Archive for November, 2007

A Muslim woman is allowed to fight back in self-defense if she is hit by her husband, Lebanon’s top Shiite cleric declared Tuesday in a ruling rare for the region’s male-dominated Islamic society. – AFP Elsewhere, Annapolis claimed to be slightly more of what this blogger envisioned for Palestinians, but Lebanon’s major problem in the […]

By HANNAH ALLAM McClatchy Newspaper He stepped down about the time you were tucking into Thanksgiving leftovers this weekend, after the umpteenth round of negotiations failed. The Western-allied, so-called moderate March 14 forces and the Hezbollah-anchored, Syrian-allied opposition just couldn’t decide on a replacement for President Emile Lahoud by the time his term was up.

Gemayel proposed: “I plead with Speaker Berri to issue an immediate call to the parties of national dialogue to meet as soon as possible and resume discussion from where it stopped prior to the July (2006) war, which is the defense strategy.” – Naharnet’s loud headlines Excellent Gemayel. Smile, and the world smiles back at […]

Syria’s attendance of the Annapolis Conference comes as a big blow to Iran and Hezbollah who are trying to boycott the conference.Maybe they’d like to snif around and test the waters before plunging into any concrete deal with the Israelis. Syria initially stated it would not attend the Annapolis Conference, unless the subject concerning the […]

Is ‘Annapolis’ another phoney peace conference?I would hope Minister of Culture Mitri, would be able to push Lebanon as an important and timely issue and finally make Bush proud of at least One country in the Middle East before he signs off and able to sleep at night. A nation that has received a lot […]

In Lebanon, the Christian community is by far the most anxiously saddened community in need of a President. The army handling the situation on the streets do give some sort of comfort, while the government ought to decide with Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir on a new President. This blogger feels, that any coming President, is […]

After the celebrative walk down of ex-pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud came to an end. He left behind him no successor; Preventing from handing out the government to Prime Minister Fouad Seniora, the ex-president gave charge the Lebanese National Army to hold the nation together for the next 7 days left. Updates: 12:00 – No Christian […]