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Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy

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Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy

Optional civil marriage would serve Lebanon’s fragile democracy By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Is Lebanon ready to introduce civil marriage legislation?  Not soon. But talk about responding to youth aspirations, political reform and voice of civil society is pure rhetoric as long as civil marriage is not allowed on Lebanese soil. Lebanese couples seeking secular marriage…

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From a Social Movement to an Urban Insurgency in France

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From a Social Movement to an Urban Insurgency in France

From a Social Movement to an Urban Insurgency in France   The anger is not about simple social demands for a decent and a better life, it has become for a large majority of the protesters a personal fight with President Macron. By Abdennour Toumi  The anger and determination of the “Yellow Vests” protests against rising…

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Christian Zionism: an explosive interfaith formula

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Christian Zionism: an explosive interfaith formula

Christian Zionism: an explosive interfaith formula In its one-sided support of Israel, Christian Zionism tramples on a universally accepted social welfare principle: do no harm in delivering assistance. Implication: in helping Israelis, do not hurt Palestinians.  By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz In its one-sided support of Israel, Christian Zionism tramples on a universally accepted social welfare…

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Berqas and the Tolerant Letterboxes

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Berqas and the Tolerant Letterboxes

Berqas and the Tolerant Letterboxes A British official’s derogatory remarks about the wearing of berqas (burqas, burkas, facial coverings) have ignited a firestorm of criticism and a discussion about the boundaries of religion, politics, and tolerance. Guest columnist Maen Alhusseni speaks to the racism of the issue By Maen Alhusseini Former foreign secretary and British…

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New, improved Arab News Hajj App launched

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New, improved Arab News Hajj App launched

New, improved Arab News Hajj App launched The new App from the Arab News, the Arab World’s leading English-language newspaper, is made available in Partnership with the Muslim World League and offers enhanced features to serve pilgrims and keep them connected to loved ones, and allows users to stay in touch with the Arab News…

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Left doesn’t care about Muslims, only uses them as wedge

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Left doesn’t care about Muslims, only uses them as wedge

Left doesn’t care about Muslims, only uses them as wedge Activists on the Left often claim that they champion the rights of others including Muslims and sometimes Arabs, but the truth is they really don’t support us. They just don’t mind using us for their own political agendas. Activists on the Left have been no…

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