Saudi royal family blocks the release of preacher

The Saudi royal family has intervened to block the release of a ‘celebrity’ preacher accused of raping, torturing and killing his five-year-old daughter. Fayhan al-Ghamdi was set to be released after agreeing to pay “blood money” to the mother of his daughter Lama,

Saudi air strikes target Yemen rebels along the border

Saudi warplanes struck areas controlled by Shiite Muslim rebels along the border with northwestern Yemen, according to the insurgents, who said they killed eight Yemeni soldiers in clashes. The rebels, known as Houthis after the family of their leader, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, said Saudi jet fighters carried out 25 raids today on the Shada, Ghamr, al-Malahid […]

Christian – Muslim Dialogue committee to meet Saturday

The Christian – Muslim Dialogue committee announced in a statement late Friday that it will hold an emergency meeting with the Archbishop of Beirut , Bishop Boulos Matar to express its solidarity with him and to condemn the abuse by a journalist of Saudi Arabian newspaper “Okaz” . The meeting will be held at 10 […]

Lebanon Mufti: The equal Muslim-Christian powersharing should not be undermined

Grand Sunni Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani phoned Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir congratulating him on returning safely from his visit to the Vatican. The two religious leaders stressed during the phone call upon “the common national stances that guarantee Lebanon’s unity.” The Mufti also told Sfeir that “the Taef Accord must be implemented […]

Suleiman: “Abolishing political sectarianism must preserve equal Muslim-Christian powersharing

President Michel Suleiman on Tuesday stressed during his meeting with the new council of the Lebanese Bar Association that “abolishing political sectarianism must preserve diversity and equal (Muslim-Christian) powersharing which leads to the preservation of the coexistence charter that distinguishes Lebanon and gives legitimacy to all institutions.”