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  1. FIBA Asia Cup set to tip off for first time in LebanonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 8 | Al Bawaba

    The FIBA Asia Cup is set to tip off Tuesday for the first time ever in Lebanon with 16 nations battling it out for continental supremacy. This year's tournament will take place from Aug. 8 to 20 and is set to be the first time that teams from across Oceania, most notably Australia and New Zealand, will compete with Asian teams.

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  2. Mashrou' Leila and Activists Clean Beach to Make a PointRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 7 | Al Bawaba

    Trash, littering Lebanon's beaches and floating freely near its shores, has already trapped endangered sea turtles, killed off fish and-combined with waste water dumped without treatment-even On Saturday, more than 250 activists taking matters into their own hands led a collective clean-up along one of Beirut's last non-privatised beaches, enlisting the help of Lebanese alt-rock band Mashrou' Leila. "We throw 700 tonnes of plastic a day in Lebanon.

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  3. Mashrou' Leila Lead the Way in Beirut's Plastic DetoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 7 | Al Bawaba

    Some activists said the extent of the damage means that state-sponsored endeavours rather than grassroots efforts are needed to tackle the crisis. Trash, littering Lebanon's beaches and floating freely near its shores, has already trapped endangered sea turtles, killed off fish and - combined with wastewater dumped without treatment - even On Saturday, more than 250 activists taking matters into their own hands led a collective clean-up along one of Beirut's last non-privatised beaches, enlisting the help of Lebanese alt-rock band Mashrou' Leila.

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  4. Etihad Airways Introduces Next-Generation Boeing 787 Between Abu Dhabi and BeirutRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 25 | Al Bawaba

    Etihad Airways today introduced the Boeing 787-9 on its scheduled daily service from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates , to Beirut, Lebanon. The new 787 Dreamliner service replaces the Airbus A321 aircraft previously operating the airline's EY535/EY538 flights to and from the Lebanese capital.

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  5. Hezbollah, Syrian Regime Attack Militants in Border AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    A Hezbollah militant looks through his binoculars in Umm Khorj in the Lebanese eastern mountain range close to the Syrian border. Hezbollah have launched a major offensive against Syrian rebels on both sides of the Lebanon border, in an operation that aims at giving pro-Assad's regime forces full control of the frontier region.

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  6. Lebanese Troops Beating and Humiliating Syrian Refugees: ActivistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Syrian refugee children walk at an unofficial refugee camp in the area of Arida, north of Lebanon's capital city of Beirut. Syrian men have been beaten and humiliated during a raid by Lebanese troops at a refugee camp on Friday according to activists, in camps that have been a flashpoint for fighting between the army and jihadi militants.

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  7. Fully covered women bathe in the sea in AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    A woman attempting to enjoy a beach holiday with her family in Lebanon returned home early after she was banned from swimming because of her full-body Islamic burkini swimsuit. Noura al-Zaim took to social media this week to complain of her mistreatment by staff at the Miramar Hotel Resort and Spa in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.

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  8. Wonder Woman Banned in LebanonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    The Lebanese Ministry of Interior and Municipalities confirmed today that upcoming film Wonder Woman -the latest entry in the DC Cinematic Universe-has been banned in the country, after calls for the ban reached a pitch yesterday. The ban is in part due to Lebanon's ongoing war with Israel; Lebanon considers Israel an enemy country and has banned Israeli products from entering.

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  9. Books, Another Victim of the War in Syria Fighting for SurvivalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Book sales and production - once a prized commodity of the Damascus intelligentsia - are now suffocating, just like everything else in Syria, due to five years of war. Foreign books have disappeared from the Syrian market due to their astronomical prices when measured against the plummeting Syrian currency.

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  10. Syrian Refugees Scapegoats for Lebanese Government's FailingsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Some 10,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley have been ordered to pick up and move elsewhere. On Monday 10 April 2017, the UNHCR announced that the Lebanese army had ordered the eviction of 10,000 refugees living in the Bekaa Valley in informal settlements.

