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2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Aoun unlikely to announce candidacy by 23: MP

BEIRUT: Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun is unlikely to declare his candidacy for the presidential election ahead of this week's Parliamentary session to vote for a new head of state, a lawmaker from Aoun's bloc said in comments published Monday.

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6 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Man shot, wounded at Army checkpoint in E. Lebanon

BEIRUT: A man wanted by the Lebanese authorities was shot and wounded Sunday after opening fire on soldiers manning a checkpoint in east Lebanon, a statement from the military said.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Daily Star

Machnouk meets delegation from trapped village

Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk arrive at the Parliament in Beirut, Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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Stars and Stripes

Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, tours the Christian village of Maaloula, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday April, 20, 2014.

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Merced Sun-Star

Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

In this February 18, 2014 photo, a construction worker is carried in a basket by a crane, as he works on a luxury tower, in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

In this February 18, 2014 photo, a construction worker is carried in a basket by a crane, as he works on a luxury tower, in Beirut, Lebanon.

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The Washington Post

Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

In this April 10, 2014 photo, luxury high-rise buildings line the seafront, in Beirut Lebanon.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Beirut sheds deadly past to become hip city

Lebanon's capital, Beirut, was once the centre-point of the country's civil war.

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The Daily Star

Sleiman reiterates rejection of extending his term

President Michel Sleiman arrives to attend a Cabinet session at Baabda Palace, Thursday, March 27, 2014.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Groong

EOI Addresses Issue Of Kessab Armenians

I'VE SEEN TURKISH PASSPORTS OF KILLED MILITANTS Siranuysh Papyan, Interviewer Interview - Friday, 18 April 2014, 14:57 Interview with Toros Sefilian, Armenian Lebanese, member of Armenian Renaissance, who visited Latakia and met with Armenians of Kessab Mr. Sefilian, you have just returned from Syria where you met with Armenians of Kessab.

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CFR.org

Weekend Reading: Turkey's Intelligence State, Egypt's Subsidies, and Syria's European Jihadis

Lebanese Christian priests distribute painted eggs in celebration of Easter after an Easter service at St. George church in central Beirut .

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The Daily Star

Top Egypt censor quits after Wehbe film pulled

A file picture taken on April 8, 2014 shows Lebanese pop star Haifa Wehbe arriving for a premier of her movie 'Halawet Rooh' at a cinema in the town of Dbayyeh, North of Beirut.

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The Daily Star

Police detain four Syrians in Lebanon border town

BEIRUT: Police said late Friday that they detained four Syrians and confiscated two vehicles in the border town of Wadi Hamyed.

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The Daily Star

STL defense: Lebanon unwilling to cooperate

File - A pre-trial conference for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Daily Star

Syrian army attacks isolate border enclave

BEIRUT: The Syrian Army has launched a series of artillery strikes on the Lebanese border town of Tfail, causing both Lebanese residents and Syrian refugees to flee into the surrounding hills.

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The Daily Star

Hezbollah planned to attack Israeli tourists

BEIRUT: One of the two suspected Hezbollah members held in Thailand confessed to planning an attack against Israeli tourists on April 13 during the Jewish festival of Passover, the Bangkok Post reported Friday.

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Ynetnews

Barak in drag: The daring operation to kill Arafat's deputy

Forty-one years ago this month, in April 1973, in one of the IDF's boldest operations ever, a young Ehud Barak dressed himself as a woman, entered Beirut with a group of soldiers from the elite Sayeret Matkal unit and assassinated several key players from the Palestinian Liberation Organization in retribution for the Munich massacre at the Summer ... (more)

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The Daily Star

Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

A Syrian man carrying on his back his daughter makes his way amid rubble following reported air strikes by government forces in the Aleppo district of Ansari, in the southwest of the city, on April 15, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Machnouk working with Hezbollah to help border village

Minister Nouhad Machnouk arrives to attend a Cabinet session in Baabda, Thursday, March 27, 2014.

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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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