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2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Islamist Gathering meets over Tripoli protests

Tripoli residents protest to demand the release of a militia leader from Roumieh prison, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

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6 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

Concern-causing concerts! Baalbek Festival returns despite security incidents

Despite security concerns, the historical city of Baalbek will host its annual music festival this year.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Daily Star

Cabinet unlikely to resolve LU teachers, refugee issues

File - From left, UCC head Hanna Gharib, Minister Elias Bou Saab and MP Ali Bazzi chat as they leave the Parliament in Beirut, Thursday, June 19, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Lebanon's Palestinians lament apathy over Gaza

A woman and children walk in front of a wall bearing pictures of late leader Yasser Arafat in the Palestinian refugee camp of Bourj al-Barajneh, Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

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Silicon Alley Insider

7 Times When Iran's Strategic Mastermind Reshaped The Middle East

A former CIA operative described Qassem Suleimani, the head of Iran's Quds Force, as the "most powerful operative in the Middle East today."

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The Daily Star

Parliament meeting on water shortage

BEIRUT: A meeting to discuss quick solutions for the water shortage emergency is underway in Parliament Wednesday, joining the responsible parliamentary committee with ministers and officials.

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OhNoTheyDidnt

George Clooney attacks Daily Mail over 'irresponsible' story on his fiancee

Actor George Clooney has accused the Daily Mail of concocting a false and irresponsible story about his fiance, the human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

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The Daily Star

France reiterates support for Lebanon security

The main fountain at the Baabda Palace was turned off after Michel Sleiman left, signaling that the residence place of the Lebanese president is temporarily empty.

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The Daily Beast

Inside Hezbollah's Hash PlantationsBy Alberto Mucci

As you drive along the provincial roads of the Bekaa Valley, a region that stretches for about 75 miles from Mount Lebanon to the mountains next to the Syrian border, it's not uncommon to come across marijuana plantations extending almost as far as the eye can see.

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The Daily Star

Prosecutor at STL seeks arrest warrant for Amin

Amin is charged with contempt of court and obstruction of justice over reports published by Al-Akhbar last year.

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Hot Air

The Economist names the only democracy in the Middle East, and it isn't Israel

With the rise of Islamist organizations, repressive regimes, and civil conflicts which threaten regional stability, the promise of the Arab Spring of 2011 quickly devolved into an Arab winter.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Daily Star

Bassil in Brazil for politics, expats, football

Minister Gebran Bassil gestures as he enters his car in Batroun, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.

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The Daily Star

One in four Syrian refugee women head households

BEIRUT: A quarter of all Syrian refugee households in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt are now run solely by a woman, leaving mothers struggling to make ends meet and even forcing children into work, a report by the United Nations released Tuesday says.

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Global Voices Online

Ivorian Woman Pushed off 6th Floor for Demanding Salary in Lebanon

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Al Bawaba

Rockets from Syria hit Lebanon's Bekaa

A bomb attack in Bekaa in June this year left two dead and Beirut scrambling to crack down on spillover violence from Syria A rocket launched from the Eastern Mountain Range on the Lebanese-Syrian border landed Tuesday near the northern Bekaa town of Al Fakiha, state-run National News Agency reported.

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The Daily Star

Future bloc slams unwarranted arrests in Tripoli

Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora headed the Future bloc's meeting, on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Khalil: Cabinet law only way to end spending freeze

Parliament's Finance and Budget committee held a meeting attended by Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Authorities crack down on extremists, charge 28 with belonging to ISIS

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

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Daily Star

Lebanon's Arabic press digest - July 8, 2014

The following are a selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers.

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Suria

Amal Alamuddin's mum against wedding?

George Clooney's future mother-in-law doesn't think he's good enough for her daughter and would prefer her to marry a Druze muslim.

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