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· February, 2009

Stories about Lebanon from February, 2009

Lebanon: Christopher Hitchens’ Beirut Scuffle Sparks Debate

Former leftist turned conservative writer Christopher Hitchens ran into trouble in Beirut last week when he attempted to deface a poster/memorial of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), a Hezbollah...

Arab World: Mourning Tayeb Salih

The Arab literary world is mourning the death of Sudanese novelist Al Tayeb Salih. The 80-year-old writer, who died in London, was best known for his novel Season of Migration...

Egypt: The 64th anniversary of “the princess of the mountain’

Lebanon: Students make banner of peace for Gaza

Lebanon: A Civil Marriage Valentine

Renewed calls for Lebanon to allow civil marriages were made in a Valentine ceremony at a Beirut bar over the weekend. Several inter-religious couples staged mock weddings at a bar...

Lebanon: Cell Phone Prices to Drop

The Lebanese blogosphere has had a lukewarm response to a Government announcement that cell prices are due to fall. Antoun Issa brings us the story.

Plans for Angry Arab TV News Service Underway

Syria: Israel arrests and deports aid workers

Lebanon: Cedar Island – A Controversial Construction

From disbelief to bewilderment to outweighing its environment disaster against its economic impact, the proposed Cedar Island project is taking the Lebanese blogosphere by storm. Moussa Bashir reports on the...

Lebanon: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Lebanon: “Being Black in Lebanon means…”

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