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Army takes up new positions in Arsal outskirts

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lebanese Army units moved into additional areas on the outskirts of Arsal Tuesday, taking positions previously held by militants. A video and statement released by the Army showed armored troop carriers and units moving in to take positions around Wadi Hmayyed on the outskirts of Arsal. The area is beyond ...

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Lebanon finance minister discusses infrastructure development with IFC

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finance Miister Ali Hasan Khalil met with a delegation from the International Finance Corporation to discuss public-private partnerships in infrastructure development in Lebanon, according to a Finance Ministry statement issued yesterday. Renewable energy initiatives are top priorities for infrastructure development projects, the statement said. During the meeting, Khalil reportedly highlighted ...

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FDA to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren’t so addictive. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the move Friday. The federal agency has had the power since 2009 to cut nicotine levels but hasn’t done so. The FDA plans to seek comments as ...

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