"The Lebanese Olympic Committee held a meeting and concluded that this will not affect Lebanon's participation in Sochi, and that the matter according to the International Olympic Committee, is a matter of personal freedoms." Lebanon is thought to be one of the most socially liberal Arab states.A paper from the Middle Eastern Values Study at the University of Michigan at the end of last year showed that of the representatives from seven different Arab nations, those from Lebanon had the strongest support for no head covering at all -- 52% of men and 45% of women.
She sounded real apologetic about it." Taken aback, Mr.
"Innocence," a portrait in the classical style of a woman in slight deshabille, robes flowing off one shoulder, is in the library's exhibition of Mr.
Flatz's architectural photographs through the end of February, but "the possibility exists that it could be challenged," said Cynthia Landrum, assistant director and spokeswoman for the library.
(CNN) -- Like most skiers in Sochi, Jacky Chamoun had hoped to cause a stir on the slopes rather than off them.
But the Lebanese athlete, who is set to compete in the slalom and giant slalom at the Winter Olympics, has been forced to apologize after photos and a video of her topless from a fashion shoot dating back three years ago surfaced.In just over 24 hours, the page garnered close to 12,000 likes.