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Lebanese women protest against rape law

BEIRUT (AP) — A dozen Lebanese women, dressed as brides in white wedding dresses stained with fake blood and bandages, have gathered outside government buildings in Lebanon’s capital to protest a law that allows a rapist to get away with his crime if he marries the survivor. The law, in …

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Amir congratulates Michel Aoun

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 31, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday sent a congratulatory cable to Lebanon’s newly elected president Michel Aoun. In the cable, His Highness the Amir lauded good fraternal relations between Kuwait and Lebanon, and stressed mutual willingness to promote and develop …

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The time-wasting Lebanon leaders

A POPULAR adage among Lebanese applies to the current situation in their country: “If you want to destroy your country, pray for a lot of leaders.” Two years and a half after the presidential vacuum comes the paralysis of the legislative authority which is just waking up from a deep …

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Lebanon’s Speaker shows true colours

NABIH Berri, head of Lebanon’s primarily Shiite Amal Movement who has served as Parliamentary Speaker since 1992, has finally confirmed what many Lebanese have long suspected. Rather than a senior official representing all religious sects and a respected mediator between Iran’s radical proxy Hezbollah and the March 14/Future Movement, he …

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Lebanese army detains 103 Syrians in wake of border bombings

BEIRUT, June 28, (Agencies): Lebanese troops detained 103 Syrians for illegal entry into the country in a security sweep Tuesday, a day after a series of deadly bombings struck a village near the Syrian border, the military said. The government warned of a mounting challenge in tiny Lebanon, which abuts …

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To Lebanon’s Arab Shiite communities

PEOPLE often question why the Arab World, in particular, is in such a mess. The fact is that so many of our problems have been triggered by the interference of foreign powers eager to dominate this strategically-located and resource-rich area. The Ottomans, the British and the French carved-up the region …

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Satellite firm stops Hezbollah TV broadcasts in Lebanon

BEIRUT, April 6, (AFP): A leading Arab satellite operator cut transmission of Hezbollah’s television channel Al-Manar on Wednesday amid rising tensions between the Lebanese Shiite group’s backer Iran and Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia. In a statement distributed to journalists, Hezbollah “sharply condemned” the move. Officials at both Al-Manar and Cairo-based …

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Glory of Lebanon given up to a religious leader

  GENERAL MICHEL AOUN has been convinced that he is the victim of the empty promise game whose balloons are blown every now and then by his major ally — Hassan Nasrallah, in terms of crowning his political journey by becoming the president of Lebanon and leader of the Oriental …

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3rd person held for links to Kuwaitis’ killing

KUWAIT CITY, March 23: Lebanese security forces have arrested a third person for links to the murder of the two Kuwaiti citizens Nabil Yacoub Al-Ghareeb and Hussein Al-Nassar, reports Al-Anba daily. The man was arrested while attempting to sell a Rolex watch apparently stolen from the murdered men. A judicial …

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2 Syrians reenact slaying of Kuwaitis

KUWAIT CITY, March 17: The two Syrians who are accused of killing the two Kuwaitis in Lebanon returned to the crime scene in a Mount Lebanon town Wednesday to reenact the crimes, reports Al-Qabas daily. The men are identified as Ammar Ahmed Rajab, 41, and his compatriot Samir Wahid Mustafa, …

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