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Israel Bombs Golan Border after Seeing 'Militants with Bomb', 4 Reportedly Killed

Israel's military said it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria on Sunday evening after spotting militants carrying a bomb.

A military statement said the army launched the strike after troops saw "a group of armed terrorists" approach the border with an explosive that could target Israeli troops.

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Samaha Pleads Guilty but Says Fell into Milad Kfouri's 'Trap'

Former Minister Michel Samaha pleaded guilty to all charges against him on Monday, admitting in court that he had transported explosives from Syria for use in attacks in Lebanon.

MTV channel said that Samaha confessed to all charges against him including plots to assassinate Lebanese officials.

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Rouhani Accuses Riyadh of Providing Arms to 'Terrorists' in Lebanon

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused Saudi Arabia on Saturday of providing weapons and funding to terrorist groups in the Middle East, including Lebanon.

"What does providing financial assistance and weapons to terrorists in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq mean?" Rouhani asked.

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A Presentation on 'Untold Stories of Lebanese aboard the Titanic'

The Lebanese Canadian Society of BC (WLCU-Vancouver chapter) in collaboration with the World Lebanese Cultural Union-BC Council will host a presentation on April 17, in Vancouver by Dr. Josyann Abisaab to mark the 103rd anniversary of the 125 Lebanese who lost their lives aboard the Titanic.

The RMS Titanic passenger liner sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, U.S.

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Union of Arab Tribes Chief Receives Pledge to Release Stranded Lebanese Drivers at Syria-Jordan Border

Head of the union of Arab tribes Sheikh Jassem al-Askar revealed that he is carrying out a series of contacts with a number of tribe leaders, who wield influence in Syria, to ensure the release of the Lebanese truck drivers who have been stranded since Wednesday on the Syrian-Jordanian border, reported al-Akhbar newspaper on Saturday.

He told the daily that he “received a pledge to release the drivers.”

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Lebanon Says Backs Any Arab Action that 'Reassures Everyone' after Yemen Strikes

Lebanon on Thursday took an ambiguous stance that is in the vein of its famous “dissociation policy” towards regional conflicts, voicing support for any joint Arab action that “reassures everyone,” after Saudi warplanes bombed Shiite rebels in Yemen and sparked Iranian warnings.

“Any joint Arab action is lauded if it is based on standards that guarantee (the interests of) everyone, reassure everyone and involve everyone,” Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil said, addressing a meeting for Arab FMs in Sharm el-Sheikh.

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Lebanese Maroun Atieh, a Multilingual Med Student at the Young Age of 19

Maroun Atieh is a Lebanese medicine student who was able to master five different languages and an extensive knowledge in two others at the young age of nineteen, not to mention his drawing and writing skills.

Atieh is enjoying a stay with his family members and friends in Jounieh's Sahel Alma in Lebanon, but it's only a temporary one because the multilingual youth has plans to travel to Germany to complete his studies in medicine and master other languages.

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Cloudy Beirut Skies Witness Partial Solar Eclipse

Onlookers were gazing at the skies Friday as Lebanon and other Arab states witnessed a two-hour partial eclipse that was not clearly visible to sight in much of Lebanon's regions because of the cloudy weather that prevailed.

The eclipse started at around 10:45 a.m. Beirut time and lasted for a couple of hours.

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U.N. Security Council Urges Help for Lebanon's Syrian Refugees

The U.N. Security Council called on the international community Thursday to help Lebanon in its efforts to host more than a million refugees from neighboring Syria.

An estimated 1.18 million Syrians have fled their country's bloody conflict to take refuge in Lebanon, which has struggled to deal with the influx as the war enters its fifth year.

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UAE Decides to Deport 70 Lebanese, Foreign Ministry Stresses They were 'Abiding by Emirati Laws'

The United Arab Emirates will expel 70 Lebanese nationals, mostly Shiites, within the next 24 hours, Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil said Friday.

"The ministry of foreign affairs was informed by the Lebanese embassy in the Emirates that 70 Lebanese will be deported by the authorities in the next 24 hours," Bassil told Agence France Presse.

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