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Case of Missing Lebanese Prime Minister Stirs Middle East Tensions

BEIRUT, Lebanon — When the Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri [1] made a sudden trip abroad last week, it was taken at first to be a routine visit with his political patron, Saudi Arabia [2] . But the next day, he unexpectedly announced his resignation by video [3] from Riyadh, the Saudi capital. He has…

French Minister Compares Veil Wearers to ‘Negroes Who Accepted Slavery’

french minister compares veil wearers to negroes who accepted slavery

The French Minister for Women’s Rights has come under fire for her recent comparison of Muslim women who wear veils in her country to American “negroes” who accepted slavery during an interview on French television. The minister, Laurence Rossignol, made the comments on both RMC radio and BFM TV, sparking a storm on social media.…