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WEDNESDAY, 16 APR 2014
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Two Syrian airstrikes hit Arsal outskirts
April 16, 2014 03:17 PM
Syria launches two airstrikes targeting remote areas near the Bekaa Valley border town of Arsal.
Several charged over car bombs, Tripoli clashes
April 16, 2014 01:23 PM
Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr issues charges against a senior Syrian operative who heads a network responsible for rigging car bombs and sending them into Lebanon, and against several others implicated in clashes in Tripoli.
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Berri sets presidential election session for Apr. 23
April 16, 2014 01:33 PM
Speaker Nabih Berri calls for a parliamentary session to elect a new President on April 23.
Fire destroys chips factory in east Lebanon
April 16, 2014 07:02 PM
A huge fire at a chips factory in east Lebanon completely destroys the building, with no casualties reported.
Cabinet appoints head of Civil Service Council
April 16, 2014 07:01 PM
Cabinet convenes with 27 items on its agenda and appoints Fatima Sayegh as the new head of the Civil Service Council.
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Restoring state authority main goal: Geagea
April 16, 2014 01:00 PM (Last Updated: 16/04/2014 02:24 PM)
Lebanese Forces leader MP Samir Geagea says that restoring the role and authority of the state would be his main goal if elected president.
 
Civil servants strike, protest for 'full demands'
April 16, 2014 11:23 AM (Last Updated: 16/04/2014 01:22 PM)
Civil servants take to the streets to pressure politicians to meet their “full demands” as public offices and schools went on a nationwide strike a day after Parliament failed to pass the wage hike draft law.
 
Large turnout for Al-Manar technician funeral
April 16, 2014 10:44 AM (Last Updated: 16/04/2014 06:55 PM)
The funeral of an Al-Manar technician killed in Syria earlier this week was held Wednesday in his hometown of Hermel, in east Lebanon, with hundreds and possibly thousands of mourners turning out to pay their respects.
 
Lebanon's Arabic press digest - Apr. 16, 2014
April 16, 2014 09:34 AM
The following are a selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to The Daily Star readers.
 
Geagea platform to stress state monopoly on arms
April 16, 2014 12:44 AM
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea launches a 32-point presidential program Wednesday that stresses the monopoly of the Lebanese state in fighting Israel and using force, as well as calling for universal health care for the Lebanese, a party source told The Daily Star.
 
Bill of fire delay triggers anger, strike
By Hasan Lakkis, Hussein Dakroub | April 16, 2014 12:40 AM
Parliament failed to decide on wage hikes for civil servants and teachers Tuesday, opting instead to form a committee to re-examine the controversial public sector salary scale bill.
 
Frangieh: First hotly contested president
By Venetia Rainey | April 16, 2014 12:17 AM
Elected with a margin of one vote in 1970 on the back of a growing wave of anti-Chehabism sentiment, former President Sleiman Frangieh was saddled with the unenviable task of preventing Lebanon from sliding into a brutal 15-year civil war that would break out before the end of his term.
 
Lebanon to curb Syrian refugee flow: Machnouk
April 16, 2014 12:17 AM
The government is seeking to reduce the number of Syrian refugees entering the country, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Tuesday, warning that the Syrians constituted 27 percent of Lebanon’s population.
 
Hundreds at funeral of slain Al-Manar journalists
April 16, 2014 12:17 AM
Dressed in black and carrying Hezbollah flags, hundreds took part Tuesday in the funeral procession of an Al-Manar journalist who was killed in Syria.
 
U.S. to confirm arming Syrian rebels: sources
By Antoine Ghattas Saab | April 16, 2014 12:17 AM
According to diplomatic sources in Beirut, an American decision to increase support to the armed factions of the Syrian Opposition will materialize in the next few days in a bid to re-emphasize the Western power’s central role in the Syria crisis.
 
Safe in Lebanon, but never at home
By Elise Knutsen | April 16, 2014 12:16 AM
Youssef can’t concentrate on his tea, which is being served to him by an aproned waiter at a posh hotel in Downtown Beirut.
 
Four Tripoli militia leaders turn themselves in
By Antoine Amrieh | April 16, 2014 12:16 AM
Four militia commanders involved in recent fighting in the northern city of Tripoli turned themselves in to the Lebanese Army Tuesday.
 
Man suspected of poisoning wife released
April 16, 2014 12:16 AM
A man suspected of allegedly poisoning his wife to death was acquitted due to lack of evidence, according to a local non-governmental organization, two weeks after Parliament passed a law aimed at protecting women from domestic violence.
 
Liberating women, one ride at a time
By Mohammed Zaatari | April 16, 2014 12:16 AM
Eight years ago, Faten Damrieh decided to open a driving school for women in the southern coastal city of Tyre, to prove that women can steer cars just like they do their households.
 
Students show signs of PTSD after deadly bombings
By Kareem Shaheen | April 16, 2014 12:16 AM
Al-Arid is crowded once again, the congested street back to life, with little sign that it stood witness to two deadly bombings that hit the area in January.


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