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Qassem: Our presence in the confrontation is what deters the enemy

Hezbollah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem on Wednesday said that his group’s “presence in the confrontation” with Israel is “what deters the enemy.”

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Bassil says 'open' to presidential dialogue with strict deadline

An agreement on Lebanon's next president can only be reached through dialogue, Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil said.

"No camp can impose a president on the other. Only dialogue can help us reach an agreement on a (president's) name," Bassil said in a press conference Tuesday.

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Berri, Bassil exchange 'positive' messages on dialogue

Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil have communicated through a parliamentary mediator close to the FPM leader, political sources said.

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Woman, girl killed in Israeli strike on Majdal Zoun

An Israeli air strike on south Lebanon killed a woman and wounded her daughter on Wednesday, state media said, while a hospital source told AFP a young girl had also died.

Hezbollah and its arch-foe Israel have been exchanging near-daily fire across the border since the Israel-Hamas war broke out on October 7.

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All-out war with Hezbollah could cause power outages across Israel, minister says

An all-out war between Lebanon and Israel could result in frequent power outages across Israel, the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation Kan News said, based on reports by the Israeli health minister and the head of the Israeli health ministry.

The reports said that in case of a full-scale war, 60 percent of Israel would suffer from power outages, each one lasting two hours, multiple times a day.

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Quintet envoys meet at Pine Residence, Le Drian to visit Beirut before Ramadan

The ambassadors of the five-nation group for Lebanon will meet today, Tuesday at the Pine Residence in Beirut, al-Jadeed TV reported.

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Aoun tacitly criticizes Hezbollah's decision to activate southern front

Former president and Free Patriotic Movement founder Michel Aoun has tacitly criticized Hezbollah for deciding to activate the southern front against Israel in support of the embattled Hamas in Gaza.

“We do not have a defense treaty with Gaza and the side that can link fronts is the Arab League, but a part of the Lebanese people made a choice and the government is incapable of taking a stance,” Aoun said in an interview on OTV.

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US delegation to discuss support for army during Beirut visit

A delegation from the U.S. Congress’ foreign affairs committee will arrive today, Tuesday in Beirut for talks with Speaker Nabih Berri, caretaker PM Najib Mikati, Army chief Joseph Aoun and possibly caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib, a media report said.

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Jumblat recommends commitment to Res. 1701, armistice agreement

Former Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat sees that Lebanon has entered an "open war" with Israel.

In a post published Monday on the X platform, Jumblat warned that the war with Israel might last for months or even more.

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US says pressing Israel and Lebanon to halt escalation

U.S. State Department Arabic-language spokesperson Samuel Werberg has stressed that Washington does not support an expansion of the war between Lebanon and Israel.

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