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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

Akkar Citizen Turns 122 on New Year's Eve

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Maimouna al-Amin turned 122-years-old on New Year's eve Monday, said the National News Agency in a special report. Amin, who hails from the Akkar town of Fnaidiq, was born in 1890, but she claims to have been born years before.... Read full article

Lebanese student invents eco-friendly, smart beach towel called Beachill (video)

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Antoine Sayah, an architecture student at USEK, invented this super chill “smart mattress” called the BEACHILL. It’s not like anything you’ve ever seen.... Read full article

العلماء يفشون سرا عن السكر أخفي طيلة 50 عاما

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كشف فريق من الباحثين من جامعة سان فرانسيسكو عن نتائج بحوث طبية أجريت قبل خمسين عاما، أشارت إلى مضار السكر على الإنسان، إلا أن جهات أمريكية معينة أخفت هذه الحقيقة عن الرأي العام... Read full article

Lebanon Sinks Old Tanks to Create Underwater Dive 'Park'

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Lebanese environmentalists on Saturday sank 10 old tanks and armored vehicles to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in a novel attempt to attract divers and create new habitats for marine life.... Read full article

Al-Rahi: National Pact is the Spirit of the Constitution

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The 1943 National Pact is “the spirit of the constitution and a constitution without spirit would be dead letters,” Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi said on Thursday.... 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

Clooney Foundation to Open Schools for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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George Clooney's foundation is planning to open seven public schools for Syrian refugee children. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a new partnership Monday with Google, HP and UNICEF to provide education for more than 3,000 refugee ...... Read full article

Aoun, Hariri Ink First Law Restoring Lebanese Citizenship to Expatriates

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President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri inked on Thursday the first law allowing expatriates to regain the Lebanese nationality.... Read full article

7 women enter Lebanon's Parliament أحرزت النساء 7 مقاعد في البرلمان

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7 women enter Lebanon's parliament! Dima Jamali, Rola Tabash Jaroudi, Bahia Hariri, Minister Inaya Ezzeddine, Sethrida Geagea, Paula Yacoubi & Joumana Haddad... Read full article

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