Author Archives: Micheline Tobia

Flashing the 'V' sign in front of a poster of the incumbent



Reading Time: < 1 minute Tens of thousands of Syrians in Lebanon flocked to their embassy in Yarze, near Beirut, on Wednesday to cast their ballots in the presidential election, the first to take place since the Syrian uprising began in 2011. Even though there were officially three candidates, at times the elections looked more like a rally for President

Posters poking fun at the parliamentarians

In photos: Wage scale protest

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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