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18 min ago | The Daily Star

U.S. signs water MOU as Moqbel warns of crisis

BEIRUT: The United States Embassy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with four regional water establishments Friday, as the ministerial committee following up on the looming water crisis announced plans to draft an action plan to tackle shortages.

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4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Taif is an umbrella of stability: Jumblatt

BEIRUT: Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt reiterated his commitment to the Taif Accord at an award ceremony where he was honored with the annual President Elias Hrawi award in Yazreh Friday.

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8 hrs ago | News24

.com | Israel returns fire after rockets fired from Lebanon

Japan's government has approved a reinterpretation of the war-renouncing constitution to allow greater use of military force to defend other countries.

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10 hrs ago | Jacksonville Daily News

Ruling to benefit families of Beirut's fallen

It may not bring closure, but more than 30 years after a terrorist attack killed 241 Marines in Beirut, Lebanon, some of the troops' surviving families will finally receive a form of restitution.

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13 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Lebanon reportedly arrests man in connection to rocket fired to Upper Galilee

Lebanese army personnel inspect the remains of a shell that was suspected of having been launched from Lebanon to Israel, July 11, 2014.

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14 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Tensions high in Tripoli over detainees release

Protesters block a road in Tripoli to demand the release of a militia leader from Roumieh prison, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Mother, father, sister, brother: The roles of Syria's refugee women

In this 2012 file photo, a Syrian refugee woman, who fled her house in the Syrian town of Tal-Kalakh, sits next to her baby at a school playground where she lives with her family and relatives temporarily in Shadra village at the northern Lebanese-Syrian border town of Wadi Khaled, in Akkar, north Lebanon.

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The Daily Star

Lost in translation: Connecting youths with Arabic

Group photo of international students in the Between the Lines creative writing program at the University of Iowa.

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The Daily Star

UN official tours Hermel, Arsal

UN Development Program Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon Ross Mountain speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

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The Baltimore Sun

U.S. imposes sanctions on Lebanese firm for Hezbollah ties

The United States on Thursday imposed financial sanctions on a Lebanese consumer electronics company, saying it purchased supplies used to develop military drones for the militant Hezbollah movement.

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The Baltimore Sun

Militants in Lebanon seek to emulate Islamic State

The success of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has emboldened like-minded militants in Lebanon who believe they can emulate it, the interior minister said, confirming the militant Sunni group had now appeared in Beirut for the first time.

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The Daily Star

Islamist Gathering meets over Tripoli protests

Tripoli residents protest to demand the release of a militia leader from Roumieh prison, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

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Al Bawaba

Concern-causing concerts! Baalbek Festival returns despite security incidents

Despite security concerns, the historical city of Baalbek will host its annual music festival this year.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Daily Star

Cabinet unlikely to resolve LU teachers, refugee issues

File - From left, UCC head Hanna Gharib, Minister Elias Bou Saab and MP Ali Bazzi chat as they leave the Parliament in Beirut, Thursday, June 19, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Lebanon's Palestinians lament apathy over Gaza

A woman and children walk in front of a wall bearing pictures of late leader Yasser Arafat in the Palestinian refugee camp of Bourj al-Barajneh, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

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Silicon Alley Insider

7 Times When Iran's Strategic Mastermind Reshaped The Middle East

A former CIA operative described Qassem Suleimani, the head of Iran's Quds Force, as the "most powerful operative in the Middle East today."

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The Daily Star

Future MP slams Hezbollah military parade in Bekaa

File - Hezbollah members salute during the funeral procession of Hezbollah commander Hassan Lakkis in Baalbek, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

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OhNoTheyDidnt

George Clooney attacks Daily Mail over 'irresponsible' story on his fiancee

Actor George Clooney has accused the Daily Mail of concocting a false and irresponsible story about his fiance, the human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

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The Daily Star

France reiterates support for Lebanon security

The main fountain at the Baabda Palace was turned off after Michel Sleiman left, signaling that the residence place of the Lebanese president is temporarily empty.

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The Daily Star

Prosecutor at STL seeks arrest warrant for Amin

Amin is charged with contempt of court and obstruction of justice over reports published by Al-Akhbar last year.

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