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Brexit, Hizbullah Preoccupation with Syria to Further 'Delay' Presidential Vote

The latest developments in Syria and Europe are expected to prolong Lebanon's long-running presidential vacuum, media reports said on Sunday.

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Hizbullah Recovers Bodies of Three Fighters Killed in Aleppo

Hizbullah has managed to retrieve the corpses of three of its fighters who were killed in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, the party announced late Saturday.

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Health Ministry Shuts Dental Clinic Operated by Syrian Doctor

The Health Ministry ordered on Saturday the closure of a dental clinic in the northern town of Ghazir that is run by a Syrian doctor, the National News Agency reported on Saturday.

The Health Ministry inspectors found out that the clinic, in the Blat neighborhood, is situated inside a residential apartment where the practitioner lives with her family.

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Environment Minister: Government Work Critical, No Suspicious Deals at Cabinet

Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq stressed on Saturday that there are no “suspicious” deals being struck at the cabinet describing the government’s work as “critical” due to the unusual circumstances it is facing.

“There are no suspicious deals at the cabinet. The cabinet's work is critical because it was formed during difficult circumstances and PM Tammam Salam has given the needed time for each subject to be discussed,” said Mashnouq to the Voice of Lebanon radio station (93.3).

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Report: France Raises Eyebrows after Zarif States Iran Against Interference in Lebanon's Elections

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has indirectly shrugged off claims of an Iranian intervention in Lebanon's controversial presidential file and said that Iran is "against foreign interference," the pan-Arab al-Hayat daily reported on Saturday.

French President Francois Hollande told Zarif during his trip to France that the situation in Lebanon is dangerous and fragile, added the daily.

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Report: A Consensual President is Ready and Waiting

A consensual president to fill Lebanon's two-year vacuum is ready and waiting to be elected, and he garners the support of international and regional powers, As Safir daily reported on Saturday.

If Hizbullah remains adamant to elect founder of the Free Patriotic Movement MP Michel Aoun for the post, that means that a consensus nominee is ready somewhere and waiting to fill the seat, visitors to Washington told the daily without elaborating.

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In Tripoli, Hariri Lashes Out at Rifi, Says Moderation 'Rescued Lebanon'

Al-Mustaqbal Movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri lashed out Friday at resigned Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi without naming him during an iftar banquet in the northern city of Tripoli, as he stressed the importance of “moderation.”

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Nasrallah Says Aleppo Battle Crucial, Slams 'Hostile Behavior' by Some Banks

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday described the fight for the Syrian province of Aleppo as the “greatest battle” to date in the Syrian war, noting that the outcome would have an impact on “Damascus, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.”

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UK Chief of the Defense Staff Concludes Farewell Visit to Lebanon

British Chief of the Defense Staff General Sir Nicholas Houghton ended a two-day official visit to Lebanon on Thursday, the British Embassy said in a statement.

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General Security Arrests Man Involved with Militants

The General Security arrested a Syrian national on Friday on charges of having links to terror groups, the National News Agency reported.

“Within its duties to monitor and track the activities of terror organizations and sleeper cells, the General Security arrested Syrian R.D. for having links to terror groups,” a statement by the General Security said.

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