Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Clooney-Amal engagement causes a frenzy in Lebanon  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 02/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Baakline: word that beirut-born amal alamuddin has stolen the heart of oscar-winning heartthrob george clooney has caused a frenzy in lebanon where citizens are more used to bad news.

in baakline the leafy home district of alamuddin's father in the lebanese mountains ramzi sabbagh could hardly contain his enthusiasm.

'she has made lebanon and baakline proud given that she is originally from here" he told afp.

despite the excitement few of baakline's residents actually know alamuddin 36 whose family fled for britain during lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war. alamuddin who was just three at the time now holds british citizenship and is an attorney specializing in international law and human rights.

soon after people magazine broke the news of her engagement to hollywood's most coveted bachelor lebanese internet users began expressing their delight.

'clooney engaged to a lebanese woman is proof that we're the best" one user wrote on twitter. 'only a lebanese woman could make a husband out of clooney" added another.

for others the news was a chance to mock lebanon's perennial political paralysis. 'let's vote george clooney president of lebanon" wrote one wit as the country's parliament wrangles over the choice of the next head of state.

a satirical site in a nod to tensions between israel and lebanon which technically remain at war joked that clooney's decision to wed an arab had raised israel's ire.

'israel presses for military action against clooney after he proposes to lebanese girlfriend" it wrote.

some lebanese lost no time in referring to clooney as 'cousin george" — a very popular name among the christian community.

tongue-in-cheek many internet users wondered if clooney's impending nuptials might see him switch his allegiances from the nespresso coffee brand he promotes to lebanon's famed brew. 'clooney ditches nespresso to become face of cafe najjar" a satirical site wrote.

beirut's daily star newspaper quoting a source close to the couple said clooney and alamuddin are to wed in london in september.

but not everyone is enthused.

'it's difficult to accept that she's marrying a non-druze" grumbled a young man in baakline.

another resident looked blankly when asked about the subject.

'george clooney? who's that?"


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 30 2014 - Watania regulators approve selling 60.53 percent stakeMENAFN
(MENAFN) Takaful Co (Watania) said that UAE regulators had approved the sale of 60.53 percent of the firm to MB UAE Investments and an affiliate of MB, The Peninsula Qatar reported.Watania said MB ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Qatar Airways orders 80 Airbus A350 XWB jetsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350 xtra widebody aircraft, which are set to be delivered before the end of this year, Khaleej Times reported.The A350 MSN005 development aircraft ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Flydubai's network covers 80 destinationsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Flydubai announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier"s network to 80, Khaleej Times reported.With the launch of flights ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Four int'l firms bid Saudi Aramco's projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) Four companies have expressed interest in bidding for work on Aramco"s gas project in Saudi Arabia as the Kingdom encourages plans to develop challenging shale deposits, Arab News ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Ronn LucasVentriloquism Fun Facts Weekly SpecialMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Celebrity Dummies serves as the largest seller of ventriloquist dummies in the area of Tampa FL nowadays. The company is well known in the different parts of the country at the ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Noted Wellness ExpertDr. Antwala Robinson DNP FNP-BC APRNAnnounces Publication of Her Latest BookYou Rule! Take Charge of Your Health and LifeCoincides With "Childhood Obesity Month"MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) "You Rule!…" is a healthy lifestyle guide for teens and goes into depth concerning Child and Teen Obesity Issues. Presents a plan for optimum wellness and solutions for ...

 Aug 30 2014 - TradesCraft Proves Successful in Matching EmployersEmployees in First YearMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) TradesCraft is proud to announce their ultimate job network website for employers and job seeker interested in skilled trade industries.Online PR News – 28-August-2014 – ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Skin Wellness Center Adds NeoLTS Light Therapy For Younger Looking Skin and HairMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) The Skin Wellness Center at Atlantic Plastic Surgery has recently acquired NeoLTS the newest and most sophisticated LED light therapy system.Online PR News – 28-August-2014 ...

 Aug 30 2014 - TShirt.in Brings In an Exclusive Collection of Corporate Polo T Shirts and Other T Shirts OnlineMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) We have recently introduced an exclusive range of Polo T Shirts that are suitable for casual outing as well as corporate presentation.Online PR News – 28-August-2014 – ...

 Aug 30 2014 - Punyam Management is Announcing to offer FSSC 22000 Certification Consultancy for Food Safety SystemMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Punyam has experience and expertise team to effectively implements food safety system is now offering FSSC 22000 certification consultancy for FSMS.Online PR News – ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help