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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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Mike Pence on personal email use: ‘No comparison’ to Clinton


Washington (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence defended his use of a personal email account to conduct state business while he was Indiana’s governor, saying “there’s no comparison” between his situation and the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server that rocked the 2016 presidential campaign. “There’s no comparison ...

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Cabinet struggles with budget, more sessions ahead


The Cabinet will meet again Thursday after concluding another fruitless session to agree a draft state budget, yet Information Minister Melhem Riachi described the deliberations as “positive.” “We continued discussing the budget … and the salary scale and all the files that are included within the budget,” he told reporters ...

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Rouhani lauds Berri as stabilizing force in Lebanon

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri as a provider of support for Lebanon during a meeting yesterdy in Tehran. Rouhani voiced his support for Berri’s role in maintaining stability in Lebanon and the prospect of improving the two countries’ economic and trade relations. “We place a ...

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Child Rights Toolkit out in Lebanon


“Everywhere around us, everyday Children are denied their rights,” Tanya Chapuisat, UNICEF representative in Lebanon, said at the launch of the joint EU-UNICEF Child Rights Toolkit Wednesday. “Society and the time we live in often take this for granted. It shouldn’t be so and that’s why we are here today.” ...

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International Support Group for Lebanon urges timely elections


Members of the International Support Group for Lebanon yesterday called on Lebanese politicians to work together to reach a new electoral law and conduct timely elections. The group urged political leaders to reach “an early compromise, which would present an appropriate electoral framework for Lebanon.” It also called for “timely, ...

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Riachi discusses media cooperation with China


Information Minister Melhem Riachi discussed possible media cooperation with Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon Wang Kejian Wednesday. “Lebanon’s media sector has a large impact not only in the country but regionwide as well,” the state-run National News Agency reported Wang as saying after the ambassador expressed interested in working with Lebanon ...

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