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The politics of murder in Belfast

The murder of Kevin McGuigan on 12 August in East Belfast is widely seen as revenge for the former’s claimed involvement in the earlier murder of Provisional IRA leader Gerard ‘Jock’ Davison. 1,007 more words

Northern Ireland

Lebanon Protests: ‘Outside powers exacerbated religious, ethnic differences’

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Ethnic and religious groups in Lebanon have been able to live peacefully together for a long time, according to Richard Becker of the anti-war Answer Coalition. 1,365 more words

Lebanon

Lebanon: Weekend Protests Turn Violent, Monday Sit-in Postponed

A demonstration planned for Monday in downtown Beirut was postponed a day after protest turned violent.

“The protest planned for 6 p.m. Monday has been postponed for reasons that will be announced at a midday news conference,” “You Stink” campaigners said on its Facebook account. 761 more words

Lebanon

James McLean v The British Empire

Every year, on the 11th of November, people in Britain commemorate one of the most important days in recent British history; Armistice Day, 1918. It has become a day to celebrate the lives and mourn the deaths of all those soldiers that have died in British wars in the last century. 1,217 more words

Thoughts

Sistani to the rescue?

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is trying to implement a major reconstruction of the Iraqi government, something we talked about here last week. In fact, he’s already reduced the size of his cabinet… 1,166 more words

Furriners

Left speechless and disgusted

At a time when death of General Retired Hamid Gul and assassination of Interior Minister Punjab Colonel Retired Shuja Khanzada has been on media for hours, a small ticker somehow just caught my attention. 571 more words

With my own ears

I heard it with my own ears.

It was the fall of 1987, and I don’t claim to remember every word, every inflection, but I do remember 80% of it—and part of it… 445 more words

Biblical (or Abiblical) Doctrine