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Lebanon Vaccine Rollout Neglects Refugees, Migrants, Says HRW

Lebanon's vaccine rollout is at risk of marginalising refugees and migrant workers who make up a third of the crisis-hit country's population, Human Rights Watch warned on Tuesday.

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Report: Egypt, Arab League Join the Efforts to Solve Lebanese Govt Impasse

Lebanon is expected to receive this week the Arab League Assistant Secretary-General Hossam Zaki, and the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri who will relay a message from the Egyptian President to his Lebanese counterpart, media reports said on Tuesday.

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Israeli Troops Cross Technical Fence with Lebanon

Israeli troops crossed the technical fence in Kroum al-Sharaqi region in the outskirts of Meis al-Jabal, and combed the area without violating the Blue Line, the National News Agency reported on Tuesday.

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Beirut's Blast-hit Silos Must Be Demolished, Experts Warn

A section of the grain silos that absorbed much of last year's Beirut port blast must be demolished to avoid collapse, experts warned in a report published Monday.

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Aoun Warns Finance Ministry, BDL against Impeding Forensic Audit

President Michel Aoun on Monday issued a stern and rare warning to the Finance Ministry and the central bank over the issue of the stalled forensic audit of the central bank’s accounts.

“I warn the Lebanese side -- specifically the Finance Ministry and the central bank which will meet tomorrow with forensic audit firm Alvarez & Marsal -- against any attempt to impede the forensic audit,” Aoun said in a tweet.

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Hizbullah MP Says French Initiative Gained New Momentum

MP Ibrahim al-Moussawi of Hizbullah’s Loyalty to Resistance bloc announced Monday that “there is optimism regarding the formation of the government,” adding that “key obstacles” have been resolved.

In a radio interview, Moussawi identified the resolved hurdles as the one-third-plus-one share and the size of the government.

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Report: Lebanese Officials Told Bassil Will Meet Macron Wednesday

Several officials in Lebanon have been informed that Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil will travel Tuesday to Paris and that he will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, al-Jadeed TV said.

Bassil is also expected to meet with General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim on Monday but the exact time of the meeting will not be announced for security reasons, al-Jadeed added.

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Report: Lebanon Likely Has Gas Field in Block No. 9

Lebanon is grappling with an unprecedented economic crisis that need not delay resolving its conflict with Israel over their maritime border, and hence the resumption of UN-sponsored sea talks between the two, MTV reported on Monday.

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Fahmy: Port Blast Probe Will Show Extent of Negligence

Caretaker Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmy on Monday expected the investigation into the colossal Beirut port explosion to prove the flagrant extent of negligence that led to the catastrophe, the National News Agency reported.

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Report: Macron ‘Most Likely’ to Meet Bassil on Govt Formation

Recent indicators show some serious “French” efforts aiming to ease the obstacles hampering the formation of a Lebanese government, media reports said on Monday.

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