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Report: France to Provide Lebanon with Military Aid

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French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is expected to visit Beirut in the next days, amid reports that France will provide Lebanon with military assistance after Saudi Arabia halted its grant last year, the pan-Arab al-Hayat reported on Friday.... 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

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

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

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 ranks 136th in the world in the 2014 corruption perceptions index

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Lebanon ranked 136th in the world in Transparency International’s 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index, slipping as such from the 127th place it occupied in the year 2013. In fact, Lebanon’s index score fell to 27 in the year 2014, down from 28 in 2013... Read full article

Army Renews Shelling at IS Militants in Ras Baalbek, al-Qaa Outskirts

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The army renewed firing artillery on Saturday at posts and vehicles of the terrorist Islamic State group on the outskirts of the eastern border town of Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa, the National News Agency reported.... Read full article

Hariri: We Will Remain with Army, Every Outlaw Must be Dealt with in Same Manner

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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Monday stressed that al-Mustaqbal movement “will remain with the army,” saying the military institution did the right thing by confronting Islamist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir.... 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

When Lebanon Is A Jungle, Not A Country

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Yves Nawfal was celebrating his 26th birthday at a pub called Powder in Faraya on Friday when he got in an altercation with a guy named Charbel Khalil and his friends over a girl. Normally, as is expected in such a familiar setting at a pub... Read full article

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