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PSP Says Bassil-Taymour Jumblat Meeting Reflects New Party Policy

The meeting was held between Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil and the head of the Democratic Gathering bloc MP Taymour Jumblat reflects a new Progressive Socialist Party policy, PSP sources said.

In remarks published Sunday in Kuwait’s al-Anbaa newspaper, the sources said the meeting in Laqlouq reflected “the pacification policy that PSP leader Walid Jumblat has decided to show towards the presidential tenure, and perhaps towards its supporters, until the end of this term.”

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Hizbullah, PSP ‘Reconcile’ in Ain el-Tineh

A reconciliation meeting orchestrated by Speaker Nabih Berri was held on Saturday in Ain el-Tineh between Hizbullah and the Progressive Socialist Party.

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Bushra Khalil Withdraws from Tyre by-Elections

A candidate running in the Tyre parliamentary by-election race withdrew leaving only Hizbullah’s candidate, Hassan Ezzeddine, running for the district’s vacant seat.

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Geagea Postpones Visit to Chouf

Due to “urgent” reasons, a planned visit of Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea to the Chouf region was postponed on Saturday, his deputy said.

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Defense Minister Freezes Weapon Permits in Nabatieh

Minister of Defense Elias Bou Saab issued a statement on Saturday freezing all weapon permits in the southern city of Nabatieh, the State-run National News Agency reported.

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Report: LF Says ‘No More Allies’

After appointing the last five Constitutional Council members at a Cabinet session last month that “excluded” the Lebanese Forces, the LF stressed they “now have no more allies except those who wish to uncover and name the corrupt,” the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat reported on Saturday.

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Macron Contacts Hariri, Praises 'Progress' Paving for CEDRE

Prime Minister Saad Hariri received on Friday a telephone call from French President Emmanuel Macron who expressed satisfaction with the progress accomplished by Lebanon towards launching the CEDRE investment projects during the meeting of French envoy Pierre Duquesne with Hariri, the Premier’s office said.

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Aoun Tells Kubis Lebanon Will Defend Itself Against any Aggression

President Michel Aoun on Friday told UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis that Lebanon has a legitimate right to fight any Israeli aggression against its sovereignty, the National News Agency reported.

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Lebanon Envoy Summoned over Anti-Turkey 'Provocations'

Turkey's foreign ministry summoned the Lebanese ambassador after protesters unfurled an anti-Turkish banner on its embassy in Beirut, state media reported on Friday. 

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Report: Berri Again Opts for PSP-Hizbullah Reconciliation

A meeting has reportedly been arranged to bring together the Progressive Socialist Party and Hizbullah, media reports said on Friday.

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