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Lebanese soldiers inspect Red Cross ambulances April 22, 2014 as they return from a relief mission to the village of Tufayl in eastern Lebanon which is under threat of an incursion by the Syrian army.
An artisan in Sidon listens to a TV broadcast of the session to elect a president as he works on assembling a chair.
File - Refugees who fled the violence from the Syrian town of Flita, near Yabroud, stand outside their tents at the border town of Arsal, in the eastern Bekaa Valley March 20, 2014.
BEIRUT: Nadine Moussa, Lebanon's first female candidate for the presidency, insists that Lebanon needs a "new social contract," with women holding half of all parliamentary and governmental posts.
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam casts his vote to elect the new Lebanese president in the parliament building in downtown Beirut on April 23, 2014.
Prime Minister Tammam Salam arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Sunday, March 30, 2014.
As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
Dr. Maryam Ghandour, AUB's career and placement services director, speaks during an interview in Beirut, Monday, April 21, 2014.
BEIRUT: History seems to be repeating itself with regard to the presidential election stalemate more than four decades ago.
BEIRUT: Former MP and Minister Jean Obeid Tuesday dismissed as utterly fabricated a report claiming he provided the Syrian Embassy in Beirut with information concerning former Minister Michel Samaha, who has been indicted in a terror plot to destabilize Lebanon.
BEIRUT: A special security team, backed by emergency rescue workers, prepared to deploy Tuesday in an east Lebanon border village that has been cut off from the rest of the country by Syrian troops.
BEIRUT: Head of the Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt Tuesday nominated Henry Helou, a lawmaker from his own bloc, for the presidency.
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File - Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri speaks during a Parliament session in Beirut, Thursday, March 20, 2014.
BEIRUT - Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of the revolution.
BEIRUT: Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun is unlikely to declare his candidacy for the presidential election ahead of this week's Parliamentary session to vote for a new head of state, a lawmaker from Aoun's bloc said in comments published Monday.