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Lebanese mark mysterious Zambo festival in Tripoli

World Feb 19, 2018

Lebanese mark mysterious Zambo festival in Tripoli

Residents of the Lebanese city of Tripoli donned bright, curly wigs and dark body paint Sunday for Zambo, a festival on the eve of the start of the Orthodox Christian period of Lent. The origins of the annual celebration remain unclear and it only seems ...

U.S. top envoy Rex Tillerson says Hezbollah role poses threat to Lebanon

World / Politics Feb 16, 2018

U.S. top envoy Rex Tillerson says Hezbollah role poses threat to Lebanon

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Lebanon on Thursday that the Iran-backed Hezbollah group's growing arsenal and involvement in regional conflicts threatened Lebanon's security. Speaking alongside Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in a Beirut news conference, Tillerson also said the United States was engaging ...

Researchers uncover vast spying operation using infected messaging apps

Business / Tech Jan 19, 2018

Researchers uncover vast spying operation using infected messaging apps

An espionage campaign using malware-infected messaging apps has been stealing smartphone data from activists, soldiers, lawyers, journalists and others in more than 20 countries, researchers said in a report Thursday. A report authored by digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation and mobile security firm Lookout ...