As tweeps, facebookers, bloggers, politicians countrywide celebrate (or curse) the day the Syrian troops withdrew from Lebanon on the 26th of April, 2005, please allow me this short rant to burst your bubble.
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Just as we thought it was long behind us, it seems the drums of civil war are beating once again.
Kidnappings, a rise in the crime rate, feuding warlords…I mean politicians…All fall in the line of the very “familiar” events that lead to Lebanon’s infamous 15 civil conflict.
Let me picture this moment years, years later. I’ll probably be in a motorized wheelchair; hair in a bun, cigarette in hand screaming about some hopelessly scripted romantic soap opera on TV thinking the actors can hear me… Only thing is I’m doing that now (in my head)…
So…today marks the international day for human rights… I’m not sure what that means in today’s not so human world. I just passed by a man sleeping under a bridge, kids running amok begging on the streets underneath the pouring rain and also just to bring it closer to home, met a journalist with 36 years of experience under his belt facing an eviction notice. He happens to be in…
The onslaught on Gaza continues as it always has… a land which has been dubbed as hell on earth by the many who temporarily went in to report on the living conditions its people have to face day in day out. Such is Gaza, such is life in the coastal enclave, also known as the largest open air priso
A day of assassination rocked Syria’s capital Damascus on Wednesday sending shock waves across the Arab region and world. Ranks whose names preceded them, long feared in Assad’s Syria were reported dead, one after the other. Many started to wonder, whether it was the beginning of the end for the Syr
Lately across many Lebanese outlets, its been Assir said this, Assir said that….As though Lebanon needed another preaching hero… well we wont go on speaking our own when it comes to the religious cleric, but instead have collected random opinions from the Lebanese Twitter-sphere…enjoy
Today marked the country’s 13th national dialogue, the 6th conducted under the auspices of President Michel Sleiman. The main points on the agenda were: the arms of the resistance and the positive utilization for the defense of Lebanon, the arms within and outside Palestinian
The Hezbollah front man stood there defiantly, addressing the kidnappers, saying, “not to take innocent people to settle the score with me.” The Hezbollah front man did NOT apologize as the kidnappers had requested but defiantly placed faith in the state to harbor the hostages safe return.