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On 17 June 2011, Syrian state media announced that Rami Makhlouf, a notorious business tycoon and cousin of President Bashar al-Assad, was quitting...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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An Iranian politician who served as vice-president under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sentenced to five years in jail and fined,...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
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An outlawed Turkish Marxist group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a strike by a female suicide bomber on the heart of Istanbul's tourist...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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Hussein Mahdi
The process of choosing a new rector for the American University of Beirut (AUB) has reached the final stages. So who will be the new rector? Who are...
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
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Over $30 billion in illicit funds flowed out of Saudi Arabia in 2012, a recent study revealed, making the oil-rich kingdom among the worst hit...
Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The Judge of Urgent Matters in Beirut, Nadim Zwein, issued an order (from his home) Wednesday, compelling Al-Akhbar to remove a report on the ‘AUB...
Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Nouri Kamal al-Maliki
From the few months that preceded the fall of the former Baathist regime in 2003 to date, the Islamic Dawa [Call] Party has been living an...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Roula Ibrahim
The Lebanese parliament has broken many records, in a way that may nominate it to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Nearly two thirds of the...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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Last week, security forces carried out a campaign to remove around 50 kiosks in violation of the law on Tripoli’s al-Mina corniche. The reasons...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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