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Hariri, Berri stand fast over FPM’s latest conditions

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri chaired a highly important meeting Tuesday night attended by senior officials of the country’s main political parties in the latest attempt to resolve sticking points that threaten to unravel a deal on a new vote law based on proportional representation. The meeting at Hariri’s Beirut Downtown ...

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Machnouk praises security coordination


Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk Tuesday praised the coordination between security agencies that helped prevent a planned suicide bomb attack in Beirut’s southern suburbs. “The planned suicide bombing in Beirut’s southern suburbs by terrorists was prevented due to a pre-emptive operation and coordination between the General Security and Internal Security Forces ...

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Aoun meets CENTCOM leader

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President Michel Aoun said Tuesday that Lebanon was keenly engaged in the fight against terrorism, adding that the military operations currently implemented are serving their mission. Speaking during a meeting with United States Central Command’s Gen. Joseph Votel, Aoun said that the pre-emptive military operations the Lebanese Army has been ...

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PM Hariri denounces ‘cowardly’ Manchester attack


Prime Minister Saad Hariri Tuesday condemned Monday night’s suspected suicide attack in Manchester, which left at least 22 dead, including children, and scores wounded. The Premier addressed the tragedy via Twitter, expressing “Total solidarity with the people of Britain in the face of the cowardly terrorist attack in Manchester.” The ...

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Lebanon Rights of the Child report released


The concluding remarks from last week’s session of the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child evaluation of Lebanon was released Monday indicating some improvements as well as remaining challenges. Social Affairs Minister Pierre Abou Assi introduced the report and reaffirmed Lebanon’s commitment to creating a “safe environment.” The ...

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Lebanese Army launch plan to go green

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In a first step toward an environmentally friendly military, the Defense Ministry, the Lebanese Army and the European Union launched a study of Monday as an initial step toward cutting energy use. The study, titled “Sustainable Energy Strategy of the Lebanese Armed Forces,” collected data on energy use across a ...

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Health minister tours Sidon, hospitals


Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani toured Sidon Monday, discussing the recent crisis affecting hospitals across the country. Hasbani met with several religious and political figures during his visit. When asked about government aid to the Sidon Public Hospital and the Turki Hospital, Hasbani said: “Since taking over ...

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Aoun hails Army for fending off terrorist threats


President Michel Aoun applauded the pre-emptive security operations conducted by the Army and security forces to fend off the threats of “terrorists” along Lebanon’s northeastern border. Aoun made his remarks in a meeting with a delegation from the southern town of Aishieh in Jezzine. “Stable security in all Lebanese areas ...

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