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30 min ago | UNICEF News

Vaccination campaign to reach most vulnerable children in Lebanon

UNICEF Lebanon, with the Ministry of Public Health, local NGO Beyond Association, WHO and UNHCR, is launching Summer Immunization Weeks for a week each in July, August and September.

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1 hr ago | Northern Territory News

Sydney mum charged with adultery while in Lebanon

A DESPERATE Sydney mother is pleading for help from the Australian government after she was charged with adultery during a short holiday in Lebanon.

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4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Nusra Front posts video of Lebanese Army defector

BEIRUT/TRIPOLI, Lebanon: A video emerged Wednesday purporting to show an Army defector announcing that he had joined the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, citing the Lebanese authorities' alleged discrimination against Sunnis as his motive.

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4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

STL to decide on challenge to Al-Jadeed charges

BEIRUT: A judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon will decide Thursday whether to proceed with the trial of Al-Jadeed TV and its top editor, amid mounting opposition by Lebanese civil society.

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8 hrs ago | Canada.com

Assad declares victory as Western-backed push to topple him seems increasingly elusive

Syrians carry foodstuff as they return to the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh, following the entry of some 13 Syrian Red Crescent trucks loaded with 1000 food parcels under the supervision of the U.N., the Red Crescent and in coordination with the Syrian government, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, July 14, 2014.

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10 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Skepticism over protection of abused Syrian child

Head of Cyber Crime Bureau Suzan El Hajj and Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas speak to the press during a conference at the Social Affairs Ministry in Badaro, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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15 hrs ago | AME Info

AUB Libraries joins US libraries to create a digital library of over 100,000 Arabic volumes

The American University of Beirut Libraries have joined Arabic Collections Online , a five-year project funded by New York University Abu Dhabi that aims to digitize and make accessible worldwide over 100,000 volumes of Arabic content.

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19 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

News from America, 6:12 AMU.S. Lawmakers Broaden the Sanctions on Hezbollah

U.S. lawmakers voted Tuesday to thwart efforts to fund Hezbollah by punishing banks and other financial organizations that help the funneling of money to the Lebanese terrorist group.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Daily Star

Future Bloc preps for presidential consultations

BEIRUT: Future Parliamentary bloc lauded former Prime Minister Saad Hariri's political roadmap Tuesday, announcing its readiness to commence consultations with March 14 heads to end the void in the Presidency.

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Inter Press Service

Food Insecurity a New Threat for Lebanon's Syrian Refugees

A severe drought has put the Lebanese agricultural sector at risk. According to the Meteorological Department at Rafik Hariri International Airport, average rainfall in 2014 is estimated at 470 mm, far below annual averages of 824 mm.

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The Daily Star

Aoun: Hariri's initiative does not clash with mine

FPM leader Michel Aoun speaks during a news conference in Rabieh, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Arrest warrant issued for Saudi terror suspect

Lebanese soldiers stand guard in front of the military court in Beirut, Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese soldier joins rank of Syria rebels

BEIRUT: A Lebanese soldier has joined the ranks of rebel groups fighting in Syria, a security source told The Daily Star Tuesday, the first case since the war in the neighboring country began in 2011.

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The Daily Star

Rocket fired from south Lebanon falls short

Lebanese soldiers find rockets that were ready to be launched into Israel, in south Lebanon, Friday, July 11, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Lebanon's Arabic press digest - July 22, 2014

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

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Daily Star

Geagea urges Muslims to stop Christian displacement

LF leader Samir Geagea speaks during an interview on MTV, Monday, June 9, 2014. BEIRUT: Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has strongly denounced attacks targeting Christians in Iraq and Syria, calling on Muslim leaders to act quickly to counter rampant fanaticism sweeping the region.

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The Daily Star

Sign of things to come as wellspring village dries up

BAROUK, Lebanon: In a Chouf village that boasts numerous springs and a river that feeds several regions with drinking water, residents are increasingly relying on private water companies, another sign of the serious drought that Lebanon is facing.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese TV airs unified news bulletin for Gaza

BEIRUT: Palestinian mothers weep over the bodies of children, whose expressionless faces indicate their untimely fate.

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The Daily Star

Hariri blasts critics over presidential initiative

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks on a TV screen during an Iftar held at BIEL in Beirut, Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Forbes.com

Flood of Syrian Refugees Strains Lebanon's Fragile Political Consensus

Dateline, Beirut. Well, sort of. I'm actually just back from two weeks in what should be the tourism capital of the Mediterranean.

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