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4 min ago | The Daily Star

Lebanon needs $1B to help refugee host communities

BEIRUT: Lebanon is in need of close to $1 billion to finance urgent projects aimed at supporting host communities that are reeling under the increasing burden of around 1.6 million Syrian refugees, a senior Lebanese government representative told The Daily Star. Shadi Karam, the representative of the government on the steering committee of a World Bank-supervised multi-donor trust fund for Lebanon, says he expects money to start flowing into the fund now that its work mechanism has been officially ratified by the Cabinet.

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4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Sisi pledges support to Lebanon stability

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a speech in Cairo, in this September 6, 2014 handout courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency. REUTERS/The Egyptian Presidency BEIRUT: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to cooperate with Lebanon's allies in order to ensure the country's stability.

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8 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Jumblatt calls for a revival of Army conscription

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Government should consider reinstating Army conscription, MP Walid Jumblatt said Monday, arguing that the move would reinforce the military during times of need. Jumblatt urged parties to adopt mandatory military service as a means of reinforcing Army reserves.

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12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Syrian army destroys ISIS-controlled bridge

BEIRUT: Syrian special forces Monday destroyed a bridge over the Euphrates River used by ISIS to move supplies in eastern Syria, media run by Hezbollah said, a blow to the group in the swath of Syrian territory it controls near Iraq. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the war, said an explosion had destroyed the bridge in Deir al-Zor city that is of vital importance to ISIS as the only way for it to move into parts of the city it controls.

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16 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

Peek-A-Boo! Saucy Burlesque superstar comes to Beirut

It's noon on a weekday, and Chrys Columbine is posing for a photo in the middle of the road in Hamra. Dressed in a glittering green bra, matching pants, a bustling satin skirt and a waist-pinching corset, she is literally stopping traffic.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

ABS-CBN News

20 Pinoys to be repatriated from Syria

In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs said the 20 Filipinos, who availed of the Mandatory Repatriation Program, will travel by land from Damascus to Beirut on September 17. They will arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on board Emirates Airlines flight number EK-332 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates at 4:35 p.m. on Thursday. This brings the total number of Filipinos repatriated from Syria to 5,473.

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The Daily Star

Future looks to Hezbollah to ease tensions

BEIRUT: The Future Movement is seeking to work with Hezbollah to defuse sectarian tensions and revive the role of Parliament and Cabinet paralyzed by the four-month-old presidential deadlock, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Sunday. He also said his ministry was not ready to hold parliamentary elections under unstable security conditions, sending the strongest signal yet about the possible extension of Parliament's mandate.

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ABC News

Militants Holding Lebanese Soldiers Release Video

In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 file photo, Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks to the media at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon. On Sunday, Sept.

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The Daily Star

Nusra releases video of abducted Lebanese soldiers

Relatives of captured Lebanese soldiers protest as they demand the release of their loved ones in Mhammara, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. BEIRUT: Two Army soldiers held captive by Nusra Front militants appear in a video released Sunday, speaking to their families on the phone and demanding the release of Roumieh prisoners.

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The Daily Star

Bou Saab denies disrupting election committee

Minister Elias Bou Saab speaks during a news conference at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. BEIRUT: Education Minister Elias Bou Saab Sunday denied rumors of his alleged disruption of the formation of the Election Supervisory Committee during the Cabinet's session Thursday, arguing that a two-day delay in the appointment of the committee doesn't make a difference.

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The Daily Star

ISIS and Nusra have different conditions: Ibrahim

Prime Minister Tammam Salam, center, heads a security meeting at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. BEIRUT: ISIS and the Nusra Front have different conditions for releasing the kidnapped Army soldiers and Policemen, the head of Lebanon's General Security said upon his arrival in Qatar with a ministerial delegation led by Prime Minister Tammam Salam.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

KFVS12

Video shows slaying of British aid worker

A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black. A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.

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Deseret News

Video purports to show beheading of British aid worker by Islamic State extremists

This image made from a video posted on the Internet by Islamic State militants and provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. terrorism watchdog, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, purports to show British aid worker David Haines before he was beheaded.

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OUPblog

Is Arabic really a single language?

All language-learners face the difficulties of regional variations or dialects. Usually, it takes the form of an odd word or turn of phrase or a peculiar pronunciation.

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The Daily Star

Alain Aoun: Parliamentary elections could solve impasse

Situation in Arsal should not be used as a pretext to delay general elections, Aoun says. BEIRUT: Holding parliamentary elections on time, even if that means their taking place before presidential polls, would break Lebanon's political deadlock, according to MP Alain Aoun.

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The Town Talk

Some Christians arm as Mideast perils mountSome Christians arm as...

Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack. Some Christians arm as Mideast perils mount QAA, Lebanon - Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack.

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Syrians attacked in Lebanon after soldiers killed

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali was sleeping with his family in a tent in this eastern village when shortly before midnight they jumped up in fear and started fleeing when gunmen attacked them opening fire over their tents from different directions. Later that night, the 50-year-old father of 15 saw from a distance fire in the small makeshift camp of about 25 tents housing nearly 200 Syrian refugees who have fled to safety in Lebanon away from their country's civil war that has killed more than 190,000 people.

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Star-Telegram.com

Revenge attacks sow fear among Syrians in Lebanon

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent in Lebanon, and for a second time they raced off into the fields, fleeing a war that now seems to have followed them across the border. The gunmen who attacked the makeshift camp housing around 200 refugees set fire to several of the tents, including the two used by Ali, his two wives and 15 children, destroying the few belongings they had managed to bring with them from Syria, including their official documents and U.N. refugee cards.

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MYREPUBLICA.com

Syrians attacked in Lebanon after soldiers killed

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali was sleeping with his family in a tent in this eastern village when shortly before midnight they jumped up in fear and started fleeing when gunmen attacked them opening fire over their tents from different directions. Later that night, the 50-year-old father of 15 saw from a distance fire in the small makeshift camp of about 25 tents housing nearly 200 Syrian refugees who have fled to safety in Lebanon away from their countrys civil war that has killed more than 190,000 people.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Star

Ibrahim flies to Doha ahead of Salam's visit

BEIRUT: The head of General Security flew to Qatar Friday night, ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Tammam Salam to the Gulf emirate Sunday as part of efforts to negotiate the release of Lebanese security personnel held by extremist militants on the outskirts of Arsal. Speaking to The Daily Star, a source from General Security said that Maj.

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