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Muslim World League to organise an Islamic-Christian world conference in Beirut

Muslim World League to organise an Islamic-Christian world conference in Beirut

The League’s general secretary made the announcement yesterday. The organisation, which promotes 'pan-Islamism', wants the meeting open to all Islamic and Christian confessions. The “dark page” in Sunni-Shia relations must be turned. Iran’s extremist confessional policies are criticised. What is needed is a return to an Islam that is open to the world and other religions.

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 FBI Chief Visits Beirut, Expresses Support to Lebanese Army

FBI Chief Visits Beirut, Expresses Support to Lebanese Army

FBI Director Christopher Wray expressed on Friday support to the Lebanese army during a visit to Beirut, a statement released by the presidential palace in Baabda said.

President Michel Aoun received Wray at Baabda Palace and told him that Lebanon has succeeded in fighting terror groups thanks to US support and that of friendly countries, said the statement.

Wray in turn thanked Aoun"...

Beirut Art Fair Returns With A Promising Ninth Edition

Beirut Art Fair Returns With A Promising Ninth Edition

BEIRUT ART FAIR returns 20-23 September at the Seaside Arena with an increase in space, a special focus on photography, and a full citywide roster of events as part of Beirut Art Week The Beirut art scene comes alive during Beirut Art Week, running 18-25 September. Alongside public sculptures and performances, La Nocturne des Galeries evening of vernissages and open-air cinema at archaeological sites, BEIRUT ART FAIR (BAF) cements the season. With its ninth edition falling after the Ministry of Culture’s announcement of a five-year-plan including an increase of investment in the cultural field to help boost the economy, BAF’s founding director Laure d’Hauteville shares that Lebanon has never needed......

 Abou Hassan says aims to find compromise that leads to government of national unity

Abou Hassan says aims to find compromise that leads to government of national unity

Deputy Hadi Abou Hassan said on Friday that the committee formed by the Free Patriotic Movement and the Progressive Socialist Party -- which is sponsored by General Security Chief Abbas Ibrahim -- 'is both a need and a necessity in light of the tensed atmosphere that the nation has been enduring.'


'With regard to the dossier of relations with the FPM, things are headed in the"...