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Man Shoots Dead his Wife in Front of Kids

A Lebanese man shot his wife dead in front of their children at their residence in Dohat Aramoun, the state-run National News Agency reported on Tuesday.

NNA said Ali Z. killed Sara as their children were witnessing a dispute between them.

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Mexico's FM Looks Forward for Cooperation with Lebanon on Syria Refugees

Mexican Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade, who is on an official visit to Beirut, said he is looking forward for a wider cooperation with Lebanon to help it confront the burden of Syrian refugees.

“Part of our dialogue with Lebanon should take into consideration Lebanon's burden in assisting the refugees,” Meade told An Nahar daily in an interview published on Tuesday.

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Christians Skeptic on Aoun's Initiative to End Presidential Stalemate

The seat of the Maronite church in Bkirki and the Kataeb Party reportedly expressed reservations on the Change and Reform bloc's initiative to resolve the presidential deadlock.

Sources said in comments published in al-Liwaa newspaper Tuesday that Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi and the Kataeb Party were mainly skeptic over the vague mechanism that the initiative is based on.

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All that Glitters Not TV Gold for 'Lebanon's Kardashians'

They were touted as Lebanon's answer to reality TV icons the Kardashians, but the stars of "The Sisters" have been dismissed as not only unrepresentative but even worse -- boring.

In the sleek apartment where their show is filmed, Alice, Nadine and Farah Abdel Aziz teeter around on high heels, in full make-up at all times.

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Gemayel Says Won't Run for New Term as Kataeb Chief

Kataeb Party chief Amin Gemayel announced Monday that he will not be running for a new term at the head of the party during its upcoming conference, as he urged the election of a Lebanese president who reflects “the Christian pulse.”

“I informed the members of the political bureau that I will not nominate myself for a new term at the helm of the party and the party's interest lies in the renewal of cadres,” Gemayel declared after the politburo’s weekly meeting in Saifi.

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Ban Reaffirms U.N. Commitment to STL

The President and Registrar of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon have concluded a successful visit to the United Nations in New York, announced the STL in a statement on Monday.

Judge Ivana Hrdličková and Daryl Mundis held meetings with the U.N. Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, and senior U.N. officials, as well as with the representatives of several states.

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Saqr Appeals Samaha's Verdict as Protesters Say Military Court Turning into 'Sanctuary for Murderers'

State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr submitted on Monday an appeal in the verdict against former Minister Michel Samaha.

The appeal demands his retrial and that the verdict be annulled.

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Khamenei Adviser Hails Lebanese for Uniting against Takfiris

The adviser of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday expressed confidence in the politicians' ability to find the appropriate solution to Lebanon's presidential vacuum and lauded them on their unity to confront extremists.

“We are glad to see that the Lebanese have been able to agree on consolidating national unity and moving forward in confronting Israel and extremist forces,” Ali Akbar Velayati said following talks with Speaker Nabih Berri in Ain el-Tineh.

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Labor Ministry Sets Guidelines to Hiring Foreigners

The Labor Ministry warned on Monday Lebanese employers and company owners of firing Lebanese employees to replace them with foreign workers, in particular Syrians.

“Foreigner laborers could only be used in sectors that require such categories and when foreign expertise is needed,” a statement issued by the ministry stressed, citing increasing complaints by Lebanese workers.

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Change and Reform Delegation Kickstarts Tour on Rivals as Aoun Seeks Consensus

A delegation from the Change and Reform bloc began on Monday touring rival political parties to discuss party chief MP Michel Aoun's recent initiative, which highlights the presidential vacuum and the appointment of high-ranking security officers in state posts.

The delegation's first stop was Bkirki where it met with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi.

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