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Oct 19

Lebanon parliament paves way for budget approval: media

Lebanon's parliament on Wednesday approved a law to allow the country's first state budget in 12 years to be passed before auditing previous years' accounts, Lebanese news outlets al-Jadeed and"...

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Oct 19

Careem challenges Uber to a dance-off

Ride hailing services Careem and Uber are undoubtedly always being compared, but to settle the score Careem has challenged Uber to a dance-off in Lebanon. Careem said: 'People tend to compare us; in their mind-set 'Careem versus Uber'. This is natural knowing that we're in the same industry. But competition is essential and healthy to keep us growing. This is what we need for us to disrupt the transportation industry in Lebanon and serve YOU better.' The challenge is a way of understanding each brand's differences......

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Oct 19

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Join Coalition Government with Hezbollah

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Join Coalition Government with Hezbollah

The Jerusalem Post reports: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri will join a coalition government with Hezbollah, conceding defeat and handing the terrorist organization more political power than it ever had before.

Hariri,"...

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Oct 19

Lebanon's economy is in crisis. Granting Palestinians the right to work will help fix it

The growing list of US sanctions targeting Iran's Hezbollah in Lebanon and Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is only part of a broader American, Israeli and Western strategy of roll-back of Iran's activities in the Northern Middle East than one seeking direct military confrontation."...

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Oct 19

AUB ranked top university in the Arab world

The higher education think tank, QS, just ranked The American University of Beirut (AUB) as the number 1 university in the Arab world for 2017. This is the first time AUB earns the top spot. The prestigious academic institution had come second to King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in the three previous editions of QS's regional university rankings. In an official statement on the matter, AUB's provost, Mohamed Harajli said: “This remarkable accomplishment is a matter of pride for all – students, faculty,......

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Oct 19

Nutritionists focus on innovative means to simplify ingredients in packaged food

NUTRITIONISTS from across Lebanon gathered in Beirut for a scientific discussion hosted by Nestlé Middle East, focused on innovative means to provide solely 100% simplified ingredients in packaged food.

The gathering highlighted how iconic brand MAGGI is leading the way"...

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Oct 19

Syrian SAM engages Israeli aircraft over Lebanon

A Syrian surface-to-air missile (SAM) system engaged Israeli aircraft in Lebanese airspace on 16 October, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

“Earlier today, an anti-aircraft missile was launched from"...

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Oct 19

Global support for JCPOA big victory for Iran against US: Lebanon president

Lebanese President Michel Aoun says the international community’s support for the Iran nuclear deal in the face of US President Donald Trump’s policies is a great political victory for Tehran and global diplomacy.

The"...

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Oct 19

PSP Affirms Commitment to 'Mountain Reconciliation'

The Progressive Socialist Party on Wednesday stressed keenness on preserving “reconciliation, cooperation and civil peace in the Mountain” voicing calls to shun political rhetoric with the aim of gaining popularity in the elections.

“It"...

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Oct 19

Parliament Continues Debating State Budget for 2017

The Parliament convened for second day in a row to debate the country's first budget in 12 years with an earlier session on Tuesday that saw lawmakers tackle political issues instead of the country's budget.

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