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Hariri Meets Qatari Energy Minister, IFC Vice President

Prime Minister Saad Hariri held talks on Monday at the Grand Serail with Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, Qatar's Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum where talks focused on energy cooperation between Lebanon and Qatar.

NNA said al-Kaabi was accompanied by the Qatari Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammed Hassan Jaber al-Jaber.

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Protesters Demand ‘Severe Penalty’ for Former Militia Member Accused of Torture

A crowd of citizens gathered in front of Beirut’s Justice Palace in protest against allowing senior member of a disbanded Israel-backed militia, Amer al-Fakhoury, enter Lebanon demanding severe sentence against him, the National News Agency reported on Monday.

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Jumblat on Aramco Attacks: Lebanon Might Be Greatly Affected

Progressive Socialist Party leader ex-MP Walid Jumblat on Monday described as “conspiracy of the era” the “sabotage” attack at oil refineries in Saudi Arabia, adding that Lebanon will be one of the parties “greatly” harmed by that.

“The attack on Saudi oil facilities goes beyond Yemen's war, which must be solved peacefully,” said Jumblat in a tweet.

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Report: More Lebanese Banks Could Be Hit by U.S. Sanctions

Three Lebanese financial institutions could be subject to US sanctions, shortly after a batch of sanctions hit Jammal Trust Bank for “facilitating banking activities for Hizbullah, and its three subsidiaries,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday.

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Hariri Visits Jumblat, Stresses Need to Counter Economic Slowdown

Prime Minister Saad Hariri visited Head of the Progressive Socialist Party ex-MP Walid Jumblat at the latter’s residence in Clemenceau, in the presence of Minister Wael Abou Faour and former Minister Ghattas Khoury.

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Hariri Expresses Lebanon Solidarity with KSA after Attack on Aramco

Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Sunday condemned the drone attacks that targeted Saudi oil giant Aramco, stressing Lebanon’s solidarity with the kingdom.

In a statement, Hariri said the development is a “dangerous escalation that threatens to expand the zone of conflicts in the region.”

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Richard Hails 'Partnership' with Lebanon as USS Ramage Visits Country

The United States Navy’s USS Ramage (DDG-61), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, entered the port of Lebanon for a one-day goodwill visit on Friday on the sidelines of its participation in “ongoing efforts to ensure freedom of navigation and free-flow commerce in the eastern Mediterranean,” the U.S. embassy said.

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Report: SA is Cutting Visa Fees for Lebanese

Obtaining a Saudi visa is about to become cheaper for Lebanese nationals.

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Bassil to Begin Tour to Europe, United States

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil is set to embark next week on a tour to several countries in Europe and the United States. The tour will reportedly extend until the end of September, reports said Saturday.

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Report: U.S. Govt. Official Says Lebanon 'Must Confront Hizbullah’s Policies’

Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Terrorist Financing, Marshall Billingslea said the US sanctions against Iran and its militias will “continue,” and urged the Lebanese to confront Hizbullah's “policies,” the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported on Saturday.

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