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6 Troops, Including 2 Officers, Martyred in Clashes with al-Asir's Gunmen in Abra

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Two army officers, a sergeant and three soldiers were martyred and several others were wounded Sunday in a clash with supporters of Islamist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir in the Sidon suburb of Abra, the Army Command said in a statement.... Read full article

Report: Pre-Emptive Security Operations Foil Beirut Attack Plot

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The General Security Directorate was able to thwart an Islamic State group terror scheme, that had plans to target Beirut's Central District, al-Akhbar daily reported on Tuesday.... Read full article

Hariri: We Will Remain with Army, Every Outlaw Must be Dealt with in Same Manner

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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Monday stressed that al-Mustaqbal movement “will remain with the army,” saying the military institution did the right thing by confronting Islamist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir.... 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

Violent storm disrupts Beirut flights, schools ordered shut

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BEIRUT/TRIPOLI/SIDON: A powerful storm with violent winds and heavy hail and rainfall ripped through Lebanon Tuesday, halting air traffic at Beirut airport and prompting the government to order the closure of schools across the country.... Read full article

Mashnouq Announces 'Final Yet Incomplete' Election Results

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Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq on Monday announced “final yet incomplete” results of the parliamentary elections that were held on Sunday, noting that the results of the Akkar district are yet to be officially released.... Read full article

PALM ISLANDS, TRIPOLI

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Covering 5 sq Km and located on the northwest of Tripoli, Sanani, Ramkine and Palm Island together with their surrounding sea make up the Palm Islands Nature Reserve. They are Lebanon’s only true Islands.... Read full article

Lebanon beats Turkey 4-2 in Mediterranean Futsal Cup

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Lebanon scored two goals either side of half time to beat Turkey 4-2 in its opening game of the Mediterranean Futsal Cup in Libya Tuesday. Lebanon took the initiative and controlled most of the play in the early stages of the game, held in Tripoli...... Read full article

Lebanon Marks Army Day as Country Gears Up for Battle Against Jihadists

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Lebanon marks on Tuesday the 72nd anniversary of the founding of its army, as the military institution gears up for a challenging battle in the outskirts of the border towns of al-Qaa and Ras Baalbek to eliminate jihadists entrenched in the area.... Read full article

Beirut, Number One Tourist Destination In the World?

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Yet another article about Beirut, described as the no.1 tourist distination in the world. This time, the article comes from a french website: Senioractu.... Read full article

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