Month: April 2012

Speaker Nabih Berri Al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Thursday that Speaker Nabih Berri commented on the situation in Syria by asking, “Is Israel not enough of an enemy? Why are we trying to find another enemy on [our] northern border?” I’d like to see Berri pose that question to the family of Al-Jadeed news cameraman Ali […]

(Photo via crossfitdraper.com) Bakeries across the country will go on strike April 20 to protest “soaring fuel prices, as well as pay hikes and the rise in the cost of transportation and education fees,” the head of the Union of Bakeries told The Daily Star on Thursday. This = nightmare. Unless you despise deliciousness, you […]

Picture released by family of Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja. Photo taken on April 5, 2012. (Image via ceasefiremagazine.co.uk) Jailed human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who is a dual Danish-Bahraini citizen, is in critical condition as he enters day 63 of a hunger strike in protest of his unfair imprisonment. Khawaja was sentenced to […]

Ali Shaaban (Photo via Facebook.com) The work of a news cameraman would appear a harsh and thankless job. Only after devastating tragedies like the gunning down on Monday of Al-Jadeed photographer Ali Shaaban, do we ever hear about the men and women behind the lens. We know the Syrian regime has shown little tolerance for […]

(Photo via hummusforthought.com) What is the one thing you would risk your life for – without even a slight hesitation, hint of indecision or moment of vacillation, no questions asked? I’m gonna take a wild guess and say that none of you answered: clean madame’s dangerously high window from the thin ledge outside her apartment. […]

Everyone has their favorites. Here’s my (completely unscientific) attempt at gathering a sample of Tweets (be they clever, heartfelt or attention-grabbing) about LF leader Samir Geagea’s apparent escape from an assassination bid on Wednesday. Geagea explained of the close call: “I was walking with some of the guys and I saw a pretty flower on […]

Samir Geagea said during a press conference on Wednesday that sniper shots fired at his home in the Kesrouan village of Maarab earlier in the day were intended to kill the Lebanese Forces leader (rough day is an understatement y’all). “We are now facing a new wave of assassinations,” he said during the presser, linking […]