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2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Army arrests Al-Qaeda-linked suspect

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army said Thursday it has arrested a Palestinian accused of belonging to the Al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades.

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6 hrs ago | ABC News

Israel Arrests Arab Journalist Over Lebanon Visit

Israel's Shin Bet intelligence service says it has detained a young Israeli Arab journalist for traveling to Lebanon, which Israel considers an enemy country.

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7 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Watchdog: Rise in targeted media killings in Syria

This photo released by Hezbollah-owned Al-Manar TV Facebook page, shows a combo picture of three Al-Manar TV journalists, cameraman Mohammed Mantash, left, reporter Hamza al-Haj Hassan, center, and technician Halim Allaw, right, who were killed while covering the battle between the Syrian government forces and rebels, in the Syrian town of ... (more)

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Daily Star

Restoring state authority my main goal: Geagea

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, second right, speaks during a press conference as he announces his candidacy for the presidency, in Maarab, Friday, April 4, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Siniora: We must cut EDL deficit

BEIRUT: Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora warned of grave consequences if Parliament passed the salary scale proposal without modifications, calling on authorities to cut waste at Electricite du Liban and other state institutions.

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The Daily Star

Cabinet makes key appointment, addresses hospital issue

BEIRUT: The Cabinet Wednesday appointed a female head for the Civil Service Board and approved a plan to address the deteriorating Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut.

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ABC News

Detained Berlusconi Ally Taken Ill in Lebanon

A Lebanese security official says a longtime ally of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi detained in Lebanon has been moved to a Beirut hospital after falling ill.

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Nepalnews.com

IOM supports safe, voluntary repatriation of 39 stranded Nepalese migrants from Lebanon

Altogether 39 stranded Nepalese migrants, mostly victims of trafficking and exploitation have been repatriated from Beirut, Lebanon with the support from IOM and the Nepal Embassy in Cairo, Egypt on Monday.

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The Daily Star

Activists: Syrian airstrikes kill 4 in rebel town

Syrian men inspecting the damage allegedly caused by shelling by regime forces of a shopping district in Zabadani, 40 kms northwest of the capital Damascus, in the Rif Damascus province.

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The Daily Star

Safe in Lebanon, but never at home

File - A car with a Syrian license plate is seen in Bhamdoun, east of Beirut, Sunday, July 22, 2012.

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The Daily Star

Lebanon's Arabic press digest - Apr. 16, 2014

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

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Fate helps find relatives of 2 Marines who died in Beirut bombing

Jeff Hudson and wife Debra trace the name of a family member killed during the Marine barracks bombing in Beirut during the 30th Beirut Memorial observation ceremony in Jacksonville, N.C., Oct. 23, 2013.

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The Daily Star

Milan expo to showcase Lebanese cuisine

Italian Ambassador Giuseppe Morabito, right, and Minister Alain Hakim attend a conference at the Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Bill of fire delay triggers anger, strike

BEIRUT: Parliament failed to decide on wage hikes for civil servants and teachers Tuesday, opting instead to form a committee to re-examine the controversial public sector salary scale bill.

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Connecticut Post

Syrian forces try seize rebel-held areas of Homs

This Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a general view of Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria.

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Star-Telegram.com

Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as the devastating conflict in Syria.

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The Wichita Eagle

Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

This photo taken on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 shows Zeina Karam of the Associated Press in Beirut, Lebanon.

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The Daily Star

Gharib slams 'money whales' ahead of wage debate

BEIRUT: Parliament held Tuesday a crucial session over the civil servants' disputed wage hike bill, as public schools and administrators went on strike to pressure lawmakers to endorse the bill.

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The Daily Star

Lebanon's Arabic press digest - Apr. 15, 2014

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

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The Daily Star

Accountability as a remedy against political violence in Lebanon

On March 6, 1982, a car bomb exploded in Jnah, West Beirut, killing at least five people and wounding 16 others.

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