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Ehden

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Ehden is a mountainous town situated in the heart of the northern mountains of Lebanon and on the southwestern slopes of Mount Makmal. Its occupants are primarily the people of Zgharta as it is part of the Zgharta District.... Read full article

Six soldiers martyred in jihadi ambush

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BAALBEK, Lebanon: Six Lebanese soldiers were killed and one wounded Tuesday in an ambush by militants near the Syrian border, on the same day that the military’s apparent arrest of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s wife and child was made public.... Read full article

Clooney Foundation to Open Schools for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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George Clooney's foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee ...... Read full article

What became of Beirut's 1960s jet-set playgrounds

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Beirut (CNN)For several decades the name "Beirut" has conjured images of devastation and danger. But not so long ago, it enjoyed a reputation as a playground for the world's most affluent tourists.... Read full article

Lebanese Army Slowly Crushing Extremists near Syria Border

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In a remote corner of Lebanon near the border with Syria, Lebanese troops have been quietly making steady progress, fighting against Islamic extremists holed up in the rugged mountains.... Read full article

Beit ed-Dine بيت الدين‎

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Beit ed-Dine (Arabic: بيت الدين‎), also known as Btaddine (Arabic: بتدين‎) is a small town and the administrative capital of the Chouf District in the Mount Lebanon Governorate in Lebanon. ... 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

Aoun: No One Should be Stronger than State and I'm Not Thinking of a 2nd Term

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President Michel Aoun stressed Sunday that “no one should be stronger than the State” in Lebanon as he ruled out running for a second presidential term.... Read full article

Army Seizes Control of Hills in Ras Baalbek-Fakiha Outskirts amid Heavy Shelling

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The army was on Sunday firing heavy artillery at the posts of the jihadist Islamic State group in the outskirts of the eastern border towns of Ras Baalbek and al-Fakiha, the National News Agency said.... Read full article

World Bank Gives Lebanon $200 Million to Upgrade Roads

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The World Bank said Tuesday it has earmarked $200 million for repairing Lebanon's unsafe roads, signaling a resumption of international aid months after the election of a president following two and a half years of political vacuum in the country.... Read full article

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