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Hassan Says Vigilance is Key to Counter Second Wave of COVID-19

Amid concerns of a second wave of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in Lebanon, Health Minister Hamad Hassan on Tuesday urged vigilance telling people to maintain precautionary measures as key to prevent spread of the virus.

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U.N. Backs Lebanon in Economic Crisis, Call for Global Help

The U.N. Security Council on Monday backed Lebanon's efforts to end the country's economic crisis and tackle other challenges including the impact of COVID-19 and called on the international community to help.

The U.N.'s most powerful body took note in a statement after a closed meeting of the "urgent need for the Lebanese authorities to respond to the aspirations of the Lebanese people by implementing meaningful economic reforms" and addressing security, humanitarian and COVID-19 challenges.

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Orthodox Politicians, Figures Decry 'Elimination' in Public Administrations

Incumbent and former Greek Orthodox ministers and MPs as well as economic figures met Monday at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Beirut under Metropolitan Elias Aude and decried perceived “injustice” against their community in public administrations.

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Hizbullah Says Not Active in Germany

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Monday condemned Germany's ban on his group as bowing to U.S. and Israeli pressure and insisted his party is not active in the country.

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

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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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