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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

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

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

Al-Rahi Lashes out at 'Executioners,' Says Attack on Institutions is 'High Treason'

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi described on Monday as “executioners” all parties that use illegitimate arms against the Lebanese people, saying the country was paying the price of their actions.... Read full article

Lebanon Marks Army Day as Country Gears Up for Battle Against Jihadists

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Lebanon marks on Tuesday the 72nd anniversary of the founding of its army, as the military institution gears up for a challenging battle in the outskirts of the border towns of al-Qaa and Ras Baalbek to eliminate jihadists entrenched in the area.... Read full article

Lebanon ranks 136th in the world in the 2014 corruption perceptions index

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Lebanon ranked 136th in the world in Transparency International’s 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index, slipping as such from the 127th place it occupied in the year 2013. In fact, Lebanon’s index score fell to 27 in the year 2014, down from 28 in 2013... Read full article

Lebanon wins 3rd Place of "The Albert Einstein's Global International Excellence Award"

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In recognition of the challenge’s importance and applicability to all nations, FIRST Global is taking this most universal of challenges – access to clean water – as the focus for the inaugural FIRST Global robotics game.... Read full article

Largest Statue of Saint Charbel Installed on Faraya Mountain

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Lebanon’s largest statue of St Charbel was installed in Faraya on top of the Mount of the Cross. The height of the sculpture is 23.3 meters, 9.30 meters in width & weighs 40 tons. ... Read full article

Beirut, Number One Tourist Destination In the World?

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Yet another article about Beirut, described as the no.1 tourist distination in the world. This time, the article comes from a french website: Senioractu.... Read full article

هكذا أُعطيَت الفيزا للأم تيريزا لزيارة لبنان إبان الحرب

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وأضاف السفير معلوف: "رغبة الأم تيريزا بالذهاب في لبنان في عز ايام الحرب الأهلية كانت مبادرة شديدة الأهمية. ففي وقت كان اللبنانيون يهربون من البلد، ذهبت إلى هناك وخاطرت بحياتها رغم أن لا شيء يربطها بلبنان"... Read full article

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