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Jumblat Urges Decisiveness on Aley Incident Suspects

Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat on Sunday urged decisiveness over the crisis sparked by the deadly Qabrshmoun incident.

“When will authorities take a decisive decision on the handover of the rest of the wanted suspects in the al-Basatin incident?” Jumblat tweeted.

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Rahi, Druze Sheikhs Affirm Significance of Dialogue

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi met in Bkirki on Saturday with a delegation representing the Druze Sheikhs including Ghandi Makarem and Ghassan al-Halabi, who relayed a verbal message from Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Naim Hassan, the National News Agency reported.

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Bustani Inaugurates Infrastructure Forum in Sidon

Energy Minister Nada Bustani on Saturday inaugurated the opening of the Forum of Facilities and Infrastructure in the coastal city of Sidon accompanied by Sidon MP Bahia Hariri, the National News Agency reported.

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Report: Government Momentum a Priority for Hariri

Prime Minister Saad Hariri is keen on providing momentum for the government’s work now that the month late 2019 state budget has been approved, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

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Khalil Says Ministry Embarked on 2020 Budget

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil hailed the government’s and parliament’s efforts leading to the ratification of the 2019 state budget, stressing that his ministry has started preparations for the 2020, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

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U.S. Marine Corps Commander Visits Lebanon

The Commander of United States Marine Corps Forces Central Command, Lieutenant General Carl E. Mundy, and U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth H. Richard visited Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) installations on Friday and met with senior officials, the U.S. embassy said.

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Parliament Approves State Budget after 'Settlement' Reached with Retired Servicemen

Parliament on Friday approved the 2019 state budget after three days of heated parliamentary debate.

The budget was passed with 83 votes in favor, 17 against and one abstention.

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Hamas Envoy: Party Committed to Civil Peace in Lebanon

Member of Hamas political bureau Izzat Al-Rashak arrived in Beirut on Friday after being tasked by Hamas political bureau chief, Ismael Haniyeh, to monitor the situation of Palestinian refugees against the backdrop of Lebanon’s Labor Ministry concerning non-Lebanese workers, the National News Agency reported.

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Report: Fatah 'Bans' Protests Outside Palestinian Refugee Camps

The Fatah Movement has assured on Friday that the “Palestinian National Authority in Ramallah” has given its directives to prevent any protests at the decision of the Lebanese Labor Ministry outside the premises of the Palestinian refugee camps, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.

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Bukhari: NEOM Sees Sixty Thousand Job Opportunities for Lebanese

Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid al-Bukhari stressed that the Lebanese-Saudi relations are considered one of the most significant inter Arab relations, stressing that the Saudi foreign policy is keen on Lebanon’s stability and prosperity, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.

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