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Lebanon Receives New Shipment of U.S. Arms

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The United States delivered on Sunday a shipment of military vehicles, weapons and ammunition to Lebanon as of Washington's pledge to aid the Lebanese military in its combat against terrorists.... 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

Lebanese army Begins Offensive against IS on Syria Border

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The Lebanese army announced Saturday the start of an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group close to the Syrian border in the east of the country, where jihadists have been operating for several years.... Read full article

Missile Lands in Lebanon during Israel-Iran Flare-Up in Syria

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A missile landed in south Lebanon during a major military flare-up between Israeli, Iranian and Syrian forces in Syria overnight, Lebanon's National News Agency said.... Read full article

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

State begins removing political signs in Beirut, Tripoli

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Municipality workers began removing political signage and party banners in Beirut and Tripoli Thursday, in line with an agreement reached during dialogue sessions between the Future Movement and Hezbollah to defuse sectarian tensions.... 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

Anonymous Unveils Lebanon's Net Proceeds from Oil Extraction

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The Anonymous group released a new video addressing the Lebanese people, revealing the untold details pertaining to the much-anticipated oil and gas exploration in the country.... Read full article

Successive Suicide Bombings in al-Qaa Kill Nine and Wound 15

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At least nine people were killed, including four suicide bombers, and fifteen others were wounded in multiple suicide bombings in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, the National News Agency reported on Monday.... Read full article

Lebanese legend Sabah dies aged 87

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Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, died Wednesday at her residence, local media said. Sabah is among the most prolific Arab singers, with around 3,500 songs in her repertoire. The actress and singer was born in Beirut in 1927, she was 87.... Read full article

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