Angus Young and the Looks Like Beirut Certificate
I have finally decided to go after “Looks Like Beirut” comments on Twitter. I have been giving it much thought and as this blog is about to turn 5, it was time to make some changes. I had always planned to maintain the certificate as a hard copy version which […]

Twitter: Looks Like Beirut Certificate’s New Launching Pad


Bollywood Actors Hit Beirut for Action Scenes for the movie Phantom
Homeland may be using Tel Aviv to depict Beirut however, Indian director Kabir Khan has decided to choose Beirut to depict, well, I am not really sure yet: Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif are in Beirut, Lebanon shooting for Kabir Khan’s untitled Phantom film and few photos from the […]

Bollywood Actors Hit Beirut for Kabir Khan’s Phantom Movie


Except from Chapter 17 of the book James Worthy
A big thanks to Nicolien Kegels (qussa.nl) who not only translated the “Looks Like Beirut” certificate into Dutch, but has also provided a person that we can send the certificate to: James Worthy. James Worthy (not the American basketball player), is a 33 year old Dutch author who has written […]

Looks Like Beirut Goes Dutch with James Worthy Novel



Lebanese singer Xriss Jor
On Day 2 of the six-day Dubai Music Week, 27 year old Lebanese singer Xriss Jor has impressed the judges to win an opportunity to work with Grammy Award-winning producer Quincy Jones to produce a single and a video. The judge’s panel, made up of Jones, will.i.am and Timbaland chose Xriss […]

Lebanese Artist, Xriss Jor, Wins Dubai Music Week Talent Hunt


Street in the Armenian district of Beirut
Karachi chief of Pakistan’s Jamaat-e Islami (JI) blames the previous government under the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for turning a blind eye to crime in Lyari: Jamaat-e Islami (JI) Karachi Chief Muhammad Hussain Mahenti has said that the previous government of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has converted the Lyari into […]

Pakistan’s Jamaat-e Islami Blames Government for Turning City into Beirut


Beirut street
The town of Mantoloking in New Jersey is still cleaning up almost eight months after Hurricane Sandy hit and according to one resident, the neighborhood remains in a state of dismay: Marjorie Feniello is not sure whether she is better off having her house torn down or trying to salvage […]

Eight Months In: Sandy-Hit Jersey Town Still Looks Like Beirut