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1 hr ago | The Daily Star

Special Tribunal drops charges against New TV, but not editor

This Screen grab shows Karma Khayyat, deputee head of news at Al Jadeed TV, speaking during a hearing before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in the Hague, Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

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1 hr ago | The Daily Star

Lebanon mourns Air Algerie victims

This combo of pictures show from top left, Ali Daher, Salah Daher, their mother Randa Daher and her daughter Shaymaa, Mohammad Akhdar, Hassan Mounji and his daughter Roqia and his three boys.

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3 hrs ago | Young People's Media Network

OPPORTUNITIES / PROJECTS: Talents Beirut II

The initiative Talents Beirut was launched by the Metropolis Association and the Goethe Institute in Beirut, in collaboration with Berlinale Talents and FIDMarseille.

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7 hrs ago | MilitaryCity.com

Marines file charges against corporal suspected of deserting twice

Marine Corps Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun disappeared from his unit in Iraq's western desert in June 2004.

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8 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Hezbollah questions rivals' support for Gaza resistance

BEIRUT: Hezbollah criticized rivals in the Future Movement-led March 14 coalition Thursday for showing support for the resistance in Gaza while attacking the Lebanese resistance.

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13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Iranian official in Beirut to discuss Gaza

A Palestinian looks at a damaged residential building which witnesses said was targeted by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City July 24, 2014.

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14 hrs ago | UNICEF News

Vaccination campaign to reach most vulnerable children in Lebanon

UNICEF Lebanon, with the Ministry of Public Health, local NGO Beyond Association, WHO and UNHCR, is launching Summer Immunization Weeks for a week each in July, August and September.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

CNN

Ramadan is different in Lebanon this year

Fattoush, diced vegetables mixed with pomegranate molasses and olive oil, lentil soup spiced with cumin and with other small mezze dishes including fatteh , and cheese-filled sambousek are all placed on the dining table.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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