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Gen. Aoun to cadets: merit only means to graduate


Lebanese Army head Gen. Joseph Aoun Monday inspected the military academy in Baabda’s Fayadieh and met with new students who he told that only merit would allow them to graduate. During the inspection, Gen. Aoun met with the head of the academy, officers and first-year students that were admitted to ...

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Hariri: Lebanon must steer clear of Arab conflicts

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri called Monday on rival Lebanese parties to fully comply with the government’s policy of dissociation from regional conflicts, in the latest attempt to reassure Arab Gulf states infuriated by Hezbollah’s deep involvement in the war in Syria and other regional disputes. “We have agreed in the ...

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Aoun assures diplomats of Lebanon’s stability

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President Michel Aoun assured gathered diplomats Tuesday that Lebanon is maintaining security and political stability. Aoun was delivering a speech before diplomats and other foreign envoys in an annual event held at the beginning of the New Year at Baabda Palace. Aoun also reiterated that the Parliamentary elections slated for ...

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Berlin and Paris step up push for euro zone reform deal


BERLIN/PARIS: Emboldened by a preliminary coalition deal between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Social Democrats (SPD), Germany and France will try to inject new momentum into their stalled EU reform efforts this week when their finance ministers meet in Paris. Peter Altmaier, one of Merkel’s closest party allies, will pay ...

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Lebanon to host 2019 Arab Summit: Hariri


BEIRUT: Lebanon will host the 2019 Arab League Summit, Prime Minister Saad Hariri told Cabinet officials Thursday. Hariri left Lebanon for Paris following the Cabinet session, an airport source told The Daily Star. Sources close to Hariri said that his visit to Paris was “a personal trip.” In the spirit ...

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