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Lebanon parliament to meet April 23 for presidential vote Lebanon's parliament is to convene on April 23 to elect a new president to succeed Michel Sleiman, whose term ends on May 25, the National News Agency reported Wednesday. "Parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri has called for a session on Wednesday April 23 to elect a new president of the republic," the official news agency said. Lebanon's president, who must come from the country's Maronite ...

Session to elect Lebanon president on April 23 BEIRUT (AP) Lebanon's parliament speaker on Wednesday called for a meeting to elect a new president on April 23, kicking off what is expected to be a lengthy and fiercely contested vote for the country's top Christian post amid regional unrest.

Syrian refugees fear arrival of Lebanon's winter snows Syrian refugees make up a quarter of Lebanon's population, the country's fragile systems are stretched and tensions are rising. Charities and NGOs are battling to get 70,000 children into schools, and families living in flimsy tents face another harsh challenge the winter snows are only weeks away As you come through the military checkpoints on the way into Wadi Khaled, local mobile phones ...

Lebanon customers: Cincinnati Bell outages creating havoc Phones have been going on the fritz in Lebanon, and its creating havoc for some Cincinnati Bell customers.

Warily, Lebanon tackles violent spillover from Syria By Alexander Dziadosz TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - For two weeks now, the rifles have been silent along Syria Street in Lebanon's Tripoli, an area shot up so often that even memorial posters of men killed just a few months ago are speckled with bullet holes. Soldiers patrol quiet streets where gunmen used to fight day and night - part of the Lebanese authorities' most serious effort yet to ...

Judge: Convicted killer on death row incompetent LEBANON, Pa. (AP) - A judge has ruled that a man sentenced to death in the murder of a south-central Pennsylvania woman more than three decades ago is incapacitated and incompetent.

Lebanon in vaccination drive against polio spreading from Syria Lebanon launched a fourth round of polio immunisation on Friday, trying to prevent the disease spreading from neighboring Syria along with the tide of refugees fleeing the three-year conflict. Protection against polio requires several vaccinations but aid workers are concerned that coverage in Lebanon has been falling off because parents were unaware of the need for multiple inoculation. The ...

Women decry Lebanon's domestic violence law Activists say Lebanon's first law criminalising domestic violence does not go far enough.

Lebanon registers 1 million Syrian refugees TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) Yahya was trapped in his hometown for two years by Syria's civil war, moving from house to house to avoid shells and bullets. His father was killed by a sniper. His family then fled to another town that came under a fierce government offensive.

UN: Syrian refugees hit million mark in Lebanon TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) A teenager from central Syria became the one millionth Syrian refugee to register in Lebanon on Thursday, a "devastating milestone" for the tiny Arab country with about 4.5 million people of its own, the U.N. refugee agency said.

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Reform at Customs held up by vacancies As politicians call for a renewed effort to end alleged corruption in the Customs Department, a source at the Finance Ministry said that the ministers hands were tied until the Cabinet filled key vacancies.

Proposed taxes could affect banks profitability: FFA Profits of Lebanese banks could drop if Parliament approves a proposal to tax lenders income from assets tied to sovereign bonds, FFA Private Bank said.

Siniora: We must cut EDL deficit Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora warned of grave consequences if Parliament passed the salary scale proposal without modifications, calling on authorities to cut waste at Electricite du Liban and other state institutions.

Labor Ministry warns over unjustified layoffs The Labor Ministry issued a statement Wednesday warning businesses over replacing Lebanese employees with Syrians, threatening to pursue them legally.

Hakim focused on consumer protection Economy and Trade Minister Alain Hakim Wednesday announced a committee to handle legal disputes in the consumer protection department at the ministry.

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Jumblatt undecided on presidential candidate MP Walid Jumblatt says that he is still undecided on which candidate he will endorse for the presidency as Hezbollah MP Mohammad Raad indirectly warns against controversial nominees.

Italian defense official in Lebanon for brief visit An Italian delegation headed by deputy defense minister arrives in Beirut for a one-day visit.

Future denies Hariri in Lebanon for election A Future Movement source denies that former Prime Minister Saad Hariri would return to Lebanon to attend the parliamentary session to elect a new president next week.

Hezbollah planned to attack Israeli tourists: report One of the two suspected Hezbollah members held in Thailand confessed to planning an attack against Israeli tourists on April 13 during the Jewish festival of Passover, the Bangkok Post reported Friday.

Machnouk working with Hezbollah to help border village Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said in remarks published Friday that he has been coordinating with Hezbollah to secure a passage into Lebanon for the residents of a border enclave that has become isolated due to the crisis in Syria.

Aoun March 8s only presidential candidate: Berri Aoun is the Hezbollah-led March 8 coalitions only presidential candidate, Lebanon's Speaker Nabih Berri says.

Lebanon's Arabic press digest - Apr. 18, 2014 A selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers.

Gemayel to toss hat in presidency ring Kataeb Party leader Amine Gemayel will run for president and his candidacy will be announced in the next few days, a Kataeb lawmaker said Thursday, a day after Parliament was called to elect a new head of state, throwing the presidential race into high gear.

The president who never was: Bachir Elected in 1982, while most of Lebanon was under Israeli occupation, controversial leader Bachir Gemayel is the only Lebanese presidential candidate to have been assassinated before he could be sworn in.

Hezbollah arms facility likely target of Israeli raid A utility building suspected to be a weapons storage facility for Hezbollah was the probable target of an Israeli airstrike on Lebanese territory near Janta in the Bekaa Valley two months ago.

Meeting fails to resolve row between Future, grand mufti A recent meeting between the son of Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani and an aide of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri is unlikely to thaw ties between the Future Movement leader and the head of Dar al-Fatwa.

Lack of regional consensus makes presidential vote on April 23 unlikely Despite Speaker Nabih Berris call to convene Parliament on April 23 to elect a president, the prospects are high that the presidential election will not be held on time.

Rai calls for sweeping changes at Roumieh Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai celebrated Holy Thursday with a Mass at the Roumieh prison complex, calling for sweeping reforms at the notorious facility.

Army arrests key Al-Qaeda agent The security plan for north Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley moved forward Thursday with the arrest of a high-level Al-Qaeda operative involved in the killing of UNIFIL soldiers near Arsal and the raiding of a large weapons depot in Tripoli.

Abu Faour announces new drug price reductions Another batch of medicines will have their prices reduced, by an average of 17 percent, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour announced Thursday.

Israel releases five abducted from Shebaa Israeli forces Thursday released five Lebanese shepherds abducted earlier in the day from the Shebaa Farms, south Lebanon, a security source told The Daily Star.

Committee: State stronger with decentralization The committee tasked with drafting a law for administrative decentralization stressed Thursday that such a move would boost the effectiveness of the central authority and produce balanced development across the country.

Jreij: Access to information too restricted in Lebanon Lebanon is seriously lagging with respect to access to information rights, head of the Beirut Bar Association George Jreij said Thursday.

30 arrest warrants for Tripoli clashes suspects Military Investigative Judge Fadi Sawwan issued 30 arrest warrants in absentia against suspects involved in Syria-linked clashes in the northern city of Tripoli

Egypt blocks bombshell's film over 'criticisms' The Egyptian government abruptly pulled from theaters a recently released movie starring Lebanese pop icon Haifa Wehbi, arguing that the movie should be reevaluated by the censorship board

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