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Residents of Jbeil and Hbaline Block Roads to Landfill

Residents of the Jbeil district town of Hbaline blocked on Saturday all the roads leading to the controversial garbage landfill in their town, the state-run National News Agency reported.

Their move comes after the announcement of Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq that the Sukleen firm will continue collecting waste in Beirut and its suburbs in the coming days.

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FPM Supporters Hand Out Flyers in Jbeil, Batroun as Convoys Roam Metn

Supporters of the Free Patriotic Movement staged a new motorized protest Thursday in the Northern Metn region, as FPM members distributed leaflets in Jbeil and Batroun to explain demands and mobilize the public opinion.

FPM supporters gathered outside the movement's Northern Metn headquarters in Nahr el-Mot before taking off in convoys that roamed the Amaret Chalhoub, Zalka, Jal el-Dib, Antelias and Dbaye areas, state-run National News Agency reported.

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Syrian Girl Killed by Stepmother for Being Paralyzed

A woman has admitted to killing her husband's daughter, a Syrian, in Blat Jbeil north of Beirut, for being paralyzed, the state-run National News agency reported Wednesday.

NNA said Nazliyeh Ziad Hammoud, 13, was found dead at her father's house at dawn Wednesday.

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Reports: Amchit Child Kidnap Ringleader Arrested

Police arrested on Friday the Lebanese ringleader of a gang which kidnapped a six-year-old child in the Jbeil district town of Amchit last week, reports said.

The man, S.Aa., was apprehended by the Internal Security Forces Intelligence Branch in the town of Dora near Beirut, which lies around 40 kilometers away from Amchit, they said.

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Jbeil Again in the Spotlight, Wins Arab Tourism Capital Title

Lebanon will celebrate in June the crowning of its ancient city of Jbeil as the 2016 Arab Tourism Capital, a title chosen by the Arab Council of Tourism.

Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon announced the event late Wednesday from the Grand Serail, voicing hopes that the security plan implemented in Lebanon paves way for the country to benefit from the event.

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Pond Collapses in Akoura, Causing Heavy Damages to Crops

An artificial pond collapsed in a town in the district of Jbeil on Wednesday, causing material damages, the state-run National News Agency and the village's municipal chief said.

NNA said the accident triggered a landslide that blocked Akoura's main road and caused damages to crops.

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Al-Rahi Begins Recovery Period in Bkirki after Successful Surgery

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi was discharged from the hospital on Monday after undergoing a minor brain surgery over the weekend.

Al-Rahi returned to the patriarchal seat in Bkirki after recovering at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Notre Dame de Secours in Jbeil where he underwent a “successful” surgery on Friday to remove a blood clot in the head.

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Two Lebanese, Syrian Arrested in Jbeil on Suspicion of Terrorism

Two Lebanese nationals and a Syrian were arrested on Friday on suspicion that they may belong to an extremist group, reported the National News Agency.

It said that Internal Security Forces arrested them as they were strolling in the market of the coastal city of Jbeil north of Beirut.

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Mount Lebanon Prosecutor Probes Alleged Lassa Construction Violations

The Mount Lebanon Prosecutor launched on Friday an investigation into alleged construction violations committed in a predominantly Shiite town in Jbeil district.

The state-run National News Agency said Judge Claude Karam launched his probe into allegations that residents began constructing a building on a property claimed by the Maronite church in Lassa.

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Woman, 3 Men Arrested over Drug Possession near Jbeil University

Four people were arrested on Saturday in the port city of Jbeil for possessing a large quantity of hashish, the state-run National News Agency reported.

“A patrol of the Jbeil police department detained three young men and a woman and seized large quantities of hashish with them,” the NNA said.

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