Nehru Cup: Lebanon defeats India 1-0
20 August, 2009
New Delhi - Defending champions India began their campaign in the Nehru Cup football tournament on a losing note, going down fighting to Lebanon by a solitary goal at the Ambedkar stadium in Delhi on Wednesday.
Lebanon experiencing a tourist boom due to new-found stability
31 July, 2009
Lebanon has for decades been so unstable that most people prefer not to plan at all and even short-term government planning is rare. But, as Natalia Antelava reports, the country is experiencing an unprecedented tourism boom based in part on its new-found stability and calm.
Lebanon's Jeita Grotto among 28 finalists for 7 Wonders of Nature
21 July, 2009
Geneva - Lebanon's Jeita Grotto , the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef are competing with 25 other spectacular natural landmarks in the final phase of the global poll to choose the "New 7 Wonders of Nature," organizers said Tuesday.
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.
Yemenia crash survivor tells story
2 July, 2009
A 12-year-old girl thought to be the only survivor of the Yemenia air crash has told how she was thrown into the ocean and watched her aircraft sink. Baya Bakari told her father at a hospital in Yemen that she heard voices around her in the Indian Ocean, but could not see anyone.
Questions and answers about Swine Flu
27 April, 2009
Beirut - Swine flu has dominated headlines in the United states for the last two days. This is presenting President Obama with an unexpected challenge. The U.S. has declared a "public health emergency."
Maxim Shaaya plants Lebanese flag at the North Pole
26 April, 2009
Beirut - Lebanese explorer Maxim Shaaya made the people of Lebanon and the Arab World proud again when he planted a Lebanese flag at the North Pole at 5.30 p.m. Beirut time ( 9:30 CST) on Saturday.
Fat passengers will be charged for an extra seat
16 April, 2009
New York - If you thought paying extra for checked luggage was an insult, you're going to love this. United Airlines said Wednesday it will enforce a policy to charge overweight passengers for an extra seat.
Lebanon tourism rallies
26 March, 2009
Beirut - After years of instability, Lebanon is getting its groove back. Although the U.S. State Department maintains a travel warning, which advises Americans to avoid Lebanon because of safety and security concerns, a political agreement last year has restored calm.
A1 Team Lebanon celebrates its 6th place finish at World Cup
22 February, 2009
Beirut - A1 Team Lebanon issued the following press release regarding its performance at the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport event in South Africa that took place on Sunday February 22, 2009 . A1 Team Lebanon is celebrating its 6th finish despite the engine problems.
A1 Team Lebanon remains positive despite bad luck with engine
21 February, 2009
Beirut - A1 Team Lebanon, with driver Daniel Morad, finished the day shaking their heads with despair. After setting the pace yesterday and continuing to run in the lead group this morning, the team were confident that they had all the ingredients for their best ever qualifying result.
Lebanon-Syria football game shows how difficult to rebuild trust
29 January, 2009
By Natalia Antelava
Sidon- The upbeat tune of the Syrian national anthem echoed through the empty stadium overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in the Lebanese city of Sidon.
Opinion: Why can't I get off this list?
28 December, 2008
By Juan Fernando Gomez *
Washington - I call it the little room. In most cases it's actually not that small, but my claustrophobia seems to kick in as soon as the immigration officer separates me from the other passengers on my flight and escorts me through a door into my own private travel hell.
Lebanon PM may visit Iran after bilateral cooperation deal agreed
9 December, 2008
Beirut- Prime Minister Fouad Siniora has agreed with Iranian ambassador Mohammed Reza Shibani to draw up an agreement for bilateral cooperation between Lebanon and Iran ahead of a possible visit by Siniora to Tehran.
Lebanon enjoys in 2008 best tourism season since 2004
4 December, 2008
Beirut- The first 10 months of 2008 recorded the highest number of visitors to Lebanon since 2004 . The number jumped to 1.10 million, an increase of about 29 percent compared to the same period of 2007 when the figure stood at 855,573, the ministry of tourism reported
Venice suffers worst flooding for two decades
2 December, 2008
By: Richard Owen
Venice: Sirens sounded across Venice yesterday as flooding submerged 95 per cent of the city and left tourists in St Mark’s Square thigh-deep in water.
Ethiopian men and women win the marathon race in Lebanon
30 November, 2008
Beirut, Lebanon - As good as his word, Alemayehu Shumye of Ethiopia won the BLOM Beirut Marathon on Sunday morning (30), obliterating the course record by over four minutes in the process, with 2:12:47.
A Flying-Car ?
15 November, 2008
Washington - Pentagon mad-science division Darpa is helping build thought-controlled robotic limbs, artificial pack mules, real-life laser guns and "kill-proof" soldiers. So it comes as no surprise, really, that the agency is now getting into the flying-car business, too.
The US journalists were kidnapped, smuggled, jailed by Syria
11 October, 2008
By SHAFIKA MATTAR
Beirut/ Amman - Two American journalists who went missing during a vacation in Lebanon were quoted Friday as saying they were "kidnapped" by their taxi driver and taken into Syria, where they were held in custody for a week before being released.
Missing Americans arrested in Syria over visas
10 October, 2008
Beirut / Damascus - Two Americans reported missing by the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon this week are being questioned in Syria for entering the country illegally, the Syrian foreign ministry said on Thursday.