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].
You can read it [Here] and if you don’t read Arabic, you can also check the comment Bob posted [Here].
I have a feeling we will never understand what really happened unless a proper investigation is open, which means we will never understand what happened. What I know is that one of our top athletes had her image tarnished whether it was her fault or the coach’s or the federation’s fault, and instead of showing a good image of Lebanon at the Olympics and come back with a medal, we got banned and came back with a scandal.
I just found out tonight the giant French sporting good chain Decathlon is going to be opening next month at Le Mall Debayeh. I just passed by the one that’s opening in Kuwait tomorrow and the place is huge so I’m curious to see if the one in Lebanon is going to be bigger.
Sarah Attar, First Saudi Woman To Compete In Olympic Track
The London 2012 Olympics were rather encouraging to the participating Arab countries as they managed to collect twelve medals overall. Added to that, it was the first time Saudi Arabia accepted to send female athletes to compete, Wojdan Shahrkhani and Sarah Attar.
Tunisia and Algeria were the best performers with 3 medals (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze) and 1 Gold medal respectively. Egypt got 2 Silver medals, Qatar 2 Bronze medals, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Morocco all ended up with 1 Bronze Medal. Lebanon came back without any medal.
According to this [article], a proper planning is essential for Arab countries to achieve better results at the upcoming Olympics.