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A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him greeting Lebanese Defense Minister Samir Moqbel (L) at the presidential office in Tehran on October 19, 2014. (Iranian Presidency Website/ AFP).
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reaffirmed his country's support against terrorism while receiving Lebanese deputy-prime minister and Defense Minister Samir Moqbel on Sunday in Tehran.

October 20, 2014

October 19, 2014

Four banks were also listed as being owned or controlled by the Syrian government and sanctioned.
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he United States blacklisted Lebanese company DK Group for arranging to ship Syrian pound banknotes from Russia to the Syrian central bank, an allegation strongly denied by the company’s general manager.
Supernatural Halloween thriller "Annabelle" brought chills to Lebanon's box office this week!
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Supernatural Halloween thriller "Annabelle" brings chills to Lebanon's box office this week!

October 18, 2014

Over 1.1 million Syrian refugees are currently taking shelter in Lebanon (File/AFP)
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Lebanon has sharply cut the influx of Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their homeland by refusing to let them in.

October 16, 2014

International Lebanese director Tarik Freitekh directs Justin Bieber's new music video! (Image: Facebook)
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International Lebanese director Tarik Freitekh directs Justin Bieber's new music video! (Image: Facebook)
Israeli soldiers patrol along the border with Lebanon, January 20, 2014 (File/AFP)
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Lebanese officials filed a complaint with the UN Security Council Thursday over an Israeli border attack from earlier in October.
Lebanese Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi. [AFP]
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The United States would respond favorably to the military needs of the poorly equipped Lebanese Army in its fight against terrorism, Lebanese Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi has reportedly said.
We love seeing her on the Arab Idol judging panel, and soon we'll get to see her on another screen. (Image: Facebook)
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Nancy Ajram has spread her love across the North African country before, and she's doing it again.

October 15, 2014

Qassem said Hezbollah has had intelligence on 'takfiri' activities since 2006, but will always prioritize the 'Israeli threat' first. (AFP/File)
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Hezbollah's Deputy Head Naim Qassem said Tuesday that the party was prioritizing threats from Israel above those from 'takfiri' forces in Syria.
Lebanon is home to 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in dire conditions across farmland or empty fields (File/AFP)
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U.S. President Barack Obama said he would continue to support America's humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
She's still got it: Maya will be hosting yet another music show! (Image: Facebook)
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Lebanese diva Maya Diab will be settling into MBC's The X Factor Arabia soon!

October 14, 2014

A total number of four Lebanese soldiers have now defected to join extremist groups (File/AFP)
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The Islamic State released footage of a Lebanese soldier allegedly defecting to join the militant group. Security forces carried out raids in the soldier's town of Dweir Adawiyeh after the video was released.
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian said there is a difference between Muslims and Islamist militants (File/AFP)
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Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian condemned Muslim extremists and said "our Islam is not terrorist," during a conference Tuesday.
Myriam Fares shakes what her mama gave her (Image: Facebook)
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When Myriam Fares's derriere became the talk of her fans, she decided it was time to pull the photo from Instagram that caused such a hoopla!
The beautiful £5 million mansion that George gifted to his new wife Amal. (Image: Vagner Vidal/INS News Agency Ltd)
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George and Amal were caught seemingly unaware of the danger lurking and flood experts have had to be called into their new Berkshire mansion!
A match made in heaven: Amal has changed her name to Amal Alamuddin Clooney. (Image: Facebook)
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Amal Alamuddin reveals she has taken her husband Clooney's name on law firm's website ...as she heads back to work in Athens!
The Central Bank chief also explained that he requested the IMF send a delegation to Lebanon "to evaluate the cost borne by the country as a result of receiving displaced Syrians."
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“The IMF does not have any reservations about the performance of Lebanon, and it understands what the region is going through and its impact on us.”

October 13, 2014

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri leaves at the end of a meeting with the French president at the Elysee Palace in Paris on October 7, 2014 (Alain Jocard/ AFP).
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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri will meet Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai in Rome Monday for talks centering on the nearly 5-month-old presidential deadlock, Future MP Ammar Houri said Sunday.
Maya Diab sang with Jason Derulo for "Coke Studio". (Image: Twitter)
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While recording for "Coke Studio" on MBC4, Maya Diab got in a heated convo with the song composer for "Talk to Me", which features American songster Jason Derulo.

