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1 hr ago | The Daily Star

Jumblatt denies discussing presidency with Nasrallah, Berri

BEIRUT: Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt denied on Tuesday discussing the presidential election with the Shiite duo Speaker Nabih Berri and Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, emphasizing that the war on Gaza was the priority.

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5 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Geagea ridicules idea to import water from Turkey

BEIRUT: Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea Tuesday slammed a proposed solution to import water from Turkey to meet high demand, saying officials prefer complicated, costly solutions to practical ones.

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9 hrs ago | BBC News

Lebanese TV 'backs Iraqi Christians'

A Lebanese TV channel is using the Arabic letter N in its logo, in what appears to be a show of solidarity with Christians in Iraq.

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12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Paris asks to run DNA tests on Lebanese plane victims

A Burkina Faso Air Force soldier and a journalist look at debris of the Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 scattered at the crash site in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 26, 2014.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Connecticut Post

Syrian army casualties surge, raising death toll

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, shakes hands with worshippers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the Khair mosque, in Damascus, Syria, Monday, July 28, 2014.

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Jerusalem Post

Lebanon's Grand Mufti calls for 'jihad' to liberate Palestinians

Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, the country's leading Sunni authority, called for "jihad" against Israel to liberate "Palestine's sacred land from Jewish foreign occupation."

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Inter Press Service

Drought and Misuse Behind Lebanon's Water Scarcity

Tank trucks being filled with water in front of Osman Bin Affan Mosque in Beirut.

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Tehran Times

Iranian official and Lebanese PM discuss war on Gaza

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam in Beirut on Saturday during which they exchanged views about Israel's war on the Gaza Strip.

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The Daily Star

Geagea, Canadian minister discuss Lebanon, region

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea Monday met Monday with a Canadian minister to discuss Lebanon's political situation as well as regional developments.

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The Daily Beast

The Coming Blitz of BaghdadBy Jamie Dettmer

Analysts say the Islamic State is about to launch a major offensive-but one built around commando raids and suicide bombings rather than a frontal attack.

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The Daily Star

Book suggests Iran role in Sadr killing theory

BEIRUT: A recently released book by an American author claims that charismatic Shiite Imam Musa Sadr was executed, and that an Iranian figure was involved in his killing.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Times of Israel

PFLP chief says Syria, Iran, Hezbollah armed Hamas

GC chief Ahmed Jibril pictured with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut in May 2002.

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The Daily Star

Nasrallah, Jumblatt call for swift election of president

Socialist Party Leader Walid Jumblatt meets with Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah to discuss regional and local events.

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The Daily Star

The Lebanese who are making it big in Brazil

BEIRUT: Jamil Fadlallah left Lebanon in 1979 without any money or legal papers, seeking an escape from the Lebanese Civil War, then in its fourth year.

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The Daily Star

Rockets launched from Lebanon benefiting Israel: MP

Lebanese soldiers find rockets that were ready to be launched into Israel, on Friday, July 11, 2014, BEIRUT: Amal MP Qassem Hashem said Sunday that rockets being launched from southern Lebanon into Israel were only benefiting the Jewish state and were in fact harming Lebanese border towns.

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In-depth Africa

Hamas Finds New Way to be Evil, Allies with North Korea

Hamas is trying to innovate. Whether it's long range missiles or tunnels, it keeps trying to remain on the cutting edge of evil.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Middle East, 11:49 AMReport: Hezbollah Leader Among Air Algerie Casualties

While most of those killed aboard were French - including at least 33 French military personnel and three senior intelligence officials - a Lebanese Hezbollah leader was also killed in the crash, according to the International Business Times .

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The Daily Star

Officials head to Mali to identify crash victims

French soldiers walk near debris at the crash site of the Air Algerie flight AH5017 in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Daily Star

Salam: Disassociation policy should be observed

Prime Minister Tammam Salam, center, heads a Cabinet session at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Friday, May 16, 2014.

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Examiner.com

Printing Museum hosts block party inaugurating Arabic-English mural

On Friday, July 27, the Printing Museum hosted a block party inaugurating its new bilingual mural entitled "Changing Language, Changing Worlds" executed earlier this week on the west wall of the museum along Peveto Street through the collaborative efforts of Lebanese wall artist Paschal Zoghby and a Houston-based street painter known as "Dual.

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