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A military court in Lebanon sentenced Islamist cleric Ahmed al-Assir over acts of terrorism and sentenced former singer-turned militant Fadl Shaker to 15 years imprisonment.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed obtained the transcript of Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir's interrogation containing details of the Abra battle and his relationship with renowned singer Fadl Shaker.

Ahmad al-Assir's arrest in Lebanon raises many questions

Karim Traboulsi

Ahmad al-Assir's arrest in Lebanon raises many questions

One of the most enigmatic figures in Lebanese politics since 2012 was wanted radical cleric Ahmad al-Assir. His arrest at Beirut airport answers as many questions as it raises.

Lebanese Muslims celebrate Christmas in act of national solidarity

Mohammad Barakat

Lebanese Muslims celebrate Christmas in act of national solidarity

Christmas trees have been lit across Lebanon as Muslims join Christians in celebrating the festive season.

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