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The Arab world has not always viewed the Shiite regime in Iran through a sectarian lens, despite the fact that the majority of Muslims around the world are Sunni. Former Iranian Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini, the father of the Iranian revolution, was once seen as the leader of the protest against the Shah’s oppression, Western …

Individuals can only learn politics in a political society, just as they can only learn law in a society of laws. So, for example, Cuban opponents in Miami have engaged in all sorts of concerns and activities that are difficult to relate to politics and law. The same goes for the Russians who rose to …

So-called “change MPs,” or lawmakers from the Oct. 17 uprising, on Tuesday imposed elections — rather than the traditional consensus — to choose members of parliamentary committees. The election of members of the finance and justice committees took a long time, the National News Agency said, while President Nabih Berri denounced the lack of “consensus”. …

By Batool Subeiti The 2022 Lebanese elections sealed a victory for Lebanon’s Islamic resistance, similar to the 2006 war, due to the failed US plot. The objective of the 2006 assault was to remove resistance from the military and political equation, to migrate Shiites and to reoccupy southern Lebanon, but the war ended and none …

As the old saying goes, all politics is local. It might seem like a quaint idea in the age of social media and global connectivity. And yet, as a study co-led by an MIT political scientist reveals, it can describe Middle East politics more accurately than many people realize. Specifically, sectarian identity in the Muslim …

As the old saying goes, all politics is local. It might seem like a quaint idea in the age of social media and global connectivity. And yet, as a study co-led by an MIT political scientist reveals, it can describe Middle East politics more accurately than many people realize. Specifically, sectarian identity in the Muslim …

Lebanon’s interim Prime Minister (pm), Najib Mikati, pointed out that the political atmosphere in the country suggests the difficulty of agreeing to quickly form a new government. He felt that most of the talk that has taken place in the last period has focused on the efforts of each political team to display their capabilities. …

Lebanon has just had elections. Its result? Curbing optimism. By David Daoud There is not much to celebrate with the result of the May 15 Lebanese legislative elections. While the results show that an active minority is angry, the low turnout – 41% – in an election described as “decisive” for the future of Lebanon …

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri leads a parliamentary session at the UNESCO Palace in Beirut, Lebanon October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Aziz Taher/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIRUT, May 31 (Reuters) – Lebanese Shia Muslim politician Nabih Berri was re-elected speaker of parliament on Tuesday, extending his term in a post …

NNA – The Grand Mufti of the Republic, Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian, received on Thursday at his residence in Dar Al-Fatwa the Commander of “UNIFIL”, Aroldo Lazaro, who paid him a ceremonial visit after taking office in Lebanon . The couple discussed the current situation in Lebanon and the region. Derian then received Deputy Ashraf …

The Grand Mufti of the Republic, Sheikh Abdellatif Derian, received on Thursday at his residence in Dar Al-Fatwa the Commander of UNIFIL, Aroldo Lazaro, who paid him a ceremonial visit after taking office in Lebanon. The couple discussed the current situation in Lebanon and the region. Derian then received Deputy Ashraf Rifi, who affirmed to …

Who remembers the decades that preceded the two-year war (1975-1976) in Lebanon? The forces calling for political and social change at the time were neither few nor unpopular, no matter what kind of change they advocated. These forces have left the shell of a single sect and a single region. This is the case of …

The Lebanese parliamentary election is watched with great interest around the world due to the nature of the state and its important strategic location next to Israel. The presence of Hezbollah, one of Iran’s most important proxies in the region, is a key factor given its overwhelming influence in Lebanon. So much so, in fact, …

Placeholder while loading article actions BEIRUT – When Lebanon votes in the legislative elections on Sunday, one major party will not be on the ballot: the Future Movement, led by former Prime Minister Saad Hariri, with close ties to the United States and Saudi Arabia . In January, Hariri announced his resignation from politics and …

