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  • Lebanese electoral law 2017: Full text in English
    After years of wrangling, Lebanese lawmakers passed a new vote law in June that will govern the parliamentary elections slated for Spring/Summer 2018. The move marks a major step forward for the country, as political work had ground to a halt while lawmakers focused solely on agreeing the final text.
  • Elections 2018: Tip of the day
    Every day between now and the parliamentary elections on May 6, The Daily Star will print a tip for voters.
  • New vote law leaves Lebanese perplexed
    Lebanon’s bizarre electoral law has more than a few politicians scratching their heads – and others bowing out of the race entirely.
  • I'm judged differently than other midfielders, says Pogba
    Manchester United playmaker Paul Pogba believes his performances are judged on goals and assists unlike other midfielders but said the harsher assessment motivates him to improve.
  • Verstappen to go faster but with more control
    Max Verstappen says he will drive faster but with more self-control after his costly collision with Ferrari's Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel in China.
  • Kim Jong Un says Koreas on 'starting line' of a new history
    With a single step over a weathered, cracked slab of concrete, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world's most heavily armed border to greet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons.
  • Modi to get museum tour, dinner with Xi as China trip begins
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will get a tour of a museum and dinner with President Xi Jinping on Friday, the first day of an ice-breaking visit to China in which the giant neighbors will seek to re-set a troubled relationship.
  • All in the family: Kim Jong Un's sister joins him at summit
    Kim Jong Un's younger sister took a prominent place at the negotiating table for the first North-South Korea summit in more than a decade, cementing her public role as Kim's closest confidante and possibly the second-most powerful figure in his ruling regime.
  • Korean leaders discuss denuclearization, peace in first session
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in had "serious, frank" discussions on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and a permanent peace in their first summit session on Friday, a South Korean official said.
  • New US envoy Pompeo takes Trump spending message to NATO
    President Donald Trump's brand new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will spend his first full day in office Friday hammering home one of his boss's oldest themes -- demanding that NATO allies pay their way.
  • Expats voting begins in Arab countries
    Ballot boxes in six Arab countries opened Friday morning marking the beginning the firs historic voting of its kind allowing expatriates to participate in the parliamentary elections.
  • Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault
    Comedian Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday on all three counts of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004, a decisive victory for prosecutors in one of the first celebrity sexual-assault trials of the #MeToo era.
  • Aoun, Berri, Bassil slam U.N., EU statement on Syrian refugees
    President Michel Aoun, Speaker Nabih Berri and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil criticized the United Nations and European Union Thursday after the international bodies released a joint statement using unprecedented language regarding Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
  • Mideast, NKorea dilemmas await Pompeo
    The U.S. Senate Thursday confirmed Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state, and the former CIA director set off immediately on a trip to meet key allies in Europe and the Middle East.
  • Opposed to brutality
    A letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has asked the international body to try to stop Israel from shooting protesters along the Gaza border.
  • Lebanese diaspora vote marks historic first
    History will be made Friday as Lebanese expatriates in the Arab world head to the polls to take part in the country’s parliamentary elections from abroad.
  • Electric cars in Beirut: Is it the future?
    Looking beyond Lebanon’s current electricity woes, the Order of Engineers is leaping into the future by investigating ways to make transportation in the country reliant on – yes – electric vehicles.
  • Does Beirut have a sustainable recycling plan?
    Reduce, reuse, recycle – that’s what Lebanon’s environmental activists are striving for.
  • Liquid gas, the future of energy in Lebanon?
    Liquefied petroleum gas could be a game changer for Lebanon’s environment and economy, say industry leaders, who congregated in Beirut this week for the Middle East LPG Regional Summit.
  • Experts hope to see Lebanon become a tech hub
    Lebanon’s SmartEx exhibition opened this week with scores of companies showcasing their innovations and with experts discussing the challenges and opportunities of Lebanon’s tech sector.

 

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