Wednesday, April 14

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Machnouk says official security apparatuses stand at equal distance from all

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Interior and Municipalities Minister, Nouhad Machnouk, on Friday underlined the impartiality of state security apparatuses during the impending parliamentary elections, saying these apparatuses stand at equal distance from all."There is a serious international and local monitoring of elections," Minister Machnouk said during presiding over a meeting of Mount Lebanon Security sub-Council sub-committee, at the office of Governor Mohammed al-Makkawi, at Baabda Serail.Machnouk stressed maintaining security, stability and order during the entire electoral process."The path of the elections is a real and effective partner for the advancement of the state," he corroborated, stressing that international efforts in support of Lebanon shall not be wasted.Source: National News Agency

Interior Minister, Czech Ambassador Discuss A Number Of Issues Of Common Interest

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BAGHDAD, IRAQ Interior Minister Qassim al-Araji and Czech Ambassador Jan Fitchal discussed a number of issues of common interest."Araji received at his office the Czech ambassador and discussed with him a number of issues of mutual interest and means of strengthening them in the interests of the two friendly countries," a statement from the interior ministry said."The meeting was attended by the undersecretary for intelligence and director of relations and information," the statement added.Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Somalia to Halt UAE Funding for Troops as Relations Sour

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MOGADISHU, SOMALIA, As relations with the United Arab Emirates sour over the seizure of millions of dollars in cash, Somalia announced Wednesday it would end UAE funding for its armed forces.Defense Minister Mohamed Mursal's comments to reporters came shortly after the UAE condemned what it called an "illegal" move by Somalia to seize $9.6 million from an aircraft at the Mogadishu airport over the weekend.The UAE's state news agency, WAM, said some of the 47 Emirati Armed Forces personnel on the plane were held at gunpoint and assaulted by Somali security forces. The money was allocated to support the Somali army and trainees, WAM reported."The UAE deplores this violation of international law and norms at a time when the UAE has provided all kinds of political, economic, military and human...

BERRI: ANY MILITARY ACTION AGAINST SYRIA THREATENS REGION’S STABILITY, UNITY

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Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, warned his visitors and the delegations he received at his home in Msayleh of "the serious repercussions that may result from any military action targeting Syria."He expressed his fear that "the first victims [of such an action] would be the stability and unity of the region, not to mention the bloodshed, destruction and displacement of the brotherly Syrian people.""It is a war which, if broken out, God forbid, would be funded out of the pockets of Arabs and their wealth, and the results will inevitably be negative and destructive to their future and the stability of their countries," Berri said.On the other hand, Speaker Berri said during a meeting with a student delegation from the Evangelical School in Sidon that he "is not concerned about the future o...

Lebanon hosts 10th edition of FTTH MENA Conference and Expo

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The 10th edition of the Fibre to the Home (FTTH) MENA Conference and Expo (October 29-31) was launched this morning for the first time in Beirut, at the Hilton Habtoor Hotel. The conference brings together more than 15 major players from the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, located across the MENA region and the world. Juan Colina, President of the FTTH Council MENA, launched the proceedings and said: "we are honoured to hold our annual event this year in Beirut where we clearly see big potentials and incentives for Fiber broadband deployment on national basis. We will provide during these 2 days real success stories from the MENA region and the world leading to successful national economic development and growth." The conference comprises of workshops, and several...

Halbousi: Arbaeen Of Imam Hussein Embodied Lessons In Devotion And Sacrifice

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BAGHDAD, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohammed Al Halbousi affirmed that the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, embodied great lessons in devotion and sacrifice, and it is a station to inspire the meanings of morality and giving and noble values on the path of reform and redemption."The revolution of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) was a shining light for the march of reform and the fight against corruption, and today represents a great opportunity to bring lessons," Halbousi said in a press release.Halbousi valued all the official, popular and community activities that were serving pilgrims (visitors) and meeting their needs.Halbousi blessed the efforts of the members of our security forces in various types and formations in the protection of the masses of millions ...