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Syrian Arrested for 'Communicating with IS'

Lebanese authorities on Tuesday arrested a Syrian man on suspicion of “communicating with the terrorist Islamic State group,” state-run National News Agency reported.

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Mustaqbal Urges Hizbullah to Take 'Brave Decision' of Withdrawing from Syria

Al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc on Tuesday reiterated its call for Hizbullah to withdraw its fighters from war-torn Syria.

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Ethiopian Maid Critically Wounds Pregnant Woman, Kills Unborn Child

An Ethiopian domestic worker on Tuesday stabbed her pregnant 27-year-old employer Isaaf Khashfeh in the Chouf town of Barja, leaving her critically wounded and killing her unborn child.

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Bassil Says FPM Blocked Extension, Won't Accept 'Bad' Electoral Law

Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil boasted Tuesday that the FPM has “managed to prevent” another extension of parliament's term and another return to the 1960 electoral law, while stressing that his movement will not accept a “bad” electoral law.

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Hariri Calls Shorter, Condemns Manchester Deadly Attack

Prime Minister Saad Hariri condemned the terrorist attack that took place at dawn today in the northern English city of Manchester.

“We strongly condemn the terrorist attack that left tens dead and many innocent civilians wounded in Manchester,” he told the British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter in a telephone conversation.

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Syrian Ambassador: Lebanon Must Look for Solutions for Displaced Syrians

Syria's ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim Ali said he acknowledges the burden on Lebanon as the result of displaced Syrians fleeing the war ravaging their country, but he questioned the “lack of Lebanese government initiatives to find solutions,” the National News Agency reported on Tuesday.

Ali admitted that Lebanon is bearing “the burden of displaced Syrians,” but he wondered about the reasons keeping the Lebanese “government from taking initiatives to find solutions” for the crisis, he said.

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Jaber Says US Renders 'Invalid' Draft 'Sanctions' Against Lebanon

The Lebanese parliamentary delegation in Washington assured that new US financial sanctions against Lebanon will not be imposed, pointing out that reports about the matter were inaccurate “leaks,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Tuesday.

“Everyone is talking as if there are new US sanctions against Lebanon, which is a big fallacy because it has not happened yet," a member of the delegation MP Yassin Jaber told the daily.

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Kataeb Laments Lebanon's Weak Showing at Riyadh Summit

The Kataeb Party on Monday lamented the circumstances of Lebanon's participation in the landmark Islamic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Riyadh on Sunday.

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U.S., Saudi Stress Importance of 'Backing Lebanese State, Disarming Hizbullah'

The United States and Saudi Arabia stressed during their landmark bilateral summit in Riyadh over the weekend “the importance of backing the Lebanese state to extend its sovereignty across its entire territory,” a joint statement said.

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Israeli Surveillance Drone Crashes in Aita al-Shaab

A small Israeli surveillance drone of the SkyLark type crashed Monday in the southern Lebanese border town of Aita al-Shaab, Lebanon's National News Agency said.

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