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Lebanese Lawyers Participate in STL Training on Int'l Criminal Proceedings

Thirty Lebanese lawyers participated Thursday in a training organized by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on the conduct of International Criminal proceedings at the Beirut Bar Association (BBA), the STL said.

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British Ambassador Visits Chouf, Inspects UK-Funded Projects

As part of his ongoing tours of Lebanese regions, British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter has visited Baakline to see first-hand how the UK is supporting vulnerable host communities and Lebanon’s largest library, the British embassy said on Thursday.

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Aoun Says Lebanon 'Will Only Rise' with Anti-Corruption Reforms

President Michel Aoun sent a cable message to French President Emmanuel Macron, extending appreciation for his efforts at the CEDRE conference hosted by France early in April, the Presidency media office said on Twitter Thursday.

“Lebanon's re-emergence will only take place with reforms that are in line with my interests in combating corruption,” said Aoun.

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Khalil, Bassil Engage in New War of Words

AMAL Movement Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil, head of the Free Patriotic Movement, traded new jibes on Thursday, but this time against the backdrop of a conference regarding expatriates voting.

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ISF Arrest Man for Impersonating Doctor, Robbing Patients

The Internal Security Forces arrested a fake medical practitioner in Beirut’s neighborhood of Minet el-Hosn, after tricking hospital patients and stealing their belongings, the National News Agency reported on Thursday.

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Abbas Says More Displaced Will Be Returning to Syria

General Security chief Maj.Gen. Abbas Ibrahim said Thursday that many more displaced Syrians will be returning back to Syria in the future, now that the “situation has stabilized in several Syrian regions,” al-Joumhouria daily reported.

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Aoun Orders Reevaluation of Budget Item on Foreigners Residence Permits

President Michel Aoun on Wednesday asked parliament to reevaluate a controversial state budget article granting residence permits to foreigners and Arabs who buy apartments in Lebanon.

The Presidency said Aoun signed the 2018 state budget law and referred it to the official gazette for publication.

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Mother Kills Daughter in Khalde over 'Family Honor'

A young Syrian woman has been murdered by her mother in Khalde in an “honor killing” incident, the Internal Security Forces said on Wednesday.

“At 10:00 pm Tuesday, the Aramoun police station received a phone call about a homicide inside a house in the Talaat Abu Dib street in Khalde,” the ISF said in a statement.

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Record Women Candidates in Lebanon Vote, but You Can't Tell from TV

A record number of women are running in Lebanon's upcoming parliamentary elections, but they are getting much less television air time than their male counterparts, a media monitor has said.

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Aoun: Repatriation of Displaced Helps Social Stability

As hundreds of Syrian refugees left Lebanon returning back to safe zones in Syria, President Michel Aoun said the return of displaced people “contributes to Lebanon’s social stability,” the Presidency media office said on Twitter on Wednesday.

“The return of displaced people contributes to return of stability. We rely on international assistance, especially American assistance to achieve this,” he was quoted as saying.

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