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15 min ago | ContactMusic.com

Massive Attack Dedicate Lebanese Benefit Gig To Children Of Gaza

British dance stars Massive Attack dedicated their charity concert in Lebanon on Tuesday to the children of Gaza as the violence between Israeli and Palestinian forces continues to rise.

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2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Housing institute receives cash from treasury

BEIRUT: The state-owned Public Housing Institute got a badly needed shot in the arm when Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil Thursday released $6.6 million to cover part of its outstanding dues to commercial banks.

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6 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Lebanese Army saluted with explosions of color

A woman shows a painting during an event marking Army Day at Ramlet al-Baida in Beirut, Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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8 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

With Mideast in turmoil, Palestinians feel less backing

With the Middle East ablaze with multiple crises, Palestinians are getting less Arab support than before in their latest battle with Israel in Gaza.

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9 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Lebanese last to leave Libya

Fighters from the Benghazi Shura Council, which includes former rebels and militants from Al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Shariah, gesture on top of a tank next to the camp of the special forces in Benghazi July 30, 2014.

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11 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Man briefly kidnapped in the Bekaa Valley

Motorists drive on the highway leading to Barr Elias and Kamed al-Loz in Bekaa, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

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13 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq

The Lebanese officials, close to the Shiite Hezbollah, say Ibrahim Mohammed al-Haj was killed during the past week while on a "jihadi mission" without providing further details.

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13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Lebanon promises full support to plane investigation

Forensics stand by a tent set up at the crash site of the Air Algerie AH5017 in Mali's Gossi region, on July 29, 2014.

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18 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Israel releases kidnapped shepherd

BEIRUT: A Lebanese shepherd snatched by Israeli troops from the southern village of Shebaa two days ago was released late Wednesday and handed over to the Army through the intermediary of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, the Army said Thursday.

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19 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Lebanese Army arrests 6 Syrians in Arsal

The NNA said four Syrians were detained at an Army checkpoint in Wadi Ain-Ata and two at another checkpoint in Ain al-Shaab.

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20 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Islamic State Fights for Control of Syrian Oil Wealth

July 30--BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Syrian government troops reportedly retook the Shaar gas fields in Homs province on July 26, a week after the facility was captured by Islamic State fighters, in what many view as an alarming increase in hostility between the group and the Syrian regime.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Daily Star

Jumblatt reaches out to break deadlock

Speaker Nabih Berri, right, receives Druze leader Walid Jumblatt and Minister Wael Abu Faour in Beirut, Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese politicians express solidarity with Iraq Christians

BEIRUT: Lebanese politicians and Christian leaders reiterated their concern Wednesday over the exodus of Christians from Iraq's city of Mosul.

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The Times of Israel

Cinema helps Lebanese wrestle with tragic past

Lebanese actress Nada Abu Farhat in the southern Lebanese town of Sidiqin, during the shooting of 'Summer Rain' by Director Philippe Aractingi.

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The Daily Star

Record number of students opting to study abroad

Most private universities in Lebanon offer study abroad programs with the aim of enriching students' college experience.

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Planet Jackson Hole

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming - This past weekend local architect Nona Yehia stepped out of her home kitchen to deliver an extravagant Lebanese spread at Lemons and Parsley, a pop-up Beirut bistro held at Persephone.

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The Daily Star

Eight Syrians arrested in Lebanon over terrorist links

BEIRUT: Eight Syrians were arrested near the Bekaa Valley border village of Arsal over suspected links with terrorist organizations, the Lebanese Army said Wednesday.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese expat killed in Ivory Coast

A man rest near a poster of Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman and Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara near the presidential palace in Abidjan March 15, 2013.

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The Daily Star

No president means Parliament extension: Future MP

Future bloc MP Mohammad Hajjar warns that not electing a president will mean the extension of the Parliament's term.

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The Daily Star

Kidnapped refugees ransomed to Syrian army

Syrian refugees children play outside their tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern town of Marj in Bekaa valley, Lebanon, Sunday, June 29, 2014.

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