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Pro-Asir Militants Turn Themselves in to Army at Ain el-Hilweh

Two militants from the group of detained Islamist cleric Ahmed al-Asir turned themselves in to the army at dawn at the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, a media report said on Sunday.

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Al-Rahi Urges 'Political Community' to Find Presidential 'Settlement'

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday called on the country's politicians to strike a political “settlement” aimed at ending Lebanon's protracting presidential vacuum, which has been running since May 2014.

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Lebanon to Reject Any Arab Labeling of Hizbullah as 'Terrorist', Salam Says Party a 'Key Component'

Prime Minister Tammam Salam is expected to face a difficult situation during Monday's Arab Summit in Mauritania should there be a vote over a clause labeling Hizbullah as a “terrorist organization.”

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'No Scheduled Meetings' for Salam at Arab Summit, Refugees to Top Agenda

The Arab Summit that will kick off in Mauritania on Monday might represent a chance for Prime Minister Tammam Salam to meet with some Arab leaders, although he has not scheduled any bilateral meetings, a media report said on Sunday.

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Army Launches Patrols in Arsal, Entryways to Refugee Camps

The Lebanese Army launched security patrols on Saturday in the restive northeastern border town of Arsal and on the entrances of the refugee encampments, the National News Agency reported on Saturday.

“Since the early hours on Saturday, the army units carried out mechanized and infantry patrols inside the town and around its neighborhoods including the entrances leading to the Syrian refugee encampments,” said NNA.

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Foreign Ministry Says Lebanese Emigrants Unharmed in Munich Attack

Lebanon's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that Lebanese emigrants in Germany were unharmed in the terrorist attacks that targeted Munich a day earlier.

“There are no Lebanese nationals among the victims of the terrorist attack that targeted Munich on Friday,” said a ministry statement.

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Gemayel Visits Skaff in an Initiative to Mend Relations

Kataeb Party chief Sami Gemayel met with Popular Bloc leader Myriam Skaff, the widow of late Zahle politician Elie Skaff , after a rift in relations between the two parties, media office of Gemayel said on Saturday.

Gemayel visited Skaff in her place of residence in Yarzeh and offered his condolences on the death of her husband, marking a breakthrough in ties between the two after an eight-year boycott.

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Report: Franjieh is Ready to Withdraw from Presidential Race

Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh will reportedly withdraw his candidacy for the presidential post in favor of founder of the Free Patriotic Movement MP Michel Aoun, As Safir daily said on Saturday.

Franjieh told French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault that he is ready to move back from his nomination for the head of state in favor of Aoun if Lebanon's interest requires that, according to the daily.

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British-Australian Held over Children Abduction Banned from Traveling

The lawyer of a dual British-Australian national indicted in a botched attempt to kidnap two Australian-Lebanese children at the center of a custody battle says he has objected to a travel ban imposed on his client.

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Arsal Municipality Imposes Night Curfew on Syrian Refugees

The restive northeastern border town of Arsal has decided to impose a nighttime curfew on Syrian refugees, its municipality announced on Friday, two days after one of the town's mayors was critically wounded in an assassination attempt.

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