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Lebanese legend Sabah dies aged 87

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Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, died Wednesday at her residence, local media said. Sabah is among the most prolific Arab singers, with around 3,500 songs in her repertoire. The actress and singer was born in Beirut in 1927, she was 87.... Read full article

Lebanese Man Proposes to Girlfriend Aboard MEA Flight

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Jack Sibilian, a Lebanese young man, popped the question and surprised his girlfriend, Sarin Aydenjian, aboard a Middle East Airlines flight that was heading to Armenia.... Read full article

Trash collection resumes in Beirut ... for now

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Relieved residents celebrated as garbage collectors resumed their work in Beirut Sunday, a week after services were suspended following the closure of the Naameh landfill. ... 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

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

Amal and George Clooney are sending 3,000 Syrian refugees to school in Lebanon

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George and Amal Clooney soon will help send thousands of Syrian refugees to school. The couple’s organization, the Clooney Foundation for Justice, is partnering with UNICEF and Google to devote $2.25 million toward seven public schools in Lebanon.... 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

Lebanon to Begin Offshore Oil Exploration

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Lebanon's outgoing energy minister said Tuesday that the first phase of oil and gas exploration off the country's coast has begun.... Read full article

World Bank Gives Lebanon $200 Million to Upgrade Roads

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The World Bank said Tuesday it has earmarked $200 million for repairing Lebanon's unsafe roads, signaling a resumption of international aid months after the election of a president following two and a half years of political vacuum in the country.... Read full article

Six soldiers martyred in jihadi ambush

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BAALBEK, Lebanon: Six Lebanese soldiers were killed and one wounded Tuesday in an ambush by militants near the Syrian border, on the same day that the military’s apparent arrest of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s wife and child was made public.... Read full article

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