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Legal Action Against Two Mobile Operators Alfa and MTC in Lebanon

Cedarcom, the largest fixed and mobile wireless broadband data operator in Lebanon, has reiterated its position on broadband and 3G services in Lebanon.

"Cedarcom supports the implementation of the latest technologies in Lebanon, including VoIP, VDSL, fiber to the home, 3G, 4G, WiMAX (e & m), etc. and is supportive of implementing transparent regulations and enforcing fair competition on all operators as stated in Telecom Law 431/2002. Cedarcom is against the creation of a new monopoly in wireless broadband services," the firm said in a press release.

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Distribution of Portfolios Being Studied as Pivotal Meetings in Cabinet Formation are Scheduled

Meetings and consultations have taken place away from the media spotlight to guarantee the success of the contacts over the government formation, revealed informed sources.

They told the daily An Nahar in remarks published on Monday that “pivotal” meetings over the formation are scheduled to take place in the next 24 hours.

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Miqati’s Façonnable Files Lawsuit in Denver over Web Posts Linking it to Hizbullah

Façonnable, a high-end retailer of shirts, has filed a lawsuit against anonymous Internet users who wrote statements on its Wikipedia page linking the company to Hizbullah.

In the lawsuit filed last week in federal court in the U.S. city of Denver, Façonnable says the users edited the company's Wikipedia page in March to suggest that the firm supports the Shiite party.

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Al-Rahi before Heading to the Vatican: We Urge Miqati to Form Cabinet as Soon as Possible

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi stressed Monday that the country can no longer tolerate a political vacuum, saying Premier-designate Najib Miqati should form the new government as soon as possible.

“Lebanon can no longer tolerate the inexistence of an executive authority,” al-Rahi told reporters at Beirut airport before heading to the Vatican.

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Berri: Nasrallah’s Speech Foiled Attempts to Break Hizbullah-Amal Unity

Speaker Nabih Berri has stressed that Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s latest remark on his party’s ties with the Amal movement thwarted attempts to create disunity between the two allies.

Nasrallah’s statement “foiled an attempt to break the unity between Hizbullah and Amal,” Berri told As Safir newspaper in remarks published Monday.

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Jumblat Says al-Mustaqbal ‘Not Defeated’ in the Engineers Syndicate Elections

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat refused to consider that al-Mustaqbal movement was defeated in the elections of the Engineers Syndicate in Iqlim al-Kharroub.

Jumblat remarked Monday to As Safir daily that the Sunni independent candidate in Iqlim al-Kharroub, backed by the new parliamentary majority, won Sunday’s elections.

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Report: Christian Reconciliation Meeting in Bkirki Soon

Efforts are underway to hold a reconciliation meeting in Bkirki between Lebanon’s top Christian leaders after Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi’s return from the Vatican later in the week, An Nahar daily reported Monday.

The newspaper said that the meeting would bring together Phalange party leader Amin Gemayel, Free Patriotic Movement chief Michel Aoun, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and the head of the Marada movement, Suleiman Franjieh.

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16 Lebanese Expatriates Expelled from Bahrain

Lebanon’s ambassador to Bahrain, Aziz al-Qazzi, has said that six Lebanese expatriates were requested to leave Bahrain, after relations between the two countries deteriorated following the Hizbullah leader’s support for the Shiite-led Bahraini opposition.

While al-Qazzi didn’t confirm to An-Nahar daily the reasons behind the expulsion, he told The Daily Star newspaper in remarks published Monday that “security reasons” forced the Bahraini authorities to take such a decision.

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ISF Member, Darwish Khanjar Killed in Majdal Anjar Armed Clash

An Internal Security Forces member and a man wanted for the death of several soldiers were killed in a gunfight in the Bekaa town of Majdal Anjar on Sunday night.

An Nahar newspaper said Monday that an ISF Information Branch patrol chased Darwish Khanjar and his companion after they robbed Suzan Jebara of her Honda CRV at gunpoint.

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March 8 and 14 Forces Fight Over Engineers Syndicate

The March 8-backed list won the Beirut Engineers Syndicate elections on Sunday, as the list backed by the rival March 14 camp garnered the majority of votes in the North Engineers Syndicate polls.

Free Patriotic Movement’s Elie Bsaibes, the March 8 candidate for the chairmanship of the Beirut syndicate, garnered 6,699 votes while Lebanese Forces candidate Imad Wakim, who was backed by the March 14 forces, received 6,412 votes.

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