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Child Rights Toolkit out in Lebanon

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“Everywhere around us, everyday Children are denied their rights,” Tanya Chapuisat, UNICEF representative in Lebanon, said at the launch of the joint EU-UNICEF Child Rights Toolkit Wednesday. “Society and the time we live in often take this for granted. It shouldn’t be so and that’s why we are here today.” ...

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International Support Group for Lebanon urges timely elections

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Members of the International Support Group for Lebanon yesterday called on Lebanese politicians to work together to reach a new electoral law and conduct timely elections. The group urged political leaders to reach “an early compromise, which would present an appropriate electoral framework for Lebanon.” It also called for “timely, ...

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Riachi discusses media cooperation with China

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Information Minister Melhem Riachi discussed possible media cooperation with Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon Wang Kejian Wednesday. “Lebanon’s media sector has a large impact not only in the country but regionwide as well,” the state-run National News Agency reported Wang as saying after the ambassador expressed interested in working with Lebanon ...

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Hariri to lead Lebanon-Egypt joint-committee in Cairo

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri will head to Egypt next month for the first meeting of the Lebanese-Egyptian Joint Higher Committee since 2010, Egypt’s Ambassador to Lebanon announced after meeting with the prime minister Wednesday. “I had the honor of meeting with Prime Minister Hariri to discuss the preparation of upcoming ...

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Airstrikes by Russia Buttress Turkey in Battle vs. ISIS

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 Russian warplanes have carried out airstrikes to support Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria against the Islamic State, an important evolution in a budding Russian-Turkish partnership. The deepening ties threaten to marginalize the United States in the struggle to shape Syria’s ultimate fate. The air missions, which took place for about ...

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Truck-ramming attack kills four Israeli soldiers

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OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: A Palestinian rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers visiting a popular tourist spot in occupied Jerusalem Sunday, killing four and wounding 17 others, authorities said. The driver was also killed at the location overlooking holy sites. It was the deadliest Palestinian attack in Jerusalem in ...

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Clinton puts Trump on defensive in blistering debate

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Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican Donald Trump of racism, sexism and tax avoidance on Monday, putting him on the defensive during a debate that a snap poll said boosted her White House chances. Trump, a real estate tycoon making his first run for public office, said Clinton’s long years of ...

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Hariri launches flurry of talks to end vacuum

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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri Monday kicked off a wide range of consultations with top leaders aimed at ending the vacuum in the country’s top Christian post amid sharp differences between the rival factions on who should be Lebanon’s next president. Hariri traveled to north Lebanon where he met with ...

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