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· June, 2007

Stories about Lebanon from June, 2007

Lebanon: Legends of St George

Lebanese Laila Abu Saba shares her research on St George in this post.

Lebanon: Civil Marriages

Lebanese Failasoof announces that civil marriages are the way forward in Lebanon.

Lebanon: Syria's “in the eye of the storm”

A strange conversation took place last April between Syrian president Bashar El Assad and UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon, writes Sophia. The meeeting ends with Bashar El Assad telling...

Lebanon: Palestinians Want ‘Normal’ Life

Sietske in Beirut writes about how Palestinians now just want to live in peace and have normal lives in this post.

Lebanon: Lebanese with Funny Accents

Perpetual Refugee, from Lebanon, discusses the antics and politics of Lebanese living in diaspora here.

Lebanon: Almost Non-Political Questions

What are we eating? Why are our banks flourishing? Who are those clearing cluster bombs? How will Brazil help in recycling Lebanese wastes? Where are some of the children who...

Lebanon: UNIFIL Attacked

The UN peace keeping force in South Lebanon, UNIFIL, came under attack on Sunday. Six Spanish UN peacekeepers were killed and more were injured when a bomb exploded near their...

Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine: “Mashreq is imploding”

Watching events in Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine (Fr), Stroobia writes, “Mashreq is imploding” (Fr).

Lebanon: 239 Killed by Unexploded Ordnance

“Since the war ended on the 13th of August 2006 until the 7th of June 2007, 239 people have been injured or killed by unexploded ordnance, the vast majority by...

Damaged Arab Music

“Nothing has damaged music and arts in the Arab world more than Prince Walid Bin Talal,” writes Dr Asad Abu Khalil or the Angry Arab.

Arabeyes: World Refugee Day – Focus on Iraq

As the world marks the World Refugee Day today, the Middle East finds itself again at the centre of a mounting humanitarian tragedy. With more than 4 million of the...

Phénix, Défi Liban, a collaborative blog for Lebanese and French middle school students

Phénix, Défi Liban is a collaborative blog between two middle schools, one French, one Lebanese, that seeks to “symbolize and make concrete the desire for peace that animates us.” [Fr]

Arabeyes: The Middle East in Pictures

This week's pictorial tour of the Middle East takes us to a wedding with a difference in Amman, Kuwait in a dust storm, where Lebanese escape the news and finally...

Jordan: Swedes In Love With Lebanese Food

Rami, a Jordanian blogger who lives in Sweden, links to an article about how the Swedes are heads over heels in love with the Lebanese cuisine.

Bahrain: Lebanese Appeal

An appeal has gone out for Bahrainis to dig deep in their pockets to help Palestinian refugees caught up in the crossfire in Lebanon, reports Haitham Sabbah, who is based...

Lebanon: Living Through Terror

This was yet another violent week here in Lebanon. In addition to the military action, taking place in the North between the Lebanese Army and the militants, and the almost...

Lebanon: Blogger's Close Encounter with Explosion

Blogger Charles Malik was only 50 meters away from the explosion that targeted a Lebanese MP killing and injuring more than 20 civilians today. He recounts his experience: “We were...

Lebanon: Bomb Explosion Targets MP

“A powerful blast ripped through Beirut’s seaside, between the Long Beach and Sporting Club swimming facilities in Beirut's Manara district. Five dead so far and ten injured,” reports Moussa Bashir,...

Lebanon: Four Categories of People

There are four categories of individuals in this world. There are those who are of type Sheep A, the second category are Sheep B, the third is Sheep C and...

A Lebanese conspiracy theory

Tunisien Doctor writes that the Hariris, the Lebanese government and most Lebanese Sunnis wanted to manipulate [Fr] the radical Islamic groups based in the Palestinian camps to place pressure on...

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