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Forming New Lebanese Government Will Draw Foreign Aid, Central Bank Says

BEIRUT, Nov 3  – Lebanon’s election of a new president and the coming formation of a government will increase confidence in the economy and attract foreign aid, the head of the country’s central bank said on Thursday. The Lebanese parliament elected former army commander Michel Aoun as president on Monday, ending a 29-month presidential vacuum.

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Lebanon’s Angel of Mercy

The man who shelters strays By Mostapha Raad Stray dogs approach you as you walk by the Zahrani Bridge’s underpass, in south Lebanon. They sniff the air from a distance, trying to make sure you are not there to harm them. Most of these dogs suffer from physical disabilities, namely blindness and missing limbs, but they

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Teaching You To Never Give Up On Your Dreams

“When life throws you a curveball, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime to knock it out of the park.” This is the story of two men who decided never to give up. By Mostapha Raad http://newsweekme.com/in-pursuit-of-a-normal-life/ Social Streams

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Lebanese Alt-Rock Band Confronts Post-Orlando Divisions During U.S. Tour

By Yeganeh Torbati WASHINGTON, June 14 – Accustomed to generating controversy in their native Middle East with lyrics tackling love, sex and political apathy, members of Lebanese alt-rock band Mashrou’ Leila thought a summer U.S. tour would bring them a welcome respite. Instead, as news spread on Sunday that an American man claiming allegiance to

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Human vs. Machine

Twelve Lebanese children compute faster than calculators By Mostapha Raad In an era when calculators and smart devices have become the most reliable tools to get fast results—slowing our minds in the process due to lack of motivation and exercise—hope springs with children who can solve the most complicated mathematical problems in a split of a

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New Big Shot on the Block

A new comedy from Lebanese director reflects the country’s reality BY Roshanak Taghavi Three brothers in present day Lebanon embark on a career shift from drug dealing to movie production in Very Big Shot—the directorial debut from 26-year old Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya—and the result is a dark comedy. Much like American comedies like Wag The

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Nusra Front Demands Obstruct Release of Lebanese Soldiers

BEIRUT, Nov 30 – Efforts to secure the release of Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive by the Nusra Front have been obstructed by last minute demands from the Syrian Al Qaeda-linked group, the head of a Lebanese security agency was quoted as saying on Monday. Major General Abbas Ibrahim, head of General Security, told

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Robotic Surgery

A Lebanese immigrant leads U.S. OB-GYN robotic surgeons BY Mostapha Raad Despite growing up in a troubled country where chances of having a better living and work standards are limited, Gaby Moawad managed to overcome his background and achieve new heights in the medical field outside his homeland. Moawad, a 39 year-old immigrant from Lebanon,

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Jordanian Senior Officer Shoots Six at U.S.-Funded Center

A Jordanian man fatally shot two U.S. government security contractors, a South African trainer and two Jordanian nationals at a U.S.-funded police training facility near Amman on Monday, before being killed in a shootout by Jordanian security forces. A U.S. official said the two deceased Americans were working for the U.S. State Department’s International Narcotics and Law

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