· September, 2008

Stories about Lebanon from September, 2008

Lebanon: Lyrical Internet Usage Map

  30 September 2008

A Diamond's Eye View of the World, an American who lives/lived in Lebanon, draws our attention to Lumeta’s Internet mapping project, which “includes this lyrical (okay, slightly alien-looking) map of Internet usage in the Middle East.”

Lebanon: Army Soldiers Targeted…Again

  29 September 2008

Forty five days after the first bombing of a bus transporting army soldiers in Lebanon, another bomb exploded in Tripoli today, killing at least four soldiers and wounding over 20 people.  The initial report indicates that the bomb was planted in a car targeting a bus carrying army soldiers in...

Lebanon: Terror strikes in Tripoli again

  29 September 2008

A remote control car bomb ripped through a military bus this morning killing four soldiers and a civilian in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. Today’s bombing is the second deadly attack targeting troops in northern Lebanon in less than two months. Following are the first reactions from bloggers about the incident.

Lebanon: A Blogger's Debut

  29 September 2008

In his blog debut, Only Lebnane talks about his opinion regarding the Lebanese society and how its foundations are becoming more sectarian and political.

Lebanon: Homosexuality in Lebanon

  20 September 2008

Although Lebanon stands out as a more tolerant space for homosexuality in the Middle East, the real life for this section of the community is not paved with roses. A quick round up of blogs and spaces promoting this issue in Lebanon gives the reader a brief peek into how this community lives.

Lebanon: Political Tensions are Escalating

  18 September 2008

While the people in Lebanon were under the impression that the latest negotiations between the leading political groups might translate into a glimpse of a brighter and calmer days to come, two people were killed and four injured in a clash between two rival Christian parties in Bsarma village in Koura, north Lebanon.

The Middle East Remembers 9/11

  12 September 2008

Today marks the seventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the US, a pivotal day in history and a day which brought about so much heartbreak and destruction not only in the US but around the world. Bloggers from the Middle East reflect on the disaster.

Lebanon: The Assassination's Echo

  11 September 2008

Mr Saleh Aridi was about to drive his car when a bomb planted under the driver-seat went off, killing him on the spot. Mr Aridi a well known top adviser to the government minister and pro-Syrian Druze leader Talal Arslan. With his death, the number of assassinated officials in Lebanon mounted to 11 since former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's assassination on February 14, 2005. Lebanese bloggers react.

UAE: Iran Quake's Tremors Felt in Dubai

  11 September 2008

Tremors from an earthquake in nearby Iran were felt in Dubai and other parts of the UAE, sending thousands of office workers and residents to the streets as high-rise buildings were evacuated, bloggers report. The quake, which measured 6.1 on the Richter scale, struck near Bandar Abbas, while tremors registered in the UAE measured 4.8, according to news reports.

Lebanon: An Unformal Interview

  8 September 2008

When the government shows no signs of responsibility and when the economy provides very little opportunities , some people turn to any means to support their families. Rawaa writes a wonderful piece about a family and its way of life.

Lebanon: Political Tension Takes Over The Blogosphere

  4 September 2008

The political tension in Lebanon is escalating to critical levels with each passing day. The latest helicopter downing by Hezbollah managed to add more conflicts between the politicians and the citizens as well. Intense debates and political opinions can be seen everyday on the evening news and now on the blogosphere too. Local bloggers armed themselves with their personal opinions and analysis, taking the "battle" into their web spaces.

Lebanon: More Signs of Corruption

  1 September 2008

With consumer goods hitting a new record in Lebanon this summer, Lebanese are starving for electricity in their homes as well. Ms.Tee writes about the power-shortage situation and the corruption within.