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Saudi Billionaire Prince Al-Waleed Released as Graft Probe Winds Down

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Billionaire Saudi Prince Al-Waleed was released on Saturday after nearly three months in detention, a business associate told AFP, as a sweeping anti-corruption campaign targeting the kingdom's elite winds down.... 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

Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins

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This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place...... Read full article

AMAL Chief Denies Supporters, Hizbullah Members Joined Battle against Asir

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The Speaker and Head of AMAL movement Nabih Berri denied on Wednesday reports saying that his supporters and Hizbullah members participated alongside the army in the battles in the southern city of Sidon.... Read full article

Lebanese descended from Biblical Canaanites: genetic study

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Modern day Lebanese people are largely descended from an ancient tribe ordered to be annihilated or forced from the land in the Bible. The Canaanites, who according to the Old Testament occupied the Jewish Promised Land, were largely conquered ...... Read full article

National Geophysical Center Refutes 'Destructive Earthquake' Rumors

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Lebanon's state-run National Center for Geophysical Research (NCGR) on Monday dismissed social media rumors about an alleged “destructive earthquake” that might hit Lebanon.... 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

HRW: Lebanon Religious Laws Violate Women's Rights

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Lebanese laws and courts governing marriage and child custody "discriminate against women" from all religious groups, often trapping them in abusive unions, a Human Rights Watch report published Monday said.... Read full article

Facebook cited in 20% of U.S divorces‏

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When Facebook gets involved, relationships can quickly fall apart – as Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi have discovered. But dictatorships are not the only ties being dissolved by social networking sites: now Facebook is increasingly being blamed...... Read full article

So... Yalla, bye, dear Lebanon

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Sorry to write again. But I’m leaving your extraordinary country after four years. Unlike your politicians, I can’t extend my own term.... Read full article

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