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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-10 18:16:11 -0700 | political-news

Charismatic politician Camille Chamoun came to power in 1952 thanks to backing he enjoyed from Lebanon's powerful opposition and a strong network of regional and international ties. Charismatic politician Camille Chamoun came to power in 1952 thanks to backing he...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-10 18:16:05 -0700 | political-news

Prospects are high for the presidential vote to take place without foreign interference, Speaker Nabih Berri was quoted as saying Thursday as Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai called for the election of a consensus president. Banks will go on strike Friday...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-10 18:16:04 -0700 | political-news

The Lebanese Army Thursday began implementing a security plan in the Bekaa Valley, raiding locations in the eastern town of Brital, notorious for being off-limits to authorities, in search for wanted individuals, including abduction gangs and drug dealers.
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Source: Daily Chronicle

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-10 14:03:50 -0700 | political-news

Links The Senate voted 52-0 to approve the idea brought forth by House Speaker Michael Madigan, a powerful Democrat concerned about other states' actions to add requirements for voting or limit when it's done. The House endorsed the measure 107-5...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-09 16:20:38 -0700 | political-news

Committee talks over a controversial salary scale plan will resume Wednesday afternoon, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri says. Lawmakers will resume discussing a controversial salary raise for the public sector Thursday after making strides to sort out the means to finance...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-10 00:10:19 -0700 | political-news

Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk Wednesday said that preparations were underway to renovate the notorious Roumieh Prison, according to his Twitter account.  #Roumieh_Prison has turned into an operations room for vice in Lebanon, and preparation is underway with the Internal Security...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-09 14:21:48 -0700 | political-news

The public sector's controversial salary scale has sent shivers down the spines of families of private school students who staunchly oppose the wage hike because it could lead to raise in already-high tuition fees. The public sector's controversial salary scale...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-09 14:21:47 -0700 | political-news

There has been a breakthrough in tense relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia that will have a positive impact on all regional issues, Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi said Wednesday. Speaking to reporters after meeting former President Emile Lahoud,...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-09 14:21:43 -0700 | political-news

The Daily Star A painting attached on a wall at the presidential palace depicts President Bechara Khoury. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir) Editor's note: Ahead of the 2014 presidential election, this is the first in a series of articles examining the...
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Source: Open Democracy

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-09 04:20:33 -0700 | political-news

In the latest episode in the UK government's attempts to extend its power to strip UK citizens of their nationality, the House of Lords has thrown a spanner in the works. The UK government's plans to increase its citizenship-stripping powers...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-09 01:31:43 -0700 | political-news

The Saudi Ambassador says that his country wants a Lebanese president 'made in Lebanon' and notes that the return of gulf tourists to the country hinges on security. Workers across Lebanon strike to pressure Parliament to pass several crucial laws...
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Breaking News: Iran sends 30,000 tons of food in Syria
 
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Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-12 12:58:29 -0700 | political-news

Iran delivered 30,000 tons of food to Syria on Tuesday to help the government deal with the deficit caused by the civil war , state media said . Together with the announcement of the arrival of aid Mediterranean port ,...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-08 15:20:27 -0700 | political-news

Ghiwa, a young Lebanese resident of Kfar Zabad, says she's tired of the sniggers and whistles she hears from Syrian refugees as she walks through her town...Ghiwa, a young Lebanese resident of Kfar Zabad, says she's tired of the sniggers...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-08 15:19:17 -0700 | political-news

The Daily Star MPs attend the joint committee meeting to discuss the salary scale at the Parliament in Beirut, Monday, April 7, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir) As rival factions remain split over the election of a new president, labor...
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Source: The Daily Star

Beirut :: Lebanon | updated 2014-04-08 15:19:16 -0700 | political-news

The Internal Security Forces announced Tuesday a series of measures and traffic directives to be implemented during Parliament's two-day legislative session starting April 9.  According to the ISF statement, Banks Street in Downtown Beirut will be closed to motorists as...
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