The Lebanese legislative elections on May 15 will be a decisive moment for the country’s political future. Lebanese voters, both at home and abroad, will have the opportunity to vote for new representatives who will tackle the pressing challenges facing Lebanon today. The stakes are high and many eligible Lebanese are rushing to polling stations …

Sunday’s Lebanese elections are unlikely to bring seismic change, despite widespread dissatisfaction with a corrupt political class blamed for a painful economic crisis and deadly catastrophe, experts say. Given Lebanon’s sectarian politics, it is likely to “replicate the political class and give it internal and international legitimacy”, said Rima Majed of the American University of …

Despite the momentum of the October 2019 uprisings in Lebanon, there is little hope for progressive alternatives in the upcoming elections, especially with such a weakened trade union movement, writes Joseph Daher. Ballots for the upcoming elections in Lebanon will be cast on May 15. [GETTY] The Lebanese legislative elections in May will take place …

BEIRUT: The vote of Lebanese expats on Friday will inaugurate the first phase of this month’s legislative elections. Expats will vote in 59 countries, but only 10 nations will begin the first phase of voting on Friday. Expats from these countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Syria and Iraq, have a Friday weekend. The second …

DUBAI: Education, it is said, is an investment in the future. This is why the Gulf Arab States have invested heavily in high-quality schools, creating the infrastructure necessary for students to reach their full potential and build careers that are personally satisfying and beneficial to society at large. However, the rapid proliferation of these schools …

By John Wight Henry Kissinger (Dr Death to his many detractors) was a man who approached foreign policy with the lucid realism you might associate with your average hyena. For Mr. Kissinger, the world was a tough, tough place where pragmatism and self-interest ruled. And in the world in which he operated in the 1960s …

A work by Aref El Rayess at the exhibition. Mohammad Yusuf, Feature Writer Beirut and the Golden Sixties: A Manifesto of Fragility, is an exhibition at Gropius Bau, Berlin (March 25 – June 12). It revisits an exhilarating chapter of global modernism in Beirut, from the Lebanese crisis of 1958 to 1975, the year that …

Lebanon was born as a house divided. Today, this division manifests itself in a conflict between an Iranian-backed “resistance camp” that is unilaterally waging war on behalf of the country, and a large part of the population yearning for normality. This weekend, elements of the latter convened a conference in Harissa to call on Lebanon …

Lebanon still seems to be at a crossroads. However, this time it is surely different. Two overlapping crises have made the present moment unique in Lebanon’s recent history. In this seminar, Bassel F. Salloukh from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies shares his analysis. The first crisis concerns the post-war sectarian political system rooted …

Islamabad: The collapse of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the Iran-Saudi dialogue could forge a new round of tensions for the two countries, said Dr. Hamid Reza Azizi, researcher at the German Institute of International Affairs and security. Dr Azizi was delivering a speech at a webinar on ‘Saudi Arabia-Iran standoff over …

Unlike the rest of the region, Qatar has not recalled its ambassador to Lebanon. Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri met with Qatar’s Ambassador to Beirut as well as other GCC envoys in the country as it aims to strengthen ties with countries in the region. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar (MOFA), …

Sweden hit by Muslim riots after threat to burn Quran Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Time Muslim riots have broken out in Sweden after a far-right politician threatened to burn the Koran (Koran). It is not the first time that riots have broken out over the desecration of the Koran and the …

fast news The blast killed one person in the town of Banaafoul, near the port city of Sidon, and demolished a two-storey municipal building and a scouting center for the Shiite Amal movement. Army personnel cordoned off the building as they searched through the rubble. (Reuters) An explosion destroyed a building in southern Lebanon, killing …

The force used by internal security and others was real. Barricades erected prevented access to parliament and violence was used to deter protesters. But the population decline was not there. The withdrawal has come the time Lebanon (support me here) was attacked. On two fronts. The first, the historical inertia that draws the majority of …

Many today are angry with religion, or at least disappointed in it. Rightly perhaps, since so much violence is perpetrated in the name of God. In the MENA part of the world, anger and disappointment surfaced in the so-called “Arab Spring” protests that began towards the end of 2010, raging like a storm of new …

