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54 min ago | The Age

Turkish PM offers condolences to Armenians

Remembrance: Armenians take part in a gathering to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the genocide in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Asia, Armenia, History in the News, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Encircled and alone, Lebanese village braces for Syrian assault

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.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese watch polls but remain apathetic

An artisan in Sidon listens to a TV broadcast of the session to elect a president as he works on assembling a chair.

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The Daily Star

World Bank: Lebanon's economy still in jeopardy

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.

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The Daily Star

Woman breaks taboos, announces candidacy

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.

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The Times of Israel

No victor in Lebanon first-round presidential vote

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.

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The Daily Star

Salam: Cabinet succeeded in holding presidential election

Prime Minister Tammam Salam arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Sunday, March 30, 2014.

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KLKN

Lebanese lawmakers vote, fail to elect president

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.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Bulgaria, Missouri, Agriculture, Science, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Al Bawaba

He likes it and might put a ring on it! George Clooney 'besotted' with Beirut babe Amal Alamuddin

Friends of the 52-year-old actor, who has been going out with the 36-year-old advisor to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan since October 2013, said that the Lebanese born beauty is not like any other woman Clooney's been with before, and he's completely besotted with her.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, World News, George Clooney, Middle East, Wedding

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Daily Star

Foreign firms avoid local job fair over security concerns

Dr. Maryam Ghandour, AUB's career and placement services director, speaks during an interview in Beirut, Monday, April 21, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Echoes of past crises make election stalemate all too familiar

BEIRUT: History seems to be repeating itself with regard to the presidential election stalemate more than four decades ago.

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The Daily Star

Obeid attacks alleged smear, defamation campaign

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.

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Related Topix: Middle East, World News, Terrorism

The Daily Star

Security forces gear up for border village rescue

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.

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The Daily Star

Jumblatt nominates bloc MP for presidency

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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Alabama Live

12,000 grape leaves, 1 ton of kibbee and more: Birmingham's Lebanese festival by the...

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama --A A' The parishioners at Saint Elias Maronite Catholic Church started their prep work back in February, gathering in the church kitchen to roll grape leaves, fold spinach pies and make literally a ton of kibbee for this weekend'A ATMs Lebanese Food & Cultural Festival.

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The Daily Star

Politicians intensify deliberations ahead of election

File - Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri speaks during a Parliament session in Beirut, Thursday, March 20, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Salam: Dispute over resistance tied to role of state

Prime Minister Tammam Salam arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Sunday, March 30, 2014.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

MyFoxAtlanta

Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

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.

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The Daily Star

Aoun unlikely to announce candidacy by 23: MP

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.

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The Daily Star

Man shot, wounded at Army checkpoint in E. Lebanon

BEIRUT: A man wanted by the Lebanese authorities was shot and wounded Sunday after opening fire on soldiers manning a checkpoint in east Lebanon, a statement from the military said.

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