Friday, August 19

Politics

BUKHARI TWEETS: LATE RASHID KARAMI IS ‘MARTYR OF NATION, ARABISM AND NATIONAL ENTENTE’

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Saudi Minister Plenipotentiary Charge d'Affaire in Lebanon, Walid Bukhari, on Friday paid tribute to the memory of the late PM Rashid Karami, deeming him as the "martyr of nation, Arabism and national entente." "Former PM Rashid Karami, may God have mercy on his soul, is the martyr of the nation, Arabism and national entente," Bukhari said in his tweet on Twitter. Source: National News Agency

Yacoubian tackles trash, corruption dossiers with Ambassador of Norway

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MP Paula Yacoubian on Thursday welcomed at her House of Parliament office Norwegian Ambassador to Lebanon, Lynn Natasha Lindh. The meeting had been an occasion to discuss the best means to combat corruption and resolve the trash crisis in Lebanon in cooperation with the European Union. For her part, Yacoubian stressed the paramount importance of halting acts of dumping wastes in the sea, and to oblige those involved to opt for sanitary landfills, pending a sustainable solution that ends this crisis.Source: National News Agency

Asian shares rise

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Seoul, Asian shares rose Thursday, AP reported.Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.9 percent to 22,220.69 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index jumped 0.8 percent to 30,282.91. The Shanghai Composite index rebounded 1.4 percent to 3,083.49 and Australia's S and P ASX 200 climbed 0.5 percent to 6,014.00. South Korea's Kospi advanced 0.5 percent to 2,421.18. Shares were mostly higher in Southeast Asia.The euro rose to $1.1666 from $1.1664. The dollar fell to 108.78 yen from 108.89 yen.U.S. crude oil slipped 11 cents to $68.10 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It jumped 2.2 percent on Wednesday to $68.21 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, lost 21 cents to $77.51 per barrel. It added 2.8 percent to $77.50 a barrel in London.Source...

Ibrahim hands Riachi his Master’s thesis on creativity in Georges Jardak’s poetry

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Caretaker Information Minister, Melhem Riachy, on Wednesday received at his ministerial office "Radio Lebanon" Director, Mohammad Ibrahim, who handed him his Master's thesis on "the beauty of creativity in Georges Jardak's poetry".Ibrahim's Master dissertation reaped high distinction by the Islamic University in Khaldeh.Minister Riachy congratulated the director of Radio Lebanon for his Master, marked by literary beauty.The dissertation discussion ceremony was attended by Editors' Syndicate Dean, Elias al-Roumi, Information Ministry Director General Dr Hassan Falha, and scores of media and artistic dignitaries.Source: National News Agency

KSRelief Distributes Iftar Meals in Dhale, Yemen

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Sana'aKing Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has distributed for the 13th day of the holy month of Ramadan 648 Iftar (Breaking-fast) meals to 268 displaced people and 280 patients in Dhale Governorate, Yemen.This aid comes within the framework of distributing 264,080 Iftar meals targeting 13 Yemeni governorates.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Barzani, Khanjar Discuss The Formation Of The New Government And Its Program

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Baghdad, The head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani discussed with the head of the Arab project Khamis al-Khanjar in Arbil, the formation of the new government and its program.According to Kurdish media, "Barzani received yesterday night Khamis al-Khanjar at the resort of Salahuddin in Arbil, where they exchange views and ideas on the elections and the formation of the new Iraqi government."Khanjar expressed his appreciation to Barzani and the people of Kurdistan to help and shelter the Arab displaced during the past years. "On the other side of the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the political process in Iraq and the formation of the new government, and they stressed the need for coordination on the political process and the program of the next government.Source:...