Detailed LCCC English News Bulletin For April 20/17


Detailed LCCC English News Bulletin For April 20/17

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Titles For Latest LCCC Bulletin analysis & editorials from miscellaneous sources published on April 19-20/17
The Top 10 Richest Lebanese Politicians/The961/April 19/17
The US War against ISIS/Eli Lake/Bloomberg/April 19/17
Turkish Opposition Seeks Annulment of Referendum/Said Abdul Razzak/Asharq Al Awsat/April 19/17
What is the IDF trying to hide about the interception of the Syrian missile/Jerusalem Post/April 19/17
Russia In Syria: All Pain And No Gain/MEMRI/April 19/17
Palestinian Writer To Marwan Al-Barghouti: Hunger Strikes Achieve Nothing; What Palestinian People Are You Talking About/MEMRI/April 19/17
UK: War on Free Speech at the National Union of Students/Douglas Murray/Gatestone Institute/April 19/17
Why Is the US Still Funding Palestinian Terrorism/Shoshana Bryen/Gatestone Institute/April 19/17
Trump has to undo Obama’s Mideast legacy/Ahmad al-Farraj/Al Arabiya/April 19/17
Why saying ‘I know a Christian’ only furthers extremist rhetoric/Mamdouh AlMuhaini/Al Arabiya/April 19/17
War on extremism initiated from Malaysia/Mashari Althaydi/Al Arabiya/April 19/17
US banks’ Trump card – rolling back banking regulations/Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady/Al Arabiya/April 19/17

Titles For Latest Lebanese Related News published on April 19-20/17
The Top 10 Richest Lebanese Politicians
Lebanon: Electoral Law Crisis Intensifies
March 14 Activists Slam Sectarian Incitement, Warn against ‘Replacing Democracy by Iran Hegemony’
Berri: Budget Draft Referred to Committee, Wage Scale on Parliament’s Agenda
Lebanese Army Clamps Down on ‘Biggest Arms Dealer’
Salameh Meets Aoun: Central Bank Has Ability to Preserve Monetary Stability
Berri Overlooks His Version of Electoral Law, Says Weighing New Ideas
Report: International Community Says Lebanon Must Stage Timely Elections
Syrian Mother Arrested for Throwing Newborn in Garbage Container
Hariri, Adwan tackle most recent developments
Lebanese Army: Reconnaissance enemy planes violate Lebanese Airspace
Hariri patronizes reconciliation between Abed El Wahed, Merheb families and military institution
Archbishop Rahme receives Hezbollah delegation
Lebanon’s Army Commander, Egypt’s Ambassador tackle cooperation prospects

Titles For Latest LCCC Bulletin For Miscellaneous Reports And News published on April 19-20/17
Syria moves all its fighter jets to Russian base
Russian envoy, Foreign Ministry to discuss recognition of J’lem as Capital
Civilian Council in Raqqa under Arab-Kurdish Leadership
Six Killed in Aleppo Bombing as Evacuation of 4 Syrian Towns Resumes
White House confirms Iran deal review
US says Iran complies with nuke deal, but orders review on lifting sanctions
‘He does not like white people:’ Man goes on killing spree in California
Chemical weapons watchdog says Sarin or similar used in Idlib attack
Evacuations resume after deadly bombing in Syria
Russia’s undeclared death toll in Syria creeps higher
King Salman, Mattis Discuss Saudi-US Strategic Friendship
Mattis in Riyadh: There is disorder wherever Iran is present
Tillerson: Iran supports Houthis and threatens naval navigation in the Gulf
France to provide proof on Syria govt chemical weapons use
US Special Forces reach Anbar province in Iraq to support ISIS fight
Salman-Mattis meeting affirms convergence on security issues
Arab coalition aerial defense intercepts two ballistic missiles in Yemen’s Marib
Coalition forces destroy ballistic missiles in Yemen
US Drone Strikes Kill 5 Qaeda Suspects in Yemen
Israeli Official: Barghouti Should Have Been Served a Death Penalty
Young Muslim Jordanians Launch Initiative To Guard Churches On Easter Sunday
Turkey’s main opposition party could withdraw from parliament
Members of Modi’s party in India to face trial over Babri mosque demolition
ISIS claims deadly attack near Egypt’s St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai
EU Warns against Jeopardizing Libya’s Political Process

Links From Jihad Watch Site for April 19-20/17
Egypt: Muslims attack security forces near St. Catherine’s Monastery, killing at least one police officer
Pakistan: Female Muslim medical student plotted Easter jihad suicide massacre at church
Australia: Muslim who murdered six by hitting them with his car says “Muslim faith is the correct faith”
Muslim receiving cancer treatment in Israel arrested smuggling explosives from Gaza
“I only swear by Allah”: Ohio Muslim pleads guilty to terror charges
AP changes Fresno jihad mass murderer’s words from “Allahu akbar,” removes Islam reference
Islamic State and al Qaeda in renewed talks to join forces
Robert Spencer in PJ Media: How Islamophobia Endangers Us All
Hugh Fitzgerald: A Field Day For Fatuity in Fresno
MSNBC “counterterror expert” Malcolm Nance calls for Islamic State jihad bombing of Trump property
Robert Spencer in FrontPage: Muslim Screaming “Allahu Akbar” Murders Three In Fresno

Links From Christian Today Site on April 19-20/17
Christian governor in Jakarta faces election defeat while on trial for alleged blasphemy
Ancient Sinai monastery targeted by Islamic militants in Egypt a week after Coptic church bombings
Less than half of German Christians believe in heaven
Student lynching spurs Pakistan parliament to call for reform of blasphemy laws
Analysis: Fresh start for all parties as PM produces an Easter shock at Westminster
Growing majority of Americans do not trust Trump to keep his promises, new poll finds
Hope that ‘something good will come’: How victims of rape and conflict in Uganda are being aided by this Christian charity
Why the gay sex issue isn’t going to go away for Tim Farron – and what he should say next time he’s asked
MPs overwhelmingly back #GeneralElection2017
Canadian church celebrates Easter by hiring helicopter to drop 45,000 chocolate eggs

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The Top 10 Richest Lebanese Politicians
The961/April 19, 2017
Just a few days ago, we featured the richest Lebanese people in the Middle East. This list included several politicians so we thought we’d showcase the richest Lebanese politicians.Among the previous list, several politicians were highlighted so we got curious about the other politicians. Turns out we have billionaire politicians and quite a few who are super millionaires.
Najib Mikati
Najib Mikati was just ranked the number 1 richest Lebanese person in the Middle East. Forbes estimates his net worth at $2.6 billion. Source of wealth is from telecom as well as self-made
Najib Mikati resigned in March 2013 after two years as Lebanon’s prime minister. Before entering politics, he and his brother Taha were telecom operators in Africa and Syria through their company Investcom. They sold it to MTN Group of South Africa in 2006 for $3.6 billion (USD) in cash and stock, and formed M1 Group, an entity with investments in telecom, real estate and retail.
Issam Fares is one of the most prominent Lebanese businessman and politician in Lebanon. He served as a member of the Lebanese Parliament and the former Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon. His estimated net worth is $2.3 Billion (USD).
In 1954, at the age of seventeen, Fares left Lebanon and found a job as a clerk at a catering and food services firm in Qatar. Two years later, he was heading Abela Group’s finances and subsequently managing its operations in Pakistan, Kuwait, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
At age 38, Fares went into business for himself and established a civil engineering and construction firm, which completed many notable projects including the world’s longest international bridge, which connects Bahrain to Saudi Arabia.
He then sold the company to British Aerospace and used the proceeds to buy up Houston-based investment firm, Wedge Group, a company that he heads today.
Fun Fact: He owns one of the 200 largest superyachts in the world.
Saad Hariri is the son of Rafik Hariri, former Prime Minister of Lebanon prior to his assassination. Saad has followed the footsteps of this father and is now the prime minister of Lebanon. The principal source of his wealth is Saudi Oger, one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest construction companies.
Forbes estimates his net worth at $1 billion (USD) with the source of wealth from construction and inheritance. He’s the 41st richest person in the Middle East.
Michel Aoun is an ex-Army General of Lebanon and the current President. He also served as Prime Minister of Lebanon towards the end of the civil war from 1988 to 1990. He’s the founder of the Free Patriotic Movement political party. His estimated net worth is $90 million (USD)
Walid Bey Jumblatt is a Lebanese politician, the leader of Lebanon’s Druze and the current leader of the Progressive Socialist Party – a party founded by his late father Kamal Jumblatt. He started his professional career as a reporter in Beirut for An Nahar newspaper.
Nabih Berri, who was born in Sierra Leone, is a Lebanese politician who has been the Speaker of the Parliament of Lebanon since 1992. He was elected leader of the Amal Movement in 1980 and continues to head it today. His estimated net worth is $78 million (USD)
Tammam Salam has held several government positions. He was Prime Minister of Lebanon from February 2014 until December 2016. During the presidential vacuum, he was the acting President from May 2014 to October 2016. He also was the minister of culture from July 2008 to November 2009. His father was also prime minister at some point and his grandfather was a Lebanese official during the Ottoman occupation.His estimated net worth is $71 million (USD)
Suleiman Frangieh Jr. is the current leader of the Marada Movement. He held various positions in government at various times, including minister of the interior and municipalities, minister of public health, minister of agriculture and housing, minister of municipalities and rural affairs, minister of housing and cooperatives as well as state minister. His grandfather was the 5th President of Lebanon. His estimated net worth is $65 million (USD)
Amine Gemayel is the Lebanese politician and served as the President of the Lebanon for six years from 1982 to 1988. He served as the 7th president of Lebanon. His family started the Kataeb party. He comes from a family that is heavily involved in Lebanese politics and a family that has fallen victim to assassinations several times. His grandfather was forced to leave Lebanon in the early 20th. His grandfather was forced to leave Lebanon in the early 20th century due to his opposition to the Ottoman Empire. His brother, Bachir Gemayel, was assassinated just a couple weeks after becoming president. His son, Pierre Gemayel, was also assassinated.
His estimated net worth is $58 million (USD)
Michel Suleiman served as the president of Lebanon from 2008 to 2014. Before that, he served as the General of Lebanese Army. His estimated net worth is $49 million (USD)