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3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

LU row threatens unity, despite breakthrough in employees' salaries

BEIRUT: Despite a breakthrough in the case of extra-budgetary spending to pay civil servants' salaries, the Cabinet remains split over the thorny issue of the Lebanese University's council, threatening its unity and work, ministerial sources said Wednesday.

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7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

STL to decide on challenge to Al-Jadeed charges

BEIRUT: A judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon will decide Thursday whether to proceed with the trial of Al-Jadeed TV and its top editor, amid mounting opposition by Lebanese civil society.

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7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Bankers: New U.S. Hezbollah sanctions don't target Lebanon

BEIRUT: A proposed U.S. legislation that broadens financial sanctions on organizations that help channel money to Hezbollah will have no impact on Lebanon's banking sector, which is already in full compliance with U.S. and international laws, senior Lebanese banking sources told The Daily Star Wednesday.

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11 hrs ago | Canada.com

Assad declares victory as Western-backed push to topple him seems increasingly elusive

Syrians carry foodstuff as they return to the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh, following the entry of some 13 Syrian Red Crescent trucks loaded with 1000 food parcels under the supervision of the U.N., the Red Crescent and in coordination with the Syrian government, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, July 14, 2014.

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14 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Skepticism over protection of abused Syrian child

Head of Cyber Crime Bureau Suzan El Hajj and Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas speak to the press during a conference at the Social Affairs Ministry in Badaro, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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18 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Bou Saab mulls decision for college-bound students

Education Minister Elias Bou Saab speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Monday, June 2, 2014.

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22 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

AUB Libraries joins US libraries to create a digital library of over 100,000 Arabic volumes

Along with New York University Libraries and its partners, the AUB libraries will create the Arabic Collections Online project, a major digitization project funded by New York University Abu Dhabi.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Daily Star

Lebanon's Arabic press digest - July 22, 2014

The following are a selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers.

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The Daily Star

Future Bloc preps for presidential consultations

BEIRUT: Future Parliamentary bloc lauded former Prime Minister Saad Hariri's political roadmap Tuesday, announcing its readiness to commence consultations with March 14 heads to end the void in the Presidency.

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The Daily Star

Aoun: Hariri's initiative does not clash with mine

FPM leader Michel Aoun speaks during a news conference in Rabieh, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Arrest warrant issued for Saudi terror suspect

Lebanese soldiers stand guard in front of the military court in Beirut, Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese soldier joins rank of Syria rebels

BEIRUT: A Lebanese soldier has joined the ranks of rebel groups fighting in Syria, a security source told The Daily Star Tuesday, the first case since the war in the neighboring country began in 2011.

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The Daily Star

Rocket fired from south Lebanon falls short

Lebanese soldiers find rockets that were ready to be launched into Israel, in south Lebanon, Friday, July 11, 2014.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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A battle of museums in Downtown Beirut

You wait ages and then two come along at once. At the Venice Architecture Biennale this summer are plans for an archeological museum, designed by Lebanese firm .

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The Daily Star

Sign of things to come as wellspring village dries up

BAROUK, Lebanon: In a Chouf village that boasts numerous springs and a river that feeds several regions with drinking water, residents are increasingly relying on private water companies, another sign of the serious drought that Lebanon is facing.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese TV airs unified news bulletin for Gaza

BEIRUT: Palestinian mothers weep over the bodies of children, whose expressionless faces indicate their untimely fate.

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The Daily Star

Hariri blasts critics over presidential initiative

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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The Daily Star

Contacts ongoing to resolve Cabinet deadlock

Prime Minister Tammam Salam, right, heads the ministerial committee at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Culture of respecting human rights needed, lawyer says

BEIRUT: Elisabeth Zakharia Sioufi found her calling as a human rights lawyer long ago.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Daily Star

Fadlallah: Hezbollah not waiting for consensus

Hezbollah MP Hasan Fadlallah speaks at a news conference at Parliament in downtown Beirut, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.

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