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Gen. Aoun: Lebanese army ready along Israel border

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Lebanese Army chief Gen. Joseph Aoun said that the Army is determined to defend Lebanon’s rights “with all means and options available, no matter how much the provocative enemy escalates its threats.” An Army statement detailed Aoun’s address to the leaders of the Third Intervention Regiment and to other Army ...

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Bankers lament pound-only ATMs idea nixed

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Some bankers said Thursday they do not object to the idea of confining cash withdrawals from ATMs to Lebanese currency only, disputing claims that such a proposal would cause a panic in the market. “There was an idea to promote the Lebanese pound notes and that the ATMs will only ...

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Berri dispels doubts over elections date

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As parliamentary elections inch closer, doubts over them taking place seem to wane, Speaker Nabih Berri indicated Wednesday. “The collective determination by the Lebanese affirms the need and duty for parliamentary elections to take place as scheduled and this has become a reality that can’t be doubted,” Berri was quoted ...

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Aoun talks German president’s visit with the country’s ambassador

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President Michel Aoun met German Ambassador to Beirut Martin Huth Thursday to discuss the German president’s anticipated official visit to Lebanon, set to take place next Monday. During their meeting, Huth briefed Aoun on preparations for President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit, stressing the importance Germany places on developing the relationship between ...

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Hariri back after high-level talks in Davos

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri returned to Beirut Thursday night after concluding his official meetings on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum. According to a statement from his office, in his final day at the major international summit in the Swiss alpine town of Davos, Hariri discussed Lebanese-Iraqi relations Iraqi ...

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Einstein archives, letters to lovers set for Asian exhibits


Handwritten pages from Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, letters to his lovers and other parts of his archive stored in Jerusalem are to be exhibited for the first time in Taiwan, China and Japan. Some 75 artifacts will go on display in Taipei beginning Friday as part of the exhibit ...

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Sidon gets $1M to treat waste

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The Sidon Municipality received $1 million from the Beirut Municipality to assist the city in managing waste from the capital. Beirut Mayor Jamal Itani denied the municipality had “given” Sidon $1 million but said it was to cover the costs of Beirut’s waste. “As part of the plan by Cabinet ...

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