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Report: Pre-Emptive Security Operations Foil Beirut Attack Plot

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The General Security Directorate was able to thwart an Islamic State group terror scheme, that had plans to target Beirut's Central District, al-Akhbar daily reported on Tuesday.... 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

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

أميركي شاب من أصل لبناني لا يحمل الجنسية اللبنانية، زار وطنه الأم بعد غياب طال 28 سنة، متفقداً قريت

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أميركي شاب من أصل لبناني لا يحمل الجنسية اللبنانية، زار وطنه الأم بعد غياب طال 28 سنة، متفقداً قريته الجنوبية كفردونين وأقارب له، لطالما شده الحنين إليهم... Read full article

A third of Lebanon firms face requests for bribes

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The World Bank’s Enterprise Survey on bribery in public institutions and administrations shows that 19.2 percent of firms operating Lebanon experience at least one bribe payment request when applying for an electricity license, a water connection...... 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

Lebanon Civil Society Candidates Suspect Electoral 'Fraud'

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A secular coalition that ran in Lebanon's parliamentary elections said on Tuesday it will legally challenge the defeat of one of its candidates, slamming the vote count as untransparent.... Read full article

Army Captures New Hills from IS as Mine Kills 3 Troops

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The Lebanese army pressed its offensive Sunday in the outskirts of the eastern border towns of Ras Baalbek al-Qaa, capturing new hills from the Islamic State group, as three soldiers were killed in a landmine explosion.... Read full article

Suspected Remains of Lebanese Troops Undergo DNA Tests, Buses to Evacuate Jihadists to Syria

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The remains of eight Lebanese soldiers kidnapped by the Islamic State group three years ago were located Sunday, a senior Lebanese official said, in a negotiated deal that followed a military offensive to drive the militants out of the border area ..... Read full article

Lebanon Gets Guinness World Record for Biggest Handprint Painting

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A photo released by Lebanon's Red Cross shows an aerial view of the biggest handprint painting measuring 4,600 square meters created by youth members of the Lebanese Red Cross which broke a new Guinness world record at the Sports City Stadium, Beirut... Read full article

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