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Maronite bishops warn against Lebanon's 'collapse'

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The Council of Maronite Bishops reiterated its concerns Wednesday over the 14-month presidential vacuum, warning that the deadlock foreshadows the collapse of the Lebanese republic.... 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

Army Destroys Militant Car in Arsal-Ras Baalbek Outskirts

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The Lebanese army destroyed Thursday a car carrying extremist militants in an area between the outskirts of the northern border towns of Arsal and Ras Baalbek, state-run National News Agency reported.... Read full article

Five New Faces to Follow in New Parliament

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Lebanon's first general election this decade has yielded its crop of new faces -- not necessarily new names -- entering parliament for the first time.... Read full article

Lebanese Army Officer Dies of Wounds Sustained in Shooting, Road Blocked in Protest

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Army officer Major Rabih Kahil died in hospital Wednesday after succumbing to wounds sustained in a shooting in the Aley District town of Bdadoun.... 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 Stink protesters occupy Environment Ministry, call for Machnouk's resignation

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At least two dozen You Stink campaign protesters Tuesday stormed the Environment Ministry building in Downtown Beirut, calling for the minister’s resignation over the protracted trash crisis.... Read full article

Outsiders in Lebanon Vote Make a Small Win Look Big

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They won just one seat in Lebanon's 128-seat national assembly, but they celebrated like they'd won 20. A grassroots movement of activists, journalists and other political newcomers said any presence in parliament was a landmark victory ...... 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

7 women enter Lebanon's Parliament أحرزت النساء 7 مقاعد في البرلمان

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7 women enter Lebanon's parliament! Dima Jamali, Rola Tabash Jaroudi, Bahia Hariri, Minister Inaya Ezzeddine, Sethrida Geagea, Paula Yacoubi & Joumana Haddad... Read full article

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