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Army Closes in on Asir Mosque Complex, Military Death Toll Reaches 12

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The Lebanese army closed in on Monday on the complex of Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir's mosque in the southern city of Sidon in an attempt to arrest him for attacking the military and leaving 12 soldiers dead.... 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

Harissa to become nature reserve

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Caretaker Environment Minister Nazem Khoury announced Thursday that the Harissa Mountain area in Jounieh would be converted into a nature reserve in cooperation with the Maronite Patriarchate and the Jounieh Municipality.... 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

Aoun on Army Day: Lebanon Fully Prepared to Confront Terrorism

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President Michel Aoun assured on Tuesday that Lebanon's military and security institutions are “fully prepared” to confront all forms of terrorism.... Read full article

Lebanese railway revival to be studied

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LEBANON: Tenders for a study into the feasibility of rebuilding the disused railway from Beirut north along the coast to Tripoli are to be invited by the European Investment Bank during September.... Read full article

Truly sad how Lebanese Graduates are handling post graduation

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Each student waits for that moment in the graduation ceremony when he/she throws the cap up in the air! That could be the happiest moment of a student’s life so far, but then what? ... Read full article

Freddy Deeb - Professional poker player

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Kassem Ibrahim "Freddy" Deeb (born November 27, 1955 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a professional poker player who emigrated from Lebanon to the United States at the age of 19.... Read full article

Salameh: Money Transfer Firms Must Not Pay in Dollar to Recipients

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Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh on Monday called on all money transfer companies operating in Lebanon, such as Western Union and OMT, to exclusively use Lebanese currency when dispensing foreign cash transfers to recipients.... 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

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