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Geagea: Terrorism Suffered Total Failure in al-Qaa

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said Friday that “terrorism suffered total failure in al-Qaa,” urging citizens not to surrender to fear.

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Ruling in STL Case against al-Amin, al-Akhbar Scheduled for July 15

The Contempt Judge at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Judge Nicola Lettieri, has scheduled the judgment in the contempt case against al-Akhbar newapaper editor-in-chief Ibrahim al-Amin and Akhbar Beirut S.A.L for July 15, 2016, the STL said in a statement on Friday.

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Kaag Hails Security Forces 'Exceptional Job', Urges 'Compromise' President

UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag on Friday lauded the anti-terror efforts of the army and the security forces in the wake of the latest attacks and arrests, as she urged politicians to reach a “compromise” over the stalled presidential vote.

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Basbous Appoints Naim Shammas as ISF Chief of Staff

Internal Security Forces chief Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Basbous on Friday appointed Brig. Gen. Naim Shammas as ISF Chief of Staff, after Brig. Gen. George Lattouf reached the legal retirement age.

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Derbas: Ministry to Conduct Full Survey to Assess Presence of Syrian Refugees

Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas said that the Lebanese must not develop enmity towards the Syrian refugees, and assured that the Ministry will conduct a full survey of the displaced in Lebanon, An Nahar daily reported on Friday.

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Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Tell of Pain, Hope in Traveling Theater Play

Crouched atop a blue minivan at a refugee camp near Lebanon's eastern border, the Syrians act out tales of pain and hope with which their audience is all too familiar.

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Berri Advises MPs to Approve his Initiative Before it is 'Too Late'

Speaker Nabih Berri urged Lebanon's political forces on Friday to accept an initiative he made to end the political impasse and warned that the due date for the parliamentary elections are growing closer, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.

“This is our last chance and time is passing,” Berri told the daily.

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Army Searches for IS Jihadist Involved in Thursday's Terror Cell

The Lebanese army is still in a search operation for an IS member who managed to escape after it had arrested five terrorists a day earlier who planned to carry out attacks in Lebanon, An Nahar daily reported on Friday.

The army is closely monitoring the suspect's movements and it is expected that he he will be arrested soon, added the daily.

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Hariri: Mustaqbal Bulwark against Extremism, Only State Can Protect Lebanon

Al-Mustaqbal Movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri announced Thursday that his movement is a “firm bulwark in the face of extremism and terrorism,” while stressing that “only the State and the army” can protect Lebanon against any terrorist threats.

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Suicide Vest Seized in Arsal Outskirts as Man Held for Smuggling Grenades

Security forces on Thursday seized an explosive vest and a quantity of arms during a raid in the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal.

“Based on the confessions of a detained terrorist, and as part of its security duties, the General Directorate of General Security carried out a preemptive raid on a terrorist den in the Wadi Ata area in Arsal's outskirts, assisted by the Lebanese Army,” a General Security statement said.

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