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Jreissati Warns Generator Providers against 'Rebelling against State'

Caretaker Justice Minister Salim Jreissati on Wednesday issued a stern warning to neighborhood power generator providers, telling them that authorities would “confiscate” their generators should they stage another cut-off protest.

“We will confront the attempts to bend the state’s arm through the force of the law,” said Jreissati at a joint press conference with caretaker Economy Minister Raed Khoury.

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Protests over Reports Historic Beirut School to be Demolished, Moved to Baabda

The educational sector is witnessing an uproar over reports that the Lycée Abdel Kader (LAK) school in Beirut will be moved to Baabda, where it will allegedly replace the Collège des Pères Antonins (CPA) school.

In Beirut’s Batrakiyeh area, LAK students and their families staged a sit-in Wednesday over reports claiming that the school’s historic building will be demolished to be replaced by a “mall.”

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Report: 'Pessimism' Grows Heralding Months of Govt. Delay

Pessimism regarding the Cabinet formation grew on Tuesday in the absence of consultations to ease the latest hurdle hampering the formation process, amid concerns the delay could persist until the end of the year, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Wednesday.

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After Shutting Power Off, Khoury Vows Measures against Generators Owners

Caretaker Economy Minister Raed Khoury said that strict measures will be taken against private generators owners who enforced a two-hour shutdown on Tuesday depriving subscribers from power supply, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Wednesday.

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Strong Lebanon Bloc Says 'Not a Party' to Govt. Standoff, Urges Quick Solution

The Free Patriotic Movement-led Strong Lebanon bloc noted Tuesday that it is “a bridge among all components” and not a “party” to the current standoff over the new government.

“From the very beginning, we considered that the government issue is essential and necessary regardless of disputes and obstacles,” MP Ibrahim Kanaan said after the bloc’s weekly meeting.

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Mustaqbal Hails Aoun's 'Great Sense of National Responsibility'

Al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc on Tuesday applauded the latest stance voiced by President Michel Aoun over the issue of representing the pro-Hizbullah Sunni MPs in the new government.

“The bloc welcomed the president’s stance which rejected this crippling demand,” it said in a statement issued after its weekly meeting.

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Senior UK Defense Adviser Vows 'Continued Support, Friendship with Lebanese Army'

Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer, the UK's Defense Senior Adviser on the Middle East, has ended a two-day visit to Lebanon, the British embassy said on Tuesday.

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AUB Selected for WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, has announced the American University of Beirut as the EMEA region winner of the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award.

A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global corporations, universities and regulatory agencies the thought leadership, data access and insights needed to enable impactful research.

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Private Generator Owners Announce Two-Hour Temporary Shutdown

Private generator owners announced a two-hour shutdown on Tuesday in protest to what they called “campaigns against them.”

They said during a press conference that generators will be shutdown between 5:00 and 7:00 PM in protest to “unfair pricing” set by the Energy Ministry.

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Offshore Drilling for Oil and Gas Begins in 2019, Says Andari

Banque Du Liban's second vice-governor Saad Andari announced during a conference that Lebanon expects to start exploratory offshore drilling for oil and gas by the end of 2019, LBCI news said on Tuesday.

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