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Hitting the streets of Lebanon with Uber

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The company was founded internationally in 2010 to solve a relatively simple problem, how to get a ride at the push of a button.... Read full article

Australian woman jailed in Abu Dhabi over Facebook post

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An Australian woman has been jailed in Abu Dhabi, pending her deportation, for a cyber-crime offence after she posted a picture of a car parked across two disabled parking spaces outside her apartment.... Read full article

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

Internal Security Forces arrests Santa in Lebanon (video)

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In Christmas spirit and with a keenness for road safety, the Internal Security Forces promoted a number of their officers to their Santa squad Tuesday to reward citizens for abiding by traffic laws.... Read full article

ISIS Destroys 5th Century Assyrian Monastery in Syria

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Photos posted on ISIS social media sites show the destruction of Mar Elian monastery in Qaryatain, Syria, which is near Homs. Qaryatain fell to ISIS on August 6. An estimated 1,400 Syriac Orthodox and 400 Syriac Catholic Assyrians lived in Qaryatain ... Read full article

Protesters clash with police over garbage crisis

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Police forcibly dispersed Wednesday a small group of demonstrators protesting in Downtown Beirut over the government’s delay in solving the national garbage crisis, as the environment minister announced he would need at least until next Tuesday ...... Read full article

Beirut Protest after Spate of Violent Deaths of Women

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Dozens of people have protested outside the Lebanese parliament against violence against women, denouncing inaction by the authorities after eight women have been killed since early December.... Read full article

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

Dima Safi Wins Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017 & Australian Lebanese Mariam Mehajer 1st Runner Up

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Congratulations to the new Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017, Dima Safi of Ivory Coast. Mariam Mehajer, Miss Lebanon Australia was the first runner-up. Miss Lebanon Sweden was Aya Salibi the pageant's second runner-up.... Read full article

Outsiders in Lebanon Vote Make a Small Win Look Big

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They won just one seat in Lebanon's 128-seat national assembly, but they celebrated like they'd won 20. A grassroots movement of activists, journalists and other political newcomers said any presence in parliament was a landmark victory ...... Read full article

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