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Bassil, Shorter meet relatives of missing Grenfell family

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Relatives of a Lebanese family missing and feared dead after the Grenfell Tower fire in London met Tuesday with Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, according to a Foreign Ministry statement. The meeting was attended by Bassem Choucair’s parents and cousin, Mounir Choucair, as well as Haytham Jomaa, director-general for the Lebanese ...

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Hariri moves to achieve U.N. development goals

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri Tuesday called for the creation of a national committee to lead the implementation of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Lebanon. At a ceremony to mark the initiation of a project entitled “SDGs in Lebanon: Analyzing Gaps and Reporting Progress,” Hariri highlighted the importance ...

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Berri: No big amendments to vote law

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No substantial amendment to the newly approved electoral law will be made, Speaker Nabih Berri vowed Tuesday as he met with several delegations of visitors. “If what is meant is amendments that will affect the essence of the agreement and were refused in the [vote law discussion] meetings, then this ...

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Riyashi: The agreement on the election law is a big step forward and putting the train on the right track for the justice of representation

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“It was not easy to reach an election law,” Information Minister Melhem Al-Riyashi said. “The agreement on a law is a big step forward, putting the train on the right track for representation justice.” In an interview with Al-Mustaqbal, Al-Riyashi said that “15 departments of relative work are very fair.” ...

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France, U.K. in anti-terror action plan; Macron says EU door open

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The leaders of France and Britain Tuesday announced an anti-terror action plan to crack down on radicalization through social media. After talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron said both countries agreed that social networks were not doing enough to stamp out terror propaganda. ...

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Cabinet poised to okay new election law

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The Cabinet is set Wednesday to endorse a long-awaited new vote law based on proportional representation before sending it to Parliament for final ratification after all hurdles have been overcome, thus clearing the way for holding the first legislative elections in more than eight years. The major breakthrough in the ...

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Berri and Cyprus president talk oil and gas cooperation

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Speaker Nabih Berri and President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said Tuesday that both countries will cooperate on offshore oil and gas exploration in their respective maritime zones. During their meeting, Berri and Anastasiades also discussed collaboration between Lebanon and Cyprus on various local and regional issues. “We discussed several matters ...

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Hariri sees new vote law by Wednesday despite hurdles

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced Monday that Lebanon would have a new vote law by Wednesday despite remaining obstacles that could unravel the agreement reached by the country’s top leaders to avert a parliamentary vacuum and clear the way for holding the first elections since 2009. He also said that ...

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Aoun calls for more cooperation with Cyprus

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President Michel Aoun called for increased cooperation between Cyprus and Lebanon in the oil and gas sector Monday as he welcomed Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades to the presidential palace. Anastasiades was welcomed by an official honor guard, with Lebanon’s foreign, economy, industry, tourism and anti-corruption ministers all present. “We hope ...

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