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03 Aug 2010 09:20


World: Border battle: Tensions between Israel and Lebanon bubble over

  • cause Israeli officials reportedly attempted to uproot a tree on the Lebanese side of the border.
  • effect Gunfire broke out between the sides, and three Lebanese soldiers and a journalist died. source

04 Jul 2010 10:34


World: Top Lebanese cleric and spiritual leader Fadlallah dies at 75

The Lebanese cleric was said to be one of Hezbollah’s early leaders, but he denied it. His full name: Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Hussain Fadlallah. source

16 May 2010 22:42


Culture: Missing from this year’s Miss USA pageant: Carrie Prejean

Instead, we have the much-less-controversial Rima Fakih winning the award for both the Michiganders and the Lebanese contingent. source

24 Jan 2010 22:14


World: Breaking: Ethiopian plane with 85 passengers lost at sea

  • It was headed from Beirut. The plane, an Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane, reportedly crashed into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after takeoff. 50 of the plane’s passengers were reportedly Lebanese nationals. We’ll keep an eye on this story for you guys. source

27 Nov 2009 11:14


U.S.: The CIA wants to hire more Arab Americans. Good luck, guys

  • People have been told, ‘Your name is Mohammed; your name is Ahmed; you must be a terrorist.’ How do you bring people into the government when they have been subjected to a great deal of discrimination?
  • Arab American News publisher Osama Siblani • Discussing the CIA’s plan to try to hire Arab-Americans in Dearborn, Mich. The Detroit suburb, currently the heart of the U.S.’ Middle Eastern community, is being targeted by the CIA to help boost its intelligence ranks and diversity. Many applaud the decision but question the trust Arabs can have with the organization, especially considering the way they’ve been treated by the government post-9/11. source