Articles in Religion and Local News

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

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

Army Closes in on Asir Mosque Complex, Military Death Toll Reaches 12

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The Lebanese army closed in on Monday on the complex of Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir's mosque in the southern city of Sidon in an attempt to arrest him for attacking the military and leaving 12 soldiers dead.... Read full article

Successive Suicide Bombings in al-Qaa Kill Nine and Wound 15

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At least nine people were killed, including four suicide bombers, and fifteen others were wounded in multiple suicide bombings in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, the National News Agency reported on Monday.... Read full article

Nusra Front Releases 16 Servicemen after 15 Months of Captivity

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The al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front released on Tuesday 16 servicemen it had abducted from the northeastern border town of Arsal in 2014.... Read full article

Internal Security Forces arrests Santa in Lebanon (video)

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In Christmas spirit and with a keenness for road safety, the Internal Security Forces promoted a number of their officers to their Santa squad Tuesday to reward citizens for abiding by traffic laws.... 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

Rabih El Zein of Lebanon- First Runner Up

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Filipino police officer Neil Perez won the Mister International 2014 male beauty pageant held in Ansan, South Korea. Lebanese Rabih El Zein was 1st Runner Up, Czech Tomáš Dumbrovský was 2nd Runner Up, Rafal Maslak from Poland was 3rd Runner Up...... Read full article

Incredible flood in Baalbeck, Lebanon (Videos)

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A woman was killed on Wednesday as flash floods invaded the Bekaa border towns of Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa. The floods came from the Eastern Mountain Range according to the National News Agency.... 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

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