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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

ISF begins crackdown on traffic violations in Lebanon (video)

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BEIRUT: The heaviest punishments for traffic violations under a new law came into force last week, as road safety organizations stressed strict and continuous implementation of the new rules if they were to be effective.... Read full article

REPORT: In Lebanon, some people ski, others swim in one day (video)

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While a number of Lebanese people headed to the mountains on Sunday to sky, many others chose to hit the beaches to benefit from the sunny weather and high temperature.... Read full article

World Bank Gives Lebanon $200 Million to Upgrade Roads

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The World Bank said Tuesday it has earmarked $200 million for repairing Lebanon's unsafe roads, signaling a resumption of international aid months after the election of a president following two and a half years of political vacuum in the country.... 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

Man “beats” wife at Beirut’s women’s rights race

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BEIRUT - A violent scene erupted Sunday during the Beirut Marathon Association’s Women’s Race when a man started “beating” a woman as thousands of other females raced for women’s right.... Read full article

Largest Statue of Saint Charbel Installed on Faraya Mountain

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Lebanon’s largest statue of St Charbel was installed in Faraya on top of the Mount of the Cross. The height of the sculpture is 23.3 meters, 9.30 meters in width & weighs 40 tons. ... Read full article

Beirut Protest after Spate of Violent Deaths of Women

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Dozens of people have protested outside the Lebanese parliament against violence against women, denouncing inaction by the authorities after eight women have been killed since early December.... Read full article

Suleiman Assures: Army is Fully Authorized to Strike Perpetrators in Sidon

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President Michel Suleiman assured on Sunday that the army is “fully authorized” to strike the attackers in the latest clashes between the gunmen of Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir and the army’s forces in the southern city of Sidon.... Read full article

Lebanon braces for snow at altitude of 300 meters

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BEIRUT: The storm that hit the country earlier this week is expected to continue into the weekend, with snow falling Friday as low as 300 meters above sea level, according to the meteorological department at Rafik Hariri International Airport.... Read full article

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