The future of this country is not in the hands of absolutists from a hard left ideology or a prejudiced extreme right. Fortunately, there is enough room in the middle. Including the immensely frustrated but reasonable protester-turned-politician. Driven by moderation rather than extremism, and ready to reach “across the aisle” and work with the older …

(Ebrahim Noroozi/AP) “As youhe only Western journalist allowed to enter Iran ahead of the 2017 presidential elections, I followed then-candidate Ebrahim Raisi during the election campaign. Whatever illusions I had about Iran and its ambitions have melted away under the brutality of its warlike rhetoric. Sculmination of Jerusalem last week, US Secretary of State Antony …

Under the theme “Partnership for Unity, Justice and Development”, the 48and The Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit was hosted by Pakistan on 22-23 March 2022 in Islamabad. This was the second time that Pakistan had the opportunity to host an OIC ministerial meeting in Islamabad after the …

His music marked a dividing line between Ottoman classical music, with all its know-how, and the spirit of modernity. It paved the way for lyricists on the one hand and listeners on the other to catch up with 20th century music. His successors over the past hundred years, such as Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed Fawzi, Baligh …

The Lebanese Prime Minister announced on Monday that he did not plan to stand as a candidate in the legislative elections scheduled for May. Najib Mikati said in a televised speech that he wanted to allow the new generation to express themselves and define their options through the election, and he called on Lebanese citizens …

The last time Lebanon held parliamentary elections, in 2018, Nour’s monthly salary was around $1,000. But as the country heads for another vote, the value of the bank clerk’s paycheck has plunged to $100 – the result of a financial meltdown she and many others blame on the very politicians who are seeking re-election. “It …

One of the many emotions that overwhelmed Darine Dandachly, a full-time activist, as Lebanon was in the wake of a massive uprising against the government in 2019 was fear. She was afraid that the movement would stop at any moment. Along with her fellow organizers and activists, she was continually concerned about maintaining the momentum …

People who follow events in Lebanon clearly understand that the alliances between corrupt political parties and the Hezbollah militia are the reason for the country’s unrest. This system, which covered Hezbollah’s weapons and terrorist activity in Syria and Yemen, supported the militia in order to leverage its power, and managed to rob the Lebanese people …

The peoples of the South are aware of “the responsibility of Hezbollah for having left the state suspended and the interests of Lebanese women and men marginalized in favor of its interests and commitments”. This sentence is not taken from an internal meeting behind closed doors but came at the beginning of a political statement …

by Naharnet Press Office February 26, 2022, 1:27 p.m. Free Patriotic Movement leader Jebran Bassil suggested on Saturday that the Lebanese elect their president in a popular vote as part of ideas he has proposed to reform the political system. “We are allowed here to think seriously about electing the president of the republic directly …

EUROPE/ITALY – “Mediterranean border of peace”. Bishops and mayors gathered in Florence, in the name of Giorgio La Pira Florence (Fid Agency of prophetic intuitions cultivated during the Cold War years by the great Florentine mayor Giorgio La Pira. The meeting begins this afternoon with an introduction by Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti and will end on …

Beirut, Lebanon – The audience burst into laughter – and nearly burst into tears – as 18 youth and young adults from across Lebanon shared their life stories and struggles against identity, bigotry, racism and social marginalization. It was the story of a young Druze man who was bullied for being poor, a Syrian-Lebanese woman …

Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri stressed on Sunday that “Cairo has never stopped helping us”, noting that “487 tonnes of Egyptian aid arrived in Lebanon a few days ago, including 265 tonnes of medicine”. . Berri hailed Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah Al-Sissi’s remarkable achievements in advancing his country, especially in construction and urban development. His words …

LONDON: The Lebanese health system is in a precarious state following successive waves of political and economic crisis. As the country reels from shortages of medical supplies, increases in COVID-19 cases and an exodus of skilled medical professionals, the urgency of the sector’s need for external assistance is no longer a subject of debate. In …

