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Lebanon's Foreign Ministry: Israeli Aggression Must Stop

Lebanon's Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Saturday condemning the Israeli raids against Syria and affirmed Damascus' “legitimate right to defend itself against any Israeli attack,” the National News Agency reported.

The statement said “Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil has given instructions to the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations in New York to lodge a complaint with the Security Council against Israel warning against the use of Lebanese airspace to launch attacks against Syria.”

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Aoun, Berri, Hariri Discuss Israeli Strikes at Syria

President Michel Aoun discussed with Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Saad Hariri the latest development after the Israeli airstrikes on Syria, the Lebanese Presidency said in a tweet on Saturday.

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Remnants of Israeli Raid on Syria Fall in Lebanon

The remnants of an Israeli rocket that was launched at dawn at Syria, was found in the village of Sarine in the eastern Bekaa while shrapnel were found in the town of Ali Nahri, the National News Agency reported on Saturday.

The Israeli air strike was confronted by a surface-to-air missiles on the border of the Eastern Mountain Range, near the Lebanese-Syrian border, NNA added.

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Cautious Calm Prevails in Sidon Camp as Clashes Kill Man

Cautious calm prevailed Saturday morning in the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh following a night of heavy armed clashes that left one man dead and several others injured, the National News Agency reported.

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Lebanon Signs Offshore Drilling Deal amid Row with Israel

Lebanon Friday signed its first contract to drill for oil and gas off its coast with a consortium comprising energy giants Total, ENI and Novatek, including in a block disputed by Israel.

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Qabalan Calls for Campaign to Support Lebanon's Oil Extraction Rights

The deputy head of the Higher Shiite Islamic Council, Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan voiced calls to launch vigorous campaigns to support Lebanon's right to extract its oil, preserve its borders and sovereignty following Israel's threats against the country, the National News Agency reported on Friday.

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Rahi Presides St. Maroun Mass as Aoun, Berri Attend

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi held a mass on St. Maroun day at St. Maroun Church in Gemmayyze in the presence of President Michel Aoun and Speaker Nabih Berri.

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Report: Lebanon Defends Oil Rights, Turns to UNCLOS

Lebanon's Foreign Ministry is taking steps to refute Israel's claim about Block 9 oil field reaching to the international law and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.

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Several Lebanese, Syrians Injured in Koura Town Brawl

Several Lebanese and Syrian citizens were injured Thursday in a brawl in the Koura District town of Batroumine, the National News Agency said.

“Clashes and fistfights erupted between them in the same building following acts of provocation,” NNA said.

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Satterfield Tours Blue Line, Meets Aoun and Army Chief

David Satterfield, the U.S. acting assistant secretary of state, on Thursday toured the Blue Line – the U.N.-demarcated border line between Lebanon and Israel – amid high tensions in the area.

Accompanied by General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, Satterfield arrived earlier at the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in Naqoura where he held talks with the force commander Maj. Gen. Michael Beary.

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