Archive for December, 2008

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has selected U.S. Rep. Ray Lahoud for transportation secretary, which would make him the second Republican in the Cabinet, a senior Democrat said on Wednesday. Lahoud, a Lebanese-American, was described by congressional and other officials as a moderate and a friend of Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

Russia is to deliver 10 MiG-29 fighter jets as a gift for the Lebanese military. “Russia’s defence ministry has decided to deliver to Lebanon, as part of defence cooperation, 10 MiG-29 fighter jets from our existing contingent,” the Interfax news agency quoted Mikhail Dmitriyev as saying. The fighter jets would be modernized before delivery and […]

I knew it wouldn’t take long before someone viral marketed this game. This shoe throwing flash application-game has one objective: Hit Bush in the face with your shoe. Lebanon is currently the 11th country in the world that plays this game. I don’t know if the more people trow shoes at Bush is necessarily good […]

Dans la perspective des fêtes de fin d’année, un concert de musique et de chants, intitulé Notes de Joie, se tiendra le vendredi 19 décembre 2008 à 20h00 à la Cathédrale Saint Louis des Français (les Capucins) au Centreville de Beyrouth. Destiné en priorité à la famille de l’ESA (regroupant étudiants en cours de formation, […]

There is no need to define what throwing a shoe means in the Arab culture, I think it’s self explanatory to humans in general. During a press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Bush received a taste of the immense resentment many Iraqis feel toward his policies: Just after Bush finished his remarks and […]

Why the Ministry of Culture should step in and put this image back in an art gallery. by Alice Fordham An official from Solidere, the Lebanese real estate company, told AFP that the company had sought to avoid any political or religious controversy. “Politics and religion are two very sensitive issues that we don’t want […]

BEIRUT, November 12, 2008 (Menassat) – It wasn’t long after Jocelyne Saab had toasted the opening of her first photo exhibition – Sense, Icons and Sensibility – that problems began to arise. The exhibit illustrates Eastern and Western concepts and Arab perceptions of the West in a catchy, and to some quite kitschy or even […]