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Nasrallah Says Hizbullah Neither Seeking to Destroy Banks Nor Hoarding Dollars

Hizbullah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Monday said his party is not seeking to “destroy” Lebanon's banking sector while denying accusations that Hizbullah is playing a role in the dollar shortage crisis.

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Jumblat Meets Aoun, Says Not Seeking to 'Change Govt.'

A meeting got underway Monday afternoon in Baabda between President Michel Aoun and Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat, following months of tensions between the two leaders and their political parties.

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Diab Meets Berri in Ain el-Tineh after Tensions

Prime Minister Hassan Diab held talks Monday in Ain el-Tineh with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.

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Three Evacuees Test Positive for Coronavirus

The Health Minister said three people evacuated recently to Lebanon have tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday.

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Lebanon's Economic Collapse: What Happened?

Protest-hit Lebanon has approved an economic rescue plan and requested aid from the International Monetary Fund as it battles its worst financial crisis in decades.

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Iran Charges Germany Paying 'Debt' to Israel with Hizbullah Ban

Iran on Monday charged that Germany is repaying a "historical debt" to Israel after Berlin banned the activities of Lebanon's Hizbullah movement on its soil.

Germany designated Hizbullah a "Shiite terrorist organisation" on Thursday as its security forces raided mosques and associations linked to the group.

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Iran Donating Medical Equipment to Lebanon

An Iranian plane carrying medical aid is expected to arrive at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport on Monday, media reports said.

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Aoun Says Along with 'Self-Reliance', Lebanon 'Expects' Intl. Assistance

President Michel Aoun said in remarks to Sputnik International on Monday, that in parallel with Lebanon’s decision to “help itself,” it expects international assistance to help the country out of its economic crisis

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Lebanon Restaurants Partially Reopen, Face Faltering Economy

It's not just a lifestyle, it's a livelihood. That was the motto used by some of Lebanon's best-known nightclubs to raise money for thousands of bartenders, waiters and support staff who have been without a job since the country imposed a strict coronavirus lockdown in mid-March.

The club owners pulled together a three-day fundraising marathon: 150 DJs from around the world spun their records in five different virtual rooms over the weekend in a non-stop electronic music festival. By Sunday night, they had raised the equivalent of $36,000.

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Report: Lebanon Awaits IMF Response over Assistance

After requesting financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund, Lebanon’s government expects a reply from the multilateral lender in a maximum of “two weeks” to kick start negotiations, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday.

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