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Report: Battle to Expel IS from al-Qaa, Ras Baalbek Within 72 Hours

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The Lebanese Army is gearing for a battle against the Islamic State group militants on the eastern borders in the al-Qaa and Ras Baalbek which will reportedly “begin within 72 hours,” al-Mustaqbal daily said on Saturday.... Read full article

Suspected Remains of Lebanese Troops Undergo DNA Tests, Buses to Evacuate Jihadists to Syria

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The remains of eight Lebanese soldiers kidnapped by the Islamic State group three years ago were located Sunday, a senior Lebanese official said, in a negotiated deal that followed a military offensive to drive the militants out of the border area ..... Read full article

Triumph for Brazilian in Miss Lebanon Overseas contest

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FURN AL-SHUBBAK: While Brazil missed out on World Cup 2010 this month, it did pick up another international win, in the Miss Lebanon Overseas contest. Two diaspora organizations, the Lebanese World Committee and the World Lebanese Cultural Union...... Read full article

Hariri: We Will Remain with Army, Every Outlaw Must be Dealt with in Same Manner

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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Monday stressed that al-Mustaqbal movement “will remain with the army,” saying the military institution did the right thing by confronting Islamist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir.... Read full article

Lebanese student invents eco-friendly, smart beach towel called Beachill (video)

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Antoine Sayah, an architecture student at USEK, invented this super chill “smart mattress” called the BEACHILL. It’s not like anything you’ve ever seen.... Read full article

Rahaf Abdalla crowned Miss Lebanon 2010

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Rahaf Abdallah, a 22-year old business management student, beat 15 other contestants to be crowned Miss Lebanon 2010 during the pageant that was held Friday night and organized by LBC.... Read full article

Parliamentary Election Turnout 49 Percent, Says Mashnouq

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Less than half of Lebanon's electorate voted in Sunday's general elections, according to a provisional turnout figure of 49.2 percent announced by Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq.... Read full article

Oscars: Lebanon Selects 'Void' for Foreign-Language Category

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The film is the second submission from screenwriter Georges Khabbaz and has taken a slew of awards in the country.... 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

Army Scores Advancements in Outskirts, Kills Six IS Militants

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Lebanon's army have bombarded the posts of Islamic State group extremists on the outskirts of Ras Baablek and al-Qaa inflicting casualties among their ranks.... Read full article

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