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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

Lebanon: so hot right now

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Two years ago, Lebanon was reeling from a crisis which brought gun battles onto the streets of Beirut, forced its airport to shut, and threatened to pitch the tiny Mediterranean country back into civil war.... Read full article

Charbel: Arrest Warrants Will Be Issued against All Who Made Statements of Incitement against Army

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Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel stressed on Tuesday that arrest warrants will be issued against all gunmen involved in the clashes in the southern city of Sidon, vowing that justice will take its course in this issue.... 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

Lebanese Army Slowly Crushing Extremists near Syria Border

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In a remote corner of Lebanon near the border with Syria, Lebanese troops have been quietly making steady progress, fighting against Islamic extremists holed up in the rugged mountains.... Read full article

Lebanon thwarts a bomb attack to blow up an Etihad flight bound to Lebanon from Sydney

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A plot to blow up a plane with explosives hidden inside a large Barbie doll and a meat grinder was foiled by Lebanon's security services.... Read full article

Early Results Emerge in Lebanon's Parliamentary Vote

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Preliminary results started emerging around midnight Monday after Lebanon voted in its first parliamentary elections in nine years.... Read full article

إطلاق منصة إلكترونية بتمويل أميركي تتيح للمغتربين اللبنانيين المساهمة في إنماء بلداتهم وبلدهم

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برعاية رئيس مجلس الوزراء سعد الحريري اطلقت، قبل ظهر اليوم من السراي، منصة الكترونية لربط المغتربين ببلدهم وتعزيز العمل التعاوني "DiasporaID" دعما للانماء المستدام في لبنان بعنوان ... Read full article

Fugitive Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir arrested at Beirut airport

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Lebanese authorities detained fugitive Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport after more than two years on the run, security sources told The Daily Star Saturday.... Read full article

Drivers to face fines for noise, rubbish-throwing in Lebanon

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BEIRUT: A new traffic law will fine people who throw rubbish out of their cars and drivers of vehicles that emit polluting smoke or irritating noises, Qabbani added that anybody found to be driving under the influence of alcohol will receive...... Read full article

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