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Baroud in Tunisia to Oversee its Parliamentary Elections

Former Interior Minister Ziad Baroud has been appointed by the Tunisian authorities to oversee its parliamentary elections, reported al-Anbaa newspaper on Sunday.

It said that he was appointed to the post because he has enough experience in organizing elections seeing as he oversaw the staging 2009 Lebanese parliamentary elections that included the supervision of a number of international monitors.

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Jumblat May Meet Hariri before Returning to Lebanon from Turkey Visit

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat may meet with former Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Paris, revealed a March 14 source to the Kuwaiti al-Anbaa newspaper on Sunday.

It said that he may hold the talks with the former premier in the upcoming hours before returning to Lebanon.

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Indictment to Be Released between August 18 and 20

The indictment in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon is expected to be released between August 18 and 20, reported the Kuwaiti al-Rai newspaper on Sunday.

It said that published indictment will be a 40-page summary of the original, which is comprised of 9,700 pages.

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Al-Lino: We Can No Longer Remain Lenient with Criminals Targeting Ain al-Hilweh

Fatah's Lebanon commander Mahmoud Issa, alias "Al-Lino" stressed that measures will be taken against sides seeking to create unrest in the volatile Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh.

He told Ad Diyar daily in remarks published on Sunday: “We can no longer remain lenient with those criminals.”

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One Killed, 8 Wounded as Palestinians Clash at Ain al-Hilweh

One person was killed and eight others wounded in Lebanon's notorious Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp on Saturday when armed clashes erupted between rival factions, an official in the camp said.

"One civilian was killed and eight others wounded, most of them in critical condition, in clashes today in the camp which involved rocket-propelled grenades and automatic rifles," Munir Maqdah, who is in charge of security at the camp near the southern coastal city of Sidon, told Agence France Presse.

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Fatah Hands Lebanese Intelligence the Accused in al-Lino Attempted Murder

Fatah's military commander in Lebanon Sobhi Abu Arab said that the movement handed the Lebanese military intelligence the accused in the attempted murder of chief of Palestinian Armed Struggle in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp Mahmoud Issa.

“The suspects (Mahmoud Omar al-Foutani and Omar Abu Kharoub) had confessed of planting an explosive on Friday on the road routes that Mahoud Issa, also known as al-Lino, takes to Salah Eddine mosque in the camp,” Abu Arab told the Central News Agency on Saturday.

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Report: U.N. Accuses Iran, Hizbullah of Killing Syrian Soldiers

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) committee said that Iran and Hizbullah are involved in killing Syrian soldiers who refused to shoot at anti-regime protesters, the French radio station reported on Saturday.

The committee reported that it will publish a detailed report from 20 pages during the upcoming days.

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Parliament to Meet Wednesday to Discuss Draft Laws

Speaker Nabih Berri on Saturday invited lawmakers for a parliamentary session on August 10 to continue discussions on the remaining draft laws on its agenda.

Parliament met on Wednesday and Thursday, approving 31 laws, including the delineation of Lebanon’s maritime borders that paves way for the exploration of oil and natural gas in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

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Al-Rahi Makes Pastoral Visit to South, Prays for Nation’s Unity

Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi visited the South on Saturday, the first tour of south Lebanon by a Maronite patriarch in 275 years.

On his way to the city of Sidon, he made a stop in Rmeileh where residents welcomed him with claps, roses and banners carrying the patriarch’s photo and welcoming slogans.

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Weapons Smugglers Charged in Beirut as Solidere Says it Doesn’t Have Inspection Duty at Marina

The military prosecutor general has charged two Lebanese men with allegedly smuggling weapons from the Beirut Marina to Syria, a security source told As Safir daily published Saturday.

Wasim Tamim and Samir Tamim, who hail from the northern port city of Tripoli, are members of the most prominent movements in the former parliamentary majority, sources said in reference to ex-PM Saad Hariri’s al-Mustaqbal movement.

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