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Mashnouq: Lebanon Succeeded in Forestalling Terror Attacks

Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq assured on Tuesday that the security situation is under control pointing out that Lebanon was able to make pre-emptive security operations and uncover terror networks before they implement their attack schemes, As-Sharq daily reported on Tuesday.

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Report: Lebanon in Washington's Circle of Attention

Foreign powers have not lost hope in Lebanon and Washington is still interested in helping the Mediterranean country maintain its peace as it continues to arm the Lebanese army and assist it in its fight against terrorism, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Tuesday.

“Lebanon did not come out of the circle of Washington's attention, it is in the heart of this attention,” well-informed sources quoted a U.S. diplomat on condition of anonymity.

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2 Hurt in Wadi Khaled as Families Clash over Municipal Polls

Two people were injured Monday in the northern border region of Wadi Khaled in a clash linked to the municipal polls that were held last month, state-run National News Agency reported.

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Outgoing UNIFIL Chief Meets with Envoys of Troop Contributing Countries, Major Powers and EU

UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano on Monday held his last meeting before leaving his post next month with ambassadors of UNIFIL Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs), five Permanent Members of the U.N. Security Council, and the European Union Delegation to Lebanon.

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RSF Says Syrian Journalists Still at Risk in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey

Syrian journalists who have sought refuge in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey remain in danger despite having fled war and hostility in their homeland, a media rights watchdog said Monday.

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Minister Qazzi Officially Expelled from Kataeb Party

Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi was expelled on Monday from the Kataeb Party after he rejected to abide by the party's decision on resigning from Prime Minister Tammam Salam's government.

“Based on the report of the party's general secretariat, which highlighted Minister Qazzi's clear violation of the party's bylaws, Kataeb's political bureau has decided to permanently expel Minister Sejaan Qazzi from the Kataeb Party,” the politburo said in a statement.

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Hizbullah Slams Bahrain Revocation of Shiite Cleric Citizenship as 'Very Dangerous Step'

Hizbullah on Monday slammed a decision by Bahraini authorities to revoke the citizenship of the Sunni-ruled kingdom's top Shiite cleric Sheikh Issa Qassem , calling the move “unprecedented” and “very dangerous.”

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Raad Calls for Balancing between 'Financial Stability, Sovereignty'

Hizbullah's top lawmaker called Monday for “balancing” between “financial and banking stability” and the requirements of national “sovereignty,” amid a row over the implementation in Lebanon of a U.S. anti-Hizbullah sanctions law.

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Abducted Jordanian 'Escapes from Captors' in Bekaa

Jordanian abductee Mohammed Shehadeh Abou Kadri has managed to escape from his captors who were holding him in a house in the Baalbek neighborhood of al-Sharawneh, state-run National News Agency reported on Monday.

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Grand Serail Meeting Decides to Maintain 'Highest Levels of Security Readiness'

Prime Minister Tammam Salam presided over a security meeting at the Grand Serail on Monday and the conferees decided to maintain “the highest levels of vigilance and readiness” in the country, state-run National News Agency reported.

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