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2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Hollande calls for Lebanese Army support

French President Francois Hollande speaks during a news conference on the second and final day of the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor resort, near Newport, in Wales September 5, 2014. BEIRUT: The international community must provide further support to the Lebanese Army in its fight against terrorism, French President Francois Hollande said Monday.

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6 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Sisi pledges support to Lebanon stability

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivers a speech in Cairo, in this September 6, 2014 handout courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency. REUTERS/The Egyptian Presidency BEIRUT: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed Monday to cooperate with Lebanon's allies in order to ensure the country's stability.

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7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Qatar to help build Lebanon central prison: Areiji

Culture Minister Raymond Areiji poses for a picture at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. BEIRUT: Qatari assistance to Lebanon will go beyond the current hostage crisis, with the country pledging to lift its travel advisory to Lebanon and assist in building a new central prison, Culture Minister Raymond Areiji said Monday.

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11 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Syrian army destroys ISIS-controlled bridge

BEIRUT: Syrian special forces Monday destroyed a bridge over the Euphrates River used by ISIS to move supplies in eastern Syria, media run by Hezbollah said, a blow to the group in the swath of Syrian territory it controls near Iraq. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the war, said an explosion had destroyed the bridge in Deir al-Zor city that is of vital importance to ISIS as the only way for it to move into parts of the city it controls.

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15 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

Peek-A-Boo! Saucy Burlesque superstar comes to Beirut

It's noon on a weekday, and Chrys Columbine is posing for a photo in the middle of the road in Hamra. Dressed in a glittering green bra, matching pants, a bustling satin skirt and a waist-pinching corset, she is literally stopping traffic.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

New York Magazine

In Northern Lebanon, Life Under ISIS's Shadow

The group's black-and-white logo is commonplace here, and everyone is asking the same question: When are they coming? n a dusty memorabilia store, a paunchy, mustachioed shopkeeper furtively lays out a headband emblazoned with ISIS's now-familiar black-and-white insignia. It is just one of many products supporters of the militant organization can purchase in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, not more than 20 miles from the Syrian border.

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The Daily Star

Bou Saab denies disrupting election committee

Minister Elias Bou Saab speaks during a news conference at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. BEIRUT: Education Minister Elias Bou Saab Sunday denied rumors of his alleged disruption of the formation of the Election Supervisory Committee during the Cabinet's session Thursday, arguing that a two-day delay in the appointment of the committee doesn't make a difference.

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The Daily Star

Jumblatt: Trials could end Lebanese hostage crisis in days

Progressive Socialist Party Leader Walid Jumblatt says the judiciary can end the trials of the detained Islamists in three to four days once the will is there. BEIRUT: The kidnapped soldiers' crisis could be resolved in a matter of days if the judiciary showed the will and held the trials of the Islamists imprisoned at Roumieh, MP Walid Jumblatt said Sunday.

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ABC News

Militants Holding Lebanese Soldiers Release Video

In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 file photo, Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks to the media at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon. On Sunday, Sept.

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The Daily Star

Nusra releases video of abducted Lebanese soldiers

Relatives of captured Lebanese soldiers protest as they demand the release of their loved ones in Mhammara, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. BEIRUT: Two Army soldiers held captive by Nusra Front militants appear in a video released Sunday, speaking to their families on the phone and demanding the release of Roumieh prisoners.

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Al Bawaba

Can't get their own culture? First hummus now music, Israeli...

A Beirut-based Palestinian writer said Thursday that a project by an Israeli band to perform songs by Arabic diva Fairouz in Hebrew is a Zionist and Jewish plot to plunder Lebanese culture. Writing in the Lebanese outlet Al Akhbar, known for its staunch anti-Israel and pro-Hezbollah stance, Abdul Rahmam Jasem accused Israeli band Turquoise of profiting from the Arab world's artistic and cultural heritage.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

KFVS12

Video shows slaying of British aid worker

A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black. A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.

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Journalgazette.net

Video purports to show British aid worker slain

BEIRUT Islamic State extremists have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year. The video emerged a day after the family of Haines issued a public plea late Friday urging his captors to contact them.

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Groong

Tanbak And The Monochrome Of Mass Tragedy

The Daily Star BEIRUT: After spending some minutes absorbing the latest series of the Lebanese artist named Tanbak, you begin searching for minute traces of diversity. These mixed-media installations are the stuff of "In Transit," the solo show now up at Agial Art Gallery.

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OUPblog

Is Arabic really a single language?

All language-learners face the difficulties of regional variations or dialects. Usually, it takes the form of an odd word or turn of phrase or a peculiar pronunciation.

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The Daily Star

Ibrahim flies to Doha ahead of Salam's visit

BEIRUT: The head of General Security flew to Qatar Friday night, ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Tammam Salam to the Gulf emirate Sunday as part of efforts to negotiate the release of Lebanese security personnel held by extremist militants on the outskirts of Arsal. Speaking to The Daily Star, a source from General Security said that Maj.

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The Town Talk

Some Christians arm as Mideast perils mountSome Christians arm as...

Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack. Some Christians arm as Mideast perils mount QAA, Lebanon - Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack.

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WBOC-TV Salisbury

Syrians attacked in Lebanon after soldiers killed

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali was sleeping with his family in a tent in this eastern village when shortly before midnight they jumped up in fear and started fleeing when gunmen attacked them opening fire over their tents from different directions. Later that night, the 50-year-old father of 15 saw from a distance fire in the small makeshift camp of about 25 tents housing nearly 200 Syrian refugees who have fled to safety in Lebanon away from their country's civil war that has killed more than 190,000 people.

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Star-Telegram.com

Revenge attacks sow fear among Syrians in Lebanon

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent in Lebanon, and for a second time they raced off into the fields, fleeing a war that now seems to have followed them across the border. The gunmen who attacked the makeshift camp housing around 200 refugees set fire to several of the tents, including the two used by Ali, his two wives and 15 children, destroying the few belongings they had managed to bring with them from Syria, including their official documents and U.N. refugee cards.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Revenge attacks sow fear among Syrians in Lebanon

Pentagon officials say two U.S. Navy jets have crashed into the western Pacific Ocean and that one pilot was rescued and a search is on for the other. Two Navy fighter jets based in California crashed Friday in the far western Pacific Ocean, with one pilot safely ejecting but the other missing in the waters off the U.S. territory of Wake Island.

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