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Lebanese employer of murdered maid in Kuwait arrested


The employer of a Filipino domestic worker found dead in a freezer in Kuwait was arrested in Lebanon, a security source in Beirut confirmed to The Daily Star Saturday.

Lebanese employer of Filipino maid found dead in freezer in Kuwait arrested in Lebanon, security source confirms


Lebanese employer of Filipino maid found dead in freezer in Kuwait arrested in Lebanon, security source confirms

ISF arrests 2 for allegedly promoting drugs


The Internal Security Forces arrested two Lebanese nationals in Beirut on suspicion of selling drugs, a statement from the ISF reported Saturday.

ISF arrests 3 suspected of trafficking and prostitution


The Internal Security Forces arrested three Lebanese nationals suspected for human trafficking and prostitution in Mount Lebanon, a statement from the ISF said Saturday.

UNIFIL pushes back at claims of tensions with Army


After a report published in a French newspaper claimed United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon are unable to operate at night due to tensions with the Army, a U.N. spokesperson said this misrepresented the reality on the ground.

U.N. envoy to seek more support for Lebanon


Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Pernille Kardel met with Prime Minister Saad Hariri Friday to discuss a number of international visits she is planning to make to seek additional avenues of support for Lebanon.

Carpenter brings sweet treats to Sidon’s streets


Former carpenter Hilal Khaizan spends his afternoons bellowing in the streets of Sidon, inviting anyone within earshot to try his delicious red candy apples.

Hasbani links rabies spike to refugee influx


Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani said that the rate of rabies exposure in Lebanon has risen dramatically since 2010, attributing the spike to an increase in people living in poor conditions due to the refugee crisis.

‘No special role’ for Russia in Lebanese-Israeli maritime dispute


Russia has no special role in the maritime border dispute between Lebanon and Israel, Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin said Friday.

Health Ministry slashes drug prices by up to 70%


The prices of some medicines in Lebanon have been reduced by up to 70 percent after an annual review by the Health Ministry, a ministry source told The Daily Star on Friday.

Hariri, acting UNSCOL hold 'constructive' talks on Blue Line


Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Acting United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Pernille Dahler Kardel met Friday to discuss the situation along the Blue Line.

Contract teachers protest in front of Education Ministry


Primary school teachers held a protest in front of the Education Ministry near Beirut’s Cola area Friday in demand of secure long-term contracts.

Police arrest man trying to frame school colleague for drug use


Police arrested a man who worked in a school in east Lebanon when he attempted to frame his colleague for possession of drugs, the Internal Security Forces announced Friday.

Future Movement's nominees likely announced next week: source


The Future Movement might announce its candidates for spring’s parliamentary elections next week, a source said Friday.

Aoun invites Israel to resort to arbitration in border dispute


President Michel Aoun this week said he was confident in Lebanon’s claim to territory along a disputed border with Israel, and invited the Jewish state to resort to arbitration on the issue.

Satterfield's shuttle diplomacy sees late night meetings


U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield held a late night meeting with Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil Thursday that ended at nearly midnight, sources close to the ministry told The Daily Star.

Nijmeh Square still far cry from glory days


After restrictions on pedestrian access to Nijmeh Square were lifted Jan. 3, hopes ran high that new life would be brought to an area that for years was closer to a ghost town than a city center.

Date set for Paris IV as MPs call for economic reform


The date for the much-anticipated Paris IV donor conference to garner international support to shore up Lebanon’s ailing economy and infrastructure has been set for April 6, a source close to Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Tuesday.

Berri nixes new U.S. proposal on maritime border dispute


Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri rejected Friday a new U.S. proposal to resolve a maritime border dispute with Israel, casting gloom over an American mediation effort in the long-simmering rift over oil Block 9 in Lebanese territorial waters.