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Outsiders in Lebanon Vote Make a Small Win Look Big

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They won just one seat in Lebanon's 128-seat national assembly, but they celebrated like they'd won 20. A grassroots movement of activists, journalists and other political newcomers said any presence in parliament was a landmark victory ...... 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

Protesters clash with police over garbage crisis

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Police forcibly dispersed Wednesday a small group of demonstrators protesting in Downtown Beirut over the government’s delay in solving the national garbage crisis, as the environment minister announced he would need at least until next Tuesday ...... Read full article

Lebanon ranks 136th in the world in the 2014 corruption perceptions index

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Lebanon ranked 136th in the world in Transparency International’s 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index, slipping as such from the 127th place it occupied in the year 2013. In fact, Lebanon’s index score fell to 27 in the year 2014, down from 28 in 2013... Read full article

Truly sad how Lebanese Graduates are handling post graduation

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Each student waits for that moment in the graduation ceremony when he/she throws the cap up in the air! That could be the happiest moment of a student’s life so far, but then what? ... Read full article

Actor Issam Breidy Passes Away After Traffic Accident

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Actor Issam Breidy passed away on Sunday morning after a traffic accident in Beirut's al-Dora area, reported the National News Agency.... Read full article

Rahi to Meet Maronite Leaders to Pressure Govt. Formation Efforts

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rahi reportedly plans to schedule a meeting with “Maronite” leaders in a bid to reflect his “anger” at the delayed efforts to form a new government, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Wednesday.... Read full article

Tourist arrivals to Lebanon unhurt by trash crisis

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Jean Abboud, president of the Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies, denied claims that the trash crisis in Lebanon has discouraged tourists from coming to the country this summer.... Read full article

Lebanon Gets Guinness World Record for Biggest Handprint Painting

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A photo released by Lebanon's Red Cross shows an aerial view of the biggest handprint painting measuring 4,600 square meters created by youth members of the Lebanese Red Cross which broke a new Guinness world record at the Sports City Stadium, Beirut... Read full article

Fugitive Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir arrested at Beirut airport

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Lebanese authorities detained fugitive Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport after more than two years on the run, security sources told The Daily Star Saturday.... Read full article

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