Stories about Lebanon from July, 2005
Beiruit Spring on Lebanese attitudes towards their brothers (and sisters) in their armed forces.
Abu Aardvark notes that the latest hit show to come out of Lebanon is a Big Brother-style reality show set on a farm featuring immensely popular Lebanese pop star Haifa Wehbi as the star. Haifa is pretty much the hook for the show, as she's the ‘permament guest’ while the...
A Lebanese Abroad doubts Syria's assertions that it really wants to have ‘brotherly’ relations with Lebanon.
In the wake of Secretary of State Rice's snap visit to Lebanon, The Beirut Spring tells the highly allegorical story of the relationship between “Lee” and “Sarah” and the new girl on the block, “Amy”.
The Beirut Spring‘s “No To Terrorism” banner has made an appearance on the BBC's website.
One of Lebanon's major political prisoners won ammesty in the Lebanese Parliament today; Lebanese Political Journal believes that “Lebanon is on the verge of materializing a huge step towards national unity.”
The Lebanese Blogger Forum asks a number of Lebanese politicians (and one pop star) “Why did the chicken cross the road?” and compiles their reponses.
The Angry Arab News Service notes that the latest attempted assassination attemp is putting a lot of people on edge since it throws the assumption that the Syrians were behind the assassinations into doubt.
The Lebanese Political Journal has a near-first-hand-account of an attempted assination attempt: outgoing Defense Minister Elias Murr was the target of a bomb attack. Fortunately, Murr escaped with minor injuries.
Mustapha, at Beirut Spring, has posted more versions of his “Muslims Against Terrorism” web sticker.
Beirut Spring has posted a banner condemning terrorism in both English and Arabic. Saudi Jeans has been looking on the Arabic blogs for commentary on the London bombings but has not yet found any; if you see any, make sure to pass it on to him. Chan’ad Bahraini simply asks...
The blog Egyptian Person comments on a ruling that requires TV stations to put on hostesses who choose to wear the hijab; he asks what the decision will do to those women and girls who are bullied into wearing the headscarf. Iranian Truth looks at some of the potential candidates...
The Silly Bahraini Girl is more than a little frustrated by Bahrainis who have trouble with the fact that many email addresses in the Kingdom end in ‘.com.bh’. The Big Pharaoh, in his trademark sarcastic style, finds where Egypt's Christian and Muslim communities have some common ground. Iranian Prospect posts...