Protestors can't stop Lebanese MPs from extending their own terms
Disgruntled Lebanese chucked tomatoes at their MPs to stop them from voting but to no avail. (pic courtesy of LBCi News)
Rest in peace, Parliament
#Lebanon parliament: 10 minutes to extend its own term. 4 years and only a handful of laws passed.
Source: LBC Blogs
Egyptian Sumo Wrestling and Chess
Not only are the some rising young stars coming in Sumo wrestling and chess, but did you know Egyptians are also among the best squash players in the world?
Source: A Sense of Belonging
USA: A Melting Pot or a Changing One?
These days reading the news coming out of the USA, it is quite evident that we no longer read names typically associated with Anglo-Saxon America. Look at some of these headlining names.
Syrian Coalition comes back from the dead
The National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces came back from the dead by closing ranks overnight and adding 43 new members to its general assembly.
Source: Arab Saga
Lebanon has the world’s second biggest rise in cigarette consumption per person in 20 years
Way to go Lebanese people- you almsot made number one. You probably would be if they counted the hookah pipes!
Source: Blog Baladi