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"Madame Le Pen will be in Beirut on the 19th and 20th, and will meet (President Michel) Aoun and (Prime Minister Saad) Hariri on Monday," the source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.The latest polls for April's presidential vote show Le Pen, who heads the far-right National Front (FN) party, leading with 27 percent in the first round, but she is not expected to triumph in a run…
02.22 / 03:04
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In a televised address, Hassan Nasrallah said Syrian refugees should not be coerced into going home, but added that a string of "victories" by President Bashar al-Assad's forces meant it would be safe for many to return."Military victories in Syria, the most recent of them the victory in Aleppo... have turned large areas into safe and quiet spaces," Nasrallah…
02.22 / 00:06
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The rights group said Lebanese civilians can end up in military courts for any interaction with security services or their employees.The courts are under the defence ministry's jurisdiction and conduct closed sessions, and their judges are often military officers who are not required to have any legal…
02.22 / 00:06
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A joint delegation from the Progressive Socialist Party and the Democratic Gathering parliamentary bloc held talks Tuesday in Khalde with Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal…
02.21 / 20:13
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The Change and Reform parliamentary bloc on Tuesday reiterated its rejection of the controversial 1960 electoral law, noting that it violates the 1989 Taef Accord, while hinting that President Michel Aoun will not sign a decree calling for parliamentary elections in May…
02.21 / 20:13
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NNA - State Minister for Refugees39; Affairs, Moeen Meraabi, met on Tuesday at his ministerial office with Australian Ambassador to Lebanon, Glenn Miles, in the presence of Embassy Humanitarian…
02.21 / 19:23
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NNA - The President of the Council of Ministers Saad Hariri said that approving the draft state budget is an essential goal for the government, and hoped the budget discussion will be completed…
02.21 / 18:28
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NNA - "Change and Reform" bloc held on Tuesday its weekly meeting at Rabyieh and tackled the general situation in the country. "The bloc refused to hold the parliamentary polls based on the 1960 law…
02.21 / 18:28
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NNA - National Education and Higher Education Minister, Marwan Hamadeh, and US Senator, Bob Corker, paid an inspection visit on Tuesday to the Public Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah School in…
02.21 / 18:14
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NNA - Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen held on Tuesday a press conference where she reviewed in it her visit to Lebanon and her meetings with Lebanese top…
02.21 / 18:00
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NNA - Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen held on Tuesday a press conference where she reviewed in it her visit to Lebanon and her meetings with Lebanese top…
02.21 / 17:05
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NNA - Marada Movement head, MP Sleiman Frangieh, met on Tuesday in Beirut with head of Foreign Affairs Committee at the US Congress, Senator, Robert Corker, in the presence of US Ambassador to…
02.21 / 15:44
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NNA - President of the Lebanese Republic, General Michel Aoun, said, "The political battle nowadays is in favor of accomplishing a change and the bedrock of this battle is the electoral law. We…
02.21 / 15:14
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NNA - Trade and Economy Minister, Raed Khoury, received on Tuesday Russian Ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, who came on a protocol visit. The pair discussed ongoing preparations for…
02.21 / 15:14
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British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter on Tuesday announced £2.5 million ($3.2 million) towards a new International Research Center (IRC) in Lebanon, the British Embassy said in a …
02.21 / 14:47
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Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea received on Tuesday visiting France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Maarab, where he stressed that Syrian President Bashar Assad is a terrorist no different than the Islamic State terror group. “I took my time to explain to Le Pen the unclear images that reach the West and that we are all against terrorism which has no religion. Based on the aforesaid, Bashar Assad is one of the biggest terrorists in Syria and the region,” said Ge…
02.21 / 14:47
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NNA - Information Minister, Melhem Riachy, said that works were still underway and "will never stop until liberating press photographer Samir Kassab, nine army members falling in the hands of…
02.21 / 14:32
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NNA - Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi met on Tuesday at Bkirki with Jordan39;s Tourism Minister Lina Enab, and her accompanying delegation, within the framework of her official…
02.21 / 14:18
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NNA - Lebanese Forces (LF) leader, Samir Geagea, received on Tuesday in Maarab French far-right presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, accompanied by French MP Gilbert Collard, and other…
02.21 / 13:51
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NNA - The bodies of 74 migrants have been found washed up on a beach near the western Libya city of Zawiya, a Red Crescent spokesman said on Tuesday. Mohamed al-Misrati said the bodies had been…
02.21 / 13:23
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