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Report: After Qatar, Hariri to Visit UAE

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is expected to visit the United Arab Emirates after concluding his visit to Qatar, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Thursday.

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Report: Hariri to Visit Qatar Wednesday

Prime Minister-designate Saad reportedly will visit Qatar on Wednesday to hold talks with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, media reports said.

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Hariri Visits Baabda after a Pause: No Progress on Government Formation

Recently returning from Paris, PM-designate Saad Hariri met President Michel Aoun at Baabda Palace on Friday after which he said there was no progress on the formation of a government.

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Hariri Meets Macron at Elysee Palace

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri met French President Emmanuel Macron Wednesday evening at the Elysee Palace in Paris, for a working dinner, Hariri's press office said in a statement.

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Hariri Holds Talks with al-Sisi in Cairo

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Wednesday met Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi at theAal-Ittihadia Palace in Cairo, his media office said in a statement.

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Hariri 'Sends' Letter to Aoun after Video Barb, Center House Denies

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri reportedly “disregarded” the latest “insulting” leaked video remarks against him by President Michel Aoun, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.

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Charges in Beirut Port Blast Stir Controversy

Top Lebanese politicians and the Hizbulah group rallied on Friday against charges of negligence leveled against the caretaker prime minister and three former ministers over the massive explosion in Beirut's port, underscoring the enormous difficulties facing the investigation.

Hizbullah called on investigating judge Fadi Sawwan to reconsider the charges, calling them "political targeting" and saying they lacked legal and constitutional basis.

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Report: Government Gridlock Persists

The gridlock preventing the formation of a government in Lebanon shows no signs of easing well into the second month after the designation of PM Saad Hariri for the task, reports said Tuesday.

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Report: Promises to Facilitate Govt Formation ‘Fade’

Bringing the government formation talks back to square one reportedly "serve" Hizbullah and its backer, Iran, which prefers to push the consultations until after US President-elect Joe Biden assumes his constitutional duties, succeeding President Donald Trump, the Saudi Asharq el-Awsat reported on Thursday.

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Mustaqbal MP Says Aoun-Hariri Govt Cooperation Proceeding

Al-Mustaqbal Parliamentary bloc MP Samir el-Jisr assured that PM-designate Saad Hariri is still working “under the guidance” of the French initiative, and will not step back from his mission to form a government despite a stalemate, Nidaa al-Watan newspaper reported on Saturday.

“Hariri is working on easing all the obstacles facing the formation process, which currently seem linked to naming the ministers,” for ministerial portfolios, said Jisr.

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