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Drivers to face fines for noise, rubbish-throwing in Lebanon

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BEIRUT: A new traffic law will fine people who throw rubbish out of their cars and drivers of vehicles that emit polluting smoke or irritating noises, Qabbani added that anybody found to be driving under the influence of alcohol will receive...... Read full article

إطلاق منصة إلكترونية بتمويل أميركي تتيح للمغتربين اللبنانيين المساهمة في إنماء بلداتهم وبلدهم

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برعاية رئيس مجلس الوزراء سعد الحريري اطلقت، قبل ظهر اليوم من السراي، منصة الكترونية لربط المغتربين ببلدهم وتعزيز العمل التعاوني "DiasporaID" دعما للانماء المستدام في لبنان بعنوان ... Read full article

Snow at 500 Meters, Schools Closed as Storm Wreaks Havoc across Lebanon

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A powerful storm wreaked further havoc across the country on Tuesday, causing a fatality and major material damage and forcing the closure of all public and private schools and vocational institutes.... Read full article

Lebanon Sinks Old Tanks to Create Underwater Dive 'Park'

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Lebanese environmentalists on Saturday sank 10 old tanks and armored vehicles to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in a novel attempt to attract divers and create new habitats for marine life.... 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

Army Seizes Control of Hills in Ras Baalbek-Fakiha Outskirts amid Heavy Shelling

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The army was on Sunday firing heavy artillery at the posts of the jihadist Islamic State group in the outskirts of the eastern border towns of Ras Baalbek and al-Fakiha, the National News Agency said.... Read full article

Salam 'Won't Accept or Reject' Kataeb Ministers Resignation

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The resignations of Kataeb Party's ministers Sejaan Qazzi and Alain Hakim will remain unofficial, similarly to that of Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi, due to Prime Minister Tammam Salam's keenness on the coherence of his government, a media report said... Read full article

Tara Brown & 60 Minutes Crew Have ‘Reached A Deal’

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Signs of a potential breakthrough have emerged in the Beirut child abduction saga involving a Brisbane mother and 60 Minutes TV crew.... Read full article

Lebanon claims world's largest glass of wine

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Seeking to brush off its political troubles and burnish its reputation for good living, Lebanon claimed a record for the world's biggest glass of wine. Organizers of a wine festival in Beirut poured around one hundred bottles of Lebanese wine into...... 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

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