Month: August 2016

Total 14 Posts

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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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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