October 12, 2014

Kurds across Europe and the Middle East have grown increasingly frustrated with international inaction in Kobani, sparking widespread, sometimes violent protests. (AFP/File)
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Protesters mostly hailing from the Kurdish region in Syria took to the streets in Beirut Sunday to protest international handling of Kobani, particularly in Turkey, where the borders have been closed and government authorities have ignored UN urges to intervene in the border town.
The beautiful manor house that's been reportedly purchased by George and Amal. (Image: Vagner Vidal/INS News Agency)
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Word spread among locals that George Clooney and new wife Amal Alamuddin bought a £10m mansion in Berkshire.
News of the soldier's defection first surfaced in a video late Saturday, in which he says his decision is the result of Lebanon's 'mass detention of Sunnis.' (AFP/File)
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A third Lebanese soldier has reportedly defected to join IS ranks, adding to a feared surge of defectors following the recent IS and Nusra call for Sunni soldiers to leave posts and join extremist ranks.
Tania has performed all over the world but her dream is to perform in Las Vegas. (Image: Facebook)
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International Lebanese Soprano and Pop Diva Tania Kassis spreads her message of peace around the globe.
Earlier this week, IS and Nusra militants called on Sunni soldiers to defect from their posts and join extremist ranks in Syria and Iraq. (AFP/File)
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After defecting from the Lebanese Army and joining the al-Qaeda linked Nusra Front, a Lebanse man remains with the militant group as his family pleads for his return.

October 11, 2014

Rebel fighters gather on the Syrian side of the Qalamun hills close to the Lebanese border in September. AFP/Wissam Al -Omor
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Military posts were attacked by unidentified gunmen for the second day running.

October 10, 2014

Lebanon's army has faced a wave of attacks from extremist groups in recent months (File/AFP)
10:21 GMT
Masked gunmen in Lebanon's Tripoli attacked three army posts overnight, prompting soldiers to retaliate with gunfire, security sources said.

October 9, 2014

Saudi Arabia, which has taken part in air strikes in neighbouring Syria, may be seeking to bolster the army as a counterbalance to Hezbollah.
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The contract, which was initially agreed in December, has been under intense scrutiny for several months as negotiations between Paris and Riyadh over the deal have proved more complicated than first imagined.
In addition to today's clashes, fighting along the Syrian border has picked up again in the last weeks, leaving at least eight Hezbollah fighters and 15 Nusra fighters dead. (AFP/File)
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Hezbollah said they captured a strategic Nusra Front post Thursday in after advancing on several of the group's border posts in east Lebanon. Later, Nusra released a video purporting the capture of one Hezbollah fighter.
Lebanese soldiers reportedly returned fire and are now trying to identify the shooters. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT
A Lebanese Army post in the northeastern border town of Arsal came under fire from a Syrian refugee camp Thursday.
Lebanese security sources say another soldier was injured in the attack (File/AFP)
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A Lebanese soldier was shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle Thursday in the northern town of Rihaniyeh, security sources reported.
Diana has filmed her latest single My Lover is Egyptian in Cairo and Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
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Diana Haddad releases her latest single "Habeebi Masri" (My Lover is Egyptian).
Razan is back to work with a new TV show in place! (Image: Facebook)
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It's nice to see Razan Moghrabi in the news for something positive. The artist is back with a new TV gig in place!

October 8, 2014

Lebanon launched 23 shells near the Shebaa hills at a rate of about three shells per minute. [AFP]
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Israel Tuesday used cluster bombs to attack Lebanon, a joint committee comprised of the Lebanese Army, UNIFIL and civilians determined Wednesday after carrying out field inspections on the southern border.
Lebanon's army has sought help from the international community in recent months against jihadists on the border with Syria (File/AFP)
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Britain's ambassador to Lebanon announced plans to increase military aid and support to the country's army as clashes against extremists along the border with Syria are on the rise.
The blast wounded two Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
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Hezbollah claimed responsibility for planting a bomb near the south Lebanon border Tuesday.

October 7, 2014