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5 min ago | The Daily Star

Aoun unlikely to announce candidacy by 23: MP

BEIRUT: Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun is unlikely to declare his candidacy for the presidential election ahead of this week's Parliamentary session to vote for a new head of state, a lawmaker from Aoun's bloc said in comments published Monday.

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4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Man shot, wounded at Army checkpoint in E. Lebanon

BEIRUT: A man wanted by the Lebanese authorities was shot and wounded Sunday after opening fire on soldiers manning a checkpoint in east Lebanon, a statement from the military said.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

CBS News

Syria's Bashar Assad visits recaptured Christian village on Easter

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, tours the Christian village of Maaloula, near Damascus, Syria, Sunday April, 20, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Machnouk meets delegation from trapped village

Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk arrive at the Parliament in Beirut, Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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Fox News

Construction frenzy in Lebanon alters Beirut's skyline, as high rises replace old heritage

One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to tensions from the civil war raging next door.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Beirut sheds deadly past to become hip city

Lebanon's capital, Beirut, was once the centre-point of the country's civil war.

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The Daily Star

Sleiman reiterates rejection of extending his term

President Michel Sleiman arrives to attend a Cabinet session at Baabda Palace, Thursday, March 27, 2014.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Groong

EOI Addresses Issue Of Kessab Armenians

I'VE SEEN TURKISH PASSPORTS OF KILLED MILITANTS Siranuysh Papyan, Interviewer Interview - Friday, 18 April 2014, 14:57 Interview with Toros Sefilian, Armenian Lebanese, member of Armenian Renaissance, who visited Latakia and met with Armenians of Kessab Mr. Sefilian, you have just returned from Syria where you met with Armenians of Kessab.

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Tehran Times

No rest for the wicked: When Israel bled Qana, story of a genocide

On April 18, 1996, Israel committed the unthinkable Oblivious to international laws and human decency it deliberately targeted a United Nations compound in which over 800 refugees of war, all Lebanese nationals, sought refuge, as to strike fear at the heart of Lebanon and most specifically the Hezbollah.

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The Daily Star

Top Egypt censor quits after Wehbe film pulled

A file picture taken on April 8, 2014 shows Lebanese pop star Haifa Wehbe arriving for a premier of her movie 'Halawet Rooh' at a cinema in the town of Dbayyeh, North of Beirut.

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Ynetnews

Barak in drag: The daring operation to kill Arafat's deputy

Forty-one years ago this month, in April 1973, in one of the IDF's boldest operations ever, a young Ehud Barak dressed himself as a woman, entered Beirut with a group of soldiers from the elite Sayeret Matkal unit and assassinated several key players from the Palestinian Liberation Organization in retribution for the Munich massacre at the Summer ... (more)

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The Daily Star

Police detain four Syrians in Lebanon border town

BEIRUT: Police said late Friday that they detained four Syrians and confiscated two vehicles in the border town of Wadi Hamyed.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese vineyards reap the fruits of letting wine make itself

Editor's note: Stephen Quinn travels the world for his weekly wine column and hopes to convey the magic of the grape in ways that anyone can understand.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Daily Star

Syrian army attacks isolate border enclave

BEIRUT: The Syrian Army has launched a series of artillery strikes on the Lebanese border town of Tfail, causing both Lebanese residents and Syrian refugees to flee into the surrounding hills.

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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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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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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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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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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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