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Serbia Arrests Lebanese for Forging Documents in Drug Smuggling Case

Serbian police said Wednesday they have arrested three Australians and a Lebanese national in an operation to dismantle an international cocaine trafficking ring.

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Bulgarian Trial Begins over 2012 Bombing Blamed on Hizbullah

Two men allegedly linked to Hizbullah went on trial in absentia in Bulgaria on Wednesday over a deadly bomb attack on Israeli tourists in July 2012.

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Women in Parliament: EU Supports Participation of Lebanese Women in Elections

EU Ambassador to Lebanon Christina Lassen on Wednesday opened the conference “Fostering the role of political parties to promote women representation in the upcoming parliamentary elections 2018".

Addressing the audience, Lassen said women in Lebanon “need to feel that they are inspired.”

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Aoun Says Judiciary Has 'Final Say' on Law Readings

President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that the judiciary has the last word over any misinterpretation of laws, noting as “surprising” how a row over officers seniority decree has taken a “negative turn.”

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EU Counter Terrorism Coordinator Visits Lebanon

The European Union's Counter Terrorism Coordinator, Gilles de Kerchove, is visiting Lebanon on 16 and 17 January to take stock of the counter terrorism dialogue between the European Union (EU) and Lebanon, a press release said on Wednesday.

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Berri Meets Rouhani, Larijani in Tehran

Speaker Nabih Berri held a meeting on Wednesday with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran after holding talks with Speaker of the Iranian Shura Council Ali Larijani, media reports said.

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Report: Law Extending Voter Registration for Expats to Be Discussed in Cabinet

The government will convene in an ordinary meeting on Thursday to tackle several items on its agenda including an urgent draft law submitted by Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil to extend the deadline for voter registration of Lebanese living abroad, al-Joumhouria daily reported Wednesday.

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Gen. Aoun: We're Committed to Preserving Border Stability, Ready to Confront Any Israeli Attack

Army Commander General Joseph Aoun on Tuesday stressed that the army is “committed to preserving the stability of the southern border,” while emphasizing that the military institution stands ready to “confront any Israeli attack.”

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Mustaqbal Slams 'Campaign' Seeking to 'Sabotage' Its Ties with KSA

Al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc on Tuesday decried what it called “a distortion and incitement campaign” targeted against “al-Mustaqbal Movement's relation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

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Aoun-Berri Row Flares Anew after Ruling by Justice Ministry Committee

A new war of words erupted Tuesday between the Change and Reform bloc and AMAL Movement, after the Committee of Legislation and Consultations of the Justice Ministry issued a recommendation on the controversial officers seniority decree.

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