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Lebanon braces for snow at altitude of 300 meters

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BEIRUT: The storm that hit the country earlier this week is expected to continue into the weekend, with snow falling Friday as low as 300 meters above sea level, according to the meteorological department at Rafik Hariri International Airport.... Read full article

CNN: Lebanon, The Mediterranean's unlikely surf destination

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Off the Mediterranean coast of Lebanon lies a seaside town that locals call the "7-kilometer playground." Known for its sandy beaches, the ancient beach town Jiyeh is a rarity along the country's long, rocky coastline.... Read full article

British-Australian Held over Lebanon Abduction to Post Bail

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The lawyer of a dual British-Australian national indicted in a botched attempt to kidnap two Australian-Lebanese children at the center of a custody battle has said that his client will post bail and be released.... Read full article

Tyre

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Tyre is an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europa and Elissa (Dido). Today it is the fourth largest city in Lebanon and houses one of the nation's major ports. Tourism is a major industry. ... Read full article

Lebanese army Shells IS Positions, Captures New Border Areas

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The Lebanese army continued pounding the Islamic State positions along the Syrian border overnight, massing reinforcements and pounding the area with artillery shells and rockets, the National News Agency reported.... 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 Deserter Killed in Akkar Shootout

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An Army Intelligence unit shot dead on Wednesday a Lebanese military deserter in the northern district of Akkar, the state-run National News Agency reported.... Read full article

Tripoli bombing suspect arrested, death toll rises to 47

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TRIPOLI, Lebanon: The death toll from twin car bombs in the northern city of Tripoli rose to 47 Saturday, as a suspect linked to the blasts was arrested overnight.... Read full article

6 Troops, Including 2 Officers, Martyred in Clashes with al-Asir's Gunmen in Abra

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Two army officers, a sergeant and three soldiers were martyred and several others were wounded Sunday in a clash with supporters of Islamist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir in the Sidon suburb of Abra, the Army Command said in a statement.... 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

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