Archive For The “Lebanon” Category

Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy

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Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy

Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Is Lebanon ready to introduce civil marriage legislation?  Not soon. But talk about responding to youth aspirations, political reform and voice of civil society is pure rhetoric as long as civil marriage is not allowed on Lebanese soil. Lebanese couples seeking secular marriage…

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Precarious times for Lebanon

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Precarious times for Lebanon

Precarious times for Lebanon By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The situation in Lebanon is worrisome.  Since May, political impasse persists as the prime minister-designate fails to form a cabinet. The economy worsens; national debt soars: over 150 % of GDP; badly needed international aid is postponed due to instability. A more important threat to this weak…

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Longtime Lebanese American activist Jackie Haddad passes

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Longtime Lebanese American activist Jackie Haddad passes

Longtime Lebanese American activist Jackie Haddad passes Jackie Haddad worked behind-the-scenes on behalf of the influential Lebanese and Arab American communities to raise funds for the needy, helped to lead and organize the annual conferences of the Midwest Federation of American Syrian & Lebanese Clubs, and was active in her local community in Elmhurst where…

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What the Swiss can offer Lebanon

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What the Swiss can offer Lebanon

What the Swiss can offer Lebanon By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz This week a Swiss delegation led by President Alain Berset is visiting Lebanon to strengthen “bilateral relations”. The team is also discussing the pressing issue of the Syrian refugees. Lebanon hosts the largest refugee population in the world, per capita; and Switzerland is the “global…

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Arab Radio discusses the Arabs of South America Friday 8 am EST

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Arab Radio discusses the Arabs of South America Friday 8 am EST

Arab Radio discusses the Arabs of South America Friday 8 am EST Use the widget below to listen to the Podcast of this Radio Program, or click here to go to the podcast website. Thank you: Tune in to Yalla! Fight Back Arab Radio on Friday morning, August 24, 2018 at 8 AM EST on…

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Youth Hub Center to open in Lebanon with support from Joumana Kayrouz

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Youth Hub Center to open in Lebanon with support from Joumana Kayrouz

Youth Hub Center to open in Lebanon with support from Joumana Kayrouz Prominent Michigan Accident attorney Joumana Kayrouz announced this week that she will fund the building of a new youth hub center in Batroun, Lebanon as a part of a larger effort by Lebanese expatriates to support their former homeland. An icon of the American legal…

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