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Another Suicide as Man Plunges to His Death

Another suicide took place on Saturday in the Metn area of Baabdat when a man plunged to his death from the balcony of his household, the Voice of Lebanon (93.3) radio station reported.

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Protests Outside U.S. Embassy Demand 1559 Implementation

A number of protesters gathered outside the embassy of the United States in Awkar on Saturday demanding the implementation of UN Resolution 1559, as army and security forces deployed in the area and blocked the road leading to the embassy with barbed wire, said the National News Agency.

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Cabinet to Convene in Baabda Next Week

The Cabinet is set to meet next week at Baabda to tackle several pressing issues listed on the agenda including the electricity file, amid fears the country would plunge in darkness over a fuel shortage.

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Tourism Institutions Risk Shutdown in September over Crisis

President of the Syndicate of Hotel Owners in Lebanon, Pierre Achkar said on Saturday that tourism institutions in Lebanon decided to shut down in September if the economic crisis continues to deteriorate.

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Lebanon Records 34 New COVID-19 Cases

Lebanon on Friday recorded a significant surge in its daily coronavirus tally.

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Two Suicides Spark Outrage at Govt. over Economic Crisis

Two suicides in Lebanon on Friday, apparently linked to the country's deepening economic downturn, have sparked a new wave of criticism over the government's mishandling of the crisis.

A 61-year-old man committed suicide in the morning on Beirut's Hamra Street, reportedly leaving a death note denouncing "hunger" in condemnation of the dire economic and financial situations in the country.

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Wazni Says Negotiations with IMF 'Still Ongoing'

Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni announced Friday that Lebanon’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund are “still ongoing.”

“The Fund has asked the negotiating Lebanese delegation to unify its numbers and speed up the execution of the needed reforms,” Wazni’s press office said in a statement.

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Sfeir Meets Saudi Envoy, Says Lebanese to Get Dollar 'through Banks'

Association of Banks chief Salim Sfeir on Thursday announced that dollar transactions will soon be carried out “through banks” and not through money exchange shops or the black market.

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U.S. Says to Work with France for Better Future for Lebanon

Lebanese leaders must take tough decisions and the U.S. will work with France and others for a better future for Lebanon, U.S. State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on Thursday.

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UNIFIL Head Stresses Tripartite Efforts to Preserve Stability along Blue Line

UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col on Thursday chaired a second special Tripartite meeting since the COVID-19 outbreak with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israeli army at a U.N. position in Ras al-Naqoura, UNIFIL said.

Discussions focused on the situation along the Blue Line, air and ground violations as well as other issues within the scope of UNIFIL’s mandate under U.N. Security Council resolution 1701, UNIFIL said in a statement.

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