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A third of Lebanon firms face requests for bribes

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The World Bank’s Enterprise Survey on bribery in public institutions and administrations shows that 19.2 percent of firms operating Lebanon experience at least one bribe payment request when applying for an electricity license, a water connection...... Read full article

Outstanding Australia beats Oman 4-0 to secure quarter-final place

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Only days after their 4-1 rout against Kuwait, the Socceroos produced an even better showing to end Oman's progression hopes and have fans of the host nation dreaming of what may be at this tournament.... 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

Oscars: Lebanon Selects 'Void' for Foreign-Language Category

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The film is the second submission from screenwriter Georges Khabbaz and has taken a slew of awards in the country.... Read full article

Downtown Beirut Turns into War Zone as Police Battle Anti-trash Protesters

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Police used tear gas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse thousands of anti-garbage demonstrators in downtown Beirut's Riad al-Solh square and to stop them from moving towards the nearby Nijmeh Square, leaving scores of protesters injured.... Read full article

Deported Lebanese arrive at Beirut airport

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Three Lebanese citizens, who were recently expelled from the United Arab Emirates, arrived at Beirut’s airport Sunday, with more expected later in the day.... Read full article

Protesters Take to Streets across Lebanon over Planned Taxes

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Protesters took to the streets and blocked key roads across Lebanon on Thursday evening over the government’s inclination to impose new taxes, especially a tax on voice calls via internet apps.... Read full article

So... Yalla, bye, dear Lebanon

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Sorry to write again. But I’m leaving your extraordinary country after four years. Unlike your politicians, I can’t extend my own term.... Read full article

Australia Day honours: Abla Amad, Melbourne restaurateur recognised in Australia Day awards

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When Lebanese immigrant Abla Amad opened her own restaurant in Melbourne's cosmopolitan Carlton in 1979, she wanted to introduce the community to authentic food she cooked for her family at home.... Read full article

Don’t Date A Successful Arab Woman

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My mentor once told me there’s nothing that scares an Arab man more than a successful Arab woman who doesn’t have to depend on him.... Read full article

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