Decades after the bloody Hama massacre, Syrian regime leader Bashar al-Assad has managed to cling to power, like his father, under the distracted gaze of world powers. The Syrian war was a calamity from every point of view. From a brutal crackdown that sparked an insurgency to the entry of two world powers, two regional …

The Qatari official spoke about Iran’s ties to the GCC and the rights of Afghan women. Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani has called for the need to address Lebanon’s political divide to resolve its decades-long crises. It came during an interview with Newsweek’s podcast, The Diplomat, recorded when Sheikh Mohammed was in …

Western powers have realized that removing Syrian Bashar al-Assad from his throne is more costly than assumed when the peaceful uprising began in 2011. After half a million deaths, the vast majority is in the hands of forces loyal to the Assad Regime, tens of thousands of authentic photos documenting the industrial-scale torture in Assad’s …

zenith: The escape attempt at al-Hasaka prison, where many ISIS prisoners are held, was the biggest attack since the end of the caliphate. What exact circumstances allowed this to happen? Fabrice Balanche: IS was able to infiltrate the Arab quarter of al-Hasaka – thanks to a kind of Omerta. ISIS could rent rooms and move …

Editor’s note: The United States has long struggled to separate Baghdad from Tehran, trying to orient Iraq more towards moderate states in the Arab world. Katherine Harvey, the author of “A self-fulfilling prophecy: the Saudi struggle for Iraqasserts that US efforts have failed in part because of Saudi Arabia’s counterproductive policies. Riyadh, she argues, has …

The United Arab Emirates, a small and ambitious country in the Persian Gulf, faces various security threats. Its geographical location places it at the center of instability, sectarianism and regional rivalries in the Middle East, which has led the country to pay particular attention to its security. In recent years, Arab countries in the Persian …

“Where is the investigation?” I, like Monika, Lokman’s sister Rasha al Ameer and her mother Salma Merchak, get asked the same question over and over. “Where is the investigation?” I navigated my response both friendly and frankly, depending on which side of the bed I wake up on. Citizens cannot do justice. It is not …

LONDON: Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people is a study of the mechanisms and policies through which apartheid systems operate and reproduce oppression, according to a new report by Amnesty International.In its report, released on Tuesday, the human rights watchdog says there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that these legal, technical and …

Lebanon will be “another failed state dominated by Iran and riddled with corruption” if critical steps are not taken soon to end government corruption in the country, address the economic challenges it faces and resolve the “crippling” problem of Hezbollah violence. That’s the conclusion of a report released Tuesday by two leading Washington-based Middle East …

Lebanese officials hold talks over border dispute amid anger over port blast BEIRUT: Lebanese officials began internal talks on Thursday in preparation for a response to US envoy Amos Hochstein, who urged them to settle a maritime border dispute with Israel. Hochstein passed on ideas to move forward the negotiations, which have been stalled for …

US State Department officials warned in a briefing with reporters on Monday that restoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action may be “impossible” due to Iran’s nuclear advances. The senior State Department official also said it was “difficult to imagine” restoring the JCPOA agreement without Iran also releasing four Americans held hostage by Iranian forces. …

Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement said it expected the Mediterranean country’s parliamentary elections to be held on time in May, days after former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said he would would not stand for election. “Everything indicates that the legislative elections will take place on time,” Sheikh Naim Qassem, deputy secretary general of Hezbollah, said …

All bets off for Lebanon after Hariri’s withdrawal Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib, on his way to the meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Kuwait, said: “I am not going there to hand over the weapons of Hezbollah. If he was going to deliver only flowery language and empty words, it was better that …

The first-ever peace attempt launched by the Gulf neighbors for Lebanon, which is plagued by economic collapse, social unrest and remains determined to establish a viable government bent on rooting out corruption while withdrawing from the old Prime Minister. Gulf Arab states are seeking to mend a stalemate with Lebanon, Kuwait’s foreign minister said during …

