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Parliament passes no-smoking law

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BEIRUT: Parliament endorsed a long-awaited tobacco control law proposal Wednesday banning smoking in indoor public spaces as well as tobacco advertisements, and requiring larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packs.... 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

Army Advances against IS in Border Battle, Pays Tribute to Spain Victims

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Lebanese soldiers renewed fire on Islamic State group positions on the country's eastern border with Syria on Sunday after capturing a third of the territory held by jihadists in the area.... Read full article

Army Renews Shelling at IS Militants in Ras Baalbek, al-Qaa Outskirts

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The army renewed firing artillery on Saturday at posts and vehicles of the terrorist Islamic State group on the outskirts of the eastern border town of Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa, the National News Agency reported.... Read full article

Mother Teresa, the war in Lebanon and the rescue of 100 orphans and children with disabilities

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In 1982, in the middle of fighting, the nun saved from bombardments a group of children in an orphanage. Disabled and ill, the children had been abandoned by the staff. Through faith and prayer, she obtained a ceasefire to evacuate. ... Read full article

Lebanon ranks first in Huawei's Mideast ICT competition

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Lebanon ranked the first in Huawei's Middle East ICT competition which took place over the weekend in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, a Huawei statement said Monday. A total of 13 teams of 39 students from across the Middle East competed in the final.... Read full article

Lebanese legend Sabah dies aged 87

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Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, died Wednesday at her residence, local media said. Sabah is among the most prolific Arab singers, with around 3,500 songs in her repertoire. The actress and singer was born in Beirut in 1927, she was 87.... Read full article

Man “beats” wife at Beirut’s women’s rights race

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BEIRUT - A violent scene erupted Sunday during the Beirut Marathon Association’s Women’s Race when a man started “beating” a woman as thousands of other females raced for women’s right.... Read full article

1-year-old US girl buys car using dad's smartphone!

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Born shopaholic! A one-year-old girl in the US has bought a car through online trading, while playing on the mobile phone of her dad, who has decided to keep the "purchase".... Read full article

Lebanon: so hot right now

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Two years ago, Lebanon was reeling from a crisis which brought gun battles onto the streets of Beirut, forced its airport to shut, and threatened to pitch the tiny Mediterranean country back into civil war.... Read full article

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