A week after three sisters from Koura in North Lebanon were found dead on the coast of Tartus in Syria, another girl’s mysterious disappearance shakes the country again. Elissar Khodr Mama, from Jabal Mohsen in Tripoli, went missing on April 5th when she never came back home from work. With no clue where she could be, her family immediately alerted local authorities. Days later, her family received a message from an apparent kidnapper who claimed to have her. He demanded […]
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The rain did not stop protesters of the Lebanese Revolution from gathering in Beirut to protest the current regime, corruption, the dire social-economic conditions, and to demand a transitional government. The streets of Central Beirut, from Riad El-Solh to the Martyrs Square, were fresh with revived (and revised) revolutionary slogans of the “thawra” that was born on October 17, 2019. Since then, the situation in Lebanon has dramatically deteriorated while the politicians remain numb and deaf to the calls and […]
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Many gas stations across the country are either closing very early or deciding not to open at all due to the lack of fuel. However, the APEC station on the Qalamoun highway was one of the few gas stations that were open on Saturday noon near Tripoli, in North Lebanon. But for reasons still unknown, a huge fire broke out at the station burning a car in the process, completely destroying it. According to the Lebanese Civil Defense, the dispatched […]
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The Lebanese Army announced several raids on Saturday that ended in several arrests and confiscated items. In a tweet on Saturday morning, the Army said that it had raided and closed down a drug factory in Al-Jamalieh in the Baalbek District. The tweet was accompanied by several photos showing soldiers inside the factory following the raid. The photos show a large number of containers and bags containing powders. In another tweet posted shortly afterward, the Army announced several raids in […]
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The Central Bank of Lebanon announced on Friday that it had handed the Ministry of Finance a list of information requested by Alvarez & Marsal to conduct a forensic audit. The Finance Ministry confirmed receiving the Central Bank’s information and said that it had passed it on to the auditing firm. It has been over a year since the Council of Ministers agreed on having the audit, and there has been no major progress since then. In fact, at one […]
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Lebanon’s National Operations Room has revealed new preventive measures to be implemented throughout the month of Ramadan. In a circular on Friday, the National Operations Room announced the following measures: A 9:30 PM – 5 AM curfew will take effect on Monday, April 12, and last until the end of the month. During the curfew, only individuals excluded by the lockdown decision and those with valid permission acquired from the dedicated online platform may move around, provided that the permission […]
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