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1 hr ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

Jihadis release video of captured Lebanese troops

Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.

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5 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Minister reassures no gunmen from Syria in Shebaa

BEIRUT: Health Minister Wael Abu Faour Saturday visited the southern town of Shebaa, reassuring residents that there were no gunmen in the area and urging them to leave security measures to the Army and security forces.

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7 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Jihadists release video of Lebanese troops

Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed... Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of ... (more)

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7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Captured soldiers: They will kill us, if Hezbollah remains in Syria

BEIRUT: Nusra Front released a video of captured soldiers and members of the Internal Security Forces asking Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria or else their kidnappers would kill them.

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11 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Two soldiers lightly wounded in grenade attack

Lebanese soldiers check identity cards at a checkpoint set up in the northern port city of Tripoli on August 5, 2014.

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12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Rifi: Hezbollah and ISIS ideologies alike

Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Thursday, May 8, 2014.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Daily Star

Levels of FDI expected to remain constant

File - People stand in front of the Bristol Hotel in Hamra, Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

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The Daily Star

FPM proposal for popular vote draws scorn

MP Ibrahim Kanaan, center, speaks during a press conference at the Parliament in Beirut, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Aoun's election proposal like ISIS exodus in Iraq: MP

"ISIS is causing the exodus of Mosul's Christians while the Change and Reform bloc is emptying the presidency from a Christian political presence," said MP Fadi Karam.

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The Daily Star

Cabinet waives fines to encourage refugees to leave

Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas speaks during a conference at the Social Affairs Ministry in Beirut.

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The Daily Star

Lebanon asks for $280M to finish Nahr al-Bared

Prime Minister Tammam Salam, right, speaks with deputy Prime Minister Samir Moqbel during a Cabinet session at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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The Daily Star

Opposition: 15 Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria

BEIRUT: The opposition National Syrian Coalition said 15 fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah had been killed in recent battles against Syrian rebels in the village of Flita in Syria's mountainous Qalamoun region on the border with Lebanon.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Yahoo!

Dozens of jihadis killed in Beirut

Free Syrian Army fighters react while launching a rocket towards Hama military airport that is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Hama countryside July 25, 2014.

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Reuters

Trip Tips: See and live history in Lebanon

Some travellers want to see history, others want to live it. In Lebanon, a slice of land between the Mediterranean and war-ravaged Syria, you can do a lot of both.

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The Daily Star

Health Ministry busts supervisor for fraud

File - Health Minister Wael Abu Faour attends a ceremony in Baabda, Thursday, March 13, 2014.

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Cybercast News Service

Court decision delayed on Marine's Iraq vanishing

A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there.

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The Daily Star

Wildfire threatening Chouf cedars reserve

BEIRUT: Civil Defense fire brigades, assisted by municipality workers and residents, are struggling to extinguish a fire that broke out in the vicinity of millennia-old cedar trees in Maaser al-Chouf, southeast of Beirut, Thursday.

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The Daily Star

FPM submits bill for direct presidential election

Lebanese Forces MP Elie Keyrouz, right, listens to Change and Reform bloc MP Ibrahim Kanaan during a presidential election session at the Parliament in Beirut, Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

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Al Bawaba

Lebanon's Patriarch Rai appeals for protection of Iraqi Christians

Patriarch Beshara Rai said Iraq's Christians should stick to their roots and remain in Iraq, despite ISIS violence Visiting the Kurdish capital Irbil , Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai called Wednesday on the international community to help Iraq's minorities, asking the country's Christians to stick to their roots and not leave the country.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Hispanic Business

Beirut finally makes it to Lebanon

He played every part himself. The lead singer, principal songwriter and driving force behind the U.S. indie-rock band in the summer of 2006.

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