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· April, 2007

Stories about Lebanon from April, 2007

Arabeyes: On Selling a Palestinian Kidney and Changing the Israeli Flag

Do you want to know why a Palestinian wants to sell his kidney, or what had happened to the bicycle of a Lebanese blogger on September 10, 2001? What is...

Lebanon: Art, Water and Tensions

This week was marred by the kidnapping and killing of two Lebanese youth, bringing back memories from the dark years of the Lebanese civil war. This was the topic updated...

Lebanon: Two Kidnapped Found Dead

The Lebanese police found the bodies of the missing youths yesterday evening. Security measures were stepped up in Beirut. The victims were buried today. Political leaders called for restraint and...

“What Kind of Lebanon Do We Want?”

As Lebanon's political leaders offer up their usual litany of what he says is useless rhetoric, French-Lebanese blogger Frencheagle asks his readers to remember one question: “What kind of Lebanon...

The French Presidential Election: A View From Outside the Metropole

This weekend, more than 60 million French cast their ballots in the first round of the French presidential election, narrowing the list of candidates to two: conservative UMP candidate Nicolas...

Lebanon: Youth Kidnapped

Lebanese blogger Abu Kais updates us on the situation with two kidnapped Lebanese youth here. “The chances of finding Ziad Qabalan (25) and Ziad Ghandour (12) alive seem to be...

Israel: 59th Anniversary

Lebanese blogger Assad Abu Khalil quotes Israeli paper Haartez as saying: “An atmosphere of disappointment, despondency and anxiety prevails in Israel in its 59th year. There is no point in...

Lebanon: Anti-Semitism, Fist-Fights, etc

Check out the following topics freshly picked from the Lebanese blogosphere this week: an intense argument between American University of Beirut professors, sectarian polarisation in Lebanon and the Virginia Tech...

Arabisto: Egyptian Virginia Tech Victim Ignored by Media

“Friends of Virginia Tech shooting victim Waleed Shaalan, from Egypt, are calling him a hero. Friends have told this news station in Virginia that Waleed distracted shooter Seung Hui-Cho, so...

Lebanon: Thesis Ready!

Lebanese blogger Leila Abu-Saba celebrates the completion of her master's thesis in Creative Writing.

Lebanon: On Hizbulla, Iran and Syria

Lebanon-based blogger Nicholas links to an article which sheds light on the relationship between Hizbulla, Syria and Iran.

Lebanon: Too Much Media Attention for Virginia Tech Shooting

Lebanese blogger _z. is in two minds about writing about the Virginia Tech massacre because “I still think that too much media and commotion around this subject, will surely make...

Arabeyes: Thoughts on the Virginia Tech Massacre

For Algerian student Nouri, who studies in the US, the shooting at Virginia Tech is too close to home for comfort. He links to the above photograph, from the Washington...

Lebanon: Two Lebanese Students Killed in Virginia Tech Massacre

Two Lebanese students were among the 32 killed in the Virginia Tech massacre, according to bloggers Nadia Gerges and Rima Abdelkader. “Two of our own died today. Reema Samaha and...

Lebanon: Remembering the Civil War

April 13, 1975 is officially the date when the Lebanese civil war began. It lasted for 15 years and it officially ended in 1990 after the Taif agreement. More than...

Lebanon: Stopping the Cycle of Violence on Women

Lebanese blogger FaiLaSooF urges women who have had sexual harassment experiences to share them with her in order to begin a campaign against violence on women.

Lebanon: Random Posts During the Holidays

Lebanon has been on a holiday the past week. Three holidays coincided together. This year happens to be one of those rare years when the liturgical calendars of the Orthodox...

Lebanon: Bombings in Saida

Bahraini blogger bint battuta shares with us the news about a friend and her family being bombed by an Israeli warship off the coast of Saida.

Arabeyes: Pictorial Tour of the Middle East

American couple BSS and BRN, who live in Al Ain, in the UAE, have been busy clicking photographs of their new surroundings, bringing us up close and personal with the...

Lebanon: Hariri Murder a Mystery

American blogger Joshua Landis writes that the perpetrators of the February 14, 2005, Hariri assassination may never be tracked down. “His (Seymour Hersh – an American Pulitzer Prize winning investigative...

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