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18 min ago | The Daily Star

World Bank: Lebanon's economy still in jeopardy

File - Refugees who fled the violence from the Syrian town of Flita, near Yabroud, stand outside their tents at the border town of Arsal, in the eastern Bekaa Valley March 20, 2014.

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4 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

No victor in Lebanon first-round presidential vote

Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam casts his vote to elect the new Lebanese president in the parliament building in downtown Beirut on April 23, 2014.

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8 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Salam: Cabinet succeeded in holding presidential election

Prime Minister Tammam Salam arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Sunday, March 30, 2014.

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12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Grenades explode in Lebanon's Tripoli, no casualties

A Lebanese Army helicopter flies over buildings as soldiers are deployed as part of a security plan to restore stability in Tripoli, north Lebanon, April 2, 2014.

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16 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

He likes it and might put a ring on it! George Clooney 'besotted' with Beirut babe Amal Alamuddin

Friends of the 52-year-old actor, who has been going out with the 36-year-old advisor to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan since October 2013, said that the Lebanese born beauty is not like any other woman Clooney's been with before, and he's completely besotted with her.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Daily Star

Obeid attacks alleged smear, defamation campaign

BEIRUT: Former MP and Minister Jean Obeid Tuesday dismissed as utterly fabricated a report claiming he provided the Syrian Embassy in Beirut with information concerning former Minister Michel Samaha, who has been indicted in a terror plot to destabilize Lebanon.

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The Daily Star

Echoes of past crises make election stalemate all too familiar

BEIRUT: History seems to be repeating itself with regard to the presidential election stalemate more than four decades ago.

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The Daily Star

Jumblatt nominates bloc MP for presidency

BEIRUT: Head of the Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt Tuesday nominated Henry Helou, a lawmaker from his own bloc, for the presidency.

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The Daily Star

Politicians intensify deliberations ahead of election

File - Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri speaks during a Parliament session in Beirut, Thursday, March 20, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Salam: Dispute over resistance tied to role of state

Prime Minister Tammam Salam arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Sunday, March 30, 2014.

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WALB-TV Albany

Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

BEIRUT - Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of the revolution.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

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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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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