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Court Gives Former Lebanese Minister 13-year Jail Sentence

Lebanese judicial officials say the Military Appeals Court has sentenced a former Cabinet minister convicted on terrorism charges to 13 years in jail.   The officials say Michel Samaha, an ex-minister of information and close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, will be sent to prison to spend the remaining nearly seven years.   They spoke Friday on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.   Samaha, who was detained in 2012, was convicted earlier by a Lebanese...

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