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Judge seeks death penalty for Beirut road rage killer

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A Lebanon magistrate Thursday recommended the death penalty for Tarek Yateem, who was arrested in July after stabbing to death George al-Reef in a Beirut road rage incident.... Read full article

Lebanese army Begins Offensive against IS on Syria Border

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The Lebanese army announced Saturday the start of an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group close to the Syrian border in the east of the country, where jihadists have been operating for several years.... Read full article

Elie Akouri

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Elie Akouri the Teacher, choreographer, Costume Designer, former School Co-ordinator, and Founder of the Cedars of Lebanon Folkloric Dance Group, was born in Lebanon in 1953 and immigrated to Australia in 1972.... 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

Premier Steve Phillip Bracks

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Stephen Phillip Bracks (born October 15, 1954), Australian politician, has been Premier of Victoria since 1999. Bracks was born in Ballarat, a provincial city north-west of Melbourne, where his family, which is of Lebanese Maronite-Christian descent... Read full article

The Sensational Architecture of the Strangest Village in Lebanon

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Follow the road meandering through endless olive tree fields. Ask for directions again and again from old men chatting on the side of the road at an Abi Nasr cafe. Make a detour through Ehden, and you'll reach what looks on first sight like a typical... Read full article

Guy smoking shisha during news broadcast not fazed by Israeli airstrikes (video)

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A TV presenter reporting live on deadly Israeli airstrikes in Lebanon yesterday was thrown off guard by an unlikely sight – an elderly man wandering towards her with a shisha pipe.... Read full article

Lebanese Woman Jailed in Egypt after Making Harassment Claim

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A Lebanese woman was jailed for eight years in Egypt on Saturday for "harming" its people, a judicial source said, after she claimed in a video to have been sexually assaulted. ... Read full article

8 Hurt in New Suicide Blasts in al-Qaa after Pre-Dawn Bombings Kill 5, Wound 15

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Fresh suicide bombings rocked the eastern border town of al-Qaa on Monday evening, injuring eight people, only hours after four suicide bombers killed five people and wounded 15 others in the town before dawn.... Read full article

Jessica Kahawaty

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Jessica Michelle Kahawaty is a beauty pageant titleholder from Lebanon and Australia, and is currently the face of Maybelline Cosmetics in Asia and India. Jessica is currently finishing a combined degree of Bachelor of Laws and Business...... Read full article

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