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Israeli Official Threatens ‘Conflict Not Over with Lebanon’

As Lebanon marks its Resistance and Liberation Day that saw Israel’s withdrawal from its territories in 2000, an Israeli official said his country’s “confrontation with Lebanon is not over.”

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Report: Cabinet Debates Financial Appointments at Upcoming Meeting

The appointments at high-ranking positions within the Central Bank of Lebanon will be discussed during the Cabinet meeting likely to be held on Friday, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat reported on Monday.

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Some of Israel's Lebanon Veterans Still Searching for Help

Two decades after the end of the war in Lebanon, Israeli veterans still deal with dark memories of the conflict, arguing that many comrades were denied the help they needed.

"When we were in Lebanon, we counted on each other. Today as well we need to support each other," said Avi Maier, 50, at a veterans' march in Tel Aviv, marking two decades since the Israeli withdrawal from southern Lebanon.

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Lebanon Records 17 New Coronavirus Cases

Lebanon on Sunday confirmed 17 more COVID-19 coronavirus cases, which raises the country's tally to 1,114, the Health Ministry said.

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20 Years On, Israel's Lebanon Pullout Inspires New Hizbullah Recruits

Jalal was barely three years old when Israeli troops withdrew from Lebanon two decades ago, but he speaks fondly of the Hizbullah "victory" that shaped his allegiance to the group.

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Social Distancing Rule Breached as Hariri Prays in Tariq al-Jedideh

Al-Mustaqbal Movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri performed the Eid al-Fitr prayer Sunday at the Imam Ali Mosque in Tariq al-Jedideh, in the presence of former MP Ammar Houry and a number of religious figures and dignitaries and a crowd of worshipers.

Upon leaving the mosque, worshipers and a large group of people from Tariq al-Jedideh – a Mustaqbal bastion -- gathered around Hariri and reiterated their support for him.

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Egypt Pardons ex-Cop Jailed for Lebanese Singer's Murder

Egypt's president has pardoned thousands of prisoners including a former policeman jailed over killing a Lebanese pop diva more than a decade ago, according to the official gazette.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi granted clemency to a total of 3,157 people jailed on different cases on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

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Daryan: We Don't Accept Premiership Marginalization, Encroachment on PM Powers

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan stressed Sunday that Dar al-Fatwa, the country's highest Sunni Muslim religious authority, does not tolerate any “marginalization” of the premiership or “encroachment on the prime minister's powers.”

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After Ghosn and Coronavirus, Renault and Nissan Weigh Future

For automakers Renault and Nissan, the world is currently a very different place to what it had been just a few short months ago.

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Eleven Coronavirus Cases Recorded in Lebanon

The Health Ministry said that eleven people have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus on Saturday, showing a slight decline after a worrisome sudden increase over this week.

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