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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

From Beirut to Boston: The Utter Americanness of Khalil Gibran

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He was an immigrant child from Lebanon who passed through Ellis Island and became America’s best-selling poet. His story is America’s story.... Read full article

2 Dead, 174 Hurt as Egyptians Flood Streets to Demand Morsi's Ouster

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Egyptians flooded the streets on Sunday determined to oust Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on the anniversary of his turbulent first year in power, in the biggest protests Egypt has seen since the 2011 revolt.... Read full article

52 Killed, Over 2,400 Hurt as Tens of Thousands Protest on Gaza Border

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Israeli forces killed 52 Palestinians on the Gaza border in the conflict's bloodiest day in years on Monday as clashes and protests coincided with the deeply controversial opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.... Read full article

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

30,000 Displaced from Iraq's Fallujah in 3 Days

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Fighting in the Iraqi city of Fallujah has displaced at least 30,000 people in three days, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Sunday, warning that a humanitarian disaster was unfolding.... Read full article

Egypt’s Cinema Veteran Nour El-Sherif Dies At 69

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Egypt mourns the loss of one of its most esteemed actors, Nour El-Sherif, who has passed away on Tuesday at the age of 69 after putting up a battle with illness, state-owned MENA reported.... Read full article

Egypt billionare offers to buy Med island for refugees

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Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts.... Read full article

Iraq Calls on U.S. to Review 'Wrong' Travel Ban as Parliament Urges Tit-for-Tat Move

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Baghdad called Monday for the United States to review its "wrong decision" to prevent Iraqis from entering the country as parliament backed reciprocal restrictions if Washington does not change course.... Read full article

Unmarried couples not welcome in Lebanese hotels…unless they’re foreign

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Want to embark on a weekend getaway with your significant other? Remove yourself from Beirut’s traffic, smog and horns, and relax on the terrace of a mountaintop resort? Well, if you’re Lebanese and not hitched, you are probably out of luck...... Read full article

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