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Macron in Calais on foray into migrant dilemma


President Emmanuel Macron is visiting the port city of Calais, where hundreds of migrants hide out while trying to make an end run to Britain. The northern city, laced with high fences and a wall, is the closest point between France and Britain, with two cross-Channel transport systems, the Eurotunnel ...

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Gen. Aoun to cadets: merit only means to graduate


Lebanese Army head Gen. Joseph Aoun Monday inspected the military academy in Baabda’s Fayadieh and met with new students who he told that only merit would allow them to graduate. During the inspection, Gen. Aoun met with the head of the academy, officers and first-year students that were admitted to ...

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Chinese trade agency selects Beirut for MENA headquarters


Lebanon was chosen as the Middle East and North Africa regional headquarters for the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. Lebanon was chosen due to its strategic location, free economy and openness to investment, according to the statement. “CCPIT has 30 representative offices ...

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Hariri: Lebanon must steer clear of Arab conflicts

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri called Monday on rival Lebanese parties to fully comply with the government’s policy of dissociation from regional conflicts, in the latest attempt to reassure Arab Gulf states infuriated by Hezbollah’s deep involvement in the war in Syria and other regional disputes. “We have agreed in the ...

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Aoun assures diplomats of Lebanon’s stability

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President Michel Aoun assured gathered diplomats Tuesday that Lebanon is maintaining security and political stability. Aoun was delivering a speech before diplomats and other foreign envoys in an annual event held at the beginning of the New Year at Baabda Palace. Aoun also reiterated that the Parliamentary elections slated for ...

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The first year of President Aoun’s reign: The construction workshop is not easy and it needs all the Lebanese to solidarity first and trust themselves, partners and their country


The President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, said that the construction work is not easy, especially after all the years of destruction that have been exposed to everything in Lebanon. It needs all the Lebanese, for their solidarity first, and for their trust in themselves, their partners and their ...

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The Media Office of Al-Riyashi: All what is mentioned in the Central News Agency about Lebanon TV is far from the truth


The Information Office of Information Minister Melhem Al-Riyashi issued the following statement:”The media office is concerned to confirm that everything contained in the news published by the Central News Agency today, entitled” Lebanon TV crisis from political rams to the fate of employees and paralysis of the station, the Minister ...

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Riyashi received the director of the United Nations Information Center and a sports media delegation

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Minister of Information Melhem Al-Riyashi, Director of the United Nations Information Center Margo El-Helou, accompanied by a delegation from the Center, including Cynthia Khoury, Maryam Sulaiman and Rasha Salman, and discussed means of cooperation between the Ministry and the Center. Al-Riyashi also received a delegation from the Sports Media Association ...

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Berri signs state budget

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Speaker Nabih Berri Monday signed the 2017 state budget and sent it to Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a statement from the Speaker’s office reported. Parliament endorsed Lebanon’s first state budget in more than a decade on Oct. 19. Despite violating the Constitution by not including an audit document of past ...

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