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Triumph for Brazilian in Miss Lebanon Overseas contest

by Hani Kfouri on

FURN AL-SHUBBAK: While Brazil missed out on World Cup 2010 this month, it did pick up another international win, in the Miss Lebanon Overseas contest. Two diaspora organizations, the Lebanese World Committee and the World Lebanese Cultural Union...... Read full article

أميركي شاب من أصل لبناني لا يحمل الجنسية اللبنانية، زار وطنه الأم بعد غياب طال 28 سنة، متفقداً قريت

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أميركي شاب من أصل لبناني لا يحمل الجنسية اللبنانية، زار وطنه الأم بعد غياب طال 28 سنة، متفقداً قريته الجنوبية كفردونين وأقارب له، لطالما شده الحنين إليهم... Read full article

Lebanon's Winning Women: Six Females Voted into Parliament

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Lebanon's new parliament will include six female lawmakers across the country, up from just four in the 2009-era parliament with several fresh faces.... Read full article

Facebook cited in 20% of U.S divorces‏

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When Facebook gets involved, relationships can quickly fall apart – as Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi have discovered. But dictatorships are not the only ties being dissolved by social networking sites: now Facebook is increasingly being blamed...... Read full article

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

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

Lebanon’s beaches swimming with waste

by Stephen Dockery on

BEIRUT: Flush a toilet in Beirut and the waste water is piped out a kilometer into the Mediterranean and expelled into the sea. Flush the toilet just about anywhere else, however, and the waste is deposited just a few meters away...... Read full article

إطلاق منصة إلكترونية بتمويل أميركي تتيح للمغتربين اللبنانيين المساهمة في إنماء بلداتهم وبلدهم

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برعاية رئيس مجلس الوزراء سعد الحريري اطلقت، قبل ظهر اليوم من السراي، منصة الكترونية لربط المغتربين ببلدهم وتعزيز العمل التعاوني "DiasporaID" دعما للانماء المستدام في لبنان بعنوان ... Read full article

Lebanese army Shells IS Positions, Captures New Border Areas

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The Lebanese army continued pounding the Islamic State positions along the Syrian border overnight, massing reinforcements and pounding the area with artillery shells and rockets, the National News Agency reported.... Read full article

Five Lebanese soldiers killed in battles with militants

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BAALBEK, Lebanon: Lebanese troops, backed by heavy artillery and helicopter gunships, battled Syria-based jihadis on Lebanon’s northeastern border Friday, killing at least 18 militants and losing five soldiers.... Read full article

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