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Finnish President, Suleiman Inspect UNIFIL: Army Will Receive All Types of Weapons

President Michel Suleiman stressed on Wednesday that the capabilities of the Lebanese army should be fortified, pointing out that the military can receive any type of weapons it needs.

“There are no banned arms,” Suleiman said after a short visit to the Headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in the southern town of Naqoura accompanied by his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto.

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2 Mortars Found Southeast of Tyre, Syrian Arrested

Two mortar shells were found Thursday in the southern town of al-Majadel and a Syrian man was arrested in connection with the incident.

“An (Internal Security Forces) Intelligence Bureau patrol found two functional 60 mm mortar shells in an agricultural field in the town of al-Majadel, southeast of the city of Tyre,” state-run National News Agency reported.

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Suspect Arrested in Tyre on Charges of Making Bombs, Transporting Arms

A suspect was arrested on Tuesday for making bombs and transporting weapons and ammunition, reported the National News Agency.

It said that the Lebanese national, identified as Safeiddine M.R., 54, was arrested in the southern city of Tyre.

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3.5 Magnitude Quake Shakes Tyre

A mild earthquake shook the southern city of Tyre on Monday a day after a similar quake struck the northern city of Tripoli, the Bhannes Center for Seismic and Scientific Research said.

The center told the state-run National News Agency that the residents of Tyre felt at 2:52 am the quake that measured 3.5 on the Richter scale.

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Fire Sweeps Through Seven Syrian Refugee Tents in Tyre

A fire swept through seven tents in a Syrian refugee camp in the southern city of Tyre, causing only material damage, the state-run National News Agency reported on Sunday.

According to the news agency, Civil Defense teams controlled the blaze and prevented it from reaching other tents.

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Report: 2 Palestinians Arrested, Van Seized in Tyre over Terror Links

The army intelligence has arrested two Palestinians from the Bourj al-Shamali camp in the southern city of Tyre over their suspicious involvement in terrorist activities, al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Wednesday.

One of the suspects used to hold phone conversations with his brother, a Fatah al-Islam member who is imprisoned in Roumieh, it said.

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Pickup Goes Up in Flames on Sidon-Tyre Highway

Lebanese national Mohammed Fawwaz, who hails from the southern town of Saksakiyeh, and a fellow worker managed to narrowly escape death on Sunday as their pickup truck caught fire on the Sidon-Tyre highway.

According to the National News Agency, the pickup, which is operated by Bandar Gallery, was carrying furniture when it went up in flames in the al-Matariyeh area.

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Child Dies in Fire at Syrian Refugee Camp in Tyre

A child died on Sunday in a fire that erupted at a Syrian refugee camp in the Ras al-Ain region south of the southern city of Tyre, reported the National News Agency.

It said that one-and-a-half-year-old Hammoudeh Omar al-Kamel was killed in the fire that erupted due to faulty electrical wires.

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Toddler Dead, 5 Wounded in Tyre Accident

A toddler was killed and five others were injured on Thursday in a traffic accident near the southern city of Tyre, the state-run National News Agency reported.

Sajed Hussein al-Sheikh Ali, 18 months, died in the accident that took place on the road that links al-Hawsh to Ain Baal road, NNA said.

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$1mn Picasso for $135 in Charity Raffle to 'Save' Tyre, Found Phoenician Studies Institute in Beirut

Still stumped for a Christmas present? Then what about an exquisite $1 million Picasso for the living room, yours for just $135 at an online charity raffle.

The perfectly preserved Cubist gouache was bought by an anonymous donor from a New York gallery and given to a charity working to save the ancient city of Tyre in southern Lebanon.

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