Month: May 2011

Remember the rambling Muammar Gaddafi speech that was mashed up and remixed to the catchy tune “Zenga, Zenga”? DJ Noy Alooshe is back with a new track – this one uses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 45-minute address to the US Congress on Tuesday which earned Bibi over 20 standing ovations. The remix is called […]

The scene of a roadside bomb that wounded six Italian UNIFIL soldiers and two civilians in the southern Lebanese town of Rmaileh, near Saida, on Friday. (NOW Lebanon) Six Italian peacekeepers were wounded – two of them seriously – along with two civilians in a roadside bomb explosion targeting a UNIFIL jeep along a highway […]

An image grab taken from YouTube on May 28, 2011, shows a Syrian man holding a picture of 13-year-old boy Hamza al-Khatib during his funeral on May 25. (AFP/YouTube) A video posted on YouTube purports to show the body of 13-year-old Hamza al-Khatib who was reportedly tortured to death in Syrian police custody. The boy […]

(Photo via saidaonline.com) He can’t be fired and he can’t exactly resign, but caretaker Interior Minister Ziad Baroud was so disillusioned with the current state of Lebanon on Thursday that he took the liberty of relieving himself from his own job. “I free myself of my duties,” he said. If I decided to fire myself […]

Break out the onions, because this one is a tear-jerker. At least 232 people are still missing after a tornado ripped through the town of Joplin, Missouri on Sunday. Officials have so far put the death toll at 125. Speaking with NBC’s Brian Williams, Bethany Lansaw, a survivor of the devastating tornado, explains that her […]

(Photo via saysuncle.com) My colleague, NOW Lebanon reporter Matt Nash, pointed out this gem today… Several Lebanese news media outlets are being implicated in a pay-off deal from Tunisia to polish up the image of former tyrant Zine el Abidine ben Ali. Tunisian newspaper Sabah claims Al-Manar TV was paid $100,000, An-Naharnewspaper was paid between […]

Often times, the only way I can motivate myself to do things is to create self-imposed threats and ultimatums. So if I want to clean up my apartment, for instance, I just invite a cute boy over. Stacks of dishes, dirty laundry and a traumatized pet turtle named Donatella are certainly not going to help […]