Archive for January, 2010

This week gave a brief highlight of intertwined news. From one end, Hizbollah upgraded its military capability as Israel is accused of assassinating a senior Hamas commander. Obama approved arms sales to Taiwan. And, the US Senate backed tougher sanctions against Iran. What concerns our readers throughout the world, was last Saturday events. Hizbollah’s commander in southern […]

En avant-première en France – « THE ONE MAN VILLAGE* » (SEMAAN AL DAY’A) Film documentaire libanais de Simon El Habre (en arabe sous-titré en français) Synopsis – Site du film: Semaan mène une vie paisible dans sa ferme, dans le petit village d’Ain el el-Halazoun, dans les montagnes du Liban. Ce hameau a […]

The Lebanese Parliamentary Election of 2013 may give Lebanese Expatriates the right to vote from abroad. President Michel Sleiman said on Saturday that he is committed to this just cause. He also called for stepping up the effort to adopt the law that would allow people of Lebanese descent (diaspora) to gain back Lebanese citizenship, giving […]

A powerful bomb killed one of Iran’s leading nuclear scientists as he left for work on Tuesday, a murder for which the Iranian government immediately blamed Israel and the West. Massoud Ali-Mohammed,  taught at the University of Tehran and was a prominent supporter of Mir Hossein Mousavi, the opposition leader. Last month, Iran’s top diplomat […]

While much of the United States and Europe is fighting subzero temperatures, Lebanon is praying for snow as unusually warm weather puts a dampener on the country’s lucrative ski season. “So many clients cancelled their reservations for the month of January,” said Walid Kanaan, who runs the luxurious InterContinental Mountain Resort and Spa at Mzaar, […]

Taxi drivers and restaurants that charge tourists above the odds were in the firing line Friday as Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud vowed to reform Lebanon’s tourism sector. Abboud, who has been in post for almost two months, said he aimed to ensure that “tourists feel at ease the minute they come to the country.” “I […]

Lebanon is well prepared for the launching of green building projects in the near future, experts said during a conference in Beyrouth late Thursday.“We really saw Lebanon as moving forward not only in construction but also when it comes to green buildings, and the interests that we found over here has been phenomenal compared to […]