Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Lebanon"

    Invoking Gibran in a troubled time

Invoking Gibran in a troubled time

At first, it could be mistaken for a pornographic studio. The walls are sculpted with assorted portraits of nudity, sensuous imageries, certain to trigger the testosterone, if not stoke the loins.With illumination made dim by a syncopation of delicately angled recess lights and the antique windows shaded by sparse curtains, the air around the four-floor covent hewn from ancient cave [...]

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    Embedded in Beirut: A communion with ancestors

Embedded in Beirut: A communion with ancestors

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    Residents lament as Lebanese block entrance of Abuja games village

Residents lament as Lebanese block entrance of Abuja games village

Residents of the Games Village estate in Abuja have cried out over the blockage of their estate by Lebanese community in the state.Jude Uze, secretary of the Games Village residents association,  said the Lebanese invaded the estate with a container, claiming to have approval to build a church inside the estate."Lebanese community said they have approval from the authorities to [...]

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    Muslim refugees converting to Christianity ‘to remain safe’

Muslim refugees converting to Christianity ‘to remain safe’

Many Syrian refugees are converting from Islam to Christianity in order to find safety in Lebanon.According  to UK Telegraph, the refugees revealed that they decided to convert to benefit from the generous aid distributed by Christian charities and to help their asylum applications to Europe, the United States, Canada and elsewhere.Ibrahim Ali, one of such converts, said people like him [...]

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    Al-Qaeda frees 16 Lebanese soldiers in swap deal

Al-Qaeda frees 16 Lebanese soldiers in swap deal

The al-Qaeda branch in Syria has freed 16 Lebanese soldiers who were abducted in August 2014, in a swap deal, a Lebanese security source close to the negotiations said."The soldiers have been set free in a swap deal during which the Lebanese government handed over 13 prisoners, including five women, who have links with al-Nusra in return for the release [...]

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    Lebanon nabs Nigeria-bound extremist

Lebanon nabs Nigeria-bound extremist

Ahmad al-Assir, dubbed one of the most wanted extremists in Lebanon, was arrested on Saturday while attempting to make his way to Nigeria.al-Assir was apprehended at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport, after a failed attempt to by-pass the authorities with a fake passport and obvious change of looks.In his bid to escape Lebanon, he shaved his beard and changed his hair.The [...]

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    IS leader al-Baghdadi’s wife, daughter captured in Lebanon

IS leader al-Baghdadi’s wife, daughter captured in Lebanon

The Lebanese military says it has captured a wife and daughter of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (pictured), leader of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) around Lebanon's border with Syria.Lebanon is one of the countries heavily affected by the influx of refugees from Syria as a result of the conflict in that country.Reuters said a senior Lebanese official disclosed that the woman, [...]

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    THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

The Super Eagles of Nigeria kickoff their World Cup 2014 campaign today with a match with Iran at the Arena da Baixada and are hoping to win their first World Cup match since France 1998.With group favourites Argentina beating Bosnia 2-1 yesterday, Nigeria, who are expected to compete with tournament newcomers Bosnia and today’s opponent, Iran for the second spot, [...]

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