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Berri Meets PSP, Hizbullah in Reconciliation Effort

Speaker Nabih Berri met Sunday afternoon with officials from Hizbullah and the Progressive Socialist Party in an attempt to mend ties between the parties.

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Bassil Says World Wants to 'Weaken, Subjugate' Lebanon through Economy

Free Patriotic Movement chief and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil warned Sunday that the world wants to "weaken and subjugate" Lebanon through the economy.

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Bassil: Political Subordination Prevents Preservation of Lebanon Economy

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil kicked a visit to the district of Jbeil on Saturday and said during a meeting with industrialists that Lebanon is unable to protect its economy because of “political subordination to the outside.”

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Syndicate of Banque du Liban Employees Declares 'Open Strike'

The syndicate of Banque du Liban employees on Saturday announced an open-ended strike in protest at the government’s possible plans to reduce their salaries and benefits as part of austerity measures to cut the budget deficit.

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UN Report Calls for Disarmament of Hizbullah, Suspension of Its Syria Operations

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres renewed the international community’s demand to “disarm” Hizbullah and “halt” its military operations in Syria.

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Lebanon, Egypt Sign 4 Agreements to Boost Trade and Investment

The Lebanese-Egyptian talks were concluded by the signing of three memoranda of understanding, and an executive program to enhance trade and investment relations between the two countries, Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s press office said.

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Tensions Expected as Cabinet Holds New Budget Session

The Cabinet convened anew Friday to continue discussions over the 2019 draft state budget.

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UK, Canada Envoys Host Journalists in Celebration of World Press Freedom Day

Defending free media around the world "has never been more pressing," the British embassy in Beirut said on Friday, adding that in April 2019 UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Canadian FM Chrystia Freeland launched a campaign to defend free media around the world.

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Bassil Sends Zarif Appeal to Release Zakka

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil on Friday sent a letter to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif asking that Tehran free Lebanese national Nizar Zakka from its prisons.

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Aoun Says Lebanon May Become 'Obliged' to Coordinate Refugee Return with Syria

President Michel Aoun on Friday warned a visiting European minister that Lebanon might soon become "obliged" to coordinate with Damascus on the thorny issue of refugee repatriation.

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