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Jumblat Praises Hariri for Defending Hizbullah-Mustaqbal Dialogue but March 8 Slams his Speech

Progressive Socialist Party chief MP Walid Jumblat has said it was important for Hizbullah and al-Mustaqbal movement to stick to their dialogue to resolve several issues.

“What's important is for the dialogue between al-Mustaqbal and Hizbullah to continue,” said Jumblat in remarks published in As Safir daily on Monday.

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Report: Saad Hariri Remaining in Lebanon until Midweek

Head of the Mustaqbal Movement MP Saad Hariri who had arrived in Lebanon overnight on Friday is expected to remain in the country until the middle of next week, reported the Kuwaiti daily al-Anba on Sunday.

It did not specify which day he is set to depart Beirut.

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Politicians Commemorate 10th Assassination Anniversary of Hariri

Lebanon marks on Saturday the tenth anniversary of slain former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who was assassinated on February 14, 2005.

“They killed you, but they will never be able to kill your legacy,” Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea tweeted via his account on Twitter.

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Hariri Arrives in Beirut to Mark Assassination of Slain Father

Al-Mustaqbal chief and former Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived overnight in Lebanon to attend the tenth anniversary of his father's assassination at the BIEL exhibition center in downtown Beirut on Saturday.

According to al-Mustaqbal newspaper, Hariri a leader of the March 14 alliance arrived in Lebanon coming from Riyadh to give a speech at a rally commemorating his slain father.

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Kerry on Hariri Anniversary: No Justification for Retention of Arms by a Militia that Answers to Damascus, Tehran

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday stressed that there is no “justification” for the retention of arms by Hizbullah, as he urged Lebanon's leaders to elect a new president through local efforts.

“Make no mistake: there is no justification for the retention of arms by a militia or terrorist group that answers -- not to the Lebanese people -- but to foreign governments in Damascus and Tehran,” Kerry said in a message commemorating the tenth anniversary of former premier Rafik Hariri's assassination, in an apparent reference to Hizbullah.

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Salam Says Rafik Hariri Rejected Extremism, Believed in Coexistence

Prime Minister Tammam Salam praised on Friday former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on his tenth assassination anniversary for rejecting extremism and exerting all efforts to achieve peace and stability in Lebanon.

Ten years after Hariri's murder, “we bow in respect of the memory of the person whose first and last passion was Lebanon,” Salam said.

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Daryan Says No to Despair, Urges Coexistence on Hariri's 10th Murder Anniversary

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan visited on Friday the grave of ex-PM Rafik Hariri in downtown Beirut from where he urged the Lebanese to hold onto the state and coexistence.

The 10th anniversary of Hariri's assassination comes in the absence of a president, Daryan said in a statement he read to reporters near al-Amin Mosque.

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Hariri: Only Rafik Hariri Project Will Prevail despite Arms, Terror, Assassinations

Al-Mustaqbal movement leader MP Saad Hariri stressed Thursday that the political and economic project of his slain father, former premier Rafik Hariri, will eventually “prevail” despite attempts to stop it through “arms, terrorism and assassination attempts.”

“Ten years ago, Lebanon was being built and someone tried to stop the process of Lebanon's reconstruction … and after 10 years, we're witnessing recurrent attempts to stop this project, but we shall continue,” Hariri told LBCI TV, two days before the tenth anniversary of his father's assassination in a massive bombing in Beirut.

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Justice Elusive 10 Years after Killing of Hariri

The public gallery at a court in the Netherlands was as deserted as the defendant's dock on a recent day at the trial of five Hizbullah suspects in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, one of the most prominent Sunni politicians in the Middle East.

The massive explosion that tore through his convoy on the Beirut seaside 10 years ago sent a tremor across the region and unleashed a popular uprising that briefly united the Lebanese and ejected Syrian troops from the country. But a decade later, and despite millions of dollars spent, justice remains elusive in a case that has been overshadowed by more recent turmoil.

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Report: Hariri Will Not Make Personal Appearance at Feb. 14 Ceremony over Security Fears

Head of the Mustaqbal Movement MP Saad Hariri will not appear in person at Saturday's ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri over security concerns, reported al-Joumhouria newspaper on Thursday.

Mustaqbal sources told the daily: “Security fears will thwart his personal participation at the event.”

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