This does not mean that the Church has always followed the same line when it comes to Lebanese politics. He sometimes opposed Lebanese Maronite presidents who threatened his agenda. When President Chamoun sought to extend his term in 1958, the Church did not support him. Yet the Church has been consistent on one thing: it …

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the United Arab Emirates (WATER) (69) and Qatar (63) are perhaps the best performing countries in the region, but both have weathered major transnational scandals. The Pandora Papers investigations revealed the use of offshore accounts by the Emir of Qatar and the country’s former prime minister, alongside the vice president and prime minister of the …

In a televised address on Monday afternoon, Hariri, three-time prime minister and the country’s most prominent Sunni politician, announced that he was retiring from political life. He called on all members of his Future Movement party, which is the largest Sunni parliamentary bloc in the country, to do the same. Hariri said neither he nor …

Lebanese leader Saad al-Hariri said yesterday he was retiring from political life and would not stand in parliamentary elections, reversing Lebanon’s sectarian politics as the country grapples with a financial crisis.Three-time prime minister Hariri also called on his party not to field any candidates in the May vote, saying several factors were behind his decision, …

In the Armenian-Catholic Cathedral of St. Elijah and St. Gregory the Illuminator in the Lebanese capital, the Cilicia Patriarch of Armenian Catholics, Raphael Bedros xxi Minassian, invites everyone to overcome differences by turning to Christ the Redeemer and the mystery of the Eucharist. Opening the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Beirut, Lebanon, Cilician …

So why is this the case? Although there are probably myriad reasons, it is very important to focus on the separation of economic development and political dysfunction in Northern Ireland as well as the role of foreign powers in its politics. Peace and stability in Northern Ireland did not necessarily come from the political settlement …

In the past month, there has again been an upsurge in political violence in Iraq. But, instead of the American bases or convoys that are often attacked, there were less usual targets. Last week, grenades were thrown at offices belonging to Sunni Muslim and Iraqi Kurdish political parties in Baghdad. On January 16, grenades were …

In the Armenian-Catholic Cathedral of Saint Elijah and Saint Gregory the Illuminator in the Lebanese capital, the Patriarch of Cilicia of Armenian Catholics, Raphael Bedros XXI Minassian, invites everyone to overcome differences by turning to Christ the Redeemer and the mystery of the Eucharist. By Tiziana Campisi Opening the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity …

Six years after denouncing the Iran nuclear deal, Arab Gulf states are encouraging their regional rival to return to the deal and are embarking on a separate diplomatic campaign to pressure Tehran to drop both its nuclear pursuit and its interference in the Arab States. Indeed, the Gulf states believe they have the most to …

Some friends, as they commented on the results of the 2009 parliamentary elections, reminded me that Hezbollah “broke its promise … ‘whoever wins should rule.’ Instead, he imposed his blockade third party on the first government formed after the elections, only to overthrow it when the head of that government, Saad Hariri, entered the White …

Inter-ministerial disputes over the control of penitentiary establishments, coupled with police brutality and lack of funding, have exacerbated the human rights situation of those incarcerated in the country. In a Lebanon already without law, prisons border on purgatories. Roumieh, for example, the country’s largest detention center – which just a few years ago held the …

Sacred, historic, ancient and breathtaking. These are some of the first words that come to mind when you see the priceless antiques and archaeological sites in Lebanon. A country so rich in history, it has some of the most inhabited cities in the world and archaeological sites from Roman times. The anthropological heritage of the …

Egypt’s 15 million Coptic Christians join national celebrations with renewed hope LONDON: On Sunday, the 15 million Coptic Christians in Egypt and another 2 million in migrant communities scattered around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter. The following day, along with Egyptians of all faiths, Coptic Christians will celebrate the national holiday of Sham Ennessim. Like …

