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Arslan on Jumblat Reconciliation: We Reject Any Tensions in Mt. Lebanon

Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan on Tuesday described his reconciliation meeting with Progressive Socialist Party chief Walid Jumblat as “positive and frank” and “a continuation of the Baabda reconciliation that was made in August.”

The meeting was held Monday evening at Speaker Nabih Berri’s residence in Ain el-Tineh.

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Army Erects Sand Barriers on Border with Syria

The Lebanese Army announced Tuesday that it has erected sand barricades on parts of the border with Syria.

“As part of the measures that the army is taking to control the border and prevent illegal smuggling operations, an army unity erected sand barriers on the Lebanese-Syrian border, specifically in the Bekaa area of Qanafez,” an army statement said.

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Victims' Rrepresentatives Named in Hamadeh-Hawi-Murr Case

The Registrar of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) Daryl Mundis has designated three counsel to represent the victims participating in the Ayyash case relating to three attacks against Lebanese politicians Marwan Hamadeh on 1 October 2004, Georges Hawi on 21 June 2004 and Elias Murr, on 12 July 2005.

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Nine New Coronavirus Cases in Lebanon

Lebanon on Tuesday confirmed nine more COVID-19 infections, which raises the country’s tally to 1,473.

In its daily statement, the Health Ministry said six of the cases were recorded among residents and three among expats repatriated from Belarus, Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Berri and Hariri Vow to Prevent Strife, Condemn Vandalism

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and al-Mustaqbal Movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri held talks Tuesday in Ain el-Tineh.

A joint statement issued after the 90-minute meeting said the two leaders stress that “there is no priority that comes before the priority of preserving civil peace.”

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Baabda to Host ‘Broad’ Meeting on June 25

A meeting chaired by President Michel Aoun in Baabda later this month is expected to bring together the former presidents, former prime ministers, heads of the parliamentary blocs in addition to PM Hassan Diab and Speaker Nabih Berri.

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Wazni Holds Financial Talks with World Bank Delegation

Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni held talks with a World Bank delegation led by its Mashreq Regional Director, Saroj Kumar Jha, where talks focused on the bilateral partnership between Lebanon and the World Bank, the National News Agency reported on Tuesday.

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Israel Combs Road Opposite Adaisseh

An Israeli infantry unit accompanied by a police dog combed the road near the Mesgav Am settlement, opposite the town of Adaisseh in Marjayoun, the National News Agency reported on Tuesday.

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Security Forces Deploy near Banks in Halba

Security forces deployed "heavily" in the northern town of Halba near several banks and government institutions, the state-run National News Agency reported on Tuesday.

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Army Arrests Dozens after Violent Protests

The Lebanese army said it had arrested dozens of suspects for "vandalism", after days of protests triggered by a plunging local currency amid the worst economic crisis in decades.

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