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Berri Criticizes Arab League's Label of Hizbullah

Speaker Nabih Berri criticized on Monday the Arab League's closing statement that named Hizbullah a “terrorist” organization.

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Hashem Says Arab League Must Understand Lebanon's 'Particularity'

MP Qassem Hashem rejected the Arab League naming of Hizbullah as a “terrorist” organization, describing the party as a “major component of the Lebanese fabric.”

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Hariri to Travel to Egypt Tuesday

Prime Minister Saad Hariri will visit Cairo on Tuesday, where he will meet with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the premier's media office said in a statement.

Hariri will travel to Egypt from France were he is staying at the invitation of President Emanuel Macron after rumors that he was held against his will in Saudi Arabia after his surprise resignation.

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Saudi Slams Hizbullah as Bahrain Says Group is 'Iran's Longest Arm in Region'

Saudi Arabia on Sunday renewed its criticism of Hizbullah as Bahrain described the Lebanese Iran-backed group as Tehran’s “longest arm in the region.”

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Netanyahu to Meet Macron on Lebanon Crisis

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December for talks expected to include developments in Lebanon, Netanyahu's office said on Sunday.

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Ain el-Hilweh Tense after Palestinian Official Assassinated

A state of tension was engulfing the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in Sidon on Sunday afternoon, after a Palestinian official was gunned down.

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Hizbullah Official Hails Aoun, Expects 'a 2nd Round' of Saudi Escalation

A senior Hizbullah official stressed Sunday that “Saudi Arabia has failed to plunge Lebanon into deterioration, tension, conflicts and strife after Lebanese officials -- topped by the president, the parliament and most political forces -- showed a high level of responsibility towards Lebanon’s sovereignty and independence.”

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Trump, Macron Agree on 'Need to Counter Hizbullah, Iran Activities'

French President Emmanuel Macron has telephoned his counterparts in the U.S. and Egypt, Donald Trump and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as well as the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to discuss "the situation in the Middle East."

According to a White House statement issued overnight, Macron and Trump "agreed on the need to work with allies to counter Hizbullah's and Iran's destabilizing activities in the region."

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France Sees 'Negative' Foreign Sways in Lebanon

The French presidency has said that it is essential to protect Lebanon from "negative" foreign influences because the country needs a "strong state."

A high official in French President Emmanuel Macron's office said that France aims to see Lebanon "regain its stability."

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Bassil to Skip Arab League Meeting on Iran

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil will not attend an extraordinary Arab League meeting on Sunday called by Saudi Arabia to discuss "violations" committed by Iran, a ministry source told the AFP news agency.

Arab foreign ministers will gather in Cairo on Sunday at the request of Riyadh, whose simmering regional rivalry with Tehran has escalated in recent weeks.

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