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Former Australian MP launches peace run for Middle East peace

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Former Australian MP Patrick Farmer held on Wednesday a press conference in which he announced his peaceful initiative to "run for peace in the Middle East in order to consolidate peace and tolerance in the region."... Read full article

Lebanon defeats Hong Kong in AFC Asian Cup qualifiers

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Hong Kong: Hassan Maatouk’s first-half penalty proved enough for Lebanon to confirm top spot in Group B of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 qualifying campaign following a 1-0 victory over Hong Kong on Tuesday.... Read full article

Clooney Foundation to Open Schools for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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George Clooney's foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee ...... Read full article

Kadisha Valley, "Holy Valley"

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Kadisha Valley Arabic وادي قاديشا‎, also romanized as the Qadisha Valley and also known as the Kadisha Gorge or Wadi Kadisha, is a gorge that lies within the Becharre and Zgharta Districts of the North Governorate of Lebanon.... Read full article

Cedars Train-On Squad Names For Rugby League World Cup 2017

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The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has selected a 40-man train-on squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup held in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. The squad features a host of NRL players, Australian-based Lebanese players ...... Read full article

Trash collection resumes in Beirut ... for now

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Relieved residents celebrated as garbage collectors resumed their work in Beirut Sunday, a week after services were suspended following the closure of the Naameh landfill. ... Read full article

Religion in Lebanon

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Lebanon has several different main religions. The main two religions are Islam (Sunni and Shia) and Christianity (the Maronite Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church, and the Assyrian Church of the East)...... Read full article

Lebanese basketball in disarray as FIBA confirms ban

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The Lebanese Basketball Federation failed to convince FIBA Thursday to overturn the suspension of its operations, with the sport’s highest authority lambasting the local league & warning that the ban would stand until all their stipulations were met... Read full article

Mashnouq Announces 'Final Yet Incomplete' Election Results

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Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq on Monday announced “final yet incomplete” results of the parliamentary elections that were held on Sunday, noting that the results of the Akkar district are yet to be officially released.... Read full article

Lebanon’s beaches swimming with waste

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BEIRUT: Flush a toilet in Beirut and the waste water is piped out a kilometer into the Mediterranean and expelled into the sea. Flush the toilet just about anywhere else, however, and the waste is deposited just a few meters away...... Read full article

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