Month: June 2011

A UN-backed court probing the 2005 murder of Lebanon’s former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on Thursday submitted a sealed indictment and arrest warrants to the country’s prosecutor general, according to AFP. And that was some helluva suspicious timing from the March 8-led government, which managed to finally approve its ministerial statement on the very same […]

Click here for the original tweet. (Photo via twitter.com) As news broke today that a delegation from the Special Tribunal for Lebanon briefed Lebanese prosecutor general Said Mirza on its indictment into the Hariri assassination and issued four arrest warrants in the case, Lebanese tweeps unwittingly set off a hashtag battle by using #STL to […]

Lebanese men rescue a survivor on the site of a car bomb attack that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in Beirut on February 14, 2005. (AFP/Hasan Ibrahim) Former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was killed along with 22 others on February 14, 2005 when a massive blast struck his motorcade in Beirut Hariri, who […]

Media reported on Thursday that the STL indictment was handed down to Judge Said Mirza. Four people have been formally charged in connection with the 2005 murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, according to various media reports on Thursday. The suspects are identified as Salim Ayyash, Hasan Aineysseh (also known as Hasan Issa), Assad […]

(Photo via letthemeatcrack.com) Tumblr – it’s like a mini-blog meeting ground for the cultural elite, which comes with a high predisposition for “faux vintage,” French, artsy crap, and inside jokes for the indie set. I love it. Whereas with blogging you have to come up with original content and semi-coherent opinions, a Tumblr just involves […]

A poster in Gemmayzeh advertises a new pop up store coming to Beirut. (NOW Lebanon) This looks like it could be totally cool, if not a little Urban Outfitters-hipsteresque. But as long as they don’t try selling 25 cent packages of ramen noodles for $5, I’m in. It’s sort of like a flash mob for […]