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Army Renews Shelling at IS Militants in Ras Baalbek, al-Qaa Outskirts

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The army renewed firing artillery on Saturday at posts and vehicles of the terrorist Islamic State group on the outskirts of the eastern border town of Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa, the National News Agency reported.... Read full article

National Geophysical Center Refutes 'Destructive Earthquake' Rumors

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Lebanon's state-run National Center for Geophysical Research (NCGR) on Monday dismissed social media rumors about an alleged “destructive earthquake” that might hit Lebanon.... Read full article

U.S. Denies Lebanon, Other Nations to be Added to New Travel Ban

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The United States has denied reports claiming that seven countries including Lebanon will soon be added to a new travel ban list.... Read full article

AMAL Chief Denies Supporters, Hizbullah Members Joined Battle against Asir

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The Speaker and Head of AMAL movement Nabih Berri denied on Wednesday reports saying that his supporters and Hizbullah members participated alongside the army in the battles in the southern city of Sidon.... Read full article

Lebanese Woman Jailed in Egypt after Making Harassment Claim

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A Lebanese woman was jailed for eight years in Egypt on Saturday for "harming" its people, a judicial source said, after she claimed in a video to have been sexually assaulted. ... Read full article

Tourists to Lebanon up 17.8 percent in first 9 months

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BEIRUT: The number of incoming tourists to Lebanon totaled 1,694,662 in the first nine months of 2010, constituting an increase of 17.8 percent from 1,438,619 tourists in the same period last year, as reported by Byblos Bank’s Lebanon This Week.... Read full article

Harissa to become nature reserve

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Caretaker Environment Minister Nazem Khoury announced Thursday that the Harissa Mountain area in Jounieh would be converted into a nature reserve in cooperation with the Maronite Patriarchate and the Jounieh Municipality.... Read full article

Salam 'Won't Accept or Reject' Kataeb Ministers Resignation

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The resignations of Kataeb Party's ministers Sejaan Qazzi and Alain Hakim will remain unofficial, similarly to that of Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi, due to Prime Minister Tammam Salam's keenness on the coherence of his government, a media report said... 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

Lebanon awaits true independence

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Monday marks the passing of another year of independent Lebanon. Flags will be waved, banners unfurled, wreaths laid & military parades performed. For nearly seven decades, Nov 22 has managed to unite all factions in observation of Independence Day.... Read full article

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