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Report: Lebanon’s Salvation Through a National Consensus Cabinet

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri “will not step back from his mission” and is keen on forming a national consensus government to safeguard the investment programs that gained international approval at the Cedre conference, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat daily reported on Tuesday.

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Berri Calls for Joint Parliamentary Committee Meeting

Speaker Nabih has called the joint parliamentary committees for a meeting on Thursday, media reports said Monday.

The meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. to continue the discussions of the draft laws.

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Aoun Meets Swiss President, Urges Hariri to 'Take Initiative'

President Michel Aoun on Monday urged Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to “take the initiative” regarding the stalled Cabinet formation process.

“Pluralism creates problems during the formation process. We are listening to the demands and seeking to create consensus,” Aoun said at a joint press conference with visiting Swiss leader Alain Berset at the Presidential Palace in Baabda.

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Report: No STL Ruling in Sept., Nasrallah Speech Reflects ‘Uneasiness’ with Tribunal

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon “will not issue a ruling in September” as circulated in media outlets, and the remarks made by Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah about the court “reflect his uneasiness” with its outcome, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday.

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Report: Syria Tells Hizbullah to ‘Keep Troops on Its Soil’

Hizbullah has reportedly “received an official request” from the Syrian leadership that its troops “should remain in Syria for an additional period of time,” even after the end of fighting in the north-west and north-east regions, al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Saturday.

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Report: Aoun-Hariri Ties ‘Intact’, President 'Weighing Options' if Formation Delay Persists

Relations between President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri are “not broken” because of conflict over the Cabinet formation, and the two men are holding contacts on a daily basis away from media spotlight, al-Akhbar daily reported on Saturday.

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Report: Swiss President Expected to Visit Beirut

Swiss President Alain Berset is expected to arrive on an official visit in Beirut during the weekend, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

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Washington Criticizes Nasrallah Meeting with Huthis

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley criticized a meeting held between Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and a delegation from Yemen's Houthi rebels on August 19.

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Aoun Affirms Commitment to Dissociation Policy

President Michel Aoun received on Friday a delegation of Lebanese nationals living in Gulf countries, the National News Agency reported.

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Sunni Opposition Reiterates ‘Representation Right’, Rejects ‘Infringement’ on Hariri’s Powers

Sunni lawmakers not affiliated with al-Mustaqbal Movement voiced calls on Friday for their representation in the new Cabinet, nevertheless rejecting infringement on the powers of the Prime Minister.

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