In honor of Beirut, and to commemorate the anniversary of the Civil War of 1975, I have posted below my favorite poem in English and Arabic of my beloved capital … Continue reading
Lebanese like to claim that women here are freer than in other Arab countries. Because we are allowed to wear what we like in public. Because we are allowed to … Continue reading
Lila Aacharya http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/video/2012/jan/30/beirut-death-nepalese-migrant-video (Haven’t been able to embed the video here, any tips will be helpful) of course, the newspapers wont mention it, we’ll have to wait for Charbel Nahhas to … Continue reading
A comparison of three different cases: Kim Schmitz, Miquel Caran, and Frank Wuterich. No comment is needed.
Last summer, the Lebanese parliament gathered on the 4th of August 2011 to vote to cancel Article 562 of the Penal Code that allows reduced sentences for “honor” crimes, which … Continue reading
There seems to be an anti-smoking movement in Lebanon. Already a new draft law approved by the Lebanese Administration and Justice Commission bans smoking in public places (particularly indoors) in … Continue reading