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Jarrah Says Cabinet to Finalize Budget this Week

When the meeting of the Council of Ministers ended at the Grand Serail Wednesday, the Minister of Information Jamal Jarrah said the Cabinet plans to finalize discussions of the state budget this week.

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Cabinet Resumes Discussing Austerity Budget at Grand Serail

Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday chaired a Cabinet meeting at the Grand Serail dedicated to resume discussions to approve the country's draft austerity budget.

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Hassan: Security Situation Fully Under Control

Interior Minister Raya el-Hassan said in an interview with Saudi owned al-Arabiya television news channel that "the security situation in Lebanon is maintained, as is the case at the airport."

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Aoun Meets Retired Military Deputies in Wake of Protests

Following the protests staged by retired military personnel over possible cuts to their end of service benefits, President Michel Aoun held a meeting on Wednesday with six parliament deputies who are also retired military servicemen, the National News Agency said.

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Report: 'Positive' Signals from Russia to Hizbullah

Hizbullah MP Ali Fayyad of the Loyalty to the Resistance parliamentary bloc, recently visited Moscow where he participated in the International Security Conference held on 23, 24 and 25 April, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Wednesday.

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Egyptian Prime Minister to Begin Official Visit to Beirut

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly will begin a 3-day official visit to Lebanon on Wednesday evening, during which he will meet with President Michel Aoun, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the Premier’s office said.

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Khalil Slams Bassil over Reported Budget Warning

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil on Tuesday lashed out at "incitement," after media reports attributed a state budget-related warning to Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil.

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Sayyed to Khalil: Encroaching on Retired Servicemen Rights is Playing with Fire

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil "has not realized that encroaching on the rights of retired servicemen is playing with fire," MP Jamil al-Sayyed said on Tuesday.

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Fattoush Calls for Stripping Jumblat of His Civil Rights

Former minister Nicolas Fattoush has called for stripping ex-MP Walid Jumblat of his civil rights, accusing him of violating the constitution and committing "high treason."

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Govt. Holds Budget Session in Baabda, to Meet Wednesday at Grand Serail

Lebanon’s Cabinet convened Tuesday at the Presidential Palace in Baabda in a session dedicated to discuss the 2019 state budget draft, amid plans to implement strict austerity measures to reduce a ballooning budget deficit and massive national debt.

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