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LF Holds Bassil Responsible for Lineup Delay

The Lebanese Forces blamed Foreign Minister, Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil for the "entire" obstacles hampering the government formation, mainly the Christian and Druze representation stalemate, al-Joumhouria daily reported.

LF sources told the daily: “It is normal to focus at the current stage on an expected meeting between Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and Bassil because the actual stalemate lies with Bassil.

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New Batch of Syrian Refugees Return Home from Lebanon

Tens of Syrian refugees in the border villages of Shebaa and al-Arqoub started crossing the border from Lebanon on Monday, the latest group to return to Syria from its western neighbor, the National News Agency reported on Monday.

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Report: Lebanon Cautions Against Street Protests to 'Pressure' Govt. Lineup

Lebanese officials and security leaders “agree to disagree” with resorting to street protests in a bid to solve the hurdle hampering the formation of the government out of “fear things spin out of control,” the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat daily reported on Monday.

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Berri Meets Riachi in Ain el-Tineh

Speaker Nabih Berri welcomed on Saturday in his Ain el-Tineh residence caretaker Minister of Information Melhem Riachi, the state-run National News Agency reported.

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PSP Says ‘Rightful’ Demand for Representation Not to Be Called ‘Obstacle’

In light of endeavors and contacts between political parties aiming at easing obstacles delaying the Cabinet formation, including a so-called Druze “stalemate,” Progressive Socialist Party sources refused to speak of it as an obstacle saying it is more a “right for proper representation and partnership,” al-Joumhouria daily reported Saturday.

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Report: ‘Cautious Optimism’ on Cabinet Formation as Talks Gather Momentum

The latest drive of Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to line-up Lebanon’s Cabinet has raised the level of optimism on its imminent formation shall the latest contacts succeed at solving the Christian and Druze obstacles, media reports said on Saturday.

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Aoun: Road to Reform Will Achieve Goals, Anti-Corruption Plan a Priority

President Michel Aoun stressed on Friday that the country’s reform path will not go backwards assuring that fighting corruption is one of the government's priorities.

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Hariri Vows Solutions for Cabinet Delay, Asks for Berri’s Help

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri vowed to put forward some suggestions that would facilitate the delayed formation of the government, adding that he requested the Speaker’s help in this endeavor when he met him on Thursday, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat daily reported on Friday.

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Report: Officials Considering Several ‘Proposals’ to End Govt. Stalemate

The delay in lining up a Lebanese government amid wrangling between political parties over Cabinet shares, has called for forwarding several suggestions, some of which are “being considered”, in a bid to solve the stalemates.

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Aoun Meets Del Col, Says UNIFIL Mandate Should Not Be Modified

President Michel Aoun has met at Baabda palace the newly appointed UNIFIL Force Commander Maj. Gen. Stefano Del Col, to whom he maintained Lebanon's readiness to facilitate the peacekeepers' mission and the implementation of UN resolution 1701, the National News Agency reported on Thursday.

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