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07-20-13
Dozens of lawsuits have been filed at Lebanese courts amid an ongoing dispute between owners and tenants over rent hikes tied by law to a wage increase passed last year.

07-20-13
A recent spate of attacks against Hezbollah have imposed a new challenge on the party despite its recognized military prowess and robust intelligence network, political sources and analysts told The Daily Star this week.

07-20-13
Hezbollah is ready to attend any National Dialogue session aimed at exploring a national defense strategy designed to face Israels threats to Lebanon, Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Friday.

07-17-13
The influx of refugees into the Palestinian camps in Lebanon [as result of] the fighting in Syria could lead to catastrophe, a top Palestinian official said Tuesday.

07-17-13
The Pepsi Center lies in Akabieh, along the dirt road linking the southern city of Sidon to Sarafand. From its facade, the sizeable residential building and its convenient store festooned with blue banners of the soft drink company from which its name derives provides no indication of its current purpose, until one descends by staircase to the buildings subterranean warehouse.

07-17-13
Parliament failed to convene Tuesday for the second time in two weeks due to the lack of a quorum, prompting Speaker Nabih Berri to postpone the session until the end of the month. Members of rival parliamentary blocs reiterated their stances, blaming each other for obstructing legislation.

07-17-13
Four Hezbollah members were wounded Tuesday in an ambush that targeted one of the party's convoys on an east Lebanon highway bordering Syria, security sources told The Daily Star.

07-17-13
Hezbollah has apprehended a Syrian man allegedly behind last weeks bombing in a southern Beirut suburb, security sources told The Daily Star Tuesday.

07-17-13
A Sunni man from Akkar had his penis severed during a brutal attack by his wifes Druze family, who opposed the interfaith union. Rabih Ahmad, 39, was brought to Al-Shohar al-Gharbi Hospital in the Chouf late Monday night where he was stabilized and has since been transported to the Rafik Hariri Hospital in Beirut Wednesday.

07-17-13
President Michel Sleiman said Tuesday he planned to reconvene National Dialogue among rival political factions in order to reassert commitment to the Baabda Declaration amid deep national divisions over the bloody conflict in Syria.

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