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55 min ago | Inter Press Service

Politics Complicates Education in Lebanon's Refugee Camps

And, after recent statements by Lebanon's foreign minister, some fear that the thousands of Syrian refugee children within them will soon have even slimmer chances of learning to read and write.

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55 min ago | The Daily Star

Lebanon prepares for Ebola spread

A new map released Thursday shows Lebanon among the 35 countries that are one flight away from Ebola-affected countries.

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55 min ago | The Daily Star

Rocket fire suspect set for release

BEIRUT: A suspect detained for allegedly firing rockets from South Lebanon toward Israel is set to be released Friday and will be charged with crimes of possessing unlicensed weapons and firing rockets into Israel later today, a judicial source told The Daily Star Hussein Izzat Atwe from the Hasbaya village of Hebbarieh was arrested at the Al-Bire ... (more)

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5 hrs ago | The Jewish News Weekly

Novato resident launches fundraising drive for lone soldiers

Lena Elkins could no longer passively watch the news. She had to do something to support Israel while it battled Hamas.

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Related Topix: Novato, CA, Israel, World News, Middle East, San Rafael, CA, Tiburon, CA, Mill Valley, CA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Daily Star

Housing institute receives cash from treasury

BEIRUT: The state-owned Public Housing Institute got a badly needed shot in the arm when Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil Thursday released $6.6 million to cover part of its outstanding dues to commercial banks.

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Daily Times

With Mideast in turmoil, Palestinians feel less backing : August 01, 2014,

BEIRUT/CAIRO: With the Middle East ablaze with multiple crises, Palestinians are getting less Arab support than before in their latest battle with Israel in Gaza.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Africa, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood

The Daily Star

Benin honorary consul slain during robbery: Foreign Ministry

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Lebanon's Foreign Ministry Thursday said the killing of its honorary consul for the West African state of Benin, Assaad Shaghouri, was motivated by theft.

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Related Topix: Benin, World News, Africa, Middle East, Togo,

The Daily Star

Lebanese Army saluted with explosions of color

A woman shows a painting during an event marking Army Day at Ramlet al-Baida in Beirut, Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese last to leave Libya

Fighters from the Benghazi Shura Council, which includes former rebels and militants from Al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Shariah, gesture on top of a tank next to the camp of the special forces in Benghazi July 30, 2014.

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Korea Herald

Massive Attack dedicates Lebanon gig to Gaza children

Influential British band Massive Attack dedicated their only Middle East gig to the children of Gaza, openly condemning Israel's "massacre" of the Palestinians.

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Related Topix: Trip-Hop, Massive Attack, World News, Middle East, Israel

Star-Telegram.com

Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq

The Lebanese officials, close to the Shiite Hezbollah, say Ibrahim Mohammed al-Haj was killed during the past week while on a "jihadi mission" without providing further details.

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The Daily Star

Israel releases kidnapped shepherd

BEIRUT: A Lebanese shepherd snatched by Israeli troops from the southern village of Shebaa two days ago was released late Wednesday and handed over to the Army through the intermediary of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, the Army said Thursday.

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The Daily Star

Lebanese Army arrests 6 Syrians in Arsal

The NNA said four Syrians were detained at an Army checkpoint in Wadi Ain-Ata and two at another checkpoint in Ain al-Shaab.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Daily Star

Record number of students opting to study abroad

Most private universities in Lebanon offer study abroad programs with the aim of enriching students' college experience.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Lebanon Travel, Travel, Middle East Travel, Asia Travel, Beirut, Lebanon Travel, American University

The Daily Star

Investigators face harsh conditions at Air Algerie crash

Relatives of Lebanese passengers killed in Air Algerie flight 5017 board a helicopter as they leave for the crash site.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Air Accidents

The Daily Star

Lebanese politicians express solidarity with Iraq Christians

BEIRUT: Lebanese politicians and Christian leaders reiterated their concern Wednesday over the exodus of Christians from Iraq's city of Mosul.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Religion, Orthodox Church

The Times of Israel

Cinema helps Lebanese wrestle with tragic past

Lebanese actress Nada Abu Farhat in the southern Lebanese town of Sidiqin, during the shooting of 'Summer Rain' by Director Philippe Aractingi.

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The Daily Star

Kidnapped refugees ransomed to Syrian army

Syrian refugees children play outside their tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern town of Marj in Bekaa valley, Lebanon, Sunday, June 29, 2014.

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The Daily Star

No president means Parliament extension: Future MP

Future bloc MP Mohammad Hajjar warns that not electing a president will mean the extension of the Parliament's term.

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The Daily Star

Eight Syrians arrested in Lebanon over terrorist links

BEIRUT: Eight Syrians were arrested near the Bekaa Valley border village of Arsal over suspected links with terrorist organizations, the Lebanese Army said Wednesday.

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