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Bassil Seeks to Turn Economic Summit into 'Syria Reconciliation Summit'

Caretaker Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil is “vigorously” seeking to turn Beirut’s upcoming Arab economic summit into a summit for Arab “reconciliation” with Damascus, a media report said.

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Hariri Refuses 32-Minister Govt. as Standoff with Hizbullah Flares Up

Hizbullah has returned to the approach of focusing its attacks on Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri in an attempt to divert attention from its standoff with President Michel Aoun and the Free Patriotic Movement, sources close to Hariri have suggested in remarks to al-Hayat newspaper.

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Snow at 500 Meters, Schools Closed as Storm Wreaks Havoc across Lebanon

A powerful storm wreaked further havoc across the country on Tuesday, causing a fatality and major material damage and forcing the closure of all public and private schools and vocational institutes.

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Snow Storm Lashes Lebanon as Aoun Asks Relief Commission to Help

A storm that has been hitting Lebanon since Sunday morning grew stronger on Monday, bringing snow to several towns and areas lying 700 meters or more above sea level.

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Aoun: Arab Economic Summit on Time despite Govt. Delay

President Michel Aoun confirmed Monday that the upcoming Arab economic summit will be held on time in Beirut despite the ongoing delay in the government formation process.

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Hamadeh Says Storm to Force Closure of Some Public Schools

Caretaker Education Minister Marwan Hamadeh has ordered the closure Tuesday of public schools and vocational institutes lying 700 meters or more above sea level due to the ongoing storm that is lashing Lebanon.

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Bassil 'Presses' Hariri to Accept 32-Minister Format, Backed by Hizbullah

Hizbullah has backed Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil’s proposal on forming a 32-member government, media reports said.

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Bassil, March 8 Sunnis Lock Horns over Govt. Seat

The Consultative Gathering has not accepted any of Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil’s new proposals regarding the sixth Sunni seat in the new government, media reports said.

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Jumblat: Syrian Regime Mouthpieces Blocking Govt.

Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat on Sunday accused allies of Damascus of obstructing the formation of the new Lebanese government.

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6 Rescued in Hermel as Storm Begins to Cause Damage in Lebanon

Six people stranded in snow were rescued Sunday by members of the Hermel police station in the Jbab al-Humur area, as a powerful storm started to wreak havoc across Lebanon.

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