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Parliamentary Election Turnout 49 Percent, Says Mashnouq

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Less than half of Lebanon's electorate voted in Sunday's general elections, according to a provisional turnout figure of 49.2 percent announced by Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq.... Read full article

Lebanese build biggest inhabitable Cross in the Middle East

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The Ijdabra Cross rises as a powerful witness of faith in the war torn Middle East. When the cross is complete, the Church of St Saba, Ijdabra, in Northern Lebanon will have the largest inhabitable cross in the Middle East.... Read full article

HRW: Lebanon Religious Laws Violate Women's Rights

by Naharnet Newsdesk on

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

Rahi to Meet Maronite Leaders to Pressure Govt. Formation Efforts

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rahi reportedly plans to schedule a meeting with “Maronite” leaders in a bid to reflect his “anger” at the delayed efforts to form a new government, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Wednesday.... Read full article

Trash collection resumes in Beirut ... for now

by The Daily Star on

Relieved residents celebrated as garbage collectors resumed their work in Beirut Sunday, a week after services were suspended following the closure of the Naameh landfill. ... Read full article

Beirut Could Be the World’s Next Silicon Valley

by Nikia Wade on

Ignited in late 2014, this “Beast of the (Middle) East” is gradually inching its way towards a seat at the big kids’ table – and closer to the current leader of the pack…... Read full article

إطلاق منصة إلكترونية بتمويل أميركي تتيح للمغتربين اللبنانيين المساهمة في إنماء بلداتهم وبلدهم

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برعاية رئيس مجلس الوزراء سعد الحريري اطلقت، قبل ظهر اليوم من السراي، منصة الكترونية لربط المغتربين ببلدهم وتعزيز العمل التعاوني "DiasporaID" دعما للانماء المستدام في لبنان بعنوان ... Read full article

Garlic gets the girl: Forget aftershave - just eat garlic to attract women, study finds

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Scientists finds that sweat of men who had eaten the bulb smelt more attractive to women because it suggests the person is healthy... Read full article

Triumph for Brazilian in Miss Lebanon Overseas contest

by Hani Kfouri on

FURN AL-SHUBBAK: While Brazil missed out on World Cup 2010 this month, it did pick up another international win, in the Miss Lebanon Overseas contest. Two diaspora organizations, the Lebanese World Committee and the World Lebanese Cultural Union...... Read full article

Protesters clash with police over garbage crisis

by Philip Issa | The Daily Star on

Police forcibly dispersed Wednesday a small group of demonstrators protesting in Downtown Beirut over the government’s delay in solving the national garbage crisis, as the environment minister announced he would need at least until next Tuesday ...... Read full article

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