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· August, 2008

Stories about Lebanon from August, 2008

Lebanon: Maid is Lebanese for Slave

How are some housemaids or domestic helpers being treated in Lebanon? Nash Suleiman sums up the reactions of Lebanese bloggers to this tragedy, following the release of a report on...

Syria: Lebanon's Sovereignty

Syria Comments asks where does Syria stand on Lebanon's sovereignty.

Palestine: Return of the Prisoners

From Palestine, Body On the Line describes the return of Palestinian prisoners from Israel in this post, and compare it to the reception the freed Lebanese prisoners received.

Lebanon: Israel threatens while Syria seeks to buy arms

"What’s cooking?" is probably the most common question people in Lebanon are asking since Israel Environment Minister Gideon Ezra’s speech few days ago and the recent news of the Russian-Syrian...

Lebanon: The Memorandum of Understanding…or Controversy?

Shia Hezbullah and Sunni Salafist groups in Lebanon have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that prohibits Muslims from killing each other. Hours later, the agreement was revoked. Nash Suleiman...

Lebanon: The Beijing Olympics

Lebanon presence in the Beijing Olympics might be in small numbers, but it is interesting to note that the Lebanese athletes were only absent once since 1948. Ajnabiya gives us...

Lebanon: Waste water treatment

While the political situation in Lebanon is undeniably taking over the media’s focus, blogger Rami at Land and People turns his attention to a critical and rarely addressed issue: Waste...

Lebanon: Terrorist Attack in Tripoli – II

The terrorist attack that took place in Tripoli, Lebanon, is the most fatal since the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Al Hariri in February 2005. The place and the target...

Lebanon: The image of Islam

While Muslims are frustrated with the way western media portrays Islam negatively, Nash argues that some Muslims, by abandoning some of Islam's basic teachings, like tolerance and forgiveness, are themselves...

Lebanon: Tripoli's Attack – More Online Reactions

Lebanon is back in the headlines after an explosion ripped through a bus in Tripoli, killing 18 people, including soldiers, and injuring tens more. And although the day the explosion...

Lebanon: The Presidential Visit to Syria

As the Lebanese president Michel Suleiman wraps up his first official visit to Syria, the regional media outlets are dedicating their resources and efforts to broadcast every event, announcement and...

Lebanon: Prisoners in Syria

As Lebanese President Michel Suleiman visits Syria, “the government media in Damascus recognizes for the first time after years of silence the existence of the question of the Lebanese prisoners...

Lebanon: Terrorist attack in Tripoli

A terrorist explosion killed 11 people, including nine soldiers, and wounded 30 others in Tripoli, Lebanon. Moussa Bashir gathers the Lebanese bloggers first reactions to the tragedy.

Egypt: Singer Killed in Dubai, Not Cairo

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia argues why Egyptian authorities have no reason to ban publications from running stories on the murder of a Lebanese singer Susan Tamim in Dubai, UAE.

Lebanon: Citizen vs Economy

Although the telecommunication sector in Lebanon is one of the most profitable businesses in the country, it remains an expensive service for citizens. In her new post, Ms. Tee discusses...

Egypt: Did an Egyptian tycoon order the murder of a pop star?

Raed, from the blog Babylon & Beyond, discusses rumours surrounding the involvement of an Egyptian businessman with the murder of Lebanese singer Susan Tamim in Dubai, UAE. Another blogger, Zeinobiya...

Lebanon: Understanding Zionism

“The first time I met and listened to a zionist, I cannot tell you how suspicious I was of every word he said. Many ideas crossed my mind when I...

Lebanon: An Italian Lesson for Lebanon

What are the similarities between Lebanon and Italy, other than the fact that they both overlook the Mediterranean? Blogger Antoun Issa, in his latest post at Lebanese Chess argues that...

Lebanon: The Beirut Spring Family

To cater to different readers, Lebanese blogger Mustapha has tweaked his blog – Beirut Spring. The Beirut Spring ‘family’ is now made up of Beirut Spring Tabloid and Beirut Spring...

Lebanon: Fires and Global Warming

Summer forest fires have been erupting in what is left of the Lebanese wilderness for years now. And every year, the blame game is played; starting with parties and politicians...

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