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Lebanon's Winning Women: Six Females Voted into Parliament

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Lebanon's new parliament will include six female lawmakers across the country, up from just four in the 2009-era parliament with several fresh faces.... 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

Army Advances against IS in Border Battle, Pays Tribute to Spain Victims

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Lebanese soldiers renewed fire on Islamic State group positions on the country's eastern border with Syria on Sunday after capturing a third of the territory held by jihadists in the area.... Read full article

Aoun: No One Should be Stronger than State and I'm Not Thinking of a 2nd Term

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President Michel Aoun stressed Sunday that “no one should be stronger than the State” in Lebanon as he ruled out running for a second presidential term.... Read full article

Suspected Remains of Lebanese Troops Undergo DNA Tests, Buses to Evacuate Jihadists to Syria

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The remains of eight Lebanese soldiers kidnapped by the Islamic State group three years ago were located Sunday, a senior Lebanese official said, in a negotiated deal that followed a military offensive to drive the militants out of the border area ..... Read full article

Report: Pre-Emptive Security Operations Foil Beirut Attack Plot

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The General Security Directorate was able to thwart an Islamic State group terror scheme, that had plans to target Beirut's Central District, al-Akhbar daily reported on Tuesday.... Read full article

From Beirut to Boston: The Utter Americanness of Khalil Gibran

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He was an immigrant child from Lebanon who passed through Ellis Island and became America’s best-selling poet. His story is America’s story.... Read full article

Jounieh Floating Island

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The first floating island in the world was designed and is currently being constructed in Lebanon. Jounieh Floating Island Resort is the first floating island in the world based on the Dhow-4 technology, it is expected to be at sea in summer 2015... 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

Former cop says sorry to Kaldas over ‘leak’

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THE ex-cop whose complaints to the Police Integrity Commission led to a baseless year-long investigation into two of the state’s highest-ranking police has said he is sorry.... Read full article

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