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Parliament passes no-smoking law

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BEIRUT: Parliament endorsed a long-awaited tobacco control law proposal Wednesday banning smoking in indoor public spaces as well as tobacco advertisements, and requiring larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packs.... Read full article

Lebanon garbage crisis pollutes Mediterranean

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Activists say untreated waste is being dumped freely into sea waters off the Lebanese coast, killing off ocean life. The pollution of the Mediterranean is sparking public outrage.... Read full article

Lebanese poised to take Brazil’s presidency

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Ten kilometers off the northern Lebanese coast, nestled between two mountains, lies the village of Btaaboura. Many of the inhabitances have left the sleepy town to seek their fortunes abroad. Amoung them is Michel Temer, the son of a Lebanese ...... Read full article

عاجل وبالصور: بدء عملية نقل تمثال القديس شربل (الأكبر في العالم) من جونية الى منطقة فاريا في لبنان

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في حدث فريد من نوعه سيشهده لبنان، سيرتفع اكبر تمثال في العالم للقديس شربل ( ٢٧ مترا و٤٠ طنا) على مرتفع جرد فاريا الى جانب الصليب الكبير.... Read full article

It's My Duty to Welcome Pope in Jerusalem & I Ask Those against My Visit Not to Come to Bkirki

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi announced on Tuesday that it is his duty to welcome Pope Francis in Jerusalem, asking those against his visit "not to come to Bkirki."... Read full article

Protesters Take to Streets across Lebanon over Planned Taxes

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Protesters took to the streets and blocked key roads across Lebanon on Thursday evening over the government’s inclination to impose new taxes, especially a tax on voice calls via internet apps.... Read full article

2 Israeli Troops Killed, 7 Hurt in Hizbullah Operation in Shebaa

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Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven wounded on Wednesday in a Hizbullah attack on a military convoy in the occupied Shebaa Farms.... Read full article

Lebanon's Winning Women: Six Females Voted into Parliament

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Lebanon's new parliament will include six female lawmakers across the country, up from just four in the 2009-era parliament with several fresh faces.... Read full article

Lebanon ranks first in Huawei's Mideast ICT competition

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Lebanon ranked the first in Huawei's Middle East ICT competition which took place over the weekend in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, a Huawei statement said Monday. A total of 13 teams of 39 students from across the Middle East competed in the final.... Read full article

Aussie jihadists captured in Lebanon

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Three men believed to be Australian Islamic State jihadists have been captured at gunpoint in Lebanon. The Australian-Lebanese dual nationals were arrested in Beirut after a series of raids conducted earlier this week by the Lebanese Army & Hezbollah... Read full article

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