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What is the percentage of Lebanese women who get married before the age of 18? (video)

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What is the percentage of Lebanese women who get married before the age of 18? 13% of Lebanese women got married before they turned 18, according to the study of the institute of Political Sciences at St Joseph University.... 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

Tourists to Lebanon up 17.8 percent in first 9 months

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BEIRUT: The number of incoming tourists to Lebanon totaled 1,694,662 in the first nine months of 2010, constituting an increase of 17.8 percent from 1,438,619 tourists in the same period last year, as reported by Byblos Bank’s Lebanon This Week.... Read full article

Truly sad how Lebanese Graduates are handling post graduation

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Each student waits for that moment in the graduation ceremony when he/she throws the cap up in the air! That could be the happiest moment of a student’s life so far, but then what? ... Read full article

AMAL Chief Denies Supporters, Hizbullah Members Joined Battle against Asir

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The Speaker and Head of AMAL movement Nabih Berri denied on Wednesday reports saying that his supporters and Hizbullah members participated alongside the army in the battles in the southern city of Sidon.... Read full article

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

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

6 Troops, Including 2 Officers, Martyred in Clashes with al-Asir's Gunmen in Abra

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Two army officers, a sergeant and three soldiers were martyred and several others were wounded Sunday in a clash with supporters of Islamist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir in the Sidon suburb of Abra, the Army Command said in a statement.... 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

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

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