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Tenants begin to leave properties under new rent law

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Tenants under the old rent law have begun to leave the properties they have lived in for decades, following legislation passed in March that favored the rights of property owners. The law, which impacts approximately 200,000 apartments, mostly in Beirut and its suburbs, allows for an incremental increase in rents, ...

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Army arrests suspected killer of officer


In a statement over the weekend, the Army confirmed reports that a Syrian national suspected of the murder of an Army officer in 2014 had been arrested. Identified Saturday as Ahmad Khaled Diab, the suspect was officially apprehended by Army Intelligence “over affiliation with terrorist groups.” Following his arrest, Diab ...

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Hariri to graduates: Don’t leave Lebanon

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The economic future of Lebanon rests on the innovation and adaptive nature of the country’s youth, Prime Minister Saad Hariri said at a graduation ceremony at Antonine University in Mount Lebanon’s Baabda over the weekend. In his speech, the prime minister acknowledged the responsibility of the politicians to create and ...

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Another 50 arrested for Brevet gunfire

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Another 50 people have been arrested over the weekend for celebratory gunfire after last week’s Grade 9 Brevet exams, Internal Security Forces announced Sunday, bringing the total of arrests to 75. In a statement released by the Internal Security Forces late Friday, the force said 177 suspects were wanted in ...

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Merehbi insists on UN-coordinated refugee return


Minister of State for Refugee Affairs Mouin Merehbi Monday insisted that Lebanon’s borders are “open” for the return of refugees in coordination with the United Nations, but not with the Syrian government. “The Syrian regime is criminal,” Merehbi said in an interview with Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5). “Calls to ...

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Refugee cash card scheme boosts grocers

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In three years, Lebanese grocer Ali Khiami hired six staff, invested in property and funded his children’s university education. Business is booming – thanks to Syrian refugees using U.N. debit cards. Displaced Syrian families in Lebanon are using electronic cards, topped up each month by the United Nations’ World Food ...

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Half of Mosul’s Old City liberated from Daesh: officer


Iraq’s military pushed deeper into Mosul’s Old City Wednesday, taking two more districts from Daesh (ISIS) and bringing it closer to total control of the city. The army’s 16th infantry division captured Hadarat al-Saada and Al-Ahmadiyah, the military said in a statement. The areas are northwest of the historic Grand ...

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