Tag: Beirut

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Intersectionality and inclusiveness rule IWD Lebanon march

The world celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, with massive rallies like those in Turkey and Spain making major headlines. Lebanon, too, celebrated IWD, albeit on Sunday – perhaps to accommodate for working women who can’t leave their jobs in the middle of the week to protest. “Our causes

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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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Coastal privatization threatens Tripoli’s Mina seaside

After al-Dalieh, Aadloun, Ramlet al-Baida, and Kfarabida comes Tripoli’s turn with activists gearing up to protest excavation works currently razing a section of the northern city’s coastline. In videos and photos posted on social media platforms, excavation works on Tripoli’s seaside can clearly be seen on an area long identified as

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Alone in the dark: Activists fight for Beirut’s last public beach

The Ramlet al-Baida beach, widely seen as one of Beirut’s last public coastlines, is once again at the center of renewed controversy after recent photos showing the destruction and excavation of the seashore emerged on social media platforms. The images, which were posted by the Legal Agenda’s Joelle Boutros on Saturday,

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For Lebanon’s elderly ongoing garbage crisis a tight noose

For 86-year-old Adib Nouwar, Lebanon’s garbage crisis is a matter of life and death; any irritation induced by the slightest of elements –even the smell of fried food and dust—can be enough to trigger a respiratory fit as his lungs struggle from years of pollution and stress. Under the weight

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A musical evening in Horsh Beirut as the fight to preserve the city’s forest continues

If you think that the Jannah dam controversy is politicized, think again; the battle for the preservation of one of the last of Beirut’s green spaces, Horsh Beirut, has only just begun. Just weeks after the park was reopened to the public, construction works for an Egyptian military field hospital kicked

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Explosion rocks Beirut’s Verdun, media pins culprits

A bomb rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut’s trendy neighborhood of Verdun on Sunday evening, just as people broke their Ramadan fast for the day. Lebanon’s Interior Minister Nuhad Mashnouk confirmed that there were no casualties approximately 30 minutes after the news emerged, settling the hearts of many who were

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