Month: September 2010

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (the boyish, often antagonistic firecracker that he is) wants to throw rocks at Israel from Lebanon’s southern border when he comes to visit the country next month, the Jerusalem Post reported, citing Al-Quds al-Arabi. The reason he wants to do this is because he knows throwing rocks from the Lebanese border […]

Who thinks we should start videotaping government sessions? An explosive physical fight like the one in the video above did not break out during the Finance and Budget Commission session on Tuesday, but a look at some of the reported insults that were thrown around during the meeting yesterday makes me think these guys came […]

A Muslim boy loses his legs in a landmine accident and becomes bound to a wheelchair, only to discover later that he has the power to control metal with his mind. Enter Silver Scorpion, a superhero character thought up by a group of young disabled Americans and Syrians who were brought together in Damascus last […]

Now Hiring: the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is looking for a new spokesperson. Just 20 days after Henrietta Aswad was named the official spokesperson for STL Prosecutor General Daniel Bellemare, the position is once again vacant. No word yet on why Aswad made the quick pullout. But there is plenty of political brouhaha to […]

I found a lovely photo essay from ernesthon on the web this morning titled Luminous Lebanon. Warm rays of sunlight, lying on the rugged rocks along the Mediterranean Sea, a stroll through Byblos; he has dreamy snapshots that evoke a romantic sentiment about these last days of summer. Click here to see the rest of […]

Pop quiz kiddies: What kind of situation would warrant closing down a major traffic artery in Lebanon for three consecutive days? If you guessed a construction project, you are absolutely wrong. If you guessed a fashion show, then go down to Public Works and Transportation Minister Ghazi Aridi’s office and pick up your gold star. […]

So it only took 20 days for-newly appointed spokesperson for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) Henrietta Aswad to step down from the post. The STL cited “unforeseen personal reasons” in its press release this morning to explain the quick turnover. With Hezbollah and March 8 members putting all their energy into dissolving the international […]