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For Yahoo News, Mary Gallagher writes that "Lebanon has become the first Arab country to allow Gay Pride Week to take place – but plans for the opening event were scuppered after Islamists threatened violence," wrongfully implying that Pride is systematically suppressed in every Arab country. The short article concludes, "Homosexual acts are still punishable by up to a year in prison in Lebanon," without citing any reference or context.The media coverage of Beirut Pride once again singled o…
07.20 / 16:02
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Kataeb Party chief MP Sami Gemayel on Thursday called on President Michel Aoun not to sign the tax law that was approved Wednesday by parliament and to return it to the legislature for reevaluation, warning of a possible “economic d…
07.20 / 14:57
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The Cabinet on Thursday passed long-awaited diplomatic appointments as President Michel Aoun called for “improving the state's revenues” in the wake of parliament's approval of a new wage scale for civil servants and the armed for…
07.20 / 14:57
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Prime Minister Saad Hariri met with Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) Registrar Daryl Mundis during a working visit to Lebanon this week, an STL press release said on Thursday. "This visit allowed me to inform the Prime Minister of the latest developments in the STL’s work and thank him for the Lebanese Government’s continued cooperation with the Tribunal,” said Mundi…
07.20 / 10:11
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Lebanese Forces MP George Adwan on Thursday said the Lebanese people were granted “a long-standing right” after the parliament’s approval of the wage scale, and stressed the necessity to have a “balanced” state budget…
07.20 / 09:06
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Lebanese Forces MP George Adwan on Thursday said the Lebanese people were granted “a long-standing right” after the parliament’s approval of the wage scale, and stressed the necessity to have a “balanced” state budget…
07.20 / 08:00
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US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday accused Hizbullah of amassing weapons and said the world must turn its attention to the actions of the "powerful paramilitary…
07.20 / 05:22
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An attack on Lebanese troops raiding a Syrian refugee encampment has stirred violent debate and polarized opinions in Lebanon, with rising calls to repatriate refugees but also warnings against racist…
07.19 / 17:31
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Army Commander General Joseph Aoun on Wednesday inspected military units in the Tufail region and Baalbek's outskirts on Syria's…
07.19 / 16:36
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The Syrian Embassy in Beirut on Wednesday deplored alleged abuse of Syrian workers in Lebanon and hailed President Michel Aoun's latest call for avoiding incitement against Syrian…
07.19 / 15:53
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The Internal Security Forces Intelligence Branch on Wednesday arrested a group of Lebanese young men who appeared in a video posted on social media beating up and shouting xenophobic insults at a young Syrian man, Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq said. The video, which has sparked outrage on social networking websites, shows the Lebanese men kicking the Syrian man as he sobs and cowers on the ground. They also ask him to curse his country, the jihadist Islamic State group and to…
07.19 / 15:53
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