Archive for March, 2009

Move over, McDonalds. The ballroom of the exclusive Phoenicia-Intercontinental Hotel, a helicopter, a Hummer limousine or a swanky Beirut bar/club is the preferred birthday-party venue of Lebanon’s upper-class prepubescents. But beyond the lavish venues and cakes, such birthday-party celebrations serve a more important, and perhaps intriguing role in cementing  children’s growing control over their lives. And […]

20 000 Enfants Ont Battu Les Tambours Pour La Paix Dans 40 Villes Libanaises. Pour lire les messages officiels, visitez ce liens. Pour plus d’informations et pour regarder les photos veuillez visiter le site :

From explicit articles about masturbation and homosexuality to columns about “My First Time”, Joumana Haddad is out to lift the veil on Arab cultural taboos with a glossy magazine that is already the focus of controversy. The first quarterly issue of “Jasad” — “Body” in Arabic — hit the stands in Lebanon last December. Tongues […]

Google representatives Mohammad Gawdat, center, Google’s managing director for emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa, speaks in an interview with The Associated Press, as Gisel Hiscock, left, Google’s director New Biz development for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Ahmad S. Hamzawi, right, Google’s engineering manager in Middle East and North Africa, look on at […]

IN AN INDUSTRY dominated by kings of the turntables, along came Beyrouth’s queen. The title DJ wouldn’t do for Laila Sarkis, so the era of the DJette was born. This small town village girl is paving a path of tricked out beats and electro funk across the globe, leaving no club unturned. Her uninhibited artistry […]

Aggregated by the Daily Srar – Lebanon is among a growing number of countries moving toward a complete abolition of the death penalty, a detailed report by the human rights group Amnesty International has found. The 2008 study on global death-penalty practices, published on Tuesday, paints a relatively optimistic picture of growing global reluctance to […]

Lebanon’s newly founded Green Party of Lebanon (GPL) declared an “environmental state of emergency,”saying the country’s environment had entered a very critical stage. During a news conference over the weekend at the party’s headquarters in downtown Beirut, the GPL also launched an “Environmental Pact.” GPL’s president, Philippe Skaff, said the pact, which included a 20-point […]