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2 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Hezbollah Has Seized and Murdered Hostages, But Condemns Foley Killing

Hezbollah has condemned the murder of U.S. journalist James Foley at the hands of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant , but the Iranian-backed Lebanese terrorist group has a history of kidnapping - and in some case murdering - foreigners, including Americans.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Terrorism, US Military, US Navy

4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Machnouk dismisses ISIS threat to Lebanese captives

Machnouk said he had received reliable messages that confirmed the threat was fabricated and had nothing to do with ISIS.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Al Bawaba

Lebanon: Consumer Confidence Index sees drop in May, June

The Index posted a monthly average of 33.4 in the first half of 2014, increasing by 16.5 percent from the second half of 2013 Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index improved marginally in January and February, picked up pace in March and April, and regressed in May and June 2014.

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The Daily Star

Hezbollah hospital expands despite U.S. sanctions

Nurses attend to a patient at the Rasoul al-Aazam Hospital during a ceremony held in the occasion of expanding the emergency department, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, World News, Middle East

The Daily Star

Derbas warns against anarchy in Lebanon

Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

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The Daily Star

U.S. program association honors Lebanese students

The Lebanese State Alumni Community honors its recent members during the annual alumni reception at Padova Hotel in Sin al-Fil, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

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The Daily Star

FPM still waiting for response to election proposal

Former Labor Minister Salim Jreissati speaks on his phone in Beirut, Monday, March 5, 2012.

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The Daily Star

The future looks bleak, report predicts worse to come for Lebanon

Syrian refugees wait their turn at a UNHCR registration center, one of many across Lebanon, in the northern port city of Tripoli on April 3, 2014.

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The Daily Star

MPs give plastic surgery law a nip and tuck

BEIRUT: In a country where plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures are the norm, a number of unofficial "clinics" have emerged in which unlicensed practitioners are providing services like Botox injections, liposuction and hair implants.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Plastic Surgery, World News, Middle East

Thanh Nein News

Qatar seeks to free more U.S. hostages in Syria -source

A sign outside a shop remembers James Foley in his hometown of Rochester, New Hampshire August 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Qatar, Middle East, Rochester, NH,

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Daily Star

Assir, Shaker believed hiding in Ain al-Hilweh

File - A general view showing the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh, foreground, and the southern city of Sidon, background, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.

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The Times of Israel

Hamas confirms truce being discussed; rockets from Lebanon fired at Galilee, IDF hits back

Education Minister Shai Piron with mayors of towns in southern Israel on a tour of school readiness due to the current security situation, on Monday, August 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Lebanon, IN, Palestinian Territories, Shimon Peres

The Daily Star

Machnouk dismisses threats to kill hostages

File - Lebanon's Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk announces new arrangements facilitating the return of Syrian refugees who have not paid the legal fines for their stay in Lebanon.

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The Daily Star

ISIS in Lebanon would have killed off Hezbollah: jihadist

BEIRUT: Detained jihadist Imad Jomaa, whose arrest sparked five days of intense clashes between militants and the Lebanese Army in the northeastern town of Arsal earlier this month, confessed to plans of establishing an Islamic State between the Bekaa Valley and North Lebanon.

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Inter Press Service

The Darker Side for Gays in Lebanon

The recent arrest of 27 members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community shows that those not so lucky - those belonging to the more vulnerable tranches of society - are always at risk of experiencing the darker side of Lebanon.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender,

The Daily Star

Fatfat: No presidential election in the offing

Future bloc MP Ahmad Fatfat attends a press conference at the Parliament in Beirut, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.

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AME Info

flydubai's hiring in Lebanon

A leading airline required cabin crew staff, Air hostess are responsible to make aware the passengers about the safety rules and regulation.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Lebanon, IN, Lebanon Travel, Travel, Middle East Travel,

The Daily Star

Rai urges an end to political inflexibility

Rai called on factions to employ "bold initiatives" that challenge the ongoing gridlock before the next session to elect a president, which is set for Sept.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Daily Star

Militants release videos of captured soldiers

BEIRUT: Video footage of seven Lebanese soldiers held captive by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria was released over the weekend, as Army units in Arsal went on high alert after the murder of a militant-linked local.

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The Daily Star

Cost of Lebanon remittances falls in Q2

BEIRUT: Figures issued by the World Bank show that the cost of sending remittances from the United States to Lebanon reached 10.19 percent in the second quarter of 2014 for a $200 transfer, down from 10.81 percent in the first quarter of the year and from 10.72 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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