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Lebanese MP Fattouch punches female employee at Justice Palace

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Sources from the Justice Palace reported that MP Nicolas Fattouch punched a female employee, identified as Manale Daou, responsible for filing complaints at Justice Palace on Monday.... Read full article

Jounieh Floating Island

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The first floating island in the world was designed and is currently being constructed in Lebanon. Jounieh Floating Island Resort is the first floating island in the world based on the Dhow-4 technology, it is expected to be at sea in summer 2015... Read full article

It's My Duty to Welcome Pope in Jerusalem & I Ask Those against My Visit Not to Come to Bkirki

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi announced on Tuesday that it is his duty to welcome Pope Francis in Jerusalem, asking those against his visit "not to come to Bkirki."... Read full article

Man “beats” wife at Beirut’s women’s rights race

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BEIRUT - A violent scene erupted Sunday during the Beirut Marathon Association’s Women’s Race when a man started “beating” a woman as thousands of other females raced for women’s right.... Read full article

Former Australian MP launches peace run for Middle East peace

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Former Australian MP Patrick Farmer held on Wednesday a press conference in which he announced his peaceful initiative to "run for peace in the Middle East in order to consolidate peace and tolerance in the region."... Read full article

Al-Rahi to Travel with Pope Francis to Holy Land in May

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi will travel to the Holly Land next month along with the delegation accompanying Pope Francis, al-Joumhouria newspaper reported on Tuesday.... 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

Lebanese railway revival to be studied

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LEBANON: Tenders for a study into the feasibility of rebuilding the disused railway from Beirut north along the coast to Tripoli are to be invited by the European Investment Bank during September.... Read full article

Four suspects arrested in car-bombing ring

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Lebanese authorities arrested four people suspected of belonging to a car-bombing ring, caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said Sunday, a day after a vehicle loaded with a large quantity of explosives was seized south of Beirut.... Read full article

Harissa to become nature reserve

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Caretaker Environment Minister Nazem Khoury announced Thursday that the Harissa Mountain area in Jounieh would be converted into a nature reserve in cooperation with the Maronite Patriarchate and the Jounieh Municipality.... Read full article

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