Month: December 2010

It was a Wednesday of repeats. The cabinet session was postponed again because ministers still can’t agree over the so-called “false witnesses” issue. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah again pushed the notion that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is not a legitimate investigation into the murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and this time […]

Alerting your boyfriend of your newfound pregnancy via email, yep – that’s so 2010. You don’t have to imagine what the nativity scene would be like if it happened in today’s digital world of social media sites like Facebook, the Internet takes care of the hard work for you.

How does Islamic preacher Omar Bakri show gratitude to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah for getting him out of jail? My guess: by issuing a fatwa on Wednesday against the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). Bakri said the STL, which is investigating the murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, does not comply with Sharia law. […]

The so-called “false witnesses” issue (which is really just a non-issue that turned into an issue because March 8 ministers keep pushing it as an issue) continues to hold up the cabinet, and serves as a good excuse to prolong political crisis and inertia. Read: no one is doing anything to serve the basic needs […]

Until Saturday’s storm, Lebanon had only accumulated 2.05 inches of rain since September. So after nearly eight months of drought-like conditions, you know the agriculture sector was happy to see the water flow. The downside? A whole lot of garbage, as seen in the picture above. You know what else emerges from crazy rainstorms? Stories […]

The Iraqi journalist who gained instant fame two years ago for throwing his shoe at former US President George W. Bush was in Beirut on Tuesday for the signing of his first book, “The Last Salute to President Bush.” In the book, Muntadhar al-Zeidi chronicles the events leading up to the December 14, 2008 press […]

I bet Prime Minister Saad Hariri is really feeling the pressure this week as Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah and his March 8 minions kick up the rough and tough rhetoric as part of their final push to get the PM to reject the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL). Nasrallah’s Thursday speech is supposed to be […]