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NGOs Warn Lebanon Skies a Death Trap for Migratory Birds

Bird protection groups called Tuesday for urgent action to save endangered migratory species that are being decimated by illegal hunters over Lebanon.

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Bassil Urges Unity on Dollar Crisis, Slams Attacks on 'President's Dignity'

Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil on Tuesday called for a “unified response” to the latest dollar shortage crisis in the country, as he slammed what he described as attacks on “the President’s dignity.”

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British Ambassador Launches 'Year of Education 2020'

British Ambassador to Lebanon Chris Rampling on Tuesday launched the UK-Lebanon Year of Education 2020 campaign during the British Council’s partnership agreement with the American University of Beirut (AUB) for Computer Delivered International English Language Testing System )IELTS), in the presence of Minister of Education and Higher Education Akram Shehayyeb, MP Bahia Hariri, Director of the British Council David Knox, AUB Provost Dr. Mohamed Harajli and Dr. Karma El Hassan, Director, Office of Institutional Research & Assessment at AUB, representative of the Lebanese Army Commander, General Camile Faisal, and representative of the HEAD of the Internal Security Forces Colonel Elie al-Asmar.

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STL Issues Public Service Announcement on Salim Ayyash

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) has released an audio-visual and audio public service announcement as well as a poster with the biographical information of suspected Hizbullah operative Salim Jamil Ayyash, who is accused of involvement in the bomb attacks against the Lebanese politicians George Hawi, Marwan Hamadeh and Elias Murr.

“This is part of the STL public advertisement campaign to inform the accused of the need to appear before the Tribunal and to invite the public to submit any information on the whereabouts of the accused to the STL. The poster and messages list the charges against Mr Ayyash and phone numbers at which the public can contact the STL in case they have any information about his whereabouts,” the STL said.

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Hariri Says UAE Promised Investments, Financial Aid for Lebanon

Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday announced that “the Emiratis have promised to make investments and offer Lebanon financial aid.”

“Efforts are underway to fulfill the promise,” Hariri told reporters as he wrapped up an official visit to the UAE.

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Hizbullah’s Name Pops Up on Pentagon TVs

American journalists on Tuesday published tweets and videos on social media about a pop-up window screen that showed on televisions in the pentagon press offices displaying “Hizbullah.”

Pentagon correspondent, Carla Babb, published a photo she has taken of her TV screen at the Pentagon.

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'Don’t Harm Lebanon Reputation', Aoun Tells Money Exchange Shops

President Michel Aoun on Tuesday met in Baabda with a delegation from the Money Exchange Union in Lebanon over local worries that Lebanon's dollar-reliant currency is losing value for the first time in more than two decades.

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Army Arrests Suspect over Links to Tripoli’s June Attack

The Lebanese army on Tuesday arrested in the northern city of Tripoli a man suspected of being involved in June’s Tripoli terrorist attack that left two policemen and two soldiers killed, the National News Agency reported.

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World Bank Gives Lebanon a ‘Chance’: Energy Sector in Dire Need of Reform

The World Bank issued a clarification expressing readiness to lend a helping hand if the Lebanese government commits to a series of pledged reforms mainly focusing on the country’s ailing power sector, media reports said on Tuesday.

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Jumblat Slams Presidency and Its 'Cronies', Calls State Security a Gang

Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat on Monday launched his fiercest rant yet against President Michel Aoun’s tenure, as he blasted the State Security agency as a “gang.”

“Let the presidential tenure and its cronies be reassured: every time you arrest one of us, hatred towards you and towards State Security and its gang will increase,” Jumblat tweeted.

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