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50 min ago | The Daily Star

Lebanese Army arrests 6 Syrians in Arsal

The NNA said four Syrians were detained at an Army checkpoint in Wadi Ain-Ata and two at another checkpoint in Ain al-Shaab.

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1 hr ago | Hispanic Business

Islamic State Fights for Control of Syrian Oil Wealth

July 30--BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Syrian government troops reportedly retook the Shaar gas fields in Homs province on July 26, a week after the facility was captured by Islamic State fighters, in what many view as an alarming increase in hostility between the group and the Syrian regime.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Daily Star

Jumblatt reaches out to break deadlock

Speaker Nabih Berri, right, receives Druze leader Walid Jumblatt and Minister Wael Abu Faour in Beirut, Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese politicians express solidarity with Iraq Christians

BEIRUT: Lebanese politicians and Christian leaders reiterated their concern Wednesday over the exodus of Christians from Iraq's city of Mosul.

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The Times of Israel

Cinema helps Lebanese wrestle with tragic past

Lebanese actress Nada Abu Farhat in the southern Lebanese town of Sidiqin, during the shooting of 'Summer Rain' by Director Philippe Aractingi.

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The Daily Star

Record number of students opting to study abroad

Most private universities in Lebanon offer study abroad programs with the aim of enriching students' college experience.

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Planet Jackson Hole

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming - This past weekend local architect Nona Yehia stepped out of her home kitchen to deliver an extravagant Lebanese spread at Lemons and Parsley, a pop-up Beirut bistro held at Persephone.

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The Daily Star

Eight Syrians arrested in Lebanon over terrorist links

BEIRUT: Eight Syrians were arrested near the Bekaa Valley border village of Arsal over suspected links with terrorist organizations, the Lebanese Army said Wednesday.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese expat killed in Ivory Coast

A man rest near a poster of Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman and Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara near the presidential palace in Abidjan March 15, 2013.

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The Daily Star

No president means Parliament extension: Future MP

Future bloc MP Mohammad Hajjar warns that not electing a president will mean the extension of the Parliament's term.

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The Daily Star

Kidnapped refugees ransomed to Syrian army

Syrian refugees children play outside their tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern town of Marj in Bekaa valley, Lebanon, Sunday, June 29, 2014.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Daily Star

Israel kidnaps Lebanese shepherd in south

Israeli soldiers atop an armored vehicle patrol the area in the occupied Shebaa Farms, Lebanon.

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UPI

Hamas rejects cease-fire proposal in Gaza

A call by Palestinian leadership for a 24-hour truce in the conflict between Israel and Gaza was rejected Tuesday by Hamas , the governing body in Gaza.

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The Daily Star

Paris asks to run DNA tests on Lebanese plane victims

A Burkina Faso Air Force soldier and a journalist look at debris of the Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 scattered at the crash site in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 26, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Jumblatt denies discussing presidency with Nasrallah, Berri

BEIRUT: Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt denied on Tuesday discussing the presidential election with the Shiite duo Speaker Nabih Berri and Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, emphasizing that the war on Gaza was the priority.

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Live Design Online

Robe For Beiteddine Art Festival

An all Robe moving light rig was specified for the 2014 Beiteddine Art Festival in Lebanon a vibrant, high profile annual summer music and cultural event with an all-star line-up of local and international artists that is staged against the magnificent backdrop of the 2000 year old Beiteddine Palace.

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The Daily Star

LBCI launches Mosul solidarity initiative

BEIRUT: A local television channel has launched an initiative in solidarity with the Christians in Mosul, as anchor and talk show host, Dima Sadeq, began her broadcast sporting a T-shirt with the letter "N" in Arabic, which has become a mark of solidarity with the minority group.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Daily Star

Beirut security plan begins next month: minister

Policemen from the Information Unit gather outside of the Duroy Hotel in Beirut, Thursday, June 26, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Geagea, Canadian minister discuss Lebanon, region

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea Monday met Monday with a Canadian minister to discuss Lebanon's political situation as well as regional developments.

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Inter Press Service

Drought and Misuse Behind Lebanon's Water Scarcity

Tank trucks being filled with water in front of Osman Bin Affan Mosque in Beirut.

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