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2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Milan expo to showcase Lebanese cuisine

Italian Ambassador Giuseppe Morabito, right, and Minister Alain Hakim attend a conference at the Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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6 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Bill of fire delay triggers anger, strike

BEIRUT: Parliament failed to decide on wage hikes for civil servants and teachers Tuesday, opting instead to form a committee to re-examine the controversial public sector salary scale bill.

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9 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

Syrian forces try seize rebel-held areas of Homs

This Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a general view of Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria.

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13 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as the devastating conflict in Syria.

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13 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

This photo taken on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 shows Zeina Karam of the Associated Press in Beirut, Lebanon.

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16 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Gharib slams 'money whales' ahead of wage debate

BEIRUT: Parliament held Tuesday a crucial session over the civil servants' disputed wage hike bill, as public schools and administrators went on strike to pressure lawmakers to endorse the bill.

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20 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Lebanon's Arabic press digest - Apr. 15, 2014

The following are a selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers.

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20 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Accountability as a remedy against political violence in Lebanon

On March 6, 1982, a car bomb exploded in Jnah, West Beirut, killing at least five people and wounding 16 others.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Daily Star

Wage hike can spark inflation, experts warn

BEIRUT: Enacting a wage hike for public sector employees would spur inflation if paid in full rather than in installments, economists told The Daily Star Monday.

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The Daily Star

Menswear edges into regional design

DUBAI: Men's clothing took center stage in Dubai over the weekend, as designers showed everything from colorful Bermuda shorts to sober tweed suits and offered a break from the fancy evening gowns that have characterized fashion design in the Middle East for over half a century.

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The Daily Star

Lebanon objects to Arab League final statement

Minister Gebran Bassil speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Monday, April 14, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese Navy receives 8 U.S. gunboats

The Lebanese Navy receives gunboats as a grant from the U.S. at the port in Beirut, Monday, April 14, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Police arrest head of car theft ring in Bekaa

Members of the Lebanese security forces control vehicles at a checkpoint in the Bekaa Valley, near the border with Syria on April 11, 2014.

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KLKN

3 journalists for Hezbollah TV killed in Syria

Authorities say there is enough evidence to warrant a hate-crimes prosecution in the shooting spree that killed three people at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City.

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AlertNet

INSIGHT-Warily, Lebanon tackles violent spillover from Syria

For two weeks now, the rifles have been silent along Syria Street in Lebanon's Tripoli, an area shot up so often that even memorial posters of men killed just a few months ago are speckled with bullet holes.

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Essay: Why does Iran want nuclear weapons?

During the past decade, Western diplomats have been engaged in protracted negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its nuclear program.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Dear Kitty

Berlusconi-mafia contact man arrested in Lebanon

Once upon a time, Berlusconi hired a man to work as broom at his villa: his name was Vittorio Mangano and, incidentally, he was also a Mafia member,who will be sentenced to imprisonment for murder and similar nice stuff.

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Al Bawaba

Lebanese army set to tighten its grip on Beirut

The Lebanese army will soon take control of Beirut's western neighborhood, southern suburbs, and Tariq al-Jadideh district.

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Al Bawaba

The Middle East is finally "Happy": Pharrell's hit has got warzones smiling

Image 1 of 9: Happy Jordan: Solid choreography and slick production make this a winner! Produced by BeAmman, a grassroots website that promotes the city of Amman, it sets spectacular dance moves against the backdrop of the Citadel, Roman Amphitheater and Amman skyline.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war

In this Monday, Sept 17, 2012 file photo, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, center, escorted by his bodyguards, waves to a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters during a rally denouncing an anti-Islam film that has provoked a week of unrest in Muslim countries worldwide, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon.

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