Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi criticized the political meddling that keeps disrupting the Judiciary's work, deploring the impact that this is having on the country and citizens. "The worst thing distorting the Lebanese judiciary, besides bribery, is the political interference that is influencing its verdicts and preventing their implementation," Al-Rahi said in his Sunday sermon.
Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka, both ranked No. 1 in the world, cruised to straight-set victories at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday night. Djokovic beat Bjorn Fratangelo 7-6 (5), 6-2 in pursuit of a record sixth title in the desert. It was Djokovic's 50th match win at the tournament, his highest total at any ATP Masters 1000 event.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, completing a NASA demonstration mission that paves the way for the resumption of manned space flights from the US. After hours of suspense, the Dragon spacecraft touched down at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) some 230 miles (370 kilometers) off the coast of the US state of Florida.