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Mikati talks to Assad on sidelines of Arab Summit

Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the sidelines of the 32nd Arab Summit that was held Friday in Jeddah, Arab sources confirmed.

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Bahrain to resume diplomatic relations with Lebanon

Bahrain has said it would restore full diplomatic relations with Lebanon after a year and a half, following a row over the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen.

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Mikati urges Arabs to help Lebanese engage in dialogue

Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Saturday lamented that the Lebanese “have not helped each other.”

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Salameh reiterates that he will appeal Interpol notice

Embattled Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh has reiterated that he intends to appeal an Interpol notice issued for him after he failed to show up in Paris earlier this week for questioning in a key corruption case.

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Arab Summit urges Lebanese to engage in dialogue to elect president

Arab nations on Friday expressed their “solidarity with Lebanon” in the closing statement of the 32nd Arab Summit that was held in the Saudi city of Jeddah.

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Mikati urges repatriation of Syrians, asks KSA to help Lebanon

The “presidential vacuum” and the “failure to elect a new president” have “aggravated” Lebanon’s crisis, caretaker PM Najib Mikati told the 32nd Arab Summit in Jeddah on Friday.

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Report: Consensual president to be elected on June 6

June 6 will be a “serious and strongly likely” date for holding a presidential election session, informed sources said.

“Despite the Shiite Duo’s clinging to Marada Movement chief Suleiman Franjieh’s nomination, there are efforts to agree on a candidate who would not be loyal to the ruling camp or the opposition camp,” the sources told al-Liwaa newspaper in remarks published Friday.

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Maher al-Assad to Franjieh: Presidential file in Nasrallah's hands

Marada Movement chief Suleiman Franjieh has sought to “benefit from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s participation” in Jeddah’s Arab Summit by asking him to discuss his presidential nomination with the kingdom’s leadership, a media report said on Friday.

Franjieh made the request in talks with Assad’s powerful brother Maher, who told him to talk to Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah seeing as “the file is in his hands,” Lebanon’s Nidaa al-Watan newspaper reported.

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Al-Sisi urges president election in Lebanon in talks with Mikati

Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati held a meeting Friday in Jeddah with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on the sidelines of the 32nd Arab Summit that will kick off later in the day.

During the meeting, al-Sisi stressed his “continuous support for Lebanon and for the revival process in it,” expressing hope that a new president will be elected as soon as possible, Lebanon’s National News Agency said.

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Lebanon receives Salameh's arrest warrant from Interpol, what's next?

Lebanon on Friday received an Interpol notice for the country's embattled central bank governor who failed to show up in Paris earlier in the week for questioning in a key corruption case, Caretaker interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi said Friday.

A French investigative judge Tuesday issued an international arrest warrant for Salameh after he didn’t show up for questioning.

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