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Legislative Session Convenes in Parliament

A general legislative session was held in Parliament on Tuesday during which a dispute erupted between Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Strong Lebanon bloc lawmakers over a clause on the construction of a water dam in the northern region of Dinnieh.

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Berri Says Relayed Message to US Administration Through Bellingslea

Speaker Nabih Berri told the US Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea during a meeting on Monday that Lebanon “won’t compromise its national interest,” the National News Agency reported on Tuesday.

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Cabinet Forms Ministerial Committee to Discuss Budget Reforms

The Cabinet formed on Monday a ministerial committee led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri to discuss the budget reforms, in one of successive sessions devoted to discussing the country’s 2020 budget finances.

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In Lebanon, Return of 'Collaborators' Reopens Old Wounds

"Collaborators not welcome" reads a roadside placard in southern Lebanon, where debate has flared once again over the return of thousands who collaborated with Israel's 22-year occupation.

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Lebanese Man Arrested in Greece 'Mistaken' for Hijacker

The arrest in Greece of a Lebanese man accused of involvement in a 1985 plane hijacking is a case of mistaken identity, Lebanese officials said on Monday.

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Aoun Meets Macron Who Renews Commitment to CEDRE, Lebanon Visit

President Michel Aoun and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on the importance of continuing to strengthen cooperation between Lebanon and France and the commitment to consolidate Lebanese-French relations, the National News Agency reported on Monday.

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Future US Sanctions Will Hit Hizbullah Benefactors, Source Says

A US official warned Lebanese politicians that future US sanctions would target any party suspected of providing "material" support to the Iran-backed Hizbullah movement, a Lebanese source told AFP.

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Salameh Brushes Off Concerns about Dollar Availability, Billingslea’s Visit

Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh on Monday appeased concerns about the availability of the dollar currency in Lebanon’s banking sector, and brushed off fears about the visit of a US government official to Lebanon.

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Iranian Cleric Says ‘Hizbullah is Iran in Lebanon’

An Iranian cleric on Monday said that Iran is bigger than the “geographical” boundaries surrounding it and that the presence of armed factions supported by Iran in the Middle East, including “Hizbullah in Lebanon, are part of Iran,” the ISNA Iranian news agency said on Monday.

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Hariri to Meet Syndicate of Gas Station Owners to Counter Gas Crisis

Prime Minister Saad Hariri is to meet with Syndicate of Gas Station Owners to counter a fuel crisis against the backdrop of lack of dollars needed to pay for the oil they purchase.

Al-Joumhouria daily said the sector opts for escalating measures and threatens to kick off an "open-ended" strike.

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