Dr Tohme, Michael Jackson's adviser breaks silence
7 July, 2009
As befit his unique lifestyle, a number of strange characters moved in and out of Michael Jackson's orbit over the years. None, however, was more elusive and mysterious than a gentleman by the name of Dr. Tohme Tohme, who served as the late singer's adviser and confidant in the final years of his life.
Lebanese students in Canada eyeing Guinness world record
11 June, 2009
By Ali Hussein
Ya Libnan volunteer
Montreal - Ya Libnan was notified by Tollab, a federation that unites all the Lebanese student associations of Montreal that it intends to organize one of the biggest record breaking events on the 20th of June; a Dabkeh chain that will place Montreal in the Guinness Book of records.
Why Jane Fonda is banned in Beirut ?
1 May, 2009
By William Marling*
Beirut - A professor at the American University here recently ordered copies of "The Diary of Anne Frank" for his classes, only to learn that the book is banned. Inquiring further, he discovered a long list of prohibited books, films and music.
8 year old Saudi girl divorces husband (47)
30 April, 2009
By Mohammed Jamjoom and Saad Abedine
Riyadh - A court in Saudi Arabia has granted an 8-year-old girl a divorce from her 47-year-old husband, after twice denying the divorce request previously, local media reported Thursday.
Turkey's sweet greeting To Obama: Yes Baracklava !
6 April, 2009
Istanbul- Turks rejoiced when Barack Obama was elected president last November, and he remains a popular figure in predominantly Muslim Turkey. But sentiment has been mixed in Istanbul, as the president winds up his European trip there this weekend.
Taliban claims responsibility for US mass murder in New York
4 April, 2009
Islamabad - Pakistan's top Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud has reportedly claimed responsibility for a mass murder in New York state that killed 13 people.
Special report: Fabulous Beirut
26 March, 2009
By : Melik Kaylan*
Beirut - You could argue that, in a contest to choose the most civilized citizens of the world, it would be a travesty not to choose Beirutis.
Lebanon's cedars threatened by global warming
21 March, 2009
By Liz Sly
Barouk, Mount Lebanon — There's no escaping the cedar tree in Lebanon. A cedar is emblazoned on the country's flag, and another on the planes of the national airline. It is on the currency, on passports and on all official documents. It is proudly worn on the uniforms of soldiers and crudely plastered on tourist knickknacks from ashtrays to fridge magnets.
Classrooms 'run with blood' after German massacre
13 March, 2009
A massive manhunt in southern Germany for a black-clad gunman who has shot dead at least 15 people and wounded many more at a school ended with the killer taking his own life.
Fashion show at a Fayara Ski resort | Pictures|
9 March, 2009
Faraya - Yesterday at the Intercontinental Mzaar, Nine international models modeled a diverse array of K-Lynn Spring-Summer '09 outfits of lingerie, lounge-wear, swimwear, and accessories. They captured the fun and dynamic atmosphere that event organizers, Solicet Events aimed to achieve.
Lebanon makes the right move on ID cards
24 February, 2009
Beirut- A recent decree by the Lebanese government has allowed its citizens to remove their religious affiliation from the identity cards. The BBC's Natalia Antelava, in Beirut, considers how the move will affect a divided country.
Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World began today at Kennedy center
23 February, 2009
Washington, DC - Lebanese dancers, a Shakespeare production from Kuwait portraying Saddam Hussein as "Richard III" and incredible wedding dresses from the Arab world are showcased in an unprecedented arts festival opening at the Kennedy Center.
New Syrian Catholic patriarch installed in Lebanon
17 February, 2009
By Doreen Abi Raad
Beirut - Amid cheers and ululation, the former head of the Syrian Catholic diocese in the U.S. and Canada was installed as patriarch of the Syrian Catholic Church.
'Waltz with Bashir' film copies in Beirut despite ban
3 February, 2009
Beirut - You can't see "Waltz with Bashir" legally in Lebanon but you can buy copies of the Oscar-nominated Israeli anti-war film in Beirut's Hamra district where director Ari Folman saw his life change 26 years ago.
David Dodge, former AUB president died
28 January, 2009
Princeton , N.J. - David Stuart Dodge, the former president of the American University of Beirut ( AUB) who was kidnapped by extremists during Lebanon's civil war, has died. He was 86.
Clinton's foreign policy includes "America Houses" in Arab world
20 January, 2009
WASHINGTON — While Secretary of State-designate Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke primarily in generalities during her four-hour confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week, her formal introductory statement and her 79- page written answers
Lebanon loses a legend: Mansour Rahbani is dead
13 January, 2009
Beirut - Lebanon has lost a legend today...Lebanese composer and musician Mansour Rahbani died at Hotel-Dieu de France hospital in Beirut, at the age of 83. He had been suffering from a severe case pneumonia.
UK baby born without breast cancer gene
12 January, 2009
London - The first baby without a breast-cancer gene has been born in the UK. Dr Paul Serhal, head of the Assisted Conception Unit at the University College Hospital in London, announced this on Friday.
Lebanon Shiites mark the day of Ashura | pictures|
8 January, 2009
Beirut - Tens of thousands of Shiite Muslim men, some beating their chests and others slashing their heads with blades, marched through the streets of Lebanon on Tuesday to mark the day of Ashura.
Hayek predicts that lebanon will have elections in 2009
2 January, 2009
Beirut- Michel Hayek, Lebanon's Nostradamus returned to LBC last night to announce his predictions for 2009. Hayek who predicted last year that Lebanon will have a president in 2008 and it will not be affected by the global financial crises told the Lebanese yesterday that Lebanon