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· October, 2008

Stories about Lebanon from October, 2008

Lebanon: Saturday Security Briefs

Blacksmiths of Lebanon updates us on the security situation in Lebanon in this post entitled Saturday Security Briefs.

Palestine: Nahr el-Bared Update

It's been a year since the first Palestinian refugees were allowed to return to the Nahr al-Bared camp in Lebanon. Palestinian Haitham Sabbah has an update and videos in this...

Lebanon: Arabic Names

Reflecting on the meanings of Arabic names, A Diamond's Eye View of the World shares this list of the names of mostly Lebanese personalities – and how their names translate...

Lebanon: ‘Kidnapped’ Amercian Journalists Found in Syria Jail

Tony Bey, from Lebanon, reports that two missing American journalists have been found – detained in Syria.

USA: “Obsession” Anti-Islam Film Angers Bloggers

Last week, many newspaper subscribers across the United States were surprised to discover a DVD inserted into their Sunday paper. The video, which can be viewed in its entirety on...

Lebanon: Falafel War Goes to Court

Arabs and Globalisation reports: ‘Just like the Greeks did, when they sued French dairy farms (and won) for using the word “Feta” to describe the cheese they sold, Lebanon is...

Lebanon: Ministerial Meetings fit for Reality TV

Arab Democracy, from Lebanon, reckons that if the Lebanese Council of Ministers meetings were aired in a reality TV show format, they will be a compromise between Big Brother and...

Syria: Selma Hayek – Lebanese or Lesbian?

Syrian Dubai Jazz links to news sources in which Mexican actress Salma Hayek's Lebanese descent is confused with being a lesbian.

Palestine: About Sunnis and Shias

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah discusses the Islamic Sunni and Shia sects in this post.

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