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Tag Archives: war

Hillary Clinton’s sense of humor


I am going to step into the murky space of political opinions for a while. I don’t like to do that but this time I couldn’t help it. It was … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

I wanted to write…


I haven´t blogged for a while. There were many things I could have written about for the past few months. I could have written about the militia kidnappings for ransoms … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 7 Comments

Beirut Heritage murdered by the silent Ministry of Culture – And a follow-up to the Minister’s ridiculous defense


What do you say when the Ministry of Culture in your country allows rich investors (local and foreign) to destroy a national heritage? A 2500 year old Phonecian Port in Beirut that … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

SSNP to freedom of the press: When an apology is not enough…


An event that was not reported well enough to give it the justice it deserves was the attack last week on Al-Jadeed reporter Ghadi Francis who was brutally beaten outside … Continue reading

June 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

No to Civil War


There’s been a lot of shooting, car breaking, tyre burning in the past couple of days. While things have quietened down for now, I came across this video through a … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Interview with Joy Karam – Tannoura Maxi


Joy Karam first began her acting career onstage performing in “Les Miserables”, when she was only 16. The same year she  performed in several stage plays, touring inside and outside … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Beirut Lady of the World


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

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Interview with the director Jean Claude-Codsi


Brahim a lonely car seller in Lebanon has a chance encounter with Leila, for whom he committed a murder 20 years ago in Jordan. Due to that, he was forced … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

In the Middle East: Abuse of the female body is out of fear and want of power


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

February 6, 2012 · 7 Comments

Piracy worse than murder and rape


A comparison of three different cases: Kim Schmitz, Miquel Caran, and Frank Wuterich. No comment is needed.

February 1, 2012 · 3 Comments