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Al-Rahi praises Court of Cassation decision

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday lauded the latest decision by the Court of Cassation on the flurry of lawsuits and legal motions that had paralyzed the probe into the catastrophic Beirut port blast. “The unanimous decision of the general commission of the Court of Cassation confirmed the rightfulness of …

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President Aoun promises to honour Baabda pledges

President Michel Aoun has promised to let the competent Judiciary set up the legal mechanism to the Baabda meeting decisions, a parliamentary source told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper. Aoun, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Najib Miqati had agreed in a meeting they held in Baabda, on Independence day, to …

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Maronite patriarch supports residents of Ain al-Remmaneh

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi has thrown his support behind Ain al-Remmaneh’s residents and those who were arrested in the wake of the deadly Tayyouneh clashes. “With its legitimacy, institutions and judiciary, the state is asked to protect its people and prevent attacks on them and to act wisely, fairly and …

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Dozens of women killed in a mysterious attack in Baghdad

Armed men have killed 25 women and wounded at least eight people while storming two buildings in a residential Baghdad compound, Iraqi police and government sources say. The AFP news agency reported quoting the officials that the compound was being used for prostitution. “Twenty-five women were killed and eight people …

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Power Struggles in Middle East Exploit Islam’s Ancient Sectarian Rift

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK – The New York Times JULY 5, 2014 RIFFA, Bahrain — Black and yellow concrete barricades block the roads entering this wealthy Sunni enclave, where foreign-born Sunni soldiers in armored personnel carriers guard the mansions of the ruling family and the business elite. Beyond the enclave are impoverished villages …

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