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On this day: Nadim Abdel Nour was assassinated

On this day, Nadim Abdel Nour was assassinated. He was a member of the Lebanese Forces militia back then. The militia was disbanded and its leader, Samir Geagea was thrown in jail. Many LF members were arrested, tortured and some killed. Nadim Abdel Nour…
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2016 Lebanon Municipality elections

On May 15, the Lebanese have a date with the municipality elections. A date with a possibility to change things. Will they say enough to corruption and their leaders? Will they put their own health, lives, and future before any…
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Samples of how much Lebanon and surrounding countries are F. Up

Sample 1:  Lebanese rock band Mashrou’ Leila was forced to cancel their Friday concert in Amman. Jordan’s Ministry of Tourism withdrew the band’s license to perform in what seems to be a blatant censoring of Mashrou’ Leila’s outspoken support of…
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A short Blacklist

According to the Devoir Article (French), Three countries are threatened to be added to the future blacklist of uncooperative tax havens of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to be established in July at the request of the…
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Michel Samaha verdict. How about others?

Michel Samaha, ex-minister, served four and half years in jail for transporting explosives and planning to use them in several attacks and assassination. The shock that Lebanese were subject to few months ago by giving Samaha the light sentence and…
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What does it mean?

Over the past couple of years, we heard Lebanese Muslim representatives say that we will pick a president who ever Lebanese Christians agree upon. Few month ago, the largest two Christian political parties (popularity and representation in the parliament), The…
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Bachir to Lebanese Forces fighters in Zahle

In Memory of Zahle battle, the following is the last communication between Bachir Gemayel and Lebanese Forces fighters inside the city before all supplies roads were cut off. The night of April 10-11, 1980. “Comrades, You have one hour to…
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I will call him Adam

A friend of mine posted on his Facebook page a text written by Tamara Awad. The original text is in Arabic. He translated as best he can to English. It is an interesting short article that I would like to…
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What is right for Machnouk is wrong for Bassil!

Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk rejected a joint statement classifying Hezbollah as a terrorist organization at an Arab summit in Tunisia this past Wednesday. The Future Party, the one that Machnouk belongs to, slammed Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil two weeks ago…
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Why Ashraf Riffi didn’t resign before?

Today, justice Minister Ashraf Rifi resigned from government on Sunday in wake of the release of former Minister Michel Samaha from jail and in light of “the national crisis caused by the de facto powers.” He listed the “obstruction imposed by…
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