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  11. Tripoli Half Marathon seeks to show off city as green destinationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    More than 25,000 Lebanese nationals and 550 competitors from other nations took part in the Tripoli Half Marathon Sunday. The races, with the slogan "Keep It Green," were held under the patronage of North Lebanon Gov. Ramzi Nohra, and attracted a number of lawmakers and officials.

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  12. Will Beirut hit the right note with first 'Arab Nation Music Awards' tonight?Read the original story

    Apr 22, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Beirut's schedule for this week is almost full with many sports, artistic and cultural events; the Lebanese capital was selected to host the first edition of the "Arab Nation Music Awards" on April 23. This award will be introduced in a massive gala at the Casino du Liban, hosted by Razan el-Moghrabi and Mohammad Kaiss, and directed by Elie Aramouni. The award, which will take its first step in Beirut, has become an annual tradition, and will be organized in another Arabic country each year.

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  13. Lebanon's political scene is changing, so is its economy: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Standard Chartered said in its report on Lebanon that it expects GDP growth to pick up marginally to 1.5 percent in 2017, from an estimated 1 percent in 2016. Standard Chartered expects modest GDP growth in Lebanon in 2017 compared to 2016, thanks to the positive political environment following the election of a president.

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  14. Lebanon: Financial inflows to jump 20 percent amid better economic conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Financial inflows to Lebanon in 2017 could jump by 20 percent thanks to the positive political and economic conditions, Bank Audi said Wednesday. "The improvement in Lebanon's politico-economic conditions could generate no less than a 20 percent rise in financial inflows in 2017, following the noticeable double-digit growth that was reported in 2016 and that was driven by the financial engineering operations of the Central Bank.

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  15. Lebanon extends citizenship to foreigners ahead of womenRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Citzenship ties us to the state which is responsible for our protection, without this it becomes difficult to access the most fundamental human rights such as justice, secuirty, education and health. The Lebanese ministry of foreign affairs have launched a glossy campaign reaching out to descendants of Lebanese males who left the country almost 100 years ago to apply for citizenship, meanwhile Lebanese women married to foreign men are still unable to pass down citizenship to their children.

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  16. Lebanon finalizes plan to encourage insurance company mergersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Lebanon has over 60 small, medium and large insurance companies and some experts believe that this number of firms is too big for a small country. Lebanon's Economy and Trade Ministry has put the final touches on a draft law that will encourage insurance companies to merge by giving them subsidized loans, Economy and Trade Minister Raed Khoury said Tuesday.

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  17. Lebanon appoints four banks for $1.5B eurobond issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Lebanon's Finance Ministry has designated Barclays, Byblos Bank, Societe Generale de Banque au Liban and JPMorgan to co-manage the issuance of $1.5 billion in eurobonds to finance the public debt. A banker told The Daily Star that the Lebanese government will not have any difficulty in selling these eurobonds to investors .

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  18. Lebanon: Proposal to raise taxes met with oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    The IMF has urged the Lebanese government to look for new alternatives to reduce the mounting public debt. Taxes proposed by Lebanon's Finance Ministry are coming under mounting criticism from economists, bankers and businesses who are warning that these measures would add more burden on citizens and the struggling economy.

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  19. Lebanon: High-profile Daesh commander killed in clashes near Syrian borderRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Lebanese security authorities say a high-profile member of Daesh has been killed in an explosion targeting his vehicle near the northeastern town of Arsal on the border with conflict-plagued Syria. An unnamed security source told Beirut-based and English-language Daily Star that Ahmed Wahid al-Abed was killed on Tuesday as the explosion ripped through his vehicle on the outskirts of the town, located about 124 kilometers northeast of the capital Beirut.

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  20. Lebanon's startups pioneering hydroponic farming in regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | Al Bawaba

    Lack of space and harsh environmental conditions often translate into limited farming opportunities, but several Lebanese companies are tackling the problem with a farming method allowing plants to grow without soil. Hydroponics is at the heart of a number of futuristic green initiatives set to bring agriculture to previously hostile environments.

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