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Fneish Says Resistance Complements Army's Anti-Israel Role

Sport and Youth Minister Mohammed Fneish of Hizbullah stressed Sunday that Hizbullah's military role in the face of Israel complements that of the Lebanese army.

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4 Syrians Held in Koura Town on Suspicion of Terrorist Ties

Four Syrians were arrested Sunday in the town of Dahr al-Ain in the northern Koura district on suspicion of having ties to terrorist groups, state-run National News Agency reported.

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Army Stops Foodstuffs Truck Destined for Arsal Jihadists

The army on Sunday seized a truck loaded with foodstuffs that was headed for the jihadist groups in the outskirts of the Bekaa border town of Arsal, state-run National News Agency reported.

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Ibrahim Vows 'No Leniency with Terrorism, Israeli Enemy'

General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim has pledged that “there will be leniency with terrorism or the Israeli enemy.”

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Bassil: They're Wasting Time but We'll Reach New Law Containing Proportional Representation

Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil on Sunday called on some political parties not to “waste time,” stressing the need to pass a new electoral law containing the proportional representation system.

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Kanaan: We're Obliged to Reach Consensus on a New Electoral Law

Change and Reform bloc secretary Ibrahim Kanaan has revealed that President Michel Aoun will not sign a decree that calls for parliamentary elections to be held on May 21.

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Riachi Says No Negotiations between LF and Hizbullah

Lebanese Forces Information Minister Melhem Riachi emphasized on Saturday that contacts with Hizbullah are merely limited to the party's ministers and lawmakers, the state-run National News Agency reported.

“We do not negotiate with Hizbullah. There are some contacts limited to Hizbullah ministers and deputies,” said Riachi during a visit to the eastern city of Zahle where LF MP Toni Abi Khater received him at his residence in the presence of a number of LF lawmakers.

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Khoury: Wage Scale Must be Separated from Budget

Economy Minister Raed Khoury stressed the need to separate the longtime wage scale file from the state's annual budget over concerns that it would remain pending if the cabinet discussions stuttered.

“The wage scale must be separated from the annual budget over fears that discussions would remain pending in the cabinet,” Khoury told VDL (93.3).

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Army Arrests Syrian for Terror Links

Police in north Lebanon arrested a Syrian national suspected of having links to a terror group, the National News Agency reported on Saturday.

The police patrol arrested, Sami Ahmed Salloum, a Syrian, in Akkar's town of al-Ayoun for having ties to terror groups, NNA said.

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Two Syrians Robbed at Gunpoint in North Lebanon

Two Syrian nationals were robbed at gunpoint on an inland road in Akkar north of Lebanon, the State-run National News Agency reported on Saturday.

A group of unidentified gunmen, riding a brown Mercedes, robbed Adnan al-Sadbbashi and Mohammed Moustafa on a village road in Akkar at around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, said NNA.

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