Month: January 2012

A new single off Lebanese singer Julia Boutros’ latest album, “Yawman Ma,” or “One Day” is stirring controversy because of its apparent support for the Syrian Army. This comes amid a marked upsurge in violence over the last week by security forces against anti-regime protesters. The song, “Shoot Mercilessly,” was uploaded to YouTube on Sunday […]

A house maid from the Philippines washes the dishes at her employers’ apartment in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on January 12, 2010. (AFP/Joseph Eid) It is a hard truth, but one we must accept: our culture of racism is systematically killing innocent women in the form of modern-day (and state sanctioned) slavery. We cannot overcome […]

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube on January 29, 2012 shows a Syrian man, who identifies himself as Ibrahim Mohammed Ayub, standing with armed men said to be members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the central town of Rastan in the Homs province. (AFP/YouTube) It looks as if Syrian […]

PM Saad Hariri in a cast after a skiing accident on the French Alps. (Photo via Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Lebanon last April over concerns for his safety, but someone should have warned him about the dangers lurking on the perilous ski slopes of the French Alps. Peeps, you’ve been warned: think […]

(Photo via “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world…” A Salafi sheikh in Egypt has reportedly issued a fatwa that buying [or driving] a Chevrolet vehicle is haram because the American brand’s logo looks like the Christian cross. In the video below, prominent Egyptian TV presenter Amr Adeeb takes the sheikh’s joke-of-a-fatwa […]

(Photo via A group of graphic design students at AUB have come up with a brilliant idea to spread awareness about Lebanon’s litter problem, and they’re doing it LL 10,000 at a time. “Most awareness campaigns talk about not throwing trash on the ground, and it’s overdone. We thought we could talk about it […]

Lebanese rescue workers remove a corpse from a collapsed building in Beirut’s Achrafieh neighborhood on January 16. (AFP/Joseph Eid) And you thought you were unlucky. Two of the survivors of the Achrafieh building collapse managed to escape death, but were later arrested at a nearby hospital for their illegal immigrant status, according to a report […]