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2008-08-21 09:00:51

Sama Airlines, a low-fare airline in Saudi Arabia, has announced two new international routes between Riyadh-Asiut, Egypt and Dammam-Beirut, starting from September 1, 2008.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.