Nassim Levy was forced to flee Lebanon for France in 1976. He no longer uses his Lebanese passport, as he is today a French citizen, yet always kept his mother tongue close his heart. He even taught his wife. “We used to listen a lot to Fairuz.”
The sight of over crowded private doctors’ clinics, with over booked appointment lists for consultation or follow up is a thing of the past. The cost per consultation now ranges between LBP200,000 and LBP300,000. This has forced many patients to seek treatment in public sector clinics or healthcare centers where the consultation fees don’t exceed LBP20,000.
The decision by the Gulf countries to ban all Lebanese imports due to the statements made by minister George Kordahi, before he was a minister, will no doubt hurt a country already in crisis. What is the goal? Will it end here? Or will remittances soon be targeted too?
The battle against the Beirut Port investigation has never been so blatantly straightforward as it is today. Hezbollah has decided to use the families of the victims in a way that militants use human shields at the heart of the battlefield.
Two businessmen under US sanctions for allegedly supporting Hezbollah appeared in the Pandora Papers., which triggers that most complex and ambiguous of questions: the one related to Hezbollah’s finances …
In the Pandora Papers, the name of the advisor to the President of the Lebanese Republic, Amal Abu Amal Zaid, is associated with the co-founder and director of “Agon Holding S.A.”, a company that was registered in the Virgin Islands on June 1, 2007.
Tahseen Khayat, Karim, Karma and Nadia… The appearance of the Khayat family’s name in the “Pandora Papers” may indicate their desire to avoid the tax costs that would result from registering companies in Lebanon or Europe.
President Michel Aoun expressed his deepest sorrows in his comments on the Akkar massacre, as did his son-in-law Gebran Bassil. But will they also express regrets that it is their representatives protecting Akkar’s smugglers? And will they agree to lifting immunity if necessary?