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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

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

Mashnouq Announces 'Final Yet Incomplete' Election Results

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Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq on Monday announced “final yet incomplete” results of the parliamentary elections that were held on Sunday, noting that the results of the Akkar district are yet to be officially released.... 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

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

Beirut is 3rd Hottest destination for 2010... because of its Party People!

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According to the UK-based Mirror, Beirut is 3rd in the Top 10 Great escapes for 2010. Behind South Africa (guess why...) and the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. Beirut has been selected as the 'PARTY PEOPLE' destination for 2010.... Read full article

You Stink protesters occupy Environment Ministry, call for Machnouk's resignation

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At least two dozen You Stink campaign protesters Tuesday stormed the Environment Ministry building in Downtown Beirut, calling for the minister’s resignation over the protracted trash crisis.... Read full article

Tara Brown & 60 Minutes Crew Have ‘Reached A Deal’

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Signs of a potential breakthrough have emerged in the Beirut child abduction saga involving a Brisbane mother and 60 Minutes TV crew.... Read full article

Lebanese Man Proposes to Girlfriend Aboard MEA Flight

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Jack Sibilian, a Lebanese young man, popped the question and surprised his girlfriend, Sarin Aydenjian, aboard a Middle East Airlines flight that was heading to Armenia.... Read full article

Guy smoking shisha during news broadcast not fazed by Israeli airstrikes (video)

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A TV presenter reporting live on deadly Israeli airstrikes in Lebanon yesterday was thrown off guard by an unlikely sight – an elderly man wandering towards her with a shisha pipe.... Read full article

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