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EDL Managers Say They Are Not Responsible for Work Stoppage

Electricite du Liban announced on Friday that the state-run firm's managers have informed the director general that they were not responsible for the repercussions of the work stoppage caused by the contract workers' strike.

The managers sent Director General Kamal al-Hayek a memo stating they were “banned” from carrying out their duties at the company's headquarters in Beirut’s Mar Mikhael district.

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EDL Workers Arrested amid Widespread Anger

Electricite du Liban contract workers blocked roads across Lebanon after security forces arrested several of their colleagues during a protest that turned violent in the southern city of Tyre.

The state-run National News Agency said two men were apprehended when the workers clashed with the security forces for reopening a road they had blocked near the company's office in Tyre.

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Hip Hop, Graffiti in Lebanon Tag a Nation's Woes

In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast of their weekly radio show.

Moments later, they turn more somber as they introduce a segment on Palestinian hip hop, discussing the most recent outbreak of war on Gaza. Heads nod in the packed bar to the rhymes of Sati, a Palestinian rapper.

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4 Wounded in Collapse of Under Construction Bridge in Tyre

Four people were wounded on Thursday when part of an under construction bridge collapsed in the southern region of Tyre, reported MTV.

It identified the wounded as Lebanese Hussein Ajami and Hussein Hijzai, Syrian Mohammed Abdullah, and Palestinian Chehadeh Mustapha.

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Hariri to Continuously Visit Lebanon without Settling in it

Head of al-Mustaqbal Movement and former Premier MP Saad Hariri will reportedly return to Lebanon but will not settle in the country.

Sources close to al-Mustaqbal movement told al-Akhbar newspaper published on Friday, that Hariri will definitely return to Beirut in a time to be revealed later on.

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Security Council Backs Lebanon against Jihadists, Calls for Unity

The U.N. Security Council on Monday condemned attacks by extremist groups in Lebanon, backing the government's military response but warning Beirut against being dragged deeper into the Syria conflict.

Scores of Lebanese soldiers have been killed and injured in three days of clashes with jihadists in the northeastern town of Arsal near the Syrian border, according to the Lebanese army.

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Virgin Radio Lebanon: Million in One!

Virgin Radio Lebanon said it has made tremendous achievements since its establishment in March last year, including exceeding the one million Facebook mark.

“This is a phenomenal achievement for a Lebanon based site that is just over one year old, and now ranked the highest reaching media site worldwide,” the radio station said.

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Mashnouq Says to Discuss with Moqbel, Rifi Implementation of Decision on Wanted Lists

Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq said that he will hold talks with Defense Minister Samir Moqbel and Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi to implement a cabinet decision to abolish lists of wanted individuals.

In remarks to pan-Arab daily al-Hayat published on Tuesday, al-Mashnouq said his meeting with Moqbel, who is also the deputy PM, and Rifi will come after the Eid al-Fitr holidays, which end on Wednesday.

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Lebanese Delegation Heads to Mali to Identify Victims of Plane Crash

An official Lebanese delegation headed on Sunday to Paris en rout to Mali to follow up the probe into the Air Algerie plane that crashed three-days ago and to carry out the necessary procedures to identify the bodies of the Lebanese victims.

Haitham Jomaa,director general of the emigrants dept. at Lebanon's foreign ministry, chaired a delegation to follow up the probe into the crash of the McDonnell Douglas 83, which crashed over Mali on Thursday.

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Arrest Warrants Issued against 2 Members of Hotels Terror Group

An arrest warrant was issued on Thursday against a Syrian and a French national, who were part of a group of 28 suspects charged earlier this week with belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the National News Agency reported.

First Military Examining Magistrate Riad Abou Ghida interrogated the French and Syrian nationals before issuing the warrant.

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