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Berri to his Critics: I Don't Work for Anyone

Speaker Nabih Berri has criticized parliamentary blocs that are pressuring him into putting certain draft-laws on the agenda of a legislative session, saying he is not their employee.

The Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese Forces had urged Berri to put a draft-law on giving the nationality to Lebanese expatriates on the agenda of the session.

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Army Raids Bab al-Tabbaneh as General Security Arrests 'IS Mufti'

The Lebanese army heavily deployed on Sunday in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood in the northern coastal city of Tripoli, as the General Security apprehended a prominent member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Troops raided several areas in the neighborhood in search of suspects.

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Teen Girl Dead in Tripoli Amusement Park Accident

A 17-year-old girl died and several children were injured in an accident at an amusement park in the northern city of Tripoli, the state-run National News Agency reported.

NNA said Mariam al-Tabbah was killed and five children were wounded when the ferris wheel at City Land toppled.

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Mashnouq Tours Dahiyeh as Security Plan Set to Include Fanar

Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq toured on Wednesday Beirut's southern suburbs in the light of the security deployment in the area after a security plan kicked off.

“The security is restored in several areas across Lebanon despite the conflict in the region,” Mashnouq said in a press conference from al-Ouzai area.

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Security Forces Kickstart Beirut, Dahiyeh Security Plan

The army and Internal Security Forces took into force a security plan in Beirut and its southern suburbs to apprehend outlaws, the military announced in a statement on Tuesday.

The plan will last several days and include holding numerous stationary and temporary checkpoints.

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Security Source: Bomb Explodes Outside Spanish Embassy in Libya

A bomb exploded outside Spain's embassy in the Libyan capital on Monday night without causing injuries, a security source told Agence France Presse, an attack later claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.

"Islamic State extremists concealed an explosive device near an exterior wall of the Spanish embassy building in Tripoli, which caused some material damage to it and to neighboring buildings," local official Issam Naas told AFP.

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Boat Skipper Facing Mass Murder Charge over Migrant Disaster

The captain of a migrant boat that capsized in the Mediterranean's deadliest disaster in decades was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of causing the deaths of an estimated 800 people.

Prosecutors in the Sicilian city of Catania said they believed Tunisian national Mohammed Ali Malek, 27, was responsible for steering mistakes and the reckless overcrowding which led to the horrifying shipwreck off Libya on Sunday.

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Amid Hammoud Denies Fleeing Lebanon, Stresses He's 'Under the Law'

Al-Mustaqbal movement official Amid Hammoud denied on Friday that he had fled Lebanon over confessions by militia leaders in the northern city of Tripoli that he provided them with weapons and ammunition.

In a phone interview with LBCI television, Hammoud revealed that he has been in Turkey since ten days and that he resides there on a “near-permanent basis,” declining to respond to any accusations.

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Army Raids Tripoli Arms Depot

The Lebanese army said on Friