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Oct. 30, 2015 – Controversial TV anchorwoman Riham Saeed resigns as channel suspends her show

Al-Nahar TV Network announced Friday the suspension of Sabaya al-Kheir TV program hosted by controversial anchorwoman Riham Saeed, who resigned amid public outrage against her for airing personal photos of a guest on her show without her permission. Last Tuesday, Saeed hosted Somaya Tarek, who claims to have been harassed by a man in a Heliopolis mall. On her show, Saeed appeared to defend the man and blame the woman, implying that Tarek "had brought it on herself." (Aswat Masriya)

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Al-Akhbar “Opposition settles issue in Beirut”

Mideast Wire Al-Akhbar, an independent pro-opposition newspaper, wrote in its lead editorial on May 9: “Only a few hours after the secretary general of Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah ended his news conference, groups of fighters belonging to the opposition forces succeeded in taking control of the Future movement’s offices in …

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Asharq al-Awsat:

Mideast Wire On May 7, the English language website of the Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat carried the following report: "Palestinian producer Yousef Aldeek, 43, travels with his companions from one region to the next in the Palestinian territories to wherever Palestinians reside, whether in remote countryside areas, neighborhoods or refugee …

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Al-Akhbar “Lebanon in the mouth of the dragon”

Mideast Wire Al-Akhbar, an independent pro-opposition newspaper, wrote in its lead editorial on May 8: “Yesterday’s incidents constituted a strategic shift in the internal and regional struggle over managing the situation in Lebanon. While the opposition hid under the cover of the labor protests to register an objection, the most …

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Mideast Wire On May 6, the leftist daily As-Safir carried the following report by Maysa Awwad: “it seems that the decision to ban Al-Manar’s reporter Manar al-Sabbagh from entering the Grand Serail will bring about further repercussions. While Al-Manar’s Manager Mohammad Afif told As-Safir that the decision is” political and …

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