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Daryan Says Ramadan Begins on Saturday

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan on Thursday announced that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Saturday.

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Shorter: We're Not Afraid of Terrorism, We're Proud to Invest in Lebanon Future

“Despite the dreadful terrorist attack in Manchester that targeted children and young people, it is in our nature to keep calm and carry on. Not to be cowed by terror. Because you Lebanese know something about resilience, your support means so much to us.” With those words, British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo shorter addressed his guests to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 91st birthday and her Sapphire Jubilee -- 65 years on the throne.

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Israeli Army Fires in Air, Burns Minefield as Lebanese Rally on Border

Israeli troops on Thursday fired in the air and shouted warnings in a bid to disperse a group of young Lebanese men who were hoisting flags on the border fence in celebration of the Resistance and Liberation Day, which Lebanon marks on May 25, a media report said.

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Dead Man Found Inside Truck on Bekaa Highway

The dead body of a young man was found inside a pick-up truck parked on an under construction highway in the Bekaa region, the National News Agency reported on Thursday.

The victim, who was identified by his initials as G.H.K and hails from al-Ghobairi in Beirut's southern suburbs, was found in a pool of blood inside the vehicle, said NNA.

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Man Kills Wife, Daughter Before Committing Suicide in Tyre

A man shot his wife and 15-year daughter before turning the gun on himself in a domestic-murder suicide in the southern city of Tyre, the National News Agency reported on Thursday.

Identified by his initials, M.Sh from the town of Jnata in Tyre killed his wife (S.Sh) and daughter before committing suicide, NNA said.

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Mashnouq Says Parliament's Responsibility to Call for Elections

After his announcement that Lebanon's parliamentary elections are doomed to be staged under the controversial 1960 law if a new law is not agreed, Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq pointed out that calling “again” the electoral bodies to begin preparations for the elections is the parliament's responsibility, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Thursday.

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Hand Grenades Explode in Ras Baalbek Garbage Bin

Two hand grenades exploded Wednesday evening inside a garbage container in the Bekaa border town of Ras Baalbek, causing no casualties, state-run National News Agency reported.

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Adwan Meets Hariri, Vows Stronger Efforts to Reach Electoral Law before June 19

Lebanese Forces deputy head MP George Adwan held talks with Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday and announced that efforts will be intensified in a bid to reach an agreement on a new electoral law before the expiry of parliament's term.

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Bahrain FM Holds Lebanese Govt. Responsible for Hizbullah, Nasrallah Remarks

Bahraini Foreign Minister Khaled bin Ahmed al-Khalifa has held the Lebanese government responsible for the remarks of Hizbullah and its leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah against the kingdom's rulers.

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Berri Urges Internal Solutions, Says 'Greater Mideast Scheme' Has Begun

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Wednesday warned that “the grave economic situation is not less important than the political situations,” calling for “organizing our domestic situation amid the dangerous developments in the region.”

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