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Cabinet Meeting Kicks Off at Grand Serail

Prime Minister Hassan Diab chaired the Cabinet meeting at the Grand Serail on Thursday in the presence of Central Bank governor Riad Salameh and Head of the Association of Banks in Lebanon Salim Sfeir, the National News agency reported.

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Rampling in Talks with Najm: Independence of the Judiciary is Essential

Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm held talks on Thursday with UK Ambassador to Lebanon Chris Rampling in her office at the ministry, the National News Agency reported.

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ISF Arrests Counterfeit Money Gang

The Internal Security Forces arrested three suspects accused of distributing “large” amounts of counterfeit dollar banknotes and Lebanese pounds, the ISF said in a statement on Thursday.

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Report: France Fears Violence in Lebanon over Crisis

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned that the worsening humanitarian and economic crisis in Lebanon increases the risk of escalation in violence, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat reported on Thursday.

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Franjieh Warns of 'Civil War' during Upcoming Period of 'Hunger'

Marada Movement chief Suleiman Franjieh on Wednesday warned officials of the potential for violence when “hunger” increases in the coming period.

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Gemayel Urges Lebanese to Rally Massively and Peacefully

Kataeb Party chief Sami Gemayel on Wednesday addressed the Lebanese via his Facebook page, urging them to mobilize against the growing deterioration.

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Fahmi Ends Nighttime Curfew as 10 Virus Cases Recorded

Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi on Wednesday issued a memo lifting a months-long nighttime curfew and allowing businesses to open beyond midnight.

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Foreign Minister Hitti Visits UNIFIL and Blue Line

Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti on Wednesday visited the UNIFIL Headquarters as well as the Mission's area of operations and the Blue Line in south Lebanon, accompanied by over 30 young Lebanese diplomats.

A UNIFIL statement said Hitti made the visit to "see first-hand the work carried out by the Mission in coordination with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) in stabilizing the situation on the ground for almost 14 years."

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Saudi Ambassador Meets with U.S., UK and UAE Ambassadors

Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid Bukhari on Wednesday held separate meetings with the ambassadors of the U.S., the UK and the UAE -- Dorothy Shea, Chris Rampling and Hamad al-Shamesi.

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Hariri Hails Kanaan, Says MPs' Efforts Contribute to Restoring Financial Confidence

Al-Mustaqbal Movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri on Wednesday said he salutes MP Ibrahim Kanaan despite the “political differences.”

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