of concern especially in Lake Qaraoun and

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These two Lebanese men are literally climbing mountains to raise money for abused kids

Rayan and Rami Rasamny are not your typical mountaineers; they’re doing it for a good cause. After scaling the peaks of the Alps last year and raising $10,000 USD for the education of child abuse victims, they decided they’d do it again this year. Rami and Rayan are currently climbing

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Remembering the July 2006 war, ten years later

I was not prepared for all the lessons I would have to learn; that was the reality of my first job in journalism, which I took up in the summer of 2006. What would become the 33 day war between Lebanon and Israel had just begun, and hundreds of journalists flocked

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16 year-old girl allegedly gang raped by 3 men is Lebanon’s own Fatmagül, part II

A young girl was allegedly gang raped in north Lebanon, the National News Agency reported on Sunday. She was only 16. Her assailants? Three men identified as Khaled M., Houssam D., and Najib D, with a fourth suspect also believed to have been involved. According to reports, they all hail from

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For the families of the captive Lebanese army soldiers, Eid has yet to come

The holy month of Ramadan has drawn to a close and for Lebanon’s Muslims Eid al-Fitr came as a relief from the long hours of fasting. But for the families of the kidnapped Lebanese soldiers who remain captives of the Islamic State [Daech], the relief has yet to come, and Eid only

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