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15 min ago | The Daily Star

Maronite patriarch calls for caretaker status in Lebanon presidency

Rai renewed his call to the Arab League, the United Nations and the International Criminal Court to act to end assaults on Christians in Iraq.

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15 min ago | The Daily Star

Arsal, EDL workers topping Lebanon's Cabinet agenda

From left, Ministers Elias Bou Saab, Alain Hakim and Sejaan Azzi attend a Cabinet session in Beirut, Friday, May 30, 2014.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Mail

Terror suspect bound for Syria arrested at Melbourne Airport...

Terror suspect bound for Syria arrested at Melbourne Airport 'carrying $30,000 and pictures of beheadings and ISIL flag' after second suspect stopped in Sydney Anti-terror officers have arrested a suspected terrorist bound for Syria at Melbourne Airport after he was allegedly found carrying images of beheadings and the ISIL flag.

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The Daily Star

Harb unveils telecoms upgrade plans

BEIRUT: Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb vowed Wednesday to expand the mobile network and crack down on jammers and repeaters in a bid to improve the quality of services provided by the two mobile operators touch and Alfa.

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The Daily Star

Patriarchs urge end to assault on Christians in region

Patriarchs meet to discuss the plight of the Christians in the Orient on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Why you shouldn't lose your virginity under the influence: paper

BEIRUT: One out of 10 sexually active university students in Lebanon had sex for the first time while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, making them more likely to engage in unsafe sex in the future, according to the results of a new survey.

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The Daily Star

Salam: Politicians, media risking safety of Lebanese captives

Prime Minister Tammam Salam heads a Cabinet session at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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