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· March, 2007

Stories about Lebanon from March, 2007

Lebanon: Arab Summit

Lebanese blogger As'ad Abu Khalil shares with us his mother's opinion on the Arab Summit, held recently in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “My mother was telling me about her opinions of...

Lebanon: The Plight of Migrant Workers

The sad plight of migrant workers in Lebanon comes under the spotlight in an article by Syrian blogger Yaman which appears on Migrant Rights in the Middle East. (Warning: the...

Lebanon: Spring, Art and Dilemmas

In Lebanon spring officially begins on March 21. This is why March 21st is celebrated as Mother’s Day here. Bloggers tend to post more about love, nature and sunshine, reflecting...

Kuwait: The Louvre is Off to Abu Dhabi

“The French people are not happy with the latest event of the French governement deciding to build a branch of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi; they believe this museum is...

Lebanon: For Peace in Iraq

Lebanese blogger Lila, who currently lives in Montreal, Canada, pledges her support to One Million Blogs for Peace – To End the Iraq War.

Lebanon: Love a Casualty of War

Lebanese blogger Bob links to an interesting article which shows how love is a casualty of war.

Lebanon: Saudis Spending Millions to Improve Image

Saudi “businessmen” spend $15 million to fund a US “documentary” film to “improve its image around the world,” writes Lebanese blogger As'ad Abu Khalil here.

Lebanon: Pessimistic Iraqis

“Iraqis are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the future of their country and unhappy about their lives, a survey suggests.” And this: “Only 18% said they had confidence in US and...

Lebanon: In Praise of Condi Rice

Lebanese blogger As'ad Abu Khalil is full of praise for Condoleeza Rice – who just met with a handful of Arab ministers “brief them and grill them with instructions prior...

Arabisc: A Pictorial Tour of the Middle East

When I first saw these pictures. I thought to myself sheep = New Zealand. How wrong was I! A closer look will show you that the donkey was familiar, the...

Lebanon: Meanings and Consequences

This week's summary is a selection of posts that focus on meanings and on repercussions. For example, what does it mean to be a modern man or a leftist in...

Bahrain: A better literary life for civil servants?

We begin this week's review of Bahrain's blogs with Lulu's review of Bahrain's second annual Spring of Culture. Regarding the music/poetry/dance performance headlined by Marcel Khalife, and which caused controversy...

Lebanon: Women, Politics and the Zalghouta

This week’s summary of the Lebanese blogosphere has posts about politics, peace activism, internal tourism, tradition, feminism and how to cook moghrabiyeh. So let’s start: In an educational and well...

Lebanon: Hummus Day

According to Lebanese blogger As'ad AbuKhalil, today is Hummus Day in Lebanon. “On this auspicious occasion, I am providing Hummus to my readers–for free. To enjoy, please pour olive oil...

Lebanon: Terrorists Caught

Lebanese blogger Mustafa sheds some light on the political scene in Lebanon , after the arrest of a terrorist network. “While the March 14 media was celebrating the capture of...

Lebanon: Where is Lebanon?

Lebanese blogger Free Cedar meets a girl, in a bar, who is clueless about where Lebanon is. Find out more about their exchange here.

Lebanon: How Much Will a Porcelain Hand Cost?

“I have a friend who had a wonderful idea: he wanted to have his right hand amputated. Very seriously. Went to see a surgeon, said, ‘How much does it cost,...

Lebanon: Egypt's First Lady

Lebanese blogger Asad Abukhalil gives us his two cents on what he thinks of Egypt's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak here. ‘She has such a natural and unaffected personality. She answered...

Lebanon: Saudi's Marriage Amusing

Lebanese blogger Asad Abu Khalil is amused that a 76-year-old Saudi has married a 15-year-old girl.

Lebanon: Israeli Armored Vehicles to Iraq

An Israeli state-owned corporation has won a contract to supply the U.S. Marine Corps with state-of the-art armored vehicles for use in Iraq, the latest in a long line of...

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