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Bassil Meets Mogherini: 'Resistance Not Terrorism Even if Entire World Says So'

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil held talks Monday in Beirut with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, a few hours after Britain said that it will outlaw Hizbullah's political wing under its anti-terror laws.

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Jumblat Meets Atallah, Vows Cooperation to Close Displaced People File

Ghassan Atallah, the new minister for the internally displaced people, held talks Monday with Progressive Socialist Party leader ex-MP Walid Jumblat in Clemenceau, after his appointment to his post reportedly infuriated the Druze leader.

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Macron: We'll Continue to Distinguish between Hizbullah's Wings

France will continue to distinguish between Hizbullah's military and political wings, French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday, after Britain said it will outlaw the political wing.

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Israel Welcomes British Move to Ban Hizbullah

Israel's foreign minister on Monday welcomed Britain's decision to outlaw Hizbullah's political wing, calling for the United Nations to follow suit.

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Minister Says Metn Foul Odors Problem to End in 3 Days

Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati announced Monday that the problem of the foul odors emanating from the Bourj Hammoud garbage landfill will end in three days.

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Hariri Meets Sisi, Says Held Positive Talks with Europeans

Prime Minister Saad Hariri held talks Monday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of an Arab-European summit in Sharm el-Sheikh.

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Britain to Ban Hizbullah under Anti-Terror Laws

Britain on Monday said it will ban the political wing of Hizbullah, making membership of the movement or inviting support for it a crime.

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Berri Calls for Electing Supreme Council to Try Presidents, Ministers

Speaker Nabih Berri reportedly has called for a parliament session to elect seven lawmakers for the Higher Council whose function is to try presidents and ministers, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday

The judicial authority will then elect its eight members, totaling the number of the Higher Council to fifteen members, added the daily.

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LF to Submit 'Proposal' to Cabinet on Refugees’ Return

Lebanese Forces Minister of Social Affairs Richard Kouyoumjian on Monday said that although his party insists that Syrian refugees must return to their homeland as soon as possible, but it refuses any attempts aiming to invest this file in normalizing relations with Syria.

“The position of the Lebanese Forces is clear regarding the return of Syrian refugees, but unfortunately this file was used to falsely portray the LF as if it is against it, while we are preparing a proposal for their return," he told Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5).

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Mogherini to Visit Beirut Today

‎High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini is expected to arrive in Beirut on Monday to discuss “pressing issues” with senior officials including the Syrian refugees file, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday.

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