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3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

LBCI launches Mosul solidarity initiative

BEIRUT: A local television channel has launched an initiative in solidarity with the Christians in Mosul, as anchor and talk show host, Dima Sadeq, began her broadcast sporting a T-shirt with the letter "N" in Arabic, which has become a mark of solidarity with the minority group.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Daily Star

Beirut security plan begins next month: minister

Policemen from the Information Unit gather outside of the Duroy Hotel in Beirut, Thursday, June 26, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Geagea, Canadian minister discuss Lebanon, region

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea Monday met Monday with a Canadian minister to discuss Lebanon's political situation as well as regional developments.

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Inter Press Service

Drought and Misuse Behind Lebanon's Water Scarcity

Tank trucks being filled with water in front of Osman Bin Affan Mosque in Beirut.

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The Daily Star

Qabbani calls for jihad to liberate Palestine

Qabbani cautioned that attacks targeting Christians in Mosul would backfire on Arabs and Muslims and were "a prelude to the destruction, division and disintegration of the Arab nation."

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Connecticut Post

Syrian army casualties surge, raising death toll

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, shakes hands with worshippers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the Khair mosque, in Damascus, Syria, Monday, July 28, 2014.

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The Daily Beast

The Coming Blitz of BaghdadBy Jamie Dettmer

Analysts say the Islamic State is about to launch a major offensive-but one built around commando raids and suicide bombings rather than a frontal attack.

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The Daily Star

Iraqi Christians find little help

Children at the St. Raphael Chaldean cathedral Sunday held up signs of words beginning with "N" that represent Christian values.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Times of Israel

PFLP chief says Syria, Iran, Hezbollah armed Hamas

GC chief Ahmed Jibril pictured with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut in May 2002.

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The Daily Star

The Lebanese who are making it big in Brazil

BEIRUT: Jamil Fadlallah left Lebanon in 1979 without any money or legal papers, seeking an escape from the Lebanese Civil War, then in its fourth year.

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Al Bawaba

Eid finally comes to Beirut: solid bookings at the country's top hotels

He also pointed out an improvement by 3.8 percent in the business of travel agencies during the past six months compared to the same period last year.

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The Daily Star

Nasrallah, Jumblatt call for swift election of president

Socialist Party Leader Walid Jumblatt meets with Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah to discuss regional and local events.

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The Daily Star

Book suggests Iran role in Sadr killing theory

BEIRUT: A recently released book by an American author claims that charismatic Shiite Imam Musa Sadr was executed, and that an Iranian figure was involved in his killing.

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The Daily Star

Rockets launched from Lebanon benefiting Israel: MP

Lebanese soldiers find rockets that were ready to be launched into Israel, on Friday, July 11, 2014, BEIRUT: Amal MP Qassem Hashem said Sunday that rockets being launched from southern Lebanon into Israel were only benefiting the Jewish state and were in fact harming Lebanese border towns.

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Free Republic

Hamas and North Korea in secret arms deal

Hamas militants are attempting to negotiate a new arms deal with North Korea for missiles and communications equipment that will allow them to maintain their offensive against Israel, according to Western security sources.

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The Daily Star

Rifi calls for security plan reforms

Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Thursday, May 8, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Officials head to Mali to identify crash victims

French soldiers walk near debris at the crash site of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Daily Star

Salam: Disassociation policy should be observed

Prime Minister Tammam Salam, center, heads a Cabinet session at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Friday, May 16, 2014.

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Examiner.com

Printing Museum hosts block party inaugurating Arabic-English mural

On Friday, July 27, the Printing Museum hosted a block party inaugurating its new bilingual mural entitled "Changing Language, Changing Worlds" executed earlier this week on the west wall of the museum along Peveto Street through the collaborative efforts of Lebanese wall artist Paschal Zoghby and a Houston-based street painter known as "Dual.

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The Daily Star

Hariri hopes Lebanon, region sees better days

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks on a TV screen during an Iftar held at BIEL in Beirut, Friday, July 18, 2014.

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