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Proud to be Lebanese

It can’t get any faker than this!

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Ukranian woman strips naked in Beirut airport

Ukranian woman in Beirut airport

As per Al-Jadeed, A Ukranian woman was arrested at Beirut airport today after she stripped naked in protest against the smoking ban!

If only our people protested this way instead of burning tires and blocking roads!

Update:

I just read in The Daily Star that some source in the airport claimed this lady was actually protesting  the General Security’s decision to expel her from the country because her residency papers had expired. You can check the article here.

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Haifa Wehbi among the top 30 worlds most beautiful women of 2013

Haifa Wehbi

When Rina Chibani fails to get us the Miss Universe title, leave it to Haifa Wehbi to put us again under the spotlights. She made it to the top 30 worlds most beautiful women of 2013 on Hollywood Buzz.

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Make easy money

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Here’s a quick tip to make easy money. Get some of the delicious treats from Le Gustav, preferably their heavenly good cake balls, start selling them for more than double the original price at your shop and enjoy the profit!

Shu we2fit 3leik? Second Cup Hamra is doing the exact same thing and getting away with it! Check more about this scam here on Beirutista.

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What did the Lebanese Google in 2012?

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Curious to know what did the Lebanese Google in 2012? Executive Magazine has all the answers here. And yes, it shows we did Google Myriam Klink a lot at certain times! May god forgive us for our sins!

Update:

Mustapha from Beirut Spring re-did the Google trends study on Lebanese divas with a small difference, he used the artists’ in Arabic instead of Latin, and found out the Arabic searches have a higher activity volume and are therefore more representative of the population. The results were surprisingly different, Fayrouz got a much higher volume of searches while Myriam Klink got absolutely nothing! Check his post here.

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Goats attack parked cars in the Lebanese University in Tripoli

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Photo by Racha Halabi from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Tripoli.

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The US Department of State and Hariri Foundation

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It’s quite normal for consulates and embassies to ask you for some official documents when applying for a visa or renewing a residency for example, but asking for a letter that states you are not in debt to a certain privately held organization is a first!

And that’s what actually happens in the US, all J-1 visa holders are required to obtain a “No objection letter” from their home country to waive a mandatory two-year home-country physical presence prior to re-entry into the states once their visa expires, and one of the conditions Lebanese citizens are required to fulfill is obtaining a letter from the Hariri Foundation in Washington stating that they are under no financial or contractual obligation to the foundation. This is a requirements by the Department of States in the US as mentioned in the letters and recommendations page on the Lebanese embassy in the US website.

You can read more about the matter on menapolis.com. It would be also great if anyone knows the reason for that weird requirement and shares it through a comment, I mean why is it ok to be in debt to any organization in the world except for the Hariri Foundation?

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Khaled El-Daher VS Taleb Ibrahim

Yet another classy debate over the revolution in Syria!

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Photos from the MMA event in Movenpick

First Blood was Lebanon’s inaugural professional mixed martial arts event, taking place in Movenpick Hotel Beirut. Eight Lebanese fighters were featured on the nine fight card, including Elie El Rayess and Silvio Chiha. Photographs/Hasan Shaaban

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You can check here for the rest of the photos.

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Yalla Mario Style

We will never get enough of Gangnam style imitations!

Also check Marrio Bassil’s previous performance on celebrity duets with Maya Diab and Abou Talal’s Obba Saida style.

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