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ISG Renews 'Commitment to Lebanon Security', Urges Electoral Law 'Compromise'

The Members of the International Support Group (ISG) reaffirmed Wednesday “their commitment to the stability and security of Lebanon,” an ISG joint statement said.

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Israeli Troops Cross Electronic Fence, Plant Spy Devices

A 12-member Israeli force crossed the electronic fence overnight in the outskirts of the southern border town of Mays al-Jabal in the Kroum al-Sharqi area, media reports said Wednesday.

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SCC Stages Wage Scale Demo, Warns on Fate of 'Academic Year, Elections'

The Syndical Coordination Committee, a coalition of private and public school teachers and public sector employees, staged a demo outside the Grand Serail on Wednesday, warning the political class over the fate of the academic year and the upcoming parliamentary elections should it fail to approve the long-stalled new wage scale.

“Should the Cabinet fail to deal positively with our outcry, we will resort to major escalatory steps, and let the ruling class bear the responsibility for the school year and the upcoming elections,” SCC official Nehme Mahfoud warned during the sit-in.

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Israeli Ministry Orders Ammonia Tank Shutdown amid Nasrallah Threats

Israel's environment ministry said Wednesday it would not renew the license of an ammonia container in the northern city of Haifa, less than 10 days after a court ordered it be emptied.

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Report: Iran Official Accuses Detained Lebanese Man of Encouraging 'Decadence'

A Lebanese national and U.S. permanent resident sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran has confessed that he had tried to "encourage decadence" in the Iranian society, an Iranian semi-official news agency has quoted a Revolutionary Guard commander as saying.

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Berri Meets Rouhani, Thanks Iran for 'Support that Led to President Election'

Speaker Nabih Berri held talks Wednesday in Tehran with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.

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Reports Say Israel Hit Targets on Lebanon-Syria Border, Hizbullah Denies

Israeli warplanes struck Hizbullah and Syrian army targets in a number of hills in the Syria-Lebanon border region at dawn Wednesday, media reports said, drawing a rebuttal from Hizbullah sources.

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Raad Meets Aoun, Says 1960 Law 'No Longer Appropriate for Lebanon'

A delegation from Hizbullah's Loyalty to Resistance parliamentary bloc held talks Wednesday with President Michel Aoun at the Baabda Palace.

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FPM Reportedly Accuses Mustaqbal of Not Wanting New Electoral Law

The Free Patriotic Movement has accused its partner in the presidential settlement, al-Mustaqbal Movement, of wasting time in the electoral law deliberations in order to postpone the parliamentary elections, a media report said on Wednesday.

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Jumblat Delegation Meets Arslan, Says 'No One Can Eliminate Anyone'

A joint delegation from the Progressive Socialist Party and the Democratic Gathering parliamentary bloc held talks Tuesday in Khalde with Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan.

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