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Elissa Breaks Taboo with Clip Announcing Cancer Fight

It was an unusual way to reveal a struggle against cancer, particularly in a part of the world where the illness is still largely considered a private matter and taboo.

But a video clip released on Twitter is how Lebanese singer Elissa chose to share the news with her fans and millions of followers on social media.

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'New Drive' as Bassil Reportedly Accepts 4-Seat Share for LF

There is a "new drive" in the Cabinet formation process, an AMAL Movement minister said on Friday.

Speaking after talks with PM-designate Saad Hariri, caretaker Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said: “There is a new drive in the government formation process and we hope things will move forward.”

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Aoun: Road to Reform Will Achieve Goals, Anti-Corruption Plan a Priority

President Michel Aoun stressed on Friday that the country’s reform path will not go backwards assuring that fighting corruption is one of the government's priorities.

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Hariri Vows Solutions for Cabinet Delay, Asks for Berri’s Help

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri vowed to put forward some suggestions that would facilitate the delayed formation of the government, adding that he requested the Speaker’s help in this endeavor when he met him on Thursday, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat daily reported on Friday.

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A Goodwill Gesture over Electricity Sows Discord in Lebanon

It was supposed to be a goodwill gesture from an energy company in Turkey.

This summer, the Karadeniz Energy Group lent Lebanon a floating power station to generate electricity at below-market rates to help ease the strain on the country's woefully undermaintained power sector.

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Report: Officials Considering Several ‘Proposals’ to End Govt. Stalemate

The delay in lining up a Lebanese government amid wrangling between political parties over Cabinet shares, has called for forwarding several suggestions, some of which are “being considered”, in a bid to solve the stalemates.

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Aoun Meets Del Col, Says UNIFIL Mandate Should Not Be Modified

President Michel Aoun has met at Baabda palace the newly appointed UNIFIL Force Commander Maj. Gen. Stefano Del Col, to whom he maintained Lebanon's readiness to facilitate the peacekeepers' mission and the implementation of UN resolution 1701, the National News Agency reported on Thursday.

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Adwan on Maarab Understanding Says LF ‘Kept its Word’, FPM Should Do Same

MP George Adwan said the Lebanese Forces has kept its word regarding the agreement with the Free Patriotic Movement, urging the latter to “adhere to the (Maarab) accord” which brought President Michel Aoun (FPM founder) to the presidential post.

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Foreign Ministry Denies Refusing Kuwaiti Ambassador Accreditation

Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry denied in a statement on Thursday reports published in al-Akhbar daily claiming it rejected the accreditation of a new Kuwaiti ambassador.

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Report: ‘Political Settlement’ between Aoun, Hariri ‘Unbroken’

The relations between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri “are not broken” and the political pact between the two men that brought Aoun to the presidency post remains “intact,” al-Mustaqbal daily reported on Thursday.

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