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4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Gemayel to toss hat in presidency ring

Patriarch Beshara Rai, right, receives Prime Minister Tammam Salam in Bkirki, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Time

Influx of Syrian Refugees Fans Xenophobia in Lebanon

With the conflict in Syria now in its fourth year, some Lebanese are growing increasingly hostile to the million Syrians taking refuge in their country When Dima Wannous, a 32-year-old Syrian novelist and daughter of the renowned Syrian playwright Saadallah Wannous, hailed a taxi in Beirut on April 15th she did not expect her ride would end with ... (more)

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The Times of Israel

Al-Qaeda-linked Palestinian arrested in Lebanon

A suspected member of the group which carried out an attack on Iran's cultural center, in the suburb of Beir Hassan, Beirut, was arrested, the Lebanese army said Thursday Lebanese security forces claimed Thursday to have arrested a Palestinian man with alleged ties to the international terror group al-Qaeda, Lebanese media reported.

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The Daily Star

30 arrest warrants for Tripoli clashes suspects

BEIRUT: Military Investigative Judge Fadi Sawwan issued 30 arrest warrants in absentia against suspects involved in Syria-linked clashes in the northern city of Tripoli.

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The Daily Star

Detained Berlusconi ally in Beirut hospital: lawyer

In this file picture Italian Senator Marcello Dell'Utri, a co-founder of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's political party, gives a presse conference in Milan on June, 29 2010.

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ABC News

Israel Arrests Arab Journalist Over Lebanon Visit

Israel's Shin Bet intelligence service says it has detained a young Israeli Arab journalist for traveling to Lebanon, which Israel considers an enemy country.

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The Daily Star

Schools face brunt of fresh salary bill strikes

BEIRUT: Public sector employees held a nationwide strike Wednesday and promised further protests over Parliament's delay in endorsing a long-awaited salary raise, as Education Minister Elias Bou Saab warned that continuing unrest risked severely disrupting the school year.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Daily Star

Sarkis: From humble background to Baabda

Editor's note: Ahead of the 2014 presidential election, this is the sixth in a series of articles examining the circumstances and conditions that shaped the elections of Lebanon's 12 presidents since 1943.

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The Daily Star

Siniora: We must cut EDL deficit

BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora warned of grave consequences if Parliament passed the salary scale proposal without modifications, calling on authorities to cut waste at Electricite du Liban and other state institutions.

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The Daily Star

Cabinet makes key appointment, addresses hospital issue

BEIRUT: The Cabinet Wednesday appointed a female head for the Civil Service Board and approved a plan to address the deteriorating Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut.

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ABC News

Detained Berlusconi Ally Taken Ill in Lebanon

A Lebanese security official says a longtime ally of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi detained in Lebanon has been moved to a Beirut hospital after falling ill.

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The Washington Post

Watchdog: Rise in targeted media killings in Syria

This photo released by Hezbollah-owned Al-Manar TV Facebook page, shows a combo picture of three Al-Manar TV journalists, cameraman Mohammed Mantash, left, reporter Hamza al-Haj Hassan, center, and technician Halim Allaw, right, who were killed while covering the battle between the Syrian government forces and rebels, in the Syrian town of ... (more)

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The Daily Star

Restoring state authority my main goal: Geagea

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, second right, speaks during a press conference as he announces his candidacy for the presidency, in Maarab, Friday, April 4, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Activists: Syrian airstrikes kill 4 in rebel town

Syrian men inspecting the damage allegedly caused by shelling by regime forces of a shopping district in Zabadani, 40 kms northwest of the capital Damascus, in the Rif Damascus province.

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The Daily Star

Lebanon's Arabic press digest - Apr. 16, 2014

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

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Fate helps find relatives of 2 Marines who died in Beirut bombing

Jeff Hudson and wife Debra trace the name of a family member killed during the Marine barracks bombing in Beirut during the 30th Beirut Memorial observation ceremony in Jacksonville, N.C., Oct. 23, 2013.

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The Daily Star

Lebanon to curb flow of Syrian refugees: Machnouk

BEIRUT: The government is seeking to reduce the number of Syrian refugees entering the country, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Tuesday, warning that the Syrians constituted 27 percent of Lebanon's population.

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The Daily Star

Bill of fire delay triggers anger, strike

BEIRUT: Parliament failed to decide on wage hikes for civil servants and teachers Tuesday, opting instead to form a committee to re-examine the controversial public sector salary scale bill.

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The Daily Star

Dialogue ongoing between Hezbollah, Egypt

Egyptian ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Hamdy speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Friday, April 11, 2014.

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Star-Telegram.com

Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as the devastating conflict in Syria.

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