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The Syriac Catholic bishops, gathered in Lebanon for the first time since 2019 because of the pandemic, called on the governments of the Middle East to work “to stop wars and renounce the logic of sectarianism and racism”. In a statement following their September 12-19 meeting, chaired by Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan, …

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger The FMs express their support for peace in Afghanistan DJEDDAH, September 18: The Ministerial Council of the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Thursday reiterated its firm opposition to Iran’s continued occupation of three islands in the United Arab Emirates. The final statement of the 149th council …

Less than a month ago, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah announced that an Iranian oil tanker was on its way to aid in fuel-starved Lebanon, challenging the United States and Israel to stop it. On Thursday, 20 trucks, each carrying 50,000 liters of Iranian fuel, entered northeast Lebanon via Syria. The trucks duly proceeded to the …

The influencers aim to challenge Lebanon’s sectarian culture and put out inflammatory narratives as the country seeks to rebuild itself. Twenty social media influencers from Lebanon have come together to open various conversations about social, cultural and political tensions in hopes of challenging bigotry across the country. The group includes Nadine Nassib Njeim – an …

After nearly a year of dragging and wrangling over forming a much-needed cabinet, the Lebanese nation finally learned on September 10 that officials had succeeded in forming a government on which all parties concerned were desirous. ‘OK. All political parties involved but not the whole nation. The announcement came as a surprise on Friday, as …

Added September 14, 2021 Assad Mirza The human tragedy unfolding in Lebanon could be blamed on its corrupt politicians, but its roots run deep in Lebanese sectarianism. While the world seems to have been too busy with developments in Afghanistan, another tragedy is unfolding in Lebanon. One country facing one crisis after another. However, the …

After a year of political paralysis that sank its economy, Lebanon finally has a new government. Analysts wonder, however, if Prime Minister Najib Mikati, the richest man in the country, will make the reforms needed to revive the ailing nation and save Lebanon from bankruptcy. His cabinet reinforces the country’s crippling bigotry and Gulf Arabs …

After a year of political paralysis that sank its economy, Lebanon finally has a new government. Analysts wonder, however, if Prime Minister Najib Mikati, the richest man in the country, will make the reforms needed to revive the ailing nation and save Lebanon from bankruptcy. His cabinet reinforces the country’s crippling bigotry and Gulf Arabs …

On a trip to Lebanon last week, US Senator Christopher Murphy had promised to find additional means “to support” the Lebanese population and the Lebanese army. On September 7, Murphy kept his promise after US President Joe Biden authorized Secretary of State Antony Blinken to raise a total of $ 47 million to provide aid …

Since the attacks on the United States by 15 Saudi Islamic fanatics on September 11, 2001 (now known as 9/11), the world has been divided by a “war on terror” with any protest group defined as “terrorist “. New anti-terrorism laws have been introduced both in the West and elsewhere over the past 20 years …