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Yazigi Blames International Community of Standstill over Archbishops Abduction

Greek Orthodox Patriarch Youhanna X Yazigi held on Saturday the international community responsible for the deadlock over the abduction cases in Syria.

“The international community should end the case,” Yazigi said in a press conference.

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Army: Two Arrested in Connection to Firing Rockets from South to Israel

The army announced on Saturday that it had arrested two Lebanese in connection to the firing of rockets from southern Lebanon towards Israel.

The Army Command said in a statement that Youssef Mohammed al-Fleity and Omar Abdul Mawla al-Atrash confessed to transporting rockets from the Gaza region in the Bekaa to individuals in the southern region of Tyre.

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Syria Releases Fishermen Detained Off al-Arida Coast

The Syrian navy released on Saturday eight fishermen detained earlier off the coast of the northern Lebanese town of al-Arida.

According to the state-run National News Agency, the fishermen were released after General Security Chief Abbas Ibrahim contacted the Syrian authorities.

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Iranian Delegation Heads to Lebanon, Syria

A delegation of Iranian MPs left on Saturday for Syria and Lebanon to examine the situation there and "condemn the use of chemical weapons by terrorist groups," parliamentary officials said.

The three-member delegation, headed by the president of parliament's influential foreign policy committee, Allaeddine Boroujerdi, is expected to meet Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, one official said.

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Report: Rockets in Western Attack against Syria May Cross Lebanese Airspace

Rockets launched in a western-led attack against Syrian regime targets may pass through Lebanese airspace, reported As Safir newspaper on Saturday.

French military sources told the daily that the attack will place Lebanon at the forefront of the war against Syria, seeing as American warships have started to head to the Mediterranean.

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Report: Berri to Abandon Affiliation with March 8, 14 Camps during Speech Saturday

Speaker Nabih Berri is scheduled to make speech on Saturday afternoon to mark the 35th anniversary of the disappearance of Imam Moussa Sadr and his two companions, reported al-Liwaa newspaper on Saturday.

Parliamentary sources revealed that the speaker is expected to announce that “he no longer seeks to be politically affiliated with any authority in Lebanon, especially the March 8 and 14 camps.”

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Report: Tripoli Bombings Were Planned Seven Months in Advance

Investigations with the suspects held over the bombings in the northern city of Tripoli revealed Syrian links to the attacks, reported the daily An Nahar on Saturday.

It has so far been found that the attacks were planned seven months in advance.

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Asiri on Hizbullah's Searching of Embassy Car: No One Has Authority to Take over State Duties

Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awadh Asiri condemned Hizbullah members' searching of a Saudi Embassy car on Thursday, saying that such a development leaves a “negative impression” before the public, reported An Nahar daily on Saturday.

He told the daily: “No side has the right to perform the duties of the state.”

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Hizbullah-Mustaqbal Hold 'Indirect Contacts' to Preserve Peace

A meeting was held between Hizbullah and the Mustaqbal Movement in an attempt to preserve peace and deter tension in Lebanon as the result of any possible developments in Syria, media reports revealed on Saturday.

The An Nahar daily said that “indirect contacts” between the two parties were held, adding that “a Hizbullah affiliate held a meeting with Mustaqbal officials expressing willingness to exert all efforts needed to preserve calm in the streets and avoid any reactions over the unrest in Syria.”

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U.N. Disarmament Envoy Arrives to Beirut from Syria, on Way to Istanbul

U.N. disarmament envoy Angela Kane arrived in Beirut from neighboring Syria on Friday and immediately left for Istanbul, a security source told Agence France Presse.

Kane was sent to Damascus on Saturday by U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to press for an inquiry into alleged chemical weapons attacks near the Syrian capital on August 21.

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