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No Deal Yet in Lebanese-Australian Child Custody Case

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The Lebanese father of two children at the heart of a high-profile custody dispute has said he will not drop attempted kidnapping charges against his estranged Australian wife, who tried to take the children from him two weeks ago.... Read full article

Snow at 500 Meters, Schools Closed as Storm Wreaks Havoc across Lebanon

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A powerful storm wreaked further havoc across the country on Tuesday, causing a fatality and major material damage and forcing the closure of all public and private schools and vocational institutes.... Read full article

Army Closes in on Asir Mosque Complex, Military Death Toll Reaches 12

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The Lebanese army closed in on Monday on the complex of Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir's mosque in the southern city of Sidon in an attempt to arrest him for attacking the military and leaving 12 soldiers dead.... Read full article

Australia to offer new 5-year visas to migrants’ families

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Canberra: The Australian government on Saturday (Sep 24) launched a new five-year visas for families of migrants in a bid to reduce decade-long waiting list seeking permanent residency.... 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

Beirut ranks 181 st in world in quality of living

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Beirut’s quality of living ranked in 181st place globally and 15th in the Middle East and North Afrcia, according to the 2015 Mercer Consulting survey, which surveyed living standards in 230 cities worldwide and 24 cities in the region.... 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

Lebanon’s beaches swimming with waste

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BEIRUT: Flush a toilet in Beirut and the waste water is piped out a kilometer into the Mediterranean and expelled into the sea. Flush the toilet just about anywhere else, however, and the waste is deposited just a few meters away...... Read full article

You could be commuting from Melbourne to Sydney in 40 minutes (video)

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They always said the future was coming. A time when we'd look at shows like Futurama and The Jetsons and they'd seem completely normal to the present.... Read full article

Al-Rahi Lashes out at 'Executioners,' Says Attack on Institutions is 'High Treason'

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi described on Monday as “executioners” all parties that use illegitimate arms against the Lebanese people, saying the country was paying the price of their actions.... Read full article

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