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Man Reportedly Abducted after Leaving Tripoli Workplace Carrying Cash

A man was kidnapped Sunday in the northern city of Tripoli after leaving his workplace carrying a large sum of money, media reports said.

“Lebanese national Nazih Zakaria al-Hussein was abducted after he left his workplace at the Tripoli Plaza company carrying 8 million Lebanese pounds,” LBCI television reported.

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Libya Groups Agree Peace Deal without Tripoli Parliament

Libyan political parties and members of civil society initialed a UN-proposed peace accord in Morocco on Saturday, despite the absence of a rival parliament not recognized by the international community.

"This is a step, but it is really an important step along the path to peace," UN envoy Bernardino Leon said at a ceremony in the Moroccan resort of Skhirat marking the agreement.

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Israeli Drone Crashes in Lebanon for 2nd Time in 3 Weeks

An Israeli drone crashed in the northern city of Tripoli on Saturday, the army said, in the second such incident in three weeks.

"At around 8:30 am (0530 GMT), a drone belonging to the Israeli enemy went down in the port of Tripoli, and the army has taken the necessary measures," the military said in a statement, without elaborating.

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Reports: Lebanese IS Fighter Killed in Iraq

A Lebanese Islamic State group fighter, who hails from the northern city of Tripoli, has been killed in Iraq, media reports said Friday.

Hassan al-Masri, known as Aba Qassem al-Lubnani, died while fighting alongside the IS, they said, without specifying in which area.

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Army Arrests Osama Mansour's Brother in Tripoli

The Lebanese army arrested overnight suspected Islamist Amin Mansour, the brother of Osama Mansour, in the northern city of Tripoli's, the army said in a statement on Friday.

The arrest in Bab al-Tebbaneh triggered a wave of popular protests in the streets of the city, NNA added.

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Army Arrests Two Syrians for Possession of Arms

The Lebanese army arrested two Syrian nationals at dawn after confiscating some amounts of weapons and ammunition that they kept in hiding, the National News Agency stated on Thursday.

The army raided a warehouse in Tripoli's al-Qobbeh which belongs to Syrian nationals of the al-Raayan family.

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Mustaqbal Delegation Holds Talks with Hariri

Delegations from al-Mustaqbal movement tackled with leader Saad Hariri the relations of the party with other political movements mainly the Free Patriotic Movement and the latest campaign the latter waged against them, al-Joumhouria daily said on Tuesday.

Discussions focused on the situation in the northern city of Tripoli in the presence of Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi, MPs Mohammed Kabbara and Ahmad Fatfat, the party's Coordinator in Tripoli Moustafa Alloush and a number of the city's officials, the daily added.

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Beddawi Clashes Kill a Man, Wound Another

A clash that erupted Friday in al-Beddawi Palestinian refugee camp near the northern city of Tripoli killed a man and wounded another, the state-run National News Agency reported on Saturday.

The clash, which broke out at midnight, spread tension in the area where armed men spread out, in parallel with vigorous mobilization of the army forces to contain the situation.

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Release of Hostages Reportedly Awaits Qatar's 'Ransom Payment'

The release of the Lebanese servicemen taken hostage by jihadists last year is awaiting Qatar's payment of a ransom, which is part of the prisoner exchange deal, al-Akhbar daily reported on Thursday.

The newspaper quoted ministerial sources as saying that the release of the hostages hinged on the payment of “huge amounts of money to the terrorists as part of the deal.”

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Security Official Plays Down Claims on Tripoli Terror Plot

A high-ranking security official played down claims by an al-Nusra Front leader that the Islamic State extremist group is plotting a terrorist attack in the northern city of Tripoli.

The official, who was not identified, told pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat published Tuesday that security forces have not received any such information.

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