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2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Levels of FDI expected to remain constant

File - People stand in front of the Bristol Hotel in Hamra, Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

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7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Bisri welcomes dam project as concerns loom

BISRI, Lebanon: Residents have cautiously welcomed the signing of a loan agreement paving the way for the construction of a water dam in the Jezzine town of Bisri, as the project, first proposed a decade ago, makes headway.

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11 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Aoun's election proposal like ISIS exodus in Iraq: MP

"ISIS is causing the exodus of Mosul's Christians while the Change and Reform bloc is emptying the presidency from a Christian political presence," said MP Fadi Karam.

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15 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Lebanon asks for $280M to finish Nahr al-Bared

Prime Minister Tammam Salam, right, speaks with deputy Prime Minister Samir Moqbel during a Cabinet session at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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19 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Opposition: 15 Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria

BEIRUT: The opposition National Syrian Coalition said 15 fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah had been killed in recent battles against Syrian rebels in the village of Flita in Syria's mountainous Qalamoun region on the border with Lebanon.

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20 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Student use of energy drinks raises alarm

BEIRUT: Nearly two thirds of Lebanese school and college students consume energy drinks, new research has found, exposing them to potential health risks ranging from heart illnesses to obesity.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Reuters

Trip Tips: See and live history in Lebanon

Some travellers want to see history, others want to live it. In Lebanon, a slice of land between the Mediterranean and war-ravaged Syria, you can do a lot of both.

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The Daily Star

Health Ministry busts supervisor for fraud

File - Health Minister Wael Abu Faour attends a ceremony in Baabda, Thursday, March 13, 2014.

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Yahoo!

Dozens of jihadis killed in Beirut

Free Syrian Army fighters react while launching a rocket towards Hama military airport that is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Hama countryside July 25, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Over $13M of Bank Audi shares traded at Beirut bourse

Falling shares in Europe and the U.S. are not expected to make a big difference to the Beirut bourse.

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Cybercast News Service

Court decision delayed on Marine's Iraq vanishing

A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there.

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The Daily Star

Wildfire threatening Chouf cedars reserve

BEIRUT: Civil Defense fire brigades, assisted by municipality workers and residents, are struggling to extinguish a fire that broke out in the vicinity of millennia-old cedar trees in Maaser al-Chouf, southeast of Beirut, Thursday.

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The Daily Star

FPM submits bill for direct presidential election

Lebanese Forces MP Elie Keyrouz, right, listens to Change and Reform bloc MP Ibrahim Kanaan during a presidential election session at the Parliament in Beirut, Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Mexico seeks more bilateral trade

BEIRUT: Mexican Ambassador to Lebanon Jaime Garcia Amaral emphasized Wednesday the need to boost trade relations and investments between his country and Lebanon.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Hispanic Business

Beirut finally makes it to Lebanon

He played every part himself. The lead singer, principal songwriter and driving force behind the U.S. indie-rock band in the summer of 2006.

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The Daily Star

Beirut physician haunted by horrors in Gaza

Abu-Sitta said there was no reason not to head back to Gaza now that hostilities have renewed.

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Marine News

Jacques R. Saade Visits the Cma CGM Columba

During the CMA CGM Columba call in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 19, Jacques R. Saad, CMA CGM Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, visited the 11,400 TEU ship.

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The Daily Star

Geagea denies heart attack rumors

The March 14 has backed Geagea's nomination while Aoun remains the March 8 group's undeclared candidate for the country's top Christian post.

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The Daily Star

Future MPs: Priority for president over elections

BEIRUT: Future Bloc MPs called Wednesday for giving priority to electing a new president over holding the parliamentary elections, arguing that the bloc supported extending Parliament's term only to facilitate the presidential election and avert a total vacuum.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese patriarchs head to Iraq in show of support

BEIRUT: Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai left Beirut Wednesday to lead a delegation of bishops on a visit to Iraq in a show of support with the thousands of Christians suffering the advance of Islamist militants.

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