Month: February 2017

Total 9 Posts

Shura Council temporarily halts construction of Ramlet al-Baida luxury beach resort

Lebanon’s Shura Council, the country’s highest administrative judicial authority, issued a decision Wednesday to temporarily halt the implementation of the permit pertaining to the controversial construction of a luxury resort on the Ramlet al-Baida beach. The ruling –based on several violations related to public health and safety– refers to parcel 3689/Mseitbeh

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Endangered Syrian bear cubs used as props in south Beirut school

When we think of promoting animal welfare and wildlife awareness at schools, documentaries and textbooks come to mind. Field trips to local reserves even. What we don’t expect to see is live animals, endangered Syrian brown bear cubs to be specific, grabbed by children on campus. This is what went

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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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