Author Archives: Micheline Tobia

Posters poking fun at the parliamentarians

In photos: Wage scale protest

On Wednesday, May 14, tens of thousands of civil servants and teachers took the streets of downtown Beirut to demand higher wages. It was the biggest demonstration to date regarding the issue. The protesters, who came from areas across Lebanon, first gathered in front of the headquarters of the Association of Banks in Lebanon, and

The 3D animated movie “The Prophet”, based on Gebran Khalil Gebran’s book, will premiere during this year’s Festival de Cannes.

“The Prophet” heads to Cannes

The long awaited 3D animated movie “The Prophet”, based on Gebran Khalil Gebran’s book, will be partially screened for the first time during this year’s Cannes Festival on Saturday, May 17. The movie, produced by Salma Hayek and directed by Roger Allers (who was behind “The Lion King”) gathers a group of internationally acclaimed artists:

Protesters wave flags and banners during the march

In photos: Misery and cheer

There are more than a quarter of a million foreign migrant domestic workers (MDW) in Lebanon, according to the International Labor Organization. Yet damning reports from New York-based NGO Human Rights Watch and local women’s rights group KAFA make clear that the majority of these people do not enjoy proper legal protections. Sometimes, this results in tragedy: a worker abused by her employers or another

Top