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Study: Gum disease linked to higher cancer risk in women

women cancer

Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumors in the esophagus and breasts, a U.S. study found Tuesday. “A history of periodontal disease was associated with a 14 percent higher risk of developing any cancer,” said the study published ...

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Study: Oil, gas could be worth billions per year

lebanon fuel

The estimated average annual revenues from potential oil and gas reserves would be approximately $5.7 billion for 20 years, a study by Fransabank has said. “The government’s revenues are expected to be boosted from the exploitation of oil and gas: 15 percent corporate income tax, 60 percent profit share on ...

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The United States is working with Russia to stabilize Syria


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the U.S. was working with Russia and others to find ways to stabilize Syria after Daesh’s (ISIS) defeat and to create new de-escalation zones in the war-torn country. His comments came a few days after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved new sanctions ...

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Lebanese Army, vows to defeat terrorism

ميشال عون

The Cabinet is poised to make a new batch of administrative appointments this week, but the session will be dominated by issues such as the economy, electricity, and the security situation in Arsal following Hezbollah’s offensive that defeated militants in the northeastern town’s outskirts, official sources said Tuesday. The Cabinet ...

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Diaspora returns for first international dabke competition


Jacqueline Martinez took her first steps on Lebanese soil in a dabke line. A Mexican of Lebanese descent, she doesn’t speak Arabic, and, like many of the country’s 8 million emigrants now scattered across the world after fleeing war, she never even imagined she would travel to Lebanon, the home ...

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Headway on AIDS threatened by funding slowdown


Progress in beating back the AIDS epidemic risks being eroded by a funding shortfall set to grow under Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to global health projects, experts and campaigners warned ahead of a major HIV conference. If adopted by Congress, the 2018 Trump budget could deprive some 830,000 people, mostly ...

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Abou Zeid lauds Army, Resistance endeavors

abou zeid

Change and Reform Parliamentary bloc MP Amal Abou Zeid, hailed the “dauntless endeavors of the Resistance fighters” and the Lebanese Army in dislodging militants entrenched in the northeastern town of Arsal. “Greetings (…) from every Lebanese region to every Resistance fighter currently present in the rugged territories of the eastern ...

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Hariri’s visit to Washington

hariri washington visit

Prime Minister Saad Hariri begins a four-day official visit to Washington Monday, during which he will hold talks with U.S. President Donald Trump and discuss refugees. Accompanied by Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh, Nader Hariri, the premier’s chief of staff, and several advisers, Hariri, who arrived ...

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Arsal battles: Hezbollah completely controls Wadi al-Khayl, One of the most important strongholds of the “Nusra” terrorist front

نصر حزب الله

Hezbollah gained more ground on the northeastern Lebanese border with Syria over the weekend, as part of its offensive launched Friday against Jabhat Fatah al-Sham positions on the Arsal outskirts. Hezbollah carried out rocket attacks with the support of Syrian airstrikes against militant posts in the Arsal outskirts and the ...

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The army commander roams around the outskirts of Arsal

army commander

Lebanese Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun inspected Army positions around Tfail, near Arsal on the northeastern Lebanese border. The tour aimed to assure the locals that they remain under the protection of the Army. A source told The Daily Star that despite the border tensions and the arrest of two ...

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