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Tensions at the border of Israel and Lebanon. (AFP/File)
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The Israeli army dispersed dozens of Lebanese protesters with tear gas at the border between the two countries on Saturday.
The last date for submitting the offers is March 31.  (Wikipedia)
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Three partially disputed offshore blocks bordering Israel will be among the five initially up for bidding in Lebanon’s first oil and gas licensing round.
The couple was out for the first time together since its official pregnancy announcement. (Instagram)
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The couple was out for the first time together since its official pregnancy announcement.

February 23, 2017

The government aims to hold a practical discussion to define the taxes and fees that should be applied, with the least impact on the economic growth and on the low-income class. (AFP/File)
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri insists that discussions on new taxes and fees are ongoing to secure the balance between interests of citizens and different economic sectors.

February 22, 2017

Photo: @FALebanon
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Lebanese-American player Ali Khatoun signs professional contract with CD Leganes http://falebanon.com/2017/02/22/lebanese-american-player-ali-khatoun-signs-professional-contract-with-cd-leganes …
An Israeli F-15 jet fighter takes off from the Negev desert in December 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez)
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The Lebanese armed forces report the airstrikes were made from Lebanese airspace in order to bypass Russian air defences in the south of Syria.
There is also a need to improve internet connectivity in Lebanon for banks to be able to provide fintech services in an effective way. (Shutterstock)
09:00 GMT
Lebanese banks need to cooperate and standardize the use of fintech as is the case with European banks, according to an e-strategy expert.
The actor says they still don't know the sexes of their babies. (File photo)
08:49 GMT
The actor says they still don't know the sexes of their babies.

February 21, 2017

Marine Le Pen [AFP/File]
15:01 GMT
Marine Le Pen, the far-right French politician, cancelled a meeting with the Grand Mufti over donning a headscarf.
The actor says 'Everything changed' after Amal. (YouTube)
10:20 GMT
The actor says 'Everything changed' after Amal.
George says parenthood is going to be an adventure. (File photo)
10:06 GMT
He says 'it's going to be an adventure.'
The Lebanese government estimates that around 1.5 million Syrian refugees live in unofficial camps around the country in deteriorating economic conditions. (AFP/File)
07:39 GMT
The $1.9 billion includes $1.57 billion given by donors in 2016 and $344 million carried over from 2015 by U.N. Agencies, the World Bank and NGOs.
France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
During the meeting, Aoun said he hoped that the future would bring the people of Lebanon and France closer.

February 20, 2017

Fadi has taken to Twitter to deny claims he won't be invited to George Michael's funeral. (File photo)
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Fadi has taken to Twitter to deny claims he won't be invited to George Michael's funeral.
Economic associations warn that any increase in taxes will lead to economic slowdown and to heavy recession due to the crises that hit the country in the past five years. (Shutterstock)
08:00 GMT
Representatives of economic associations are the latest group to appeal against the Lebanese government's plan to raise taxes in the 2017 draft budget.

February 19, 2017

French president-hopeful Marine Le Pen. [Franck Pennant/ AFP]
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Among the Lebanese, news of the French demagogue's visit was met with a general lack of enthusiasm.
Resort Hotel at Raouche in Beirut, Lebanon (Shutterstock/JPRichard)
12:42 GMT
Lebanon's tourism minister is hopeful that the country will see the fruits of President Aoun's recent visit to the Gulf states, Egypt and Jordan, in terms of higher visitor numbers.
Aoun accused Israel's UN ambassador of trying to destabilise southern Lebanon. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The warning follows a complaint from the Israel's ambassador to the UN about Aoun's statements on Hezbollah.
Lebanon consumes $1.3 billion in medicines and drugs annually, but only 7-10 percent of these pharmaceuticals are produced locally. (Shutterstock)
09:00 GMT
In Lebanon and the MENA region, foreign-made drugs are given more priority and attention over locally produced medicines.

February 17, 2017

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is seen on posters during a rally in Beirut. (AFP/File)
15:33 GMT
Nasrallah also described Donald Trump's Middle East policy as 'confusing.'

February 16, 2017

We didn't know you had it in you, Ramy. (YouTube)
13:16 GMT
We didn't know you had it in you, Ramy.
Lebanese army forces on patrol. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
The Lebanese and Palestinian nationals were allegedly planning attacks and assassinations in the country.
The IMF has urged the Lebanese government to look for new alternatives to reduce the mounting public debt.  (File photo)
06:52 GMT
There is a consensus among Lebanon's main political parties to endorse the budget before the parliamentary elections, but the issue of taxes is still point of contention.

February 15, 2017

Lebanese President Michel Aoun (C) and Jordan's King Abdullah II (unseen) review the honour guard during an official welcome ceremony at Marka airport in Amman on February 14, 2017. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
15:00 GMT
Meanwhile, Michel Aoun's comments describing Hezbollah as a 'crucial' part of Lebanon's defenses caused an uproar in the region.
This controversial sketch made reference to Sadr's disappearance (screenshot)
14:12 GMT
Supporters of the Amal party violently attacked the headquarters of al-Jadeed television channel on Tuesday night.

February 14, 2017

In the heart of the factory lies a drive to catalyze collaboration and bring together heads of Lebanon’s innovative collectives. (The Daily Star)
10:07 GMT
Combining design thinking, industry, technology and business, the Innovation Factory is a space for individuals and collectives to take their ideas from prototypes to ultimately finished products.
Memorial shrine to Rafik Hariri (Wikipedia)
08:50 GMT
Twelve years on since his assassination, many in Lebanon have expressed their continuing sadness on social media.
Celebrities flaunted the Lebanese designer's couture at the Grammys. (Instagram)
07:05 GMT
Celebrities flaunted the Lebanese designer's couture at the Grammys.
The closure of the Nassib border crossing translated into a heavy drop in Lebanese agricultural exports from 533.18 tons in 2014 to 360.76 tons in 2016. (File photo)
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Lebanese farmers are incurring huge losses yearly due to border closures and regional competition, and are urging the government to up the one percent budget contribution to agriculture.

February 13, 2017

Celine finished off her elegant look with pulled back tresses and glowing makeup. (Instagram)
18:42 GMT
Celine finished off her elegant look with pulled back tresses and glowing makeup.
Mourners pay respects on the anniversary of Rafik Hariri's death. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Religious leaders gathered at former prime minister Rafik Hariri's grave in downtown Beirut on the eve of the anniversary of his death.
Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, said he does not oppose visiting Iran, a staunch backer of Hezbollah group. 
(AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Michel Aoun speaks ahead of his first visit to Egypt for talks with Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi
Their hubbies are best friends and business partners. (File photo)
11:30 GMT
Their hubbies are best friends and business partners.