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55 min ago | The Daily Star

Death penalty sought for Azzam Brigades members

Naim Abbas, a member of Abdullah Azzam Brigades, was arrested by the Lebanese army in Corniche Mazraa, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

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3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Seven Hezbollah fighters dead after clash on Syria border

Last month, Lebanese Army forces carried out raids in the area around Arsal, targeting militants with ties to "terrorist groups," an army statement said at the time.

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3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Three Syrians drown in sea off Lebanon

Three Syrian nationals, including an 8-year-old, drowned off the coast of Lebanon, Sunday July 13, 2014.

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5 hrs ago | News24

.com | Rockets fired from Lebanon, Israel fires back

I do not condone suicide bombings or rocket attacks, but the retaliation in Gaza has to be seen in context of resistance by the Palestinians, says Mohamed Saeed .

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5 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Firing rockets from Lebanon pointless: Berri

Berri said Lebanon was a safe haven compared to the other counties in its surrounding, highlighting the need to protect the country.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Daily Star

Rifts over key issues scuttle Cabinet session

File - Prime Minister Tammam Salam arrives at the Parliament in Beirut, Thursday, March 20, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Why Arabic students choose Beirut

BEIRUT: Despite Lebanon's increasingly unstable political situation, students from around the globe seek its universities, eager to immerse themselves in Arab culture and the Arabic language.

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The Daily Star

Rai: No justification for presidential void

Rai accused legislators of evading their constitutional duties, "the most important and honorable of which is electing a president of the republic."

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The Daily Star

Patriot publishers push secularism and peace

BEIRUT: When Erik Chiniara founded the analytical news website L'Echo du CA dre , he hoped other young Lebanese abroad would rally to his message of secularism, modernity and peace.

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The Daily Star

Bassil: Lebanon strength in Christian-Muslim unity

Bassil left Beirut Tuesday for Brazil to discuss relations between the two countries, meet members of the Lebanese diaspora and watch the World Cup final games.

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The Daily Star

Sigrid Kaag to become new U.N. coordinator for Lebanon: reports

BEIRUT: Dutch diplomat Sigrid Kaag will replace Derek Plumbly as the new United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, media reports said over the weekend.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Art Daily

Etel Adnan now represented by Galerie Lelong

Galerie Lelong announced the representation of Etel Adnan in Paris and New York.

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The Daily Star

Hezbollah, Hamas coordinating on the ground: official

Hamdan said Hamas' ability to withstand attack was very strong and it was capable "of continuing to fire rockets and confront any ground operation and reach deep into Israel."

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The Daily Star

World Bank program looks to create jobs

BEIRUT: The World Bank will soon call upon Lebanese youths to apply to "New Entrance to Work," a project aimed at providing 3,000 job opportunities as unemployment in Lebanon is expected to double by the end of 2014 and reach 20 percent, said Haneen Sayed, Human Development Coordinator at the World Bank.

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The Daily Star

Rifi urges Tripoli residents to show self-restraint

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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The Daily Star

Geagea: Citizens must prep for parliamentary polls

Geagea urged citizens to decide their fate for themselves, lauding the ability of a Lebanese electorate to elect their representatives in parliamentary elections set for November.

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The Daily Star

Al-Jamaa member behind rockets fired at Israel

Lebanese soldiers and UNIFIL peacekeepers check the site of rocket attack in Rayhanit Berri in the Mari area, Friday, July 11, 2014.

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Anxiety grips Lebanon following blasts, arrests

In this Thursday, June 26, 2014, file photo, tourists leave Beirut's Ramada Hotel as security forces raided some rooms in the building in Beirut.

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The Daily Star

Bassil: State, individual terrorism plague the Middle East

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Thursday, May 29, 2014.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Daily Star

Leaving for Beirut

On a winter night in 1981, Momen left for Beirut. When I met him the day before, his 17-year-old eyes twinkled with the excitement of joining the Palestine Liberation Organisation .

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