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No Deal Yet in Lebanese-Australian Child Custody Case

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The Lebanese father of two children at the heart of a high-profile custody dispute has said he will not drop attempted kidnapping charges against his estranged Australian wife, who tried to take the children from him two weeks ago.... Read full article

Saint Charbel Makhlouf

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St Charbel is the first saint to be canonized from the Lebanese Maronite Order (LMO). Not a great deal is known about his life, mainly because he lived a hidden life in the silence and solitude of his hermitage.... 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

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

Maronite bishops warn against Lebanon's 'collapse'

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The Council of Maronite Bishops reiterated its concerns Wednesday over the 14-month presidential vacuum, warning that the deadlock foreshadows the collapse of the Lebanese republic.... Read full article

Lebanon awaits true independence

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Monday marks the passing of another year of independent Lebanon. Flags will be waved, banners unfurled, wreaths laid & military parades performed. For nearly seven decades, Nov 22 has managed to unite all factions in observation of Independence Day.... Read full article

Arrival of winter takes Lebanon by storm

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BEIRUT: Some of the worst storms in years lashed Lebanon over the weekend, killing one woman and causing vast material damage. President Michel Sleiman has urged the services and concerned ministries to stay on high alert...... Read full article

Protesters clash with police over garbage crisis

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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

Tara Brown & 60 Minutes Crew Have ‘Reached A Deal’

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Signs of a potential breakthrough have emerged in the Beirut child abduction saga involving a Brisbane mother and 60 Minutes TV crew.... Read full article

Miracle Performed by Saint Rafqa (video)

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سينتيا منصور صبية عمرها اليوم 20 سنة كانت اصيبت بعمر 12 سنة بتلف بالجهاز العصبي اصاب رجليها ويديها وتغير شكل وجهها ورغم الزيارت الكتيرة للأطباء... Read full article

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