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Joint Lebanese-Australian Panel to Probe Child Abduction Case

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A joint Australian-Lebanese commission has been set up to examine a controversial child abduction case in which several Australian nationals have been charged, Lebanon's Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil announced Wednesday.... 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

Beirut ranks 181 st in world in quality of living

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Beirut’s quality of living ranked in 181st place globally and 15th in the Middle East and North Afrcia, according to the 2015 Mercer Consulting survey, which surveyed living standards in 230 cities worldwide and 24 cities in the region.... 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

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

Lebanon to Begin Offshore Oil Exploration

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Lebanon's outgoing energy minister said Tuesday that the first phase of oil and gas exploration off the country's coast has begun.... Read full article

National Geophysical Center Refutes 'Destructive Earthquake' Rumors

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Lebanon's state-run National Center for Geophysical Research (NCGR) on Monday dismissed social media rumors about an alleged “destructive earthquake” that might hit Lebanon.... Read full article

Nusra Front Releases 16 Servicemen after 15 Months of Captivity

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The al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front released on Tuesday 16 servicemen it had abducted from the northeastern border town of Arsal in 2014.... Read full article

Army Destroys Militant Car in Arsal-Ras Baalbek Outskirts

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The Lebanese army destroyed Thursday a car carrying extremist militants in an area between the outskirts of the northern border towns of Arsal and Ras Baalbek, state-run National News Agency reported.... Read full article

Violent storm disrupts Beirut flights, schools ordered shut

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BEIRUT/TRIPOLI/SIDON: A powerful storm with violent winds and heavy hail and rainfall ripped through Lebanon Tuesday, halting air traffic at Beirut airport and prompting the government to order the closure of schools across the country.... Read full article

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