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Joint Lebanese-Australian Panel to Probe Child Abduction Case

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A joint Australian-Lebanese commission has been set up to examine a controversial child abduction case in which several Australian nationals have been charged, Lebanon's Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil announced Wednesday.... 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

You Stink protesters occupy Environment Ministry, call for Machnouk's resignation

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At least two dozen You Stink campaign protesters Tuesday stormed the Environment Ministry building in Downtown Beirut, calling for the minister’s resignation over the protracted trash crisis.... Read full article

Saint Nematullah Kassab Al Hardini

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Father Hardini was born Joseph Kassab in the year 1808. His father was George Kassab and his mother Marium Raad, daughter of Reverend Yousef Yacoub. He had four brothers and two sisters, his brothers were 'Assaf, Elias, Tanious, Yacoub ...... Read full article

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

Outsiders in Lebanon Vote Make a Small Win Look Big

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They won just one seat in Lebanon's 128-seat national assembly, but they celebrated like they'd won 20. A grassroots movement of activists, journalists and other political newcomers said any presence in parliament was a landmark victory ...... Read full article

It's My Duty to Welcome Pope in Jerusalem & I Ask Those against My Visit Not to Come to Bkirki

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi announced on Tuesday that it is his duty to welcome Pope Francis in Jerusalem, asking those against his visit "not to come to Bkirki."... Read full article

Five Lebanese soldiers killed in battles with militants

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BAALBEK, Lebanon: Lebanese troops, backed by heavy artillery and helicopter gunships, battled Syria-based jihadis on Lebanon’s northeastern border Friday, killing at least 18 militants and losing five soldiers.... Read full article

Lebanese Army Officer Dies of Wounds Sustained in Shooting, Road Blocked in Protest

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Army officer Major Rabih Kahil died in hospital Wednesday after succumbing to wounds sustained in a shooting in the Aley District town of Bdadoun.... Read full article

Lebanon Sinks Old Tanks to Create Underwater Dive 'Park'

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Lebanese environmentalists on Saturday sank 10 old tanks and armored vehicles to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in a novel attempt to attract divers and create new habitats for marine life.... Read full article

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