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Suleiman Stresses Separation between Lebanon’s Commitment to STL and its Work

President Michel Suleiman stressed on Wednesday the need to draw a separation line between Lebanon’s commitment to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and its work.

In remarks to al-Liwaa daily, Suleiman said: “If there has been any flaw or mistake as happened with the case of the arrest of the four generals, then Lebanon should work on fixing that flaw.”

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Hariri Refuses to Respond to Aoun: We Need a Strong Army, Not a Strong Party to Protect Us

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday refused to respond to FPM leader MP Michel Aoun's statement, relaying that he does not want to "waste time."

Aoun had said in his weekly statement that Hariri "can say whatever he wants. Who asked him not to return? There is another type of one-way ticket if he wants to return to Lebanon and he knows it.”

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Bellemare Demands Lebanese Authorities to be Heard in the Trial Chamber

Special Tribunal for Lebanon prosecutor Daniel Bellemare said Tuesday it was premature to begin a trial in absentia against the accused Hizbullah members, demanding the Lebanese authorities to be heard in the Trial Chamber.

Lebanon's government has so far failed to arrest Salim Ayyash, Mustafa Badreddine, Hussein Oneissi, and Assad Sabra, wanted for the February 2005 murder of Hariri and 22 others.

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France Complains of Lebanese Leaderships’ Lack of Vision on Iranian, Syrian Developments

Naharnet Exclusive Report - Paris

High-ranking French officials have complained that the Lebanese leaderships have not devised a clear way to deal with the repercussions the Iranian and Syrian developments may have on the internal Lebanese scene.

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Aoun: Syrian Crisis is Over, Another One-Way Ticket Awaits Hariri when he Returns

Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun stated on Tuesday that another one-way ticket awaits former Prime Minister Saad Hariri if he returns to Lebanon, noting that the Syrian crisis is over.

He said after the Change and Reform bloc’s weekly meeting: “He can say whatever he wants. Who asked him not to return? There is another type of one-way ticket if he wants to return to Lebanon and he knows it.”

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Youths Block Abboudieh Crossing in Protest against Decision to Stop Treating Injured Syrians

Youths in the town of al-Blaneh al-Haisa blocked the international road linking Lebanon to Syria at the Abboudieh border crossing in Akkar in protest to a Higher Relief Council decision to prevent Syrian wounded from receiving medical treatment in Lebanese hospitals, reported the National News Agency.

The protesters condemned the council decision, describing it as “inhumane.”

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Geagea: Lebanese Security Forces Complicit with Abduction of Syrian Opposition Members

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned on Tuesday the kidnapping of Syrian citizens in Lebanon, whether they oppose or support the Syrian regime.

He accused after holding talks with the Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin: “The Lebanese security authorities are complicit with the abductions and they seek to lure out the Syrian opposition members in order to deport them to Syria.”

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Two Nuns Killed, Third Wounded in Separate Car Accidents

Three people were killed and fourth critically wounded in various car accidents in Lebanon on Tuesday, reported the National News Agency.

In the town of al-Barbara in the Batroun, a car, driven by Sister Zakia Haddad overturned, killing her instantly.

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7 Children Injured in Balcony Collapse in Akkar

Seven children were injured when the balcony of an abandoned house collapsed in Akkar in northern Lebanon, the National News Agency reported Tuesday.

The children were at the balcony of the house near the main square of al-Qarqaf town when it collapsed, NNA said.

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Britain Urges Lebanon to Honor International Tribunal Obligations

British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Lebanon to honor its obligations to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon stressing London’s support for Lebanese sovereignty.

During talks with Premier Najib Miqati on Monday, Cameron stressed the importance of the full implementation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1701 and said Lebanon and the UK are partners.

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