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Hardline Lebanese Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir finally arrested

Hardline Lebanese Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir finally arrested

Lebanese authorities have arrested a fugitive radical Sunni preacher as he was trying to leave the country, officials say. Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir was detained at Beirut airport early on Saturday. He had been on the run since clashes with the Lebanese army in 2013, which left at least 17 soldiers dead. The cleric organised followers […]

Lebanese govt has approved a subsidy to help export companies after the closure of the Jordan-Syria border

Lebanese govt has approved a subsidy to help export companies after the closure of the Jordan-Syria border

During a heated meeting last month, the Lebanese government agreed to subsidise the shipping of agricultural goods by sea, three months after the closure of the Syrian-Jordanian border. Before the war in Syria, exported goods from Lebanon would travel through Syria towards Iraq and Turkey. But passage to both countries has been closed since the […]

ISIS peddles girls like petrol barrels, says UN envoy

ISIS peddles girls like petrol barrels, says UN envoy

Beirut: In another despicable revelation, the extremist group ISIS is said to be publishing pamphlets with price list for captured women and kids who are sold to fighters and affluent Middle Easterners. According to a report in The Bloomberg, a UN envoy named Zainab Bangura claimed having seen a copy of the ISIS price list […]

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