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Report: Hizbullah Enduring Financial Crisis

Hizbullah is passing through a financial crisis and is calling on its supporters for financial contributions after Iran shrank down financial aid it provides for the party, the Kuwaiti al-Anbaa daily reported on Thursday.

Billboards have spread in the southern suburbs of Beirut calling upon citizens for financial donations for the benefit of Hizbullah under the banner of “training a mujahid”, said the daily.

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Central Bank Governor Denies Resignation Reports

Governor of Central Bank of Lebanon Riad Salameh denied on Wednesday reports claiming that he submitted his resignation to President Michel Aoun, Salameh's media office said in a statement.

“Media outlets have circulated news reports on Wednesday claiming that the Central Bank Governor has placed his resignation at the disposal of the President,” said a statement issued by Salameh's media office.

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Missing Child Found Dead on Seashore in North Lebanon

A Syrian child who went missing on Tuesday in the outskirts of the northern town of al-Mhammara was found dead on the seashore in Abdeh port north Lebanon, the State-run National News Agency reported on Wednesday.

Lebanese Army troops found the dead body of Rasoul Mamdouh Shehadeh lying on the seashore near the fishermen port in said area, reported NNA.

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Jumblat Lashes Out at Bassil's Suggestion for Christian-Chaired Senate

Leader of the Democratic Gathering bloc MP Walid Jumblat lashed out at a proposal made by Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil to create a Senate under a Christian leadership and stressed that the proposal violates the Taef Accord.

The Druze leader explained that establishing a Senate was first suggested in the Taef accord so as to eliminate political sectarianism.

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Aoun in Rome to Meet Pope Francis

President Michel Aoun made his first official visit to Europe and has traveled on Wednesday to Rome where he is scheduled to hold a meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday to discuss the latest developments since his election as president.

Upon his arrival at Rome's Ciampino Airport, Aoun told reporters: “On behalf of the Lebanese I bring to the Pope a message of love that Lebanon has recovered and is on the road to unity.

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Disney Shelves 'Beauty and the Beast' in Malaysia after Cuts

Disney has indefinitely postponed the opening of its film "Beauty and the Beast" in Malaysia after censors in the Muslim-majority nation reportedly cut out a "gay moment" in the movie.

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Report: Iran Built Arms Factories for Hizbullah in Lebanon

Amid mounting pressure on Iran from US President Donald Trump and the Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu's administration, an Iranian aide to the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards said that Iran has established missiles and weapons factories in Lebanon that it handed over to the Hizbullah party, the Kuwaiti al-Jarida reported on Tuesday.

A statement issued by the Iranian Defense Minister days ago said that Hizbullah has become able to manufacture missiles capable of targeting the entire Israeli territory, said the daily.

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General Security Demands Media Precision about Agency News

The General Directorate of General Security issued a statement on Tuesday requesting Lebanon's media outlets to commit to accuracy when reporting news about the agency.

“Some visual, printed and audio media outlets, and electronic news websites are reporting inaccurate reports about the work of the Directorate and are incorrectly referring it to sources in the agency,” the statement read.

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Report: Bkirki Says Rahi's Remarks about Hizbullah Reflect Reality

Following statements made by Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi about Hizbullah's possession of arms, which triggered a flurry of reactions, Bkirki sources defended the Patriarch and stressed that he has described a reality and will not reconsider his position, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Tuesday.

“Rahi has described the reality of the situation as for the Lebanese's separation over Hizbullah's involvement in fighting in Syria. He will not reconsider his position because everyone knows it's true,” Bkirki sources told al-Joumhouria on Tuesday.

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Cabinet Schedules 'Final Session' on Budget Friday

An evening cabinet meeting devoted to study and approve Lebanon's 2017 state budget, did not finalize the needed discussions as anticipated by Prime Minister Saad Hariri who scheduled a final session for Friday to endorse the plan for the first time in 12 years, reports said on Tuesday.

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