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Salam Vows to Continue Shouldering His 'National Responsibility'

Prime Minister Tammam Salam pledged Wednesday to “continue shouldering the national responsibility during this tough period that the country is going through.”

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Report: Saudi-Jailed Egyptian Sent Secret Document to Iran's Lebanon Embassy

A Saudi newspaper is reporting that an Egyptian man has been sentenced to six years in prison on charges of spying for Iran, attempting to disturb public order, violating the kingdom's labor laws and communicating with a sorcerer to bewitch his employer.

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Murder Charge for U.S. Man in Slaying of Lebanese Neighbor

U.S. prosecutors have charged a Tulsa man with first-degree murder and committing a hate crime in the killing of his Lebanese neighbor -- a culmination of what authorities said was the man's violent feud with the family that spanned several years and included a regular barrage of racial insults and personal confrontations.

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Hizbullah Urges Postponing Cabinet Session as 'Consultative Gathering' Rejects 'Paralyzing Govt.'

Hizbullah called Wednesday for postponing a controversial cabinet session scheduled for Thursday amid a declared boycott by its main Christian ally, the Free Patriotic Movement, as Christian ministers close to ex-president Michel Suleiman and the March 14 camp announced that they would attend the meeting.

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Bkirki Warns against 'Marginalizing' Christians in Cabinet

Bkirki has warned against violating the National Pact in the cabinet session that will be held on Thursday, stressing that “the country can only be governed through partnership.”

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Berri: Country Can't Bear Postponement, Laxity Affects Civil Servants Wages

Speaker Nabih Berri has stressed that it is necessary for the cabinet to convene as scheduled on Thursday, warning that “the country cannot bear postponement.”

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Salam 'Won't Postpone' Thursday's Cabinet Session despite FPM Boycott

Prime Minister Tammam Salam will not postpone Thursday's cabinet session despite the declared boycott of the Free Patriotic Movement's two ministers, sources close to the PM have said.

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FPM Says to Boycott Cabinet as 'Warning', Cautions against 'System Crisis'

Free Patriotic Movement chief and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil announced Tuesday that the FPM has decided to boycott Thursday's cabinet session as a “warning message,” cautioning that the country might be plunged into a political “system crisis” if the other parties do not heed the movement's demands.

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Mashnouq: Mustaqbal Seeking President who Can Protect State, Not Awaiting Foreign Instructions

Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq announced Tuesday that al-Mustaqbal Movement is seeking “a president for the republic who can protect the safety and structure of the State,” stressing that the movement is not “awaiting foreign instructions” regarding the presidential vote.

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U.S. Army Mideast Commander Joseph Votel Visits Lebanon

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander General Joseph L. Votel visited Lebanon Tuesday as part of a multi-stop tour of the Middle East, the U.S. Embassy said.

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