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Beirut ranks 181 st in world in quality of living

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Beirut’s quality of living ranked in 181st place globally and 15th in the Middle East and North Afrcia, according to the 2015 Mercer Consulting survey, which surveyed living standards in 230 cities worldwide and 24 cities in the region.... Read full article

Rahaf Abdalla crowned Miss Lebanon 2010

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Rahaf Abdallah, a 22-year old business management student, beat 15 other contestants to be crowned Miss Lebanon 2010 during the pageant that was held Friday night and organized by LBC.... 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

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

Lebanon Civil Society Candidates Suspect Electoral 'Fraud'

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A secular coalition that ran in Lebanon's parliamentary elections said on Tuesday it will legally challenge the defeat of one of its candidates, slamming the vote count as untransparent.... Read full article

Rahi Voices Calls for 'Slimline Crisis Government'

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi called for the formation of a “slimline crisis government” to end the governmental “vacuum” and carry out reforms required by the CEDRE Conference, the National News Agency reported on Tuesday.... Read full article

Lebanese Army Slowly Crushing Extremists near Syria Border

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In a remote corner of Lebanon near the border with Syria, Lebanese troops have been quietly making steady progress, fighting against Islamic extremists holed up in the rugged mountains.... 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

Al-Rahi to Travel with Pope Francis to Holy Land in May

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi will travel to the Holly Land next month along with the delegation accompanying Pope Francis, al-Joumhouria newspaper reported on Tuesday.... Read full article

Australian Taxation Office conducts ‘Reinventing the ATO’ briefing workshops

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In May 2015 the Access and Diversity Unit of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and ‘Reinventing the ATO’ team in conjunction with MultiConnexions conducted a series of workshops on ‘Reinventing the ATO’. ... Read full article

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