King Abdullah is still having difficulty with his cabinet appointments in Lebanon. He is discussing the problem with his prime minister designate, Saad Hariri. The Daily Star has more details. Posted by Brian Whitaker, 7 August 2009
Blog archive: Lebanon
7th August 2009
21st July 2009I was taken to task by a friend the other day for mentioning the “murder” of Yasser Arafat in the same breath as conspiracy theories about the death of Princess Diana and the Kennedy assassination. The idea that Arafat was murdered is far more plausible, my friend said. The murder...
17th July 2009You may remember a flurry of media excitement a month or so ago over whether Hizbullah would win the Lebanese elections. It didn’t, and so Lebanon dropped off the world news map again. Almost three weeks on, incoming prime minister Saad Hariri (or Mini-Hariri as the Angry Arab likes to...
22nd August 2007Homophobia in Lebanon 22 August 2007 Last weekend I found myself at a theatre in southern Beirut attending a discussion forum hosted by the Leftist Assembly For Change. Given their name, it’s probably not hard to work out who they are – a left wing organisation, seeking to promote dialogue...