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Three Prominent Members Expelled from Free Patriotic Movement

Prominent Free Patriotic Movement members Ziad Abs, Naim Aoun and Antoine Nasrallah were on Friday expelled from the movement.

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Saniora Warns Any Bid to Alter Political System would be 'Recipe for Explosion'

Ex-PM Fouad Saniora, the head of al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc, warned Friday that any imminent attempt to change the current political system would be a “quick recipe” for the “explosion” of the country.

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Hariri Hits Back at Nasrallah over Saudi, Slams Hizbullah as 'Iranian Tool'

Al-Mustaqbal Movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri was quick to snap back on Friday at Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah over fierce anti-Saudi remarks.

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Franjieh Still in Presidential Race: Allies Won't Ask Me to Withdraw Nomination

Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh stressed on Friday that his allies will not ask him to draw back his nomination for the top state post and assured that his candidacy for the presidential race is still valid.

“My allies will not ask me to withdraw my nomination and my candidacy for the presidency still stands,” declared Franjieh after a meeting he held with Speaker Nabih Berri in Ain el-Tineh.

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Geagea: Efforts Ongoing to Convince Hariri With Aoun's Election

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea stated on Friday that the presidential file is complicated and that contacts with al-Mustaqbal Movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri are ongoing to convince him to elect the Change and Reform head MP Michel Aoun as president.

“MP Walid Jumblat has realized the actual situation and he prefers that a president is elected instead of the prolonging vacuum. Since the majority of the Christians have agreed on the election of Aoun, Jumblat has expressed readiness to vote for Aoun while contacts are ongoing with Hariri in that regard,” said Geagea to a popular delegation from the town of Tannourine.

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Report: Ain el-Hilweh Islamists Appease Fears Say 'No Terror Plots' in Lebanon

Senior Muslim figures in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh received a pledge from extremist Islamic groups that there will be no attempts to shake the stability in the camp or other Lebanese regions, the Kuwaiti al-Rai daily reported on Friday.

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Report: Hariri to Approve Aoun as President in Forthcoming Weeks

Al-Mustaqbal Movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri will soon agree on electing founder of the Free Patriotic Movement MP Michel Aoun for the post of presidency, As Safir daily reported on Friday.

“Ex-PM Hariri will in a few weeks agree on electing Change and Reform head MP Michel Aoun as president during the parliamentary meeting that follows the upcoming one,” a prominent political source at Hariri's Center House told the daily.

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Mashnouq: New President before 2017, No Security Appointments before Election

Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq stressed Thursday that Lebanon will have a new president before the end of 2016, while noting that there will be no new security appointments before the election of the new president.

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Brazil Arrests Man of Lebanese Descent over Terror Allegations

A Brazilian man has been arrested on terrorism charges just over a week from the Olympics after he posted comments online about the Islamic State group, his lawyer said Thursday.

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Litani River Panel Demands Closure of Sand Mines, Halt of Sewage Flow

A ministerial panel tasked with addressing the pollution of the Litani River demanded Thursday the closure of all licensed and unlicensed sand extraction mines near the river and the halt of sewage flow into the river.

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