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Aoun from NY: Military Aid for Lebanon Essential to Confront Terrorism

President Michel Aoun stressed on Wednesday from New york that Lebanon's army is capable of confronting terrorism and that the “assistance it receives is an essential factor to enable it to fully carry out its tasks,” the National News Agency reported.

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Israel Says 'Hizbullah-Operated' Drone over Golan Heights was Intercepted

Israel's military fired a Patriot missile on Tuesday to bring down what it said was an Iranian-made drone operated by Hizbullah on a reconnaissance mission over the Golan Heights.

The drone took off from a Damascus military airport before entering the demilitarized zone approaching the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus told the AFP news agency.

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Berri Chairs Parliament Meeting, Reiterates Need to Cut Extension Term Despite Opposition

Lawmakers convened on Tuesday in a parliament session in Nejmeh Square under the chairmanship of Speaker Nabih Berri to tackle 42 items on the agenda in addition to the oil and gas exploration petroleum activities file.

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Report: Al-Talli Allegedly Seeks 'Vengeance' against Nasrallah

Top official of the jihadist al-Nusra Front group in the border region between Syria and Lebanon, Abu Malek al-Talli, has reportedly given orders to his “elements in the southern refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh" to stand by for “vengeance against Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Tuesday.

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Bassil Replies to Berri: Slashing Parliament's Term Harms Electoral Reforms

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil replied to Speaker Nabih Berri's suggestion to slash the parliament's already extended term and said that it “hits reforms,” introduced with the country's new electoral law, the National News Agency reported Tuesday.

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Cabinet OKs 'Biometric' Voter ID Card, Controversy over Prior-Registration for Voters

Lebanon's cabinet approved a suggestion to upgrade the citizen’s identity cards into “biometric identity cards”, or what is known as a magnetic voter card, that enables nationals to use their IDs to cast their votes at the upcoming parliamentary elections.

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Aoun in NY for U.N. General Assembly Meeting

Heading an official delegation President Michel Aoun arrived in New York on Monday to take part in the UN General Assembly Annual meeting, the National News Agency reported Monday.

Lebanon's participation in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly meeting is the first for a Lebanese president in three years because of the vacuum that plagued the country's top State post.

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Bassil Starts Tour to Canada, US

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil started a tour on Saturday that will include the United States and Canada, the National News Agency reported.

The Minister is scheduled to visit various States and will hold a series of official meetings, added NNA.

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Report: Lebanon Steps Up Security after 'Risk Reports'

After threats of “heightened security risk” issued by foreign embassies in Beirut, reports said on Saturday that the security apparatuses have taken the latest “threats seriously” and have stepped up safety measures to prevent any breach, al-Joumhouria daily reported Saturday.

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Army Celebrates Eastern Border Victory, Aoun Assures 'Aggressors Will be Captured'

The Army Command celebrated on Saturday the army's victory in ousting the Islamic State extremist militants from Lebanon's eastern border, the National News Agency reported.

Army chief Major General Jospeh Aoun presided over the ceremony honoring army units that participated in the Dawn of the Outskirts battle.

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