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· June, 2008

Stories about Lebanon from June, 2008

Lebanon: Condoleezza Rice's Surprise Visit

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made an unannounced, five-hour visit to Lebanon on Monday, June 16. She declared her government’s support for the newly elected Lebanese president, as well...

Lebanon: on going clashes

“Last night, three people were killed and four wounded [in Taalbaya and Saadnayel, two tiny villages in the Bekaa] in fighting that lasted from late evening to early morning and...

Lebanon: Wilayat el Faqih

MFL wrote an informative study on the controversial issue of Wilayat el Faqih, that is currently taking up much of the political discussions in Lebanon, in an article he titled...

Lebanon: Prostitution

Bech writes about prostitution in the Palestinian refugee camp of Sabra and elsewhere in Lebanon.

Kuwait: Japanese Bug Fights

“Is there a game show the Japanese haven’t invented yet?? Japanese Bug Fights is a site with videos of bugs of different species battling out in a small glass arena,”...

Lebanon: Suleiman and Hizbulla's Weapons

From Lebanon, AK comments on a decision by new Lebanese President Michel Suleiman to postpone discussing Hizbullah's weapons until further notice.

Lebanon: Responsibility for corruption

“When you still elect a murderer to a public office, you can’t really blame the government and its action. When you vote for a war criminal to lead you, don’t...

Lebanon: Nepotism

Tantalus blasts the nepotism practised in the formation of the Lebanese cabinet of ministers.

Lebanon: Half cluster cleared

“Almost half of the areas in southern Lebanon contaminated with cluster bombs dropped by Israel in 2006 have been cleared, a UN official said on Wednesday,” reports Sursock.

Lebanon: “Lebanonisms: a quick retrospective”

The four phases of modern history of Lebanon by Bech. “This needs to be thought over more clearly, but it seems to me that “Lebanese” history could be read as...

Lebanon: Presidential Inaugural Address

The Lebanese Inner Circle posts a video of the new Lebanese president giving his inaugural address in parliament upon his election.

Lebanon: Israel exchanges Nissir for remains

“He has an Israeli Jewish mother and a Lebanese Muslim father and held Israeli citizenship at the time of his arrest,” reports Sursock about the freeing of Nassim Nissir, who...

Lebanon: Attacks on the army

Friday Lunch Club reports on two terrorist attacks on the Lebanese Army – one in the south of Lebanon being by a suicide bomber and the other was in the...

Lebanon: Media betrays viewers

“Inciting hate, open communication messages from political camps on air waves. The Lebanese media has done a shame to itself,” states the Lebanese Inner Circle.

Lebanon: Prime Minister re-named

“The truth is that Hizbollah and its allies have made peace with the sectarian system, in doing so it has undermined its credibility,” writes Sursock about the re-naming of Mr....

Lebanon: Win-Win Situation

“There's one thing that I've noticed since the Doha agreement was reached: both sides seem to feel like they've won. Part of me thinks that this is another example of...

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