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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

HEALTH

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Solid waste management in Lebanon: The new time bomb

We all know this inhuman mountain in Dora, north of Beirut. It's a time bomb. Solid waste management is an urgent need in Beirut since the Borj Hammoud landfill, one of two...

Karim Daoud on sustainable agriculture: “We should respect our Mediterranean diet”

ByTheEast: A transition towards sustainable agriculture in Tunisia is crucial. But Tunisian agricultural income, which usually represents 11% of its GDP, has shrunk to 9%. What are the reasons for this...
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Ayman Assi on sexual health care: “Public health is at stake”

ByTheEast: How was the NGO Marsa born? Ayman Assi: In the early 2000s, following the results of a study on Lebanese doctors which shed light on the fact that the majority...
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Syria: the thorny issue of food security

During wartime, what's on your plate doesn't matter as long as there is something on it. And sometimes, food can really be treacherous. With the waning of the winds of war in...
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Lebanese citizens volunteer for streets and beaches cleanup

Celebrating the World Cleanup Day, the people of Lebanon from all over the country gathered for beach and road cleanup. A local NGO, “Live Love”, was at the helm...
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Qatar: Economic blockade turned into opportunity

Stifling economic blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Qatar will continue to remain in place until further notice with neither Saudi Arabia nor Egypt will to "make any concessions" towards...

Lebanese kabis contains carcinogenic substance

In November 2018, the Consumer Protection Directorate of Lebanon has issued a warning informing about the presence of a “carcinogenic substance” in the "kabis" (Lebanese pickles) prepared with turnip.

Economic ties between Turkey-Germany reset

Economic ties between Turkey and German could potentially see an upswing. On the eve of talks between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Merkel said, while Germany wants to boost economic...
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Tatiana Weber on Egypt: “Education is the top priority”

ByTheEast: According to a report published by the World Economic Forum, Egypt’s economy ranks 11th in the Middle East. How can you explain this bad ranking? Weber: In the 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Index published by...

Contraband starving Lebanon of much needed revenue

Contraband is increasingly depriving Syria of much needed revenues. The illicit trade of contraband, which includes tobacco, cigarettes and pharmaceuticals, through Syria’s porous borders with Lebanon, is set to costs the Lebanese treasury tens...