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Rina Chibani Miss Lebanon 2012


Congratulations to Miss Lebanon 2012 Rina Chibani! It’s been a few years since we last got a really nice looking beauty queen. And it’s cool that there’s actually two of Rina :P Her twin sister Romy was also competing for the title and ended up being the first runner-up, which is kind of weird but logical at the same time…

Anyway here are some photos I managed to find of Rina Chibani.

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Ziad Rahbani’s interview on Al Mayadeen TV

This post goes to Khaled and all those who missed watching Ziad Rahbani on Al Mayadeen TV last night. Al Mayadeen will be airing the second part of this interview next Friday at 9:30PM.

Many thanks to Hani for uploading the interview.

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How it all started for Lara Kay


Maintenant nous voulons connaitre qui est cette copine de Lara!

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Will “Fetih 1453″ be banned in Lebanon?

Seems like it’s now the Christians turn to get upset over a movie!

“Fetih 1453″ is a new Turkish movie that started showing yesterday in Lebanon about the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans led by Sultan Mohammad II. And I’ve heard several times on the news that some people are finding it insulting because of how the Romans were shown in the movie.

With a budget exceeding 18 million dollars, “Fetih 1453” is a Turkish action film and one of the most important movies showing the conquest of Constantinople from the Turkish point of view.
However, the Byzantine Church in Lebanon seems not to agree with the Turkish analysis, and considers that the film insults Christian sanctities and symbols.

In the past few days, a number of activists on Facebook have been protesting against the reformulation of the history of Constantinople in the film “Fetih 1453”, which, according to them, contains false historical facts.

These activists will be holding a sit-in on Saturday September 29 at 4 pm at Sassine Square in protest of what they consider “an offense to the Christian civilization”. They will also protest outside the movie theaters that will be showing the film expected to be released on September 27. Source

The movie is showing at City Mall and Empire theaters by the way, and I just found it available online here on Vimeo.

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Khabeer seir!

Looks like he’s pretty good at what he does!

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Ziad Rabani to appear on Al Mayadeen TV

According to this article in Al-Akhbar, Ziad Rahbani is making an appearance on Al Mayadeen TV tomorrow night with Ghassan Ben Jeddo to express his opinion about the Arab Spring, talk about Assi El Rahbani and Fayrouz, and finally announce a surprise to his fans.

I personally don’t care about his political opinion, I just hope he’ll be announcing a concert/play anytime soon!

Anyway, if you’re a fan of Ziad, make sure to mark your calendar tomorrow at 9:30PM.

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Pope mass in Beirut

You can find more images of the mass here at the BBC News.

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Protestors in Tripoli burned down KFC

This is insane… as a response to the movie insulting Prophet Mohamad (PBUH), protestors in Tripoli have burned down one of the KFC restaurants in the city! What kind of logic is that…?!

Photo via Racha El Halabi

Update:

Photo via Nour

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Following the Pope’s visit to Lebanon

You can of course follow the Pope in Lebanon on all Lebanese TV station during his 3 days visit here, but when you’re on the move you can download this iPhone application called “LB PAPAL Visit” developed by Born Interactive to get the latest news.

Pope Benedict XVI is due to visit Lebanon for the first time ever during his 7 year pontificate.

On the occasion of His apostolic Visit to Lebanon, lbpapalvisit was created! It is an app that provides you with an inside look into the historic visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Lebanon on the 14th, 15th and the 16th of September 2012.

This app is a must-have if you wish to receive an updated schedule of the Papal visit, as well as news updates and notifications regarding his visit sent directly to your phone.
lbpapalvisit also allows you to:
– Gain access to Pope Benedict XVI’s biography
– Read the latest news regarding the Papal visit
– Browse through the picture gallery
– Read the memorable speeches

The visit’s program is also available here.

As for the road that will be closed during these 3 days, you can download this Internal Security Forces communiqué in relation with closed roads, or simply check Abir’s post about that matter.

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Why tourists aren’t coming to Lebanon anymore

I never thought someone can do worse than Rahaf Abdallah

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