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Report: Dialogue Meeting over Wage Scale 'Helps President' Take Right Decision

President Michel Aoun has invited all parties concerned with the wage scale file for a dialogue meeting on Monday, in order to become “acquainted with the different points of view in preparation for exercising his constitutional right”, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.

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U.S. Government Supports New Digital Platform for Lebanon to Engage the Diaspora

U.S. Government Supports New Digital Platform for Lebanon to Engage the Diaspora

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UK Affirms Support for Lebanon's Military Institution

British Chargé d’Affaires Ben Wastnage emphasized that the Lebanese army is the “sole legitimate defender of Lebanon,” as he reiterated the UK's support for the military institution, a press release said.

“I reaffirmed the UK’s support to the Lebanese Armed Forces as the sole legitimate defender of Lebanon, who successfully and highhandedly repelled an invasion by Daesh in 2014, and which is a cornerstone of Lebanese sovereignty,” said Wastnage after a meeting he held with Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Thursday.

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Hariri: Lebanon Witnessing Transitional Phase Thanks To Modern Technology

Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Thursday said that Lebanon is witnessing a transitional phase thanks to modern technology, highlighting the importance of knowledge and education to develop the country in the future, the National News Agency reported.

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Army Shelling Inflicts Direct Damages to IS Posts in Ras Baalbek, Qaa

The Lebanese army has shelled the posts of the Islamic State group on the outskirts of the eastern border towns of al-Qaa and Ras Baalbek, the Army Command-Orientation Directorate said in statement on Thursday.

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Reports: Lebanon Faces 'Difficult Situation' as Hizbullah, AMAL Ministers Announce Visit to Syria

The Lebanese government is facing the “most difficult situation” since its formation, as ministers of Hizbullah and Amal Movement plan to travel to Syria “not according to a cabinet decision,” media reports said on Thursday.

"The government is in the worst situation since its formation. Although it passed through a period where it was unable to keep up with a number of accumulated files related to the State and people's interests, but here it is today facing an unenviable situation,” as for its relations with Syria, a ministerial source told al-Joumhouria daily.

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Geagea: Some Trying to Use Lebanon to Bestow Legitimacy on Assad Regime

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea warned Wednesday that some parties "are trying to use Lebanon and the Lebanese government to bestow legitimacy on Bashar al-Assad's regime," shortly after a cabinet session witnessed controversy over an expected visit by some ministers to Syria.

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Cabinet Meets amid Controversy on Syria Visit, Hamadeh Walkout

The Cabinet convened Wednesday for an ordinary session at the Grand Serail with 34 items on its agenda, amid controversy over an expected visit by some ministers to Syria.

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Berri: I Can't Believe the President Might Return Wage Scale to Parliament

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has announced that he strongly doubts President Michel Aoun could return the approved wage scale bill to Parliament.

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Aoun Says Wage Scale Must Balance between 'Rights, Economic Stability'

President Michel Aoun announced Wednesday that he is studying the new wage scale bill that was recently approved and referred to him by Parliament.

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