Two years have passed since the Trump administration ordered the assassination of senior Iranian general Qassem Suleimani in the hope of not only sending a message to Iran, but also halting much of the ambitions. of Iran in the region. While the general’s death apparently did little to stop Iran’s regional ambitions, his absence certainly …

In his 1968 review of “Blood and Freedom”, an exhibition by Arref El Rayess (1928-2005) opened in the aftermath of the Six Day War, journalist Walid Shmait noted formal inconsistencies in the artist’s work. . He observed: “The path of revolution, for El Rayess, is divided in its appearances but is unified in concept and …

The realities and attitudes towards the faith and community of Arab Christians are very different from those of their Western counterparts, as they are immersed and shaped by the multiple struggles that surround them, writes Harry Hagopian. Father Emmanuel Gharib, president of the National Evangelical Church of Kuwait and pastor of the Presbyterian Church of …

“All government institutions are measured by results: social protection, access to electricity and water, education and basic health care, good governance and the protection of human rights”, he added. declared Secretary General António Guterres. ‘Critical role’ Speaking at a press conference marking the end of his three-day solidarity mission, he said that if the country …

After hearing and seeing for himself the suffering of the Lebanese people, the UN chief told political leaders on Tuesday that they “have no right to be divided”, leaving the nation paralyzed, in the middle multiple seizures. “All government institutions are measured by results: social protection, access to electricity and water, education and basic health …

We have to admit that Lebanon is a failed state. Other states have already taken this path, while some Arab and other neighboring countries are suffering from financial, economic and social collapse, threatening them with disintegration. Perhaps the most serious of these is the suffering of Iraq, Syria and Jordan. Egypt, Turkey and Israel, meanwhile, …

Al-Wefaq is a Shiite opposition group banned in Bahrain for allegedly undermining the state and spreading bigotry. Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi ordered the expulsion of non-Lebanese members of the Bahraini Shiite opposition group Al-Wefaq, banned in Bahrain since 2016. On Wednesday, Mawlawi, during a call with his Bahraini counterpart Rashid bin …

Between the ongoing tragedy of the COVID pandemic and rising tensions in Eastern Europe and the South China Sea, it’s no surprise that little Lebanon and its terrible suffering are often overlooked. But world leaders must not be fooled: the fate of more than just a small nation is at stake. What happens in Lebanon …

In depth: Already one of the most food insecure regions in the world, the Middle East could be particularly affected by the ongoing crisis, with serious security implications. In October, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) set a new ten-year record for world food prices. Basic food items like grains, sugar …

The political tension over Hezbollah’s arms reappeared after the joint Franco-Saudi declaration which called for the arms to be under the sole authority of legitimate state institutions. While Hezbollah rejected the provision relating to its weapons, Paris called on Lebanon to “prove its credibility in its commitment to reforms, in particular structural reforms which require …

The leader of the Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Joumblat, denounced “today, more than ever, we live in another Lebanon”. “The Lebanese decision has been completely usurped by a party that stretches from here to the Islamic Republic” of Iran, Joumblat said in an interview with the PSP’s al-Anbaa news portal, referring to Hezbollah. “At the …

A member of the Loyalty to Resistance bloc affiliated with the Lebanese Hezbollah group, MP Hassan Ezz El-Din, called on Prime Minister Najib Mikati to remove obstacles preventing the cabinet from meeting, Anadolu reported. “We demand that the Prime Minister and the officials concerned remove the obstacles and put an end to the causes which …

The United States signaled ahead of next week’s Democracy Summit that it is unlikely to translate empty words into adherence to human rights and democratic values ​​in the Middle East into a policy that demonstrates seriousness and commitment. In a statement, the State Department said the December 9-10 summit would “present an affirmative agenda for …

Iran and Turkey agreed on Sunday to strive for “an overall improvement in relations” at a meeting of the 15th summit of the Organization for Economic Cooperation (ECA) in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Twitter that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan also …

I have the right to wonder about the value of the moral, material and historical cost that the nation is still paying with the continuation of the sectarian killings! For example, we saw what happened and is still happening in Iraq, in the midst of the unprecedented sectarian division that our nation is experiencing these …

On the occasion of the commemoration of the 78th independence day of Lebanon and the deadline for registration of Lebanese expatriates to participate in the next legislative elections, the Speaker of the Parliament Nabih Berri called on Monday to “convene independence as a story that began as a station for assuming national responsibility which secured …

This November 27 marks the 43rd anniversary of the founding of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which was created at its first conference, held by a group of revolutionary students in the village of Vis, Amed in Kurdistan Bakur. The founding of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), led by leader Abdullah Ocalan, who was elected …

NNA – Marking the commemoration of the 78th independence day of Lebanon and the deadline for the registration of Lebanese expatriates to participate in the legislative elections, the Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, called for “to call independence as a story which began as a station for assuming the national responsibility which ensured independence …

A broken system When it comes to crimes against children, Lebanon has two sets of laws on the books. The penal code covers all crimes and considers crimes against adults and minors alike. However, if a crime is committed against a minor, then the penalties against the offender are more severe and increase in severity …

Dr Anwar Gargash, diplomatic adviser to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Image credit: AFP Abu Dhabi: Dr Anwar Gargash, diplomatic adviser to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said the UAE has taken steps to reduce tensions with Iran, with the aim of building confidence and to avoid …

The National Symphony Orchestra of Lebanon is feeling the effects of the financial crisis in the country. The crisis has left many people in Lebanon suffering from poverty and struggling to meet simple needs. The crisis has worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The August 2020 explosion in Beirut also aggravated the crisis. The explosion …

The weekend’s triple drone attack on the home of Mustafa al-Kadhimi, the Iraqi prime minister, is breathtaking. The assassinations of senior politicians are not uncommon in Iraq or the Middle East. Even so, the response to this attempted murder – Kadhimi was not seriously injured although several of his bodyguards were – could make or …

Lebanon (MNN) — The Arab League has sent an emissary to arbitrate a rupture between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. The Gulf Kingdom last week expelled a Lebanese ambassador and banned all Lebanese imports. It all started when a Lebanese politician makes remarks on Saudi Arabia’s military campaign in Yemen, appearing to call them the aggressors …

BEIRUT (Reuters) – As Lebanon’s National Orchestra prepared for its season opening concert with half of its musicians absent, conductor Lubnan Baalbaki faced a dilemma: attempting a piece for an ensemble full or prepare a smaller version. On the day of the concert, three more musicians showed up, braving the pressures of an economic crisis …

BEIRUT, Nov 10 (Reuters) – As Lebanon’s National Orchestra prepared for its season-opening concert with half of its musicians absent, conductor Lubnan Baalbaki faced a dilemma: attempt a piece for a complete set or prepare a reduced version. On the day of the concert, three additional musicians showed up, braving the pressures of an economic …

By Hasan Mustafa Apart from Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama, few religious leaders today command as much respect among Muslims and non-Muslims as Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, the 91-year-old “supreme marja” of Shia Muslims in the country. world. Al-Sistani was a disciple of Ayatollah Abu Al-Qasim Al-Khoei, who for decades was the most renowned …

Wednesday, October 27e, the Lebanese leader of the Lebanese Christian Front (LF) Samir Geagea did not appear before an investigation by the army’s secret services into the attack of 14 Octobere street clash in Beirut, as crowds of LF supporters blocked access to his home. Geagea and the FL deny responsibility for the killings, which …

Start or start over The problem is that not all non-sectarian groups have much to rely on. Some lack visibility, especially outside of cities, and clash with traditional sectarian parties with clear hierarchies, supported by cohesive patron-client relationships for decades. Others have been active for longer, but remain on the fringes of the Lebanese political …

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger ONE of the western tech companies has around 155,000 employees, while another has 70,000 employees. These two companies have provided mankind with more than 11,000 patents in various types of technologies. Moreover, they are devoid of any affiliation or prejudice towards a religion or even a sect. However, when we …