· December, 2006

Stories about Lebanon from December, 2006

Lebanon: Foreign Intervention and Economics

  26 December 2006

The Lebanese bloggers are united this week in wishing their readers all the best during Christmas, Al Adha and the New Year. Some of these bloggers have taken up the issue of foreign intervention in the region as a subject of reflection while others highlight the sad state of economy...

Religion and Suicide Bomber

  25 December 2006

What is the relation between religions and suicide bomber? Is religion the only factor behind it? Who and why a person commit a suicide bombing? All these questions and more are answered in a series of posts by Lawrence of Cyberia. To start, follow the posts here and here then...

Lebanon: Hassan Nassrallah

  19 December 2006

The secretary general of Hezbollah S H Nassrallah and his speech that was directed to the demonstrators partaking in the sit-in protest in Beirut was the subject of many posts in the Lebanese blogs this week. And as usual, the opinions are as diverse as the political point of views...

Lebanon: Demonstrations, Demonstrations

  12 December 2006

A series of anti-government or opposition and pro-government protests and demonstrations are literally taking the country by storm. Lebanese bloggers are, as expected, expressing their positions, whether pro, con or independent through opinions, analysis, sarcasm, art, etc. The posts quoted here are, as usual, not all inclusive. All the other...

Lebanon: Possible Breakthrough!

  11 December 2006

Mohamad Masri says: “Don't hold your breath for a possible breakthrough,” commenting on the breaking news reporting that Hassan Nasrallah and Hizballah have accepted in principle a 7-point proposal brokered through the Sudanese envoy for the Arab League when he was in Beirut last week. “I have a feeling it...

Lebanon: When death becomes a way of life

  6 December 2006

Hizbullah’s people are turning other Lebanese into enemies. Angry mourners chanting “death” to Premier Fouad Saniora buried Tuesday a young Shiite man “Death to Israel”, “Death to America” and now “Death to Siniora”. Somehow, these death threats always backfire and countless Shias under the spell of the lords of jihad...

Arabisc: Asian Games, Democracy and Models

  4 December 2006

Why was there no celebration of the Arab heritage in the opening of the Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, and what is the relationship between democracy and models and why is an Egyptian blogger asking his readers to watch award-winning movie Good Night and Good Luck? These are some of...

Lebanon: The Babes of Hizbullah

  4 December 2006

Are Hizbullah babes as photogenic as Hariri's? A debate has broken out about whether the most recent crop of demonstrators are as telegenic as those of the March 14 crowd. Joshua Landis has some photos and links highlighting the Babes of Hizbullah.

Lebanon: Tripoli Is Boiling

  4 December 2006

Mustapha says that various eyewitnesses informed him that tens of thousands of protesters have filled the parking lot of the Tripoli International Fair (an area of around 20,000 square meters) in a show of support for the government. The witnesses described a huge forest of Lebanese flags and loud displays...

Blogging Tunisia: Sweet November

  1 December 2006

Celebrating the 19th anniversary of the “Change of November 7” (1987) which brought president Ben Ali to power in a bloodless coup against Habib Bourguiba, who had reigned for 30 years, the Minister Director of the Presidential Office, Mr Abdelaziz Ben Dhia, the Tunisian senators [Fr] and the Tunisian Industry,...