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Tabbara: US Leading Economic, Security Cover for Lebanon

Former Lebanese ambassador to Washington Riad Tabbara said the current visit of Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Washington constitutes an “economic and security cover for Lebanon,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Thursday.

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Abdullah: No Landfills Allowed in Jiyeh

MP Bilal Abdullah stressed on Thursday that the Chouf district will not allow establishing a landfill in the Jiyeh area.

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Hizbullah Announces Candidate for Tyre By-Election

Hizbullah nominated Hassan Ezzedine for an upcoming by-election in Tyre to succeed ex-MP Nawwaf al-Mousawi, a statement released by its media office said on Thursday.

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Hariri Meets Pompeo, Malpass in Washington on Thursday

Prime Minister Saad Hariri will meet this afternoon in Washington with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the ministry's headquarters in the presence of US Assistant Secretary of Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hill, the Premier’s office said on Thursday.

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Jreissati: Waste Crisis in North Nearing a Solution

Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati said it was “shameful” how “sectarianism” is affecting solutions for the waste crisis in Lebanon, pointing out that efforts are ongoing to resolve the newly emerged crisis in the Northern districts of Zgharta, al-Koura, Bsharri and Dinniyeh.

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Report Accuses Two Lebanese Companies of ‘Smuggling’ Iranian Oil to Syria

A report accused two "Lebanese" companies of "smuggling" Iranian oil to the Syrian regime, in violation of US sanctions against Tehran, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat reported on Wednesday.

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Report: Berri Opts for PSP-Hizbullah Reconciliation

Speaker Nabih Berri is likely to kick off an initiative to reconcile tense ties between Progressive Socialist Party leader ex-MP Walid Jumblat and Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Wednesday.

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Report: Lebanon’s 2020 Budget on Front Burner

The efforts of the finance ministry have accelerated to complete Lebanon’s 2020 draft state budget in order to pass it on time unlike the 2019 budget that was passed eight months late.

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Mufti Meets King Salman in Saudi Arabia

Grand Sunni Mufti of the Republic Sheikh Abdel Latif Deryan met on Tuesday with King Salman bin Abdel Aziz during a ceremony held at the Royal Court at the Mina Palace for senior officials who performed Hajj this year, the National News Agency said.

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Hasan Assures Patriarch on Treatment of Detainees Held with ISF

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi held a meeting with Interior Minister Raya al-Hasan in the summer patriarchal residence located in Dimane where discussion focused on Rahi’s position regarding the ISF’s “practices” with detainees, the National News Agency reported on Tuesday.

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