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NNA - Paris - French President Francois Hollande considered, on Sunday, that the Paris Conference for Peace in the Middle East is a "siren" because "the Israeli and Palestinian two-state solution…
01.15 / 17:20
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NNA - Hezbollah issued a statement on Sunday sternly condemning the execution of three Shiite Bahraini men by authorities, dubbing the execution a "crime" and the three men as innocent…
01.15 / 13:14
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Education Minister Marwan Hamadeh has expressed optimism over the outcome of President Michel Aoun's visit to Saudi Arabia, noting that Lebanon “is now practicing a more independent foreign p…
01.15 / 13:11
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Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq's declaration that it will be difficult to pass a new electoral law before the deadlines expire has given the impression that the country is headed once again to the controversial 1960…
01.15 / 12:09
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NNA - Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi, said on Sunday that the change in mentalities would help in the elaboration of a new electoral law. In his homily in Bkerki, Cardinal Rahi…
01.15 / 11:32
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NNA - Information Minister, Melhem Riachi, said on Sunday that a new mission for the Ministry of Information should be determined that would transform the Ministry into a medium of…
01.15 / 09:49
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NNA - Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil pointed, on Saturday, to a positive atmosphere for endorsing the annual budget. Speaking at the general forum organized by Amal Movement Bureau for Municipal…
01.14 / 19:50
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NNA - MP Ibrahim Kenaan held on Saturday at the Printania Hotel in Broumana a meeting with heads of North Metn municipalities and mayors, who raised with him several stringent developmental…
01.14 / 17:28
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NNA - Information Minister Melhem Riachi pointed, on Saturday, to a "comprehensive strategic keen concern for preserving Lebanon39;s stable and natural position." Speaking in an interview to MTV…
01.14 / 17:07
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Following the latest warnings that flights in and out of Lebanon's Beirut airport are at risk because of the large number of birds flying over a nearby garbage dump, reports said Saturday that hunters are shooting down the seagulls which angered environmentalist movements in Lebanon. A Lebanese environmental movement condemned in a statement on Saturday what it described as the “extermination of seagulls” by hunters near the Costa Brava landill, adding that Lebanon is violating the Ag…
01.14 / 11:37
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Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea seemed pessimistic on the potentials that Lebanon's political parties reach common ground as for agreeing on a new electoral law that will govern the upcoming parliamentary elections, as he renewed rejection for the current 1960 law that governed the 2009 elections. “Behind the scenes, there are some serious efforts among political parties in all directions in order to reach a new law before the month's end,” An Nahar daily quoted Geagea as saying o…
01.14 / 07:52
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President Michel Aoun is expected to visit Egypt before long for talks with President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, a trip that was purported to be part of his tour after Saudi Arabia and Qatar, but was postponed for pressing reasons, al-Joumhouria daily reported Saturday. Cairo was planned to be the third destination for the President during his first trip abroad to Saudi Arabia and Doha. But, it was postponed due to al-Sisi's engagement in pre-scehduled meetings, added the…
01.14 / 05:49
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Syrian national Amir Durra was wounded on Friday when unknown assailants opened fire at him in the Bekaa border town of Arsal, state-run National News Agency…
01.13 / 20:16
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NNA - Prime Minister Saad Hariri chaired, at the Grand Serail on Friday, a meeting for the ministerial committee tasked with following up on the issue of over one million Syrians displaced into…
01.13 / 19:38
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Prime Minister Saad Hariri presided Friday over a meeting for the ministerial committee on refugees, during which the conferees discussed preparing a paper on the government's policy towards the issue of Syrian…
01.13 / 19:35
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Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq stated that President Michel Aoun's rhetoric during his Gulf trip to Saudi Arabia and Qatar was “realistic and responsible,” he told LBCI TV station in an interview. Masnouq hailed the outcome of Aoun's trip and said: “It was more than serious. For the first time, the Gulf people have heard some realistic and responsible words. Meaning, the President did not complain or convey unrealistic state…
01.13 / 18:12
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NNA - Talks on reunifying Cyprus should produce a "radical" change in the island39;s security situation, which is currently guaranteed by Greece, Turkey and Britain, Cyprus President Nicos…
01.13 / 14:51
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Six wanted Palestinians turned themselves in on Friday to the army intelligence department of the South to settle their situations, state-run National News Agency…
01.13 / 14:47
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NNA - Minister of Defense, Yaacoub Riad Sarraf met on Friday before noon at his ministerial office in Yarze with the General Coordinator of the United Nations in Lebanon Sigrid Kaag. Both sides…
01.13 / 14:10
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Syria's army accused Israel of carrying out missile strikes early Friday on an airbase near Damascus -- the latest in a series of attacks in recent…
01.13 / 14:06
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