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It's My Duty to Welcome Pope in Jerusalem & I Ask Those against My Visit Not to Come to Bkirki

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi announced on Tuesday that it is his duty to welcome Pope Francis in Jerusalem, asking those against his visit "not to come to Bkirki."... Read full article

Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, Water Cannons Fired at Stone-Throwing Protesters in Beirut

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Security forces on Sunday fired rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons at stone-throwing protesters in central Beirut, a day after almost 400 people were injured in the fiercest clashes yet...... Read full article

Six soldiers martyred in jihadi ambush

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BAALBEK, Lebanon: Six Lebanese soldiers were killed and one wounded Tuesday in an ambush by militants near the Syrian border, on the same day that the military’s apparent arrest of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s wife and child was made public.... Read full article

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

Successive Suicide Bombings in al-Qaa Kill Nine and Wound 15

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At least nine people were killed, including four suicide bombers, and fifteen others were wounded in multiple suicide bombings in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria, the National News Agency reported on Monday.... Read full article

Protesters clash with police over garbage crisis

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Police forcibly dispersed Wednesday a small group of demonstrators protesting in Downtown Beirut over the government’s delay in solving the national garbage crisis, as the environment minister announced he would need at least until next Tuesday ...... Read full article

Report: Battle to Expel IS from al-Qaa, Ras Baalbek Within 72 Hours

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The Lebanese Army is gearing for a battle against the Islamic State group militants on the eastern borders in the al-Qaa and Ras Baalbek which will reportedly “begin within 72 hours,” al-Mustaqbal daily said on Saturday.... Read full article

Mufti opposes fighting the Army in Sidon

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Grand Mufti Mohammad Rashid Qabbani denounced Monday the attack that claimed the lives of over 17 soldiers and 25 gunmen in the southern city of Sidon.... Read full article

Guardian recommands Beirut among other cities in its 2010 guide for best touristic destination

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The suggestion was based on the Original Travel opinion concerning the most vibrant cities in the world. The UK-Based Newspaper The Guardian listed this suggestion as part of its Travel Guru Guide 2010 for the best destinations in the world.... Read full article

هكذا أُعطيَت الفيزا للأم تيريزا لزيارة لبنان إبان الحرب

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وأضاف السفير معلوف: "رغبة الأم تيريزا بالذهاب في لبنان في عز ايام الحرب الأهلية كانت مبادرة شديدة الأهمية. ففي وقت كان اللبنانيون يهربون من البلد، ذهبت إلى هناك وخاطرت بحياتها رغم أن لا شيء يربطها بلبنان"... Read full article

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