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1 hr ago | The Daily Star

Hezbollah planned to attack Israeli tourists

BEIRUT: One of the two suspected Hezbollah members held in Thailand confessed to planning an attack against Israeli tourists on April 13 during the Jewish festival of Passover, the Bangkok Post reported Friday.

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1 hr ago | The Daily Star

STL defense: Lebanon unwilling to cooperate

File - A pre-trial conference for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

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5 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

A Syrian man carrying on his back his daughter makes his way amid rubble following reported air strikes by government forces in the Aleppo district of Ansari, in the southwest of the city, on April 15, 2014.

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9 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Jumblatt undecided on presidential candidate

BEIRUT: Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt said in comments published Friday that he is still undecided on which candidate he will endorse for the presidency as Hezbollah MP Mohammad Raad indirectly warned against controversial candidates.

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13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Machnouk working with Hezbollah to help border village

Minister Nouhad Machnouk arrives to attend a Cabinet session in Baabda, Thursday, March 27, 2014.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily Star

Gemayel to toss hat in presidency ring

Patriarch Beshara Rai, right, receives Prime Minister Tammam Salam in Bkirki, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese critic Nazih Khater dies at the age of 84

BEIRUT: Nazih Khater, a Lebanese art and literature critic, died Wednesday at the age of 84 after a long battle with illness.

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Time

Influx of Syrian Refugees Fans Xenophobia in Lebanon

With the conflict in Syria now in its fourth year, some Lebanese are growing increasingly hostile to the million Syrians taking refuge in their country When Dima Wannous, a 32-year-old Syrian novelist and daughter of the renowned Syrian playwright Saadallah Wannous, hailed a taxi in Beirut on April 15th she did not expect her ride would end with ... (more)

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The Daily Star

30 arrest warrants for Tripoli clashes suspects

BEIRUT: Military Investigative Judge Fadi Sawwan issued 30 arrest warrants in absentia against suspects involved in Syria-linked clashes in the northern city of Tripoli.

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The Daily Star

Army arrests Al-Qaeda-linked suspect

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army said Thursday it has arrested a Palestinian accused of belonging to the Al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades.

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ABC News

Israel Arrests Arab Journalist Over Lebanon Visit

Israel's Shin Bet intelligence service says it has detained a young Israeli Arab journalist for traveling to Lebanon, which Israel considers an enemy country.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Watchdog: Rise in targeted media killings in Syria

This photo released by Hezbollah-owned Al-Manar TV Facebook page, shows a combo picture of three Al-Manar TV journalists, cameraman Mohammed Mantash, left, reporter Hamza al-Haj Hassan, center, and technician Halim Allaw, right, who were killed while covering the battle between the Syrian government forces and rebels, in the Syrian town of ... (more)

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Daily Star

Restoring state authority my main goal: Geagea

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, second right, speaks during a press conference as he announces his candidacy for the presidency, in Maarab, Friday, April 4, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Siniora: We must cut EDL deficit

BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora warned of grave consequences if Parliament passed the salary scale proposal without modifications, calling on authorities to cut waste at Electricite du Liban and other state institutions.

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The Daily Star

Cabinet makes key appointment, addresses hospital issue

BEIRUT: The Cabinet Wednesday appointed a female head for the Civil Service Board and approved a plan to address the deteriorating Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut.

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ABC News

Detained Berlusconi Ally Taken Ill in Lebanon

A Lebanese security official says a longtime ally of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi detained in Lebanon has been moved to a Beirut hospital after falling ill.

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Nepalnews.com

IOM supports safe, voluntary repatriation of 39 stranded Nepalese migrants from Lebanon

Altogether 39 stranded Nepalese migrants, mostly victims of trafficking and exploitation have been repatriated from Beirut, Lebanon with the support from IOM and the Nepal Embassy in Cairo, Egypt on Monday.

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The Daily Star

Activists: Syrian airstrikes kill 4 in rebel town

Syrian men inspecting the damage allegedly caused by shelling by regime forces of a shopping district in Zabadani, 40 kms northwest of the capital Damascus, in the Rif Damascus province.

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The Daily Star

Safe in Lebanon, but never at home

File - A car with a Syrian license plate is seen in Bhamdoun, east of Beirut, Sunday, July 22, 2012.

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The Daily Star

Lebanon's Arabic press digest - Apr. 16, 2014

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

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