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ISF begins crackdown on traffic violations in Lebanon (video)

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BEIRUT: The heaviest punishments for traffic violations under a new law came into force last week, as road safety organizations stressed strict and continuous implementation of the new rules if they were to be effective.... Read full article

Army Advances against IS in Border Battle, Pays Tribute to Spain Victims

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Lebanese soldiers renewed fire on Islamic State group positions on the country's eastern border with Syria on Sunday after capturing a third of the territory held by jihadists in the area.... Read full article

Hitting the streets of Lebanon with Uber

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The company was founded internationally in 2010 to solve a relatively simple problem, how to get a ride at the push of a button.... 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

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

'Lebanese Tiger' El Khatib cites the good, and bad from the win over Korea (video)

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BEIRUT (FIBA Asia Cup 2017) - One down but a lot more to go. That's the reality facing hosts Lebanon at the FIBA Asia Cup following their 72-66 win over Korea.... Read full article

Army Renews Shelling at IS Militants in Ras Baalbek, al-Qaa Outskirts

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The army renewed firing artillery on Saturday at posts and vehicles of the terrorist Islamic State group on the outskirts of the eastern border town of Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa, the National News Agency reported.... Read full article

National Geophysical Center Refutes 'Destructive Earthquake' Rumors

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Lebanon's state-run National Center for Geophysical Research (NCGR) on Monday dismissed social media rumors about an alleged “destructive earthquake” that might hit Lebanon.... 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

Mufti opposes fighting the Army in Sidon

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Grand Mufti Mohammad Rashid Qabbani denounced Monday the attack that claimed the lives of over 17 soldiers and 25 gunmen in the southern city of Sidon.... Read full article

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