In food-crazed Lebanon, a war over messed-up meze

When it comes to cuisines of the Arab world, perhaps none other is as internationally recognizable — and mouthwatering — as Lebanon’s. There is more than a little pride here over the tangy fattoush salads, delectable mezes and dishes of skewered chicken and lamb that have distinguished this tiny Mediterranean nation as a culinary powerhouse. […]

Food scandal: Food poisoning rate in Lebanon lowest, says tourism minister

Lebanese Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon commented Monday in a press conference on the recent food scandal by stressing that the rate of food poisoning in Lebanon is lower than any other country. He assured the citizens that his ministry , like others is responsible for hygiene, and there is no conflict with the Ministry of […]

Lebanon food scandal: The health minister took action against violators

As expected Lebanese Health Minister Wael Abu Faour revealed more horror stories Friday about food safety in Lebanon and said that he was “shocked” by the health and hygiene conditions at chicken farms and butcheries. “Major butcheries were shut down and we’ll take measures against firms selling unhealthy water,” he stressed during a press conference. […]

Food Scandal: Lebanon PM , Jumblatt, back Health minister’s effort

Progressive Socialist Party( PSP) leader MP Walid Jumblatt told As-Safir newspaper in remarks published on Wednesday that Health Minister Wael Abu Faour has his full backing in fighting food corruption in Lebanon and urged him “to keep up the fight till the end because people’s health is in danger” Abu Faour who represents PSP in […]

Hezbollah official demands media blackout on Drug scandal

Minister of State for Administrative Reform Mohammad Fneish, a key Hezbollah official demanded on Wednesday a media blackout on the case of illegal and counterfeit medications which has turned into a big scandal. “This case is harming the reputation of pharmaceutical companies,” Fneish told reporters

Judge Madi issues warrants for drug scandal suspects

Lebanon General Prosecutor Judge Hatem Madi issued on Tuesday a search warrant against Abdel Latif Fneish, also known as Mahmoud, brother of State for Administrative Reform Mohammed Fneish and Fouad Ahmad Wehbe who are suspects in the illegal and counterfeit medications case

Salafist Egyptian MP denies allegations of belly dancing second wife

Anwar al-Balkimi, who won election to the Egyptian parliament for the Salafi, or ultra-traditional, Nour Party, was expelled from parliament over the incident, in which he at first claimed he had been mugged. On Thursday, a prominent belly-dancer and actress, Sama al-Masri, told a state-linked newspaper that she was Mr Balkimi’s secret wife. She claimed […]