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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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Army commander: Lebanon ready to face any Israeli aggression


Lebanese Army chief Gen. Joseph Aoun Monday thanked countries providing support to the military during last year’s “Fajr al-Joroud” operation against militant groups on the country’s northeastern border. Speaking to a delegation of heads of foreign military missions in Lebanon, Aoun said that the Army’s victory was a turning point ...

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Dar al-Handasah pitches $200M airport upgrade

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Proposals to expand the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut will cost at least $200 million, representatives of Middle East Airlines and an Arab contractor and consulting firm told the prime minister Tuesday. During the meeting with Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners) consultancy proposed a plan ...

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Aoun reaffirms Lebanese security and political stability


President Michel Aoun Tuesday assured high-ranking diplomats in Beirut that Lebanon was maintaining security and political stability. In a speech to diplomats and other foreign envoys at an annual event held at the beginning of the New Year at Baabda Palace, Aoun reiterated that the parliamentary elections slated for this ...

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Lebanese ambassador to U.N. presents credentials

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Lebanon’s new Ambassador to the United Nations Amal Mudallali presented her credential to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres , the state-run National News Agency reported. Mudallali was appointed ambassador of the Lebanese mission to the U.N. in July 2017 and is the first women to hold the position. She was an adviser ...

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Berri talks Lebanon and region with Rouhani


Speaker Nabih Berri discussed regional developments with Iranian President Hasan Rouhani on his third day of high-level meetings in Tehran Wednesday. “The meeting was positive and Rouhani noted the calm situation in Lebanon and his hopes that it would remain this way,” Voice of Lebanon (93.3FM) quoted Berri as saying ...

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Migrant arrivals in Germany down sharply in 2017

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The number of new asylum seekers in Germany fell sharply last year to 186,000, the government said Tuesday, easing pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel as debate rages on whether to impose a cap on migration. The figures are a far cry from the record 890,000 arrivals registered in 2015 after ...

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