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Berri: Lebanon Enduring an Undeclared Blockade

Speaker Nabih Berri on Monday said Lebanon is enduring an “undeclared blockade” as a result of its commitment to its principles, stressing that the country will never relinquish its oil and gas rights.

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Report: France Urges Saudi Arabia to Prevent Lebanon’s Collapse

A phone call between French President Emmanuel Macron and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman broke the political stalemate in the problematic Lebanese file, Nidaa al-Watan newspaper reported on Monday.

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Report: Tripartite Baabda Meeting Fails to Convene on Demarcation 'Decree'

Caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab asked for a “tripartite” meeting between the heads of the State at Baabda Palace, to decide on a Republican Decree defining the exclusive maritime area of 2,290 square kilometers for Lebanon, which Israel contests, al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Monday.

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Lebanon Records 3,654 New Virus Cases and 40 Deaths

Lebanon recorded 3,654 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Sunday, a drop from 5,872 cases registered on Saturday.

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Army Patrol Attacked in Eastern Border Region

An army patrol on Sunday seized a pickup truck used in fuel smuggling in the eastern border area of al-Mansoura after coming under an attack.

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Hassan Signs Pfizer Deal, Promises Vaccines from Astrazeneca, Sinopharm

Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan on Sunday signed a “final agreement” with the Pfizer company for securing more than 2.1 million Covid-19 vaccines that will begin gradually arriving in Lebanon as of early February, his press office said.

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Berri Asks Hassan to Move Qatari Field Hospital to Beirut

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has asked caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan to move a donated Qatari field hospital from the Tyre region to the Rafik Hariri University Hospital or the Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium, Hassan’s press office said.

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Health Ministry Receives Shipment of Ventilators, Oxygen Devices

The Health Ministry received at dawn Sunday 18 ICU ventilators for use in intensive care units, which are the last batch of a series of batches purchased by the Ministry in late March through the World Bank loan, the health minister’s press office said.

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Hariri's Adviser Rules Out Imminent Govt. Formation

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri’s media adviser, Hussein al-Wajeh, has ruled out an imminent formation of the new government.

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Bizri: Gradual Vaccine Shipments Start Next Month

Head of the national scientific committee for COVID-19, Dr. Abdul Rahman Bizri said on Saturday, the countdown to receiving the coronavirus vaccine has begun, but noted that Pfizer “is not lenient” with Lebanon on the financial issue.

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