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2008-08-21 03:00:32

After her last song "Sibak Min Hobi" (Don't Love Me) achieved a great success on Arab radio stations, Jordanian music artist Gharam has started preparing to launch a new solo single that is written and composed by her. Gharam will travel to Turkey to have a final agreement on the story and the way the video clip for the song will be filmed. She will also take a journey in Turkey to take a look of their studios to record the song as well. According to the London daily Elaph, once she is...

2008-08-15 09:00:25

By ROBERT FISK Bomb attack in Tripoli has exposed the brutal infighting in the country's second city Abdullah got it about right. Picking his fingernails in the ticket office of the local bus station, he lowered his eyes. He had seen everything; the severed arms and legs of Lebanese soldiers, the still uniformed but headless infantryman slumped out of the window of the minibus round the corner, and the bodies of all the little people who die when bombs go off here: the old man who sold...

2008-08-03 15:00:21

Minister of Electricity and Energy Hassan Younis will meet during his current visit to Lebanon with Minister of Energy and Water Alain Tabourian. The meeting will take up the linkage project which includes Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Syria and Turkey. The project provides Lebanon with 150 megawatts of Egyptian electricity. In statements, Younis said Egypt is keen on supporting Lebanon in the energy field. The meeting will discuss ways of boosting bilateral cooperation in the...

2008-07-31 03:00:31

Lebanese artist Diana Haddad just finished filming her latest video clip for the song "Shoft Tsalak" (I Saw Your Phone Call) with the Emirati director Nahlah Al Fahed in Beirut. The new song is sung in the khaliji (Gulf) dialect. Diana has finished recording all the songs for her new album which will be launched in stores in the near future. According to the London daily Elaph, the filming lasted for two days. The first day in one of the villas at the Adma area and the night scenes were...

2008-07-17 12:00:26

Israel is sending voice messages to mobile phones in Lebanon as part of a psychological war, "inciting the Lebanese against Hezbollah", Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV reported on its English- language website on 17 July. The website quoted Voice of Lebanon Radio, one of the country's oldest and most established outlets, as saying it had received complaints from residents in Beirut and southern Lebanon that they had received recorded voice messages on their mobile phones, promising Israeli...

2008-07-16 15:00:39

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hasan Nasrallah arrived at the southern Beirut suburb at the site for celebrating the release of the liberated Lebanese prisoners at 1836 gmt on 16 July. Nasrallah spoke briefly to welcome the prisoners and greet the crowds. He said he will deliver his speech later via a TV screen. He said: "I wanted to greet you and congratulate you on the victory and the [return] of the men. As we spoke in 2000, the age of defeats is gone and the age of victories is upon us....

2008-07-15 15:00:19

Beirut Al-Manar Television in Arabic was observed to devote the first 20 minutes of its 1230 gmt newscast to reporting on the prisoners' swap deal between Hezbollah and Israel expected to be finalized on 16 July. The channel reports that the final stages of "Operation Al- Radwan" have been concluded after the Israeli Government has endorsed the deal with the majority of votes of 22 out of 25 ministers, opening the door for finalizing the swap deal, "which will begin on Wednesday, 16 July,...

2008-07-14 09:00:35

Embassy of Italy and the American University of Beirut hold workshop on adopting an integrated approach to environmental problems A workshop seeking to integrate and coordinate efforts in environmental protection and management opened today at 9.30am at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Promoted by the Embassy of Italy in collaboration with the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) and the Interfaculty Graduate Environmental Sciences Program...

2008-07-13 03:00:17

The internet site for 'Bokrah' magazine published a report stating that the Lebanese singer Rula Saed chose the Turkish actor Kivanch Tatlitog, known as "Muhanad," to appear in her upcoming music video clip. Muhanad is the suave leading star of the Turkish drama series "Noor," popular across the Arab World. Rula wanted Muhanad to appear in her at any cost. He asked for US$120,000, the largest amount of money to be paid to a model in an Arabic music video clip. Muhanad will arrive in...

2008-07-10 12:00:45

Lebanese singer Pascal Mishalani received an invitation to attend the 14th season of the 'Arab Song Festival' held in Tunisia. Bascal sang a great collection of her most beautiful songs. The celebration was aired live on channels in Tunisia, Morocco, Kuwait, Jordan and Algeria. The festival is held in a different Arab country every year. According to the London daily Elaph, Pascal received an award from the festival committee for her successful music career. Pascal is presently...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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