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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

Salameh: Money Transfer Firms Must Not Pay in Dollar to Recipients

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Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh on Monday called on all money transfer companies operating in Lebanon, such as Western Union and OMT, to exclusively use Lebanese currency when dispensing foreign cash transfers to recipients.... Read full article

THE 44 PLACES TO GO IN 2009 - Beirut Number #1

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With a recent (though perhaps tenuous) detente keeping the violence in check, the capital of Lebanon is poised to reclaim its title as the Paris of the Middle East.... Read full article

Missile Lands in Lebanon during Israel-Iran Flare-Up in Syria

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A missile landed in south Lebanon during a major military flare-up between Israeli, Iranian and Syrian forces in Syria overnight, Lebanon's National News Agency said.... Read full article

Bodies 'Likely' Belonging to Captive Troops Found after Army Declares Ceasefire

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Lebanese security forces on Sunday found six bodies “likely” belonging to Lebanese troops abducted by the Islamic State group in 2014, General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim announced.... 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 Scores Advancements in Outskirts, Kills Six IS Militants

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Lebanon's army have bombarded the posts of Islamic State group extremists on the outskirts of Ras Baablek and al-Qaa inflicting casualties among their ranks.... Read full article

Rahi to Meet Maronite Leaders to Pressure Govt. Formation Efforts

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rahi reportedly plans to schedule a meeting with “Maronite” leaders in a bid to reflect his “anger” at the delayed efforts to form a new government, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Wednesday.... Read full article

Lebanon Receives New Shipment of U.S. Arms

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The United States delivered on Sunday a shipment of military vehicles, weapons and ammunition to Lebanon as of Washington's pledge to aid the Lebanese military in its combat against terrorists.... Read full article

Suleiman Assures: Army is Fully Authorized to Strike Perpetrators in Sidon

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President Michel Suleiman assured on Sunday that the army is “fully authorized” to strike the attackers in the latest clashes between the gunmen of Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir and the army’s forces in the southern city of Sidon.... Read full article

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