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Aoun, Hariri Ink First Law Restoring Lebanese Citizenship to Expatriates

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President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri inked on Thursday the first law allowing expatriates to regain the Lebanese nationality.... Read full article

Syrians Denied Entry at Philadelphia Airport, Sent Back to Lebanon

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Six Syrians including Christians were turned away from Philadelphia International Airport in the United States and sent back to Lebanon, an official at Beirut airport told AFP on Sunday.... Read full article

Twenty Most Expensive Cities For Expat Rents

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Dramatic rent declines in the UAE have made expat living much more affordable in the country. “On the other hand cities like Beirut, Sydney or Rio have risen up the ranking and are now among the 20 most expensive places in the world,”...... Read full article

Lebanese basketball in disarray as FIBA confirms ban

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The Lebanese Basketball Federation failed to convince FIBA Thursday to overturn the suspension of its operations, with the sport’s highest authority lambasting the local league & warning that the ban would stand until all their stipulations were met... Read full article

Five New Faces to Follow in New Parliament

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Lebanon's first general election this decade has yielded its crop of new faces -- not necessarily new names -- entering parliament for the first time.... Read full article

Rahi Voices Calls for 'Slimline Crisis Government'

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi called for the formation of a “slimline crisis government” to end the governmental “vacuum” and carry out reforms required by the CEDRE Conference, the National News Agency reported on Tuesday.... Read full article

Beirut is 3rd Hottest destination for 2010... because of its Party People!

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According to the UK-based Mirror, Beirut is 3rd in the Top 10 Great escapes for 2010. Behind South Africa (guess why...) and the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. Beirut has been selected as the 'PARTY PEOPLE' destination for 2010.... Read full article

The Sensational Architecture of the Strangest Village in Lebanon

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Follow the road meandering through endless olive tree fields. Ask for directions again and again from old men chatting on the side of the road at an Abi Nasr cafe. Make a detour through Ehden, and you'll reach what looks on first sight like a typical... Read full article

Parliament passes no-smoking law

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BEIRUT: Parliament endorsed a long-awaited tobacco control law proposal Wednesday banning smoking in indoor public spaces as well as tobacco advertisements, and requiring larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packs.... Read full article

Caving In Lebanon

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Wade knee-deep in chilly water, getting yourself wet and dirty, while hiking, crawling, and sliding sideways through the Roueiss Cave in Akoura.... Read full article

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