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Lebanese Forces 'Demands' Justice Portfolio

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri intensifies efforts to ease obstacles hampering the formation process and has therefore held series of meetings with related parties.

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Kataeb Suggests Cutting Off Lifelong Salaries for Deputies

The Kataeb parliamentary bloc has submitted a draft law suggesting that lifelong salaries for lawmakers be terminated, a move described as beneficial for Lebanon's treasury.

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President Meets Iraqi Foreign Minister

President Michel Aoun received Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Tuesday at the Baabda Presidential Palace, the National News Agency reported.

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Report: Druze Obstacle Likely ‘Eased’ Paving Way for Government Lineup

Efforts to lineup the government have not seized over the weekend, as meetings and contacts were intensified to ease the obstacles mainly the Druze and Christian representation.

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Aoun Welcomes Reopening of Nassib Crossing

President Michel Aoun hailed on Monday the reopening of a key trade route between Syria and Jordan, once vital for the transit of goods in the Middle East, describing it as beneficial for Lebanon’s productive sector.

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Deryan Condemns ‘Political Extortion’ against SA

Grand Mufti of the Republic Sheikh Abdul Latif Deryan expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia on Monday, condemning what he described as “political extortion” targeting it over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the National News Agency reported on Monday.

Deryan expressed his resentment saying SA is being subject for “malicious goals intending to undermine its wise and rational policy led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz.”

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Hariri Voices Solidarity with Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia "in the face of the campaigns targeting it," Hariri’s press office said.

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Israeli Drone Hovers over Lebanese Areas, Destroys Spy Device

An Israeli reconnaissance airplane has incessantly been hovering over Lebanese areas recently, as the State-run National News Agency reported that an Israeli spy device planted east of the southern town of Hallusieh was remotely destroyed on Sunday by an Israeli drone.

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Hariri Lauds Aoun’s Speech at Francophone Summit

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri contacted President Michel Aoun on Saturday congratulating him on his safe return from Armenia after his participation in the Francophonie Summit.

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Geagea: Outcome of Students Elections Reflects LF Representation

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea on Saturday said the recent student elections reflect the wide popularity and representation of the Lebanese Forces, as he hinted at Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil saying the “main goal of some is to curtail the LF representation.”

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