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49 min ago | The Daily Star

Future looks to Hezbollah to ease tensions

BEIRUT: The Future Movement is seeking to work with Hezbollah to defuse sectarian tensions and revive the role of Parliament and Cabinet paralyzed by the four-month-old presidential deadlock, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Sunday. He also said his ministry was not ready to hold parliamentary elections under unstable security conditions, sending the strongest signal yet about the possible extension of Parliament's mandate.

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5 hrs ago | ABC News

Militants Holding Lebanese Soldiers Release Video

In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 file photo, Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks to the media at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon. On Sunday, Sept.

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9 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Nusra releases video of abducted Lebanese soldiers

Relatives of captured Lebanese soldiers protest as they demand the release of their loved ones in Mhammara, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. BEIRUT: Two Army soldiers held captive by Nusra Front militants appear in a video released Sunday, speaking to their families on the phone and demanding the release of Roumieh prisoners.

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13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Bou Saab denies disrupting election committee

Minister Elias Bou Saab speaks during a news conference at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. BEIRUT: Education Minister Elias Bou Saab Sunday denied rumors of his alleged disruption of the formation of the Election Supervisory Committee during the Cabinet's session Thursday, arguing that a two-day delay in the appointment of the committee doesn't make a difference.

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17 hrs ago | The Daily Star

ISIS and Nusra have different conditions: Ibrahim

Prime Minister Tammam Salam, center, heads a security meeting at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. BEIRUT: ISIS and the Nusra Front have different conditions for releasing the kidnapped Army soldiers and Policemen, the head of Lebanon's General Security said upon his arrival in Qatar with a ministerial delegation led by Prime Minister Tammam Salam.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Video shows slaying of British aid worker

A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black. A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.

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Deseret News

Video purports to show beheading of British aid worker by Islamic State extremists

This image made from a video posted on the Internet by Islamic State militants and provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. terrorism watchdog, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, purports to show British aid worker David Haines before he was beheaded.

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OUPblog

Is Arabic really a single language?

All language-learners face the difficulties of regional variations or dialects. Usually, it takes the form of an odd word or turn of phrase or a peculiar pronunciation.

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The Daily Star

Alain Aoun: Parliamentary elections could solve impasse

Situation in Arsal should not be used as a pretext to delay general elections, Aoun says. BEIRUT: Holding parliamentary elections on time, even if that means their taking place before presidential polls, would break Lebanon's political deadlock, according to MP Alain Aoun.

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The Town Talk

Some Christians arm as Mideast perils mountSome Christians arm as...

Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack. Some Christians arm as Mideast perils mount QAA, Lebanon - Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack.

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Syrians attacked in Lebanon after soldiers killed

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali was sleeping with his family in a tent in this eastern village when shortly before midnight they jumped up in fear and started fleeing when gunmen attacked them opening fire over their tents from different directions. Later that night, the 50-year-old father of 15 saw from a distance fire in the small makeshift camp of about 25 tents housing nearly 200 Syrian refugees who have fled to safety in Lebanon away from their country's civil war that has killed more than 190,000 people.

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Star-Telegram.com

Revenge attacks sow fear among Syrians in Lebanon

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent in Lebanon, and for a second time they raced off into the fields, fleeing a war that now seems to have followed them across the border. The gunmen who attacked the makeshift camp housing around 200 refugees set fire to several of the tents, including the two used by Ali, his two wives and 15 children, destroying the few belongings they had managed to bring with them from Syria, including their official documents and U.N. refugee cards.

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Syrians attacked in Lebanon after soldiers killed

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali was sleeping with his family in a tent in this eastern village when shortly before midnight they jumped up in fear and started fleeing when gunmen attacked them opening fire over their tents from different directions. Later that night, the 50-year-old father of 15 saw from a distance fire in the small makeshift camp of about 25 tents housing nearly 200 Syrian refugees who have fled to safety in Lebanon away from their countrys civil war that has killed more than 190,000 people.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Star

Ibrahim flies to Doha ahead of Salam's visit

BEIRUT: The head of General Security flew to Qatar Friday night, ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Tammam Salam to the Gulf emirate Sunday as part of efforts to negotiate the release of Lebanese security personnel held by extremist militants on the outskirts of Arsal. Speaking to The Daily Star, a source from General Security said that Maj.

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The Daily Star

Surrogacy not an option in Lebanon

BEIRUT: While reproductive technologies are becoming increasingly popular in Lebanon, couples seeking surrogacy arrangements are being forced to look abroad due to religious and legislative barriers, doctors say. Lebanese couples with trouble conceiving a child can visit a range of fertility clinics across the country, including many that specialize in once controversial in vitro fertilization .

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The Daily Star

Expansion abroad drives banking sector growth

BEIRUT: A new study by Bank Audi showed that growth in foreign currency deposits in 2013 represented the bulk of the total deposit growth in Lebanese banks. "The breakdown of deposits reveals that the growth recorded in the year 2013 is mostly down to foreign currency deposits, which were responsible for about 84 percent of total growth in the sector," said the Bank Audi report, which was released Thursday.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese Forces MP blasts Rai over presidential vacuum remarks

Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai, left, receives Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea in Bkirki, Thursday, May 8, 2014. BEIRUT: A Lebanese Forces MP Friday launched a scathing attack against Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai for comments he made about the presidential stalemate, saying the March 8 group was to blame for the continued vacuum.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese police arrest shooter of 10-year-old Syrian

BEIRUT: Police Friday arrested a man who claims to have accidentally killed the 10-year-old Syrian boy who had been reported missing by his parents last week in Ehden, north Lebanon. In a statement, the Internal Security Forces said their investigation into the case of Jaafar al-Jabal disappearance led to the arrest of the family's neighbor, a 27-year-old Lebanese man identified only by his initials.

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The Daily Star

US, France provide additional funds for Lebanon

File - Syrian refugees children play outside their tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern town of Marj in Bekaa valley, Lebanon June 29, 2014. BEIRUT: The United States announced an additional $103.8 million in humanitarian aid for Lebanon to help the country cope with the impact of the Syrian crisis, while France has contributed 7 million euros to the International Support Group for Lebanon Fund.

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The Daily Star

Ambassador invites new Lebanon mufti to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri attends a ceremony in Beirut, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. BEIRUT: The Saudi ambassador to Lebanon has invited the new-elected Mufti Abdel-Latif Derian to visit Saudi Arabia, to strengthen the good relationship between the kingdom and Dar al-Fatwa.

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