They have a military wing, go around kidnapping random people to retaliate against the kidnapping of one of their own, invite the media to a Press Release and brag about their doings and then fight between each other on public TV.
Everytime I think we’ve reached a new low in Lebanon, someone comes out to prove me wrong.
Due to international sanctions on Syria, the Air France that changed its original course to Beirut and landed in Damascus was unable to pay for new fuel and had to ask passengers to chip in. Apparently, credit cards were not working and Air France no longer had an account with the Syrian airport authorities. Read the whole story [Here].
I should have posted this before the Olympics but I just found it now. Thank you The Guardian for making this heart warming video. With all the creatives in Lebanon it’s strange why no one did anything similar with the other Lebanese Olympians. [Vimeo]
I think this article is offensive, over-generalizing and pointless. [Article]
For a largely Arab country it’s a bizarre thing that in Lebanon (Beirut specifically), women care more about their appearance than men. Males lead a rather sullied existence, priming their closely cut mini-beards and, from my own observations, eating rather a lot. The formula in Lebanon’s capital for women is fashion-forward, from their choice of cloth to the decisions they make surgically. [Link]
I don’t need to say more honestly, it’s a freaking amazing movie! Go watch it as soon as you can!
Now you might ask me how I got tickets a day ahead of the release date, well it wasn’t an invite nor a gift nor did I need a special “wasta” to get an “avant-premiere” ticket. What happened is that my brother’s friend just called CinemaCity and booked tickets for Wednesday and we just went. That doesn’t make any sense to be honest but that’s how I got my ticket and the theater was half-empty probably because no one knew about this session.
My question is why didn’t they launch the movie on Wednesday if everyone could have come to see it?
Al-Meqdad family announced on Wednesday that its military wing has so far kidnapped more than 20 Free Syrian Army members in Lebanon and promised a â€œhefty catch.â€ It later said that it had abducted near Beirut a Turkish national of the Soufan family, media reports stated. [Naharnet]
I am considering starting my own military wing and abducting pop star Lara Kays. I am sure people will pay millions of dollars to free her.
Twenty-eight dog carcasses were found in the heart of Mount Lebanon, in a crowded area where kids play and hang out. Twelve dogs were also found alive, feeding on the carcasses. [Link]
It is time to set standards for puppy mills in Lebanon and support Animals Lebanon’s campaign to enact national animal protection and welfare legislation. Help BETA Lebanon achieve these goals by signing their petitions [Here] and [Here].