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Health Ministry Receives Shipment of Ventilators, Oxygen Devices

The Health Ministry received at dawn Sunday 18 ICU ventilators for use in intensive care units, which are the last batch of a series of batches purchased by the Ministry in late March through the World Bank loan, the health minister’s press office said.

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Hariri's Adviser Rules Out Imminent Govt. Formation

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri’s media adviser, Hussein al-Wajeh, has ruled out an imminent formation of the new government.

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Bizri: Gradual Vaccine Shipments Start Next Month

Head of the national scientific committee for COVID-19, Dr. Abdul Rahman Bizri said on Saturday, the countdown to receiving the coronavirus vaccine has begun, but noted that Pfizer “is not lenient” with Lebanon on the financial issue.

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Report: A Fresh Quest for French Intervention to Thaw Govt Tension Fails

After the leaked “video crisis” between President Michel Aoun and PM-designate Saad Hariri, “prominent” politicians sought France’s intervention to mitigate the lingering tension between the two men, in a bid to ease the government formation deadlock, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

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U.S. Embassy in Beirut Urges Lebanese to 'Stay Home'

As Lebanon witnesses a full lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus, the U.S. embassy in Beirut made a notable gesture on its official Twitter account urging the Lebanese to "stay home."

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UN Lebanon Envoy Jan Kubis to Head Libya Mission

The U.N. Security Council has given a green light for former Slovak Foreign Minister Jan Kubis, the current U.N. envoy in Lebanon, to lead the U.N. political mission in conflict-stricken Libya, a post that has been vacant for nearly a year, diplomats said Friday night.

The council had until 5 p.m. EST to object to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' selection of the veteran diplomat, who previously served as the top U.N. envoy in Afghanistan and Iraq, but diplomats said there were no objections. They spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of an official U.N. announcement.

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Lebanon Hits Record Coronavirus Deaths, Infections

Lebanon hit new daily records of 44 coronavirus deaths and over 6,000 new infections Friday, the second day of a lockdown aimed at preventing the country's creaking healthcare system from collapsing.

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Parliament Approves Law Regulating Use of Covid Vaccines

Parliament on Friday approved a law regulating the novel use of medical products to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, which aims to reassure international companies that they will not be responsible in case of side effects for the anti-virus vaccines.

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Israel Frees Lebanese Shepherd after a Three-Day Captivity

Israel on Friday said it freed the Lebanese shepherd, Hassan Zahra, after kidnapping him on Tuesday in the outskirts of Kfarshouba.

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Armed Men Attack Residence of ex-Deputy in Hermel

A number of gunmen attacked overnight the residence of Baath Party ex-MP Assem Qanso in the Hermel district, MTV television station reported Friday.

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