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Five Lebanese soldiers killed in battles with militants

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BAALBEK, Lebanon: Lebanese troops, backed by heavy artillery and helicopter gunships, battled Syria-based jihadis on Lebanon’s northeastern border Friday, killing at least 18 militants and losing five soldiers.... 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

Bodies 'Likely' Belonging to Captive Troops Found after Army Declares Ceasefire

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Lebanese security forces on Sunday found six bodies “likely” belonging to Lebanese troops abducted by the Islamic State group in 2014, General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim announced.... Read full article

Lebanese Government Offers Reward for Information on IS-Held Troops

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The council of ministers decided during its session on Friday to offer a reward for information leading to unveiling the fate of nine Lebanese soldiers held hostage by the Islamic State group since 2014.... Read full article

Early Results Emerge in Lebanon's Parliamentary Vote

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Preliminary results started emerging around midnight Monday after Lebanon voted in its first parliamentary elections in nine years.... Read full article

Drivers to face fines for noise, rubbish-throwing in Lebanon

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BEIRUT: A new traffic law will fine people who throw rubbish out of their cars and drivers of vehicles that emit polluting smoke or irritating noises, Qabbani added that anybody found to be driving under the influence of alcohol will receive...... Read full article

Lebanon Sinks Old Tanks to Create Underwater Dive 'Park'

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Lebanese environmentalists on Saturday sank 10 old tanks and armored vehicles to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in a novel attempt to attract divers and create new habitats for marine life.... 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

Aussie jihadists captured in Lebanon

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Three men believed to be Australian Islamic State jihadists have been captured at gunpoint in Lebanon. The Australian-Lebanese dual nationals were arrested in Beirut after a series of raids conducted earlier this week by the Lebanese Army & Hezbollah... 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

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