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Army Refers 12 Detainees to Judiciary over Tripoli Attack

The army on Monday announced the end of investigations into the latest deadly militant attack in Tripoli.

“The Lebanese Army's Intelligence Directorate has wrapped up its investigations into the operation that was carried out by the terrorist Abdul Rahman Mabsout on June 3, 2019 in several neighborhoods of the city of Tripoli,” the military said in a statement.

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40 Syrians Arrested in Batroun District

Forty Syrian nationals were arrested on Monday in the northern district of Batroun, the state-run National News Agency said.

“A patrol from the Batroun security department of the Lebanese Army's Intelligence Directorate raided Syrian gatherings in the city of Batroun, the town of Kubba and the Mseilha Fort area,” NNA said.

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Geagea: Bassil Must 'Calm Down and Get Off Our Back'

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has blasted Free Patriotic Movement chief and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil, accusing him of seeking to monopolize administrative appointments.

“Unfortunately, there are some acts by Minister Bassil which we do not accept, be them statements, remarks or actions, such as his attempt to usurp all appointments,” Geagea told al-Joumhouria newspaper.

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Mustaqbal-PSP War of Words Contained after Berri Mediation

Mediation efforts have managed to contain the fierce war of words that erupted Sunday between al-Mustaqbal Movement and the Progressive Socialist Party and the two parties have agreed that their relation needs a “profound evaluation.”

Media reports said Minister Wael Abu Faour of the PSP and ex-minister Ghattas Khoury of Mustaqbal agreed on a halt to the exchange of tirades following a mediation by Speaker Nabih Berri.

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Adwan to Kushner: Homelands Can't be Bought or Sold

Lebanese Forces deputy leader MP George Adwan on Monday rejected the latest proposals by Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump.

“In response to Kushner's proposal, homelands can't be bought or sold,” Adwan tweeted.

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Hariri Says PSP 'Doesn't Know What It Wants', Its Loyalty is 'Joke of the Day'

Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Sunday snapped back at the Progressive Socialist Party over the latest criticism.

“Your problem, our brothers in the Progressive Socialist Party, is that you do not know what you want,” Hariri said in a tweet.

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Al-Rahi Urges Sectarian Balance, Competence in Appointments

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday called on the government to respect the 1943 National Pact and equal Christian-Muslim power-sharing in the upcoming administrative and judicial appointments.

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Abu Faour: Relation with al-Mustaqbal Movement is Not Alright

The Progressive Socialist Party’s relation with al-Mustaqbal Movement “is not alright,” Industry Minister Wael Abu Faour of the PSP said.

“We have a critical vision and an opposing viewpoint towards the current political course” of Mustaqbal, Abu Faour said.

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Berri Tells Kushner Billions of Dollars Won't 'Tempt Lebanon'

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Sunday voiced the first Lebanese response to remarks on the proposed U.S. peace place by Jared Kushner, the U.S. president’s son-in-law and adviser.

“So that some don’t interpret the official Lebanese silence as an acceptance of the poisoned proposal, we stress that the only investment that will not find ripe ground in Lebanon would be any investment that comes at the expense of Palestine’s cause and the rights of the Palestinian people,” Berri said in a statement released by his office.

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Report: Europeans Tell Lebanon to Distance ‘Hizbullah’ from Gulf Confrontation

European diplomats have reportedly advised Lebanon to stay impartial from any military confrontation that could take place in the gulf, amid escalating US-Iranian tensions, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat reported on Saturday.

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