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Report: Qatar Funding Education of Asir Supporters Children

Qatar has reportedly tasked al-Jamaa al-Islamiya with spending an Emiri grant to fund the education of the children of Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir's supporters.

Al-Akhbar newspaper said on Thursday that instructions have been given to al-Jamaa al-Islamiya to register the children of al-Asir's supporters, who are either detained or on the run, at al-Iman high school in the southern city of Sidon.

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Salam Warns against 'Using Lebanon as Proxy' as Support Group Urges Lebanon to Overcome Stalemate

Prime Minister Tammam Salam took part Wednesday in a ministerial-level meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon at the U.N. headquarters in New York.

The meeting was chaired by U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon and saw the participation of China, France, Russia, Britain, the U.S., Germany, Italy, the European Union, and the Arab League.

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Akkar Protesters Vow to Stand in Way of Waste Trucks

Akkar anti-trash activists organized a new sit-in on Wednesday to reject government plans to set up a so-called sanitary garbage landfill in the Akkar town of Srar.

The sit-in that was held in the Akkar town of Shir Hmayrin was organized by the “Akkar is Not a Dump” campaign and other activists amid a participation by a number of municipalities and mayors from the region.

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Iran's Former Lebanon Envoy Roknabadi Still Missing after Hajj Tragedy

A senior Iranian diplomat and former ambassador to Lebanon is missing after the deadly stampede at last week's hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, officials in Tehran said on Wednesday.

The news comes as tensions intensified when Iran threatened a "fierce" response to rival Saudi Arabia over delays in repatriating victims of the tragedy, in which at least 769 pilgrims died.

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Israeli Spy Device Found in South, 12 Suspected Terrorists Arrested in Tripoli

An Israeli spy device was discovered Wednesday in the outskirts of the southern town of Bani Hayyan in the Marjeyoun district, media reports said.

Hizbullah's al-Manar television said the device was found in the town's al-Arid area.

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Presidential Elections Delayed to Oct. 21 as Harb Laments 'Postponement Farce'

The presidential elections were postponed for the 29th time on Wednesday after a lack of quorum at parliament.

Speaker Nabih Berri scheduled the next session for October 21.

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Lebanese Man Shot Dead, Syrian Hospitalized in Arsal Attacks

Gunmen killed a Lebanese man while a Syrian was hospitalized in separate attacks in the northeastern border town of Arsal, the state-run National News Agency reported Wednesday.

NNA said that Talal al-Braidi, also known as Talal Zino, was shot dead by armed men near his house in the Arsal area of al-Shafaq.

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Police Arrest Palestinian Would-be Migrants in Tripoli

The Internal Security Forces arrested on Wednesday scores of Palestinians while trying to leave the port of the northern city of Tripoli on a migrant boat, the state-run National News Agency reported.

The ISF Intelligence Branch made the arrest of 40 Palestinians, including women, who reside in the southern refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh, said NNA.

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Man Lands in Hospital over Stray Cow in Naameh

A stray cow has left one person injured after two vehicles collided on the Naameh highway south of Beirut, the Traffic Management Center and Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) said.

Several cars collided as the cow was crossing the highway, said VDL.

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Sarcastic Berri Says on the Verge of Joining Protests over Waste Crisis

Speaker Nabih Berri has mockingly said that he was on the verge of joining civil society activists in anti-government demonstrations sparked by the garbage crisis.

In remarks to his visitors, Berri said: “Let no one talk to me about any issue before we settle the waste crisis.”

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