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Hizbullah MP: Border Tour Misinterpreted, Resistance in Defensive Position

MP Ali Fayyad of Hizbullah's Loyalty to Resistance bloc announced Sunday that the controversial tour that his party organized Thursday for reporters on the Lebanese-Israeli border has been “deliberately misinterpreted” by some Lebanese parties.

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PSP Says Parties Interested in Its Electoral Law Proposal as Aoun Welcomes It

The Progressive Socialist Party has said that several political forces have asked for copies of the electoral law format that the PSP has proposed.

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Arab, Foreign Ambassadors Reportedly Laud Hariri's Southern Tour

Arab and foreign ambassadors have praised Prime Minister Saad Hariri's visit to south Lebanon, media reports said.

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Mufti Slams Hizbullah Border Tour, Bassil's 'Sectarian Qualification' Law

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan on Sunday slammed Hizbullah's border tour for journalists and the party's foreign roles as he criticized an electoral law proposed by Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil that involves sectarian voting in the first round.

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Al-Rahi Says Polls under 1960 Law Better than 'Extension, Destructive Vacuum'

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday reiterated that parliamentary elections under the controversial current law would be better than another extension of parliament's term or parliamentary “vacuum.”

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Lebanese Activists Ramp Up Pressure on Reviled Rape Law

Lebanese activists have ramped up their campaign to scrap a controversial law allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, with a dramatic installation on Saturday along Beirut's sunny seaside. 

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Army Commander: No Safe Haven for Terrorists in Lebanon

Army Commander General Joseph Aoun stressed on Saturday that terrorists and militants will not find a safe haven in any area in Lebanon.

“The security situation in the country is totally under the army's control. Any attempts to disrupt security and stability will be faced firmly,” said Aoun in a statement.

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PSP Suggests Hybrid Electoral Format, Reiterates Rejection for Extension and Vacuum

The Progressive Socialist Party proposed on Saturday a new electoral law format that equally mixes between the majoritarian and proportional voting systems.

PSP MP Ghazi Aridi said in a press conference declaring the proposal: “The PSP is only keen on reaching a new law to help the elections be held on time,” assuring that solidarity and consensus are needed to save the country from a political crisis

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Report: Concerns Linger over New US Financial Sanctions against Hizbullah

A Lebanese parliamentary delegation, composed of delegates and banking experts, is trying to convince the American authorities to alleviate the new law that the Congress plans to issue imposing new financial sanctions against Hizbullah party, amid concerns it would reflect on Lebanon's banking sector, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

According to information obtained by the daily, “the Lebanese delegation's endeavors this time look different from when the law was issued in its first edition.

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Lebanese Army Detains IS 'Emir' and other Terrorists in Arsal Outskirts

A special military operation carried out by the Lebanese army in the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal resulted in the killing of the so-called “legitimate Emir of Syria's Islamic State group”, a terrorist who have decreed the slaughter of Lebanese soldiers, the National News Agency reported on Saturday

The so-called legitimate Emir identified as Alaa al-Halabi, aka al-Mlais, hails from the Syrian town of Qara, said NNA.

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