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Émile Lahoud

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Émile Lahoud's Biography

General Émile Jamil Lahoud (Arabic: اميل لحود‎; born January 12, 1936) is a former President of Lebanon. He is the son of General Jamil Lahoud, a leader in the independence movement. His mother is of Armenian descent from the Armenian village of Kasab in Syria. Before being elected in 1998, he was Chief of Staff in the Army. Under Lebanon's unwritten constitutional agreement, Al Mithaq Alwatani, the presidency is earmarked for a Maronite Catholic, the prime minister's post is reserved for a Sunni Muslim and the parliament speaker's post for a Shiite Muslim.

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  • Syrian envoy: New Cabinet will strengthen Lebanon

      News Source: The Daily Star | 3 years ago
    Syria's ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdel-Karim Ali, said the formation of a new government in Lebanon would positively strengthen the country's stability and consequently in the interests of Syria.  Ali made his remarks following discussions with
  • Abandoned Nissan found to contain weapons, second car booby trapped

      News Source: The Daily Star | 3 years ago
    Hand grenades and other weapons were discovered in two cars in separate incidents Thursday, according to a security source. The source told The Daily Star that a car containing weapons was discovered Thursday at 3:30 a.m. behind Forum de Beyrouth on
  • Jumblatt appeals to Assad on dialogue with opposition

      News Source: The Daily Star | 3 years ago
    Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt appealed Monday for President Bashar Assad to initiate dialogue with those protesting his regime and implement reforms. I emphasize the importance of launching a dialogue with factions [in Syria], not

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