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Between The World Cup And Israel’s Military Offensive Against Gaza

Ever since Israel started its offensive against Gaza few days ago, a lot of people have been showing their support for the Palestinian people while some of them have been bashing football fans for not caring enough about Gaza and cheering for their teams. “How could you watch the World Cup while children are dying?” and “Shame on you for ignoring the massacres on Palestine” are some of the messages I got and I couldn’t but laugh at them.

Lebanese Government Plan To Fight Water Scarcity

via Al Jomhouria
Brazil fans can be quite helpful if that’s the case lol!

UK Embassy Updates Travel Advice To Lebanon

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The security situation in parts of Lebanon can deteriorate quickly. There is potential for further violence, which could restrict departure options. The ability of the British government to provide assistance with departures may be limited. Keep up to date with developments, be vigilant, follow local advice and avoid any protests or demonstrations. Roads can become blocked due to protests. See Political situation

10 Gino’s Guestlist Passes for The Garten This Saturday

So, it was bound to eventually happen. The nice guys and gals at Uberhaus have given this blog’s reader’s the chance to be on the guestlist this Saturday for SERGIO & BENOIT‘s LIVE set.

FAIL: Sami Gemayel’s World Cup Tweet and Carole Samaha’s Lebanese English

I don’t know what has gotten into Sami’s head, or whomever is managing his account, to tweet such a thing, but I am glad they deleted the tweet quickly. This is a football game and it has nothing to do with Hitler, genocides or world wars.

Everything You NEED to Know About Civil Marriage in Lebanon

Some Background
Most of us believe that the reason we can get married a civil marriage in Lebanon, is because of a loophole left over from the days of France’s mandate over Lebanon post World War I. It’s called “Karrar 60″ and was issued in 1936, and it elaborated that individuals who do not belong to the 18 recognized sects, can choose to get married a civil marriage.

All About Brazil’s Humiliating 7-1 Defeat To Germany

Image by Michael Steele
I still can’t believe Germany won that easily yesterday against Brazil, and I really feel bad for Brazil fans as this is by far the most humiliating defeat Brazil has ever witnessed. In fact, it is even worse than the 1950 loss because the Brazilian team didn’t even put on a fight, and if the 2-1 loss to Uruguay at Maracanã Stadium still haunts the Brazilian team, I don’t know how they will get over yesterday’s trashing.

Lebanon pays a heavy price for the continuing Syrian crisis

With Syrian refugees in Lebanon estimated at around 1.1 million, if not higher, there is growing fear among Lebanese that their country will pay a long-term price for this presence, similar to the one Lebanon paid for the Palestinian refugees who arrived after the Arab-Israeli war of 1948.

The problems are two-fold: how to address the short-term needs of the refugees and how to regulate their presence until they can return to Syria, if they return. On the first, international aid to Lebanon has been woefully inadequate, given that the refugee population is now equivalent to 20 per cent of Lebanon’s entire population.

New detergent from Abou Fouad: Ja 7 bi 1.

After yesterday's World Cup sweep, Abou Fouad - our household trouble-shooting extraordinaire - is marketing a new detergent Ja 7 bi 1 a new and improved version of Yes 3 bi 1 except it comes from Germany. I hear it's very efficient on salsa spots.

Pew: 92% of Lebanese are Concerned About Islamic Extremism

Among Arab countries, and practically all the surveyed countries, Lebanon ranked #1 in terms of people being concerned over rising Islamic Extremism.

Artist Saint Hoax is Lebanese! (CORRECTION: SYRIAN)

After more intel gathered, I apologize for the mistake. Saint Hoax is actually a Syrian, living in Lebanon. Sorry for the mix-up, but I’m sure we’re all as excited and proud!

A series of shocking posters went viral online over the past couple of weeks. They featured Disney princesses like Ariel, Jasmine and Cinderella either beaten up Rihanna-style, or locked in a forceful embrace and kiss with their dads.

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