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Retired Soldier Critically Wounded in Tripoli Drive-by Shooting

Naharnet Political News - Thu, 2014-10-23 22:07

A retired army soldier was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting on Thursday evening in the northern city of Tripoli, in the latest such attack against the military institution.

“Two masked men riding a motorbike opened fire at retired soldier Khaled al-Youssef in the Ibn Sina Street in Tripoli's al-Qobbeh, riddling his body with several bullets,” state-run National News Agency reported.

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Comment on Gebran Bassil busted in New York by .

Plus961 comments - Thu, 2014-10-23 21:57

so what ?

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Why do people overshare online?

BBC News - Thu, 2014-10-23 20:29
"Overshare" has been chosen as the word of the year. But what is it and why do people do it?
Categories: International News

Employers condemn student visa rules

BBC News - Thu, 2014-10-23 20:21
Universities and business leaders call for changes in student visa rules, but the immigration minister says their criticisms are based on "myths".
Categories: International News

After Alarm, Lebanese Man Tests Negative for Ebola - ABC News

Google News - Lebanon - Thu, 2014-10-23 20:04

The Daily Star

After Alarm, Lebanese Man Tests Negative for Ebola
ABC News
The case initially raised concerns because it was announced by the health minister, Wael Abu Faour, who said earlier in the day that Lebanon had quarantined a man suspected of having Ebola. The announcement came after days of warnings by the ...
Beirut hospital 'Ebola' case creates confusionThe Daily Star
Ebola In Lebanon 2014: Suspected Case Arrives From West Africa, Patient In ...International Business Times
Lebanon reports first suspected Ebola caseThe Times of Israel
U.S. News & World Report
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Day in pictures: 23 October

BBC News - Thu, 2014-10-23 19:36
24 hours of news images: 23 October
Categories: International News

Lebanon army nabs beheading suspect in 'terror cell' raid - Yahoo News

Google News - Lebanon - Thu, 2014-10-23 18:46

Yahoo News

Lebanon army nabs beheading suspect in 'terror cell' raid
Yahoo News
"A military intelligence unit carried out a security operation at dawn in the Dinniyeh area" of northern Lebanon on an apartment in which jihadist Ahmad Miqati was living, a statement said. Miqati and his son Omar were arrested in the raid. They, along ...
Concerns rise in Lebanon as another soldier defectsAl-Monitor
Army arrests terror suspect, kills three in n.Lebanon raidThe Daily Star
Lebanon army nabs beheading suspect in raidAl-Arabiya
Gulf Today
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VIDEO: Standing ovation for Kevin Vickers

BBC News - Thu, 2014-10-23 18:15
Sergeant-at-Arms, Kevin Vickers, who shot dead the gunman who attacked parliament, is given a standing ovation as Canadian MPs return a day after the shootings.
Categories: International News

Update: Police investigating death of man and woman in Lebanon - Lebanon Daily News

Google News - Lebanon - Thu, 2014-10-23 17:32

Lebanon Daily News

Update: Police investigating death of man and woman in Lebanon
Lebanon Daily News
Lebanon police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman found shot in a northside home early Thursday morning. Police were called to 314 Old North Ninth St. shortly after midnight for a disturbance inside a ground-floor apartment. Old North ...
2 people found shot to death in Lebanon residence, police sayThe Patriot-News -
Investigation underway after 2 found dead in Lebanon
2 found dead in Lebanon homeabc27
The Sentinel
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Comment on Actors You Find In All Lebanese TV Series by who?

Blog Baladi Comments - Thu, 2014-10-23 17:27

Very easy to solve. Just a swap. Take the thousands and thousands of singers living in Lebanon and choose some hundred that have some talent for acting; you´ll surely find them.And send those few actors you´re talking about to sing somewhere.
Sometimes I think there´s not enough people left in the country to applaud . They´ve ALL become singers…
By the way, the roadside signs announcing them tell the whole story. Pathetic.

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US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'

BBC News - Thu, 2014-10-23 17:12
US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
Categories: International News

AUDIO: 'Drunk' rape victim: 'I felt I wouldn't be believed'

BBC News - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:04
Ched Evans' rape conviction has highlighted struggles that meet rape victims who are attacked when they have been drinking.
Categories: International News

Comment on RoadTripHacks – Helping you discover hidden gems in Lebanon by M i K

Plus961 comments - Wed, 2014-10-22 02:31

Brilliant post. The country is full of natural and ancient beauties that most of its citizens don’t even know about.

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Comment on Custom fees to be imposed on orders from AliExpress? by M i K

Plus961 comments - Sat, 2014-10-18 23:08

Thank you for posting this thread as it affects all Lebanese online shoppers.

AliExpress is a low budget online shop that offers great values for the same products that local dealers are selling for much higher prices.

Customs should be imposing Fees on Traders / Businesses & Whole Sale. And not on a single personal item. For example: Even If you buy a $5,000 device for personal use and carry it with you on a flight. The Customs will let you go if you open the package and show them it’s for Personal Use.

I would understand and support this decision if Lebanon showed some competitive local production. But our country is running only on Mass Imports and Consumption

Thus this decision only benefits the customs & Big businessmen / Importers and hurts the poor consumer that’s trying to save a few dollars.

The European countries have a much bigger problem with the Chinese/Far eastern Markets. They have a strong currency and they cannot compete with their low prices. So their governments simply supported local productions and imposed higher taxed on “Mass imports only”. That means you can still order from AliExpress and others in any European country and find the item on you doorstep in the right time with Zero Custom fees. The only taxable shipments are the wholesales (Like Alibaba) and businesses making mass orders.

And by the way, this is what I normally do when i order something online. I just use my friend’s EU address (The shipment is cheaper and faster). And I wait for my next trip there to get it myself or vice versa (It’s quiet a hassle but it’s the safest way).

This is very bad for Lebanese online shoppers..
Bad Economy & Salaries ; No Local production ; Mass Imports and more stupid laws to make the rich get even richer. The Big Sharks keep making our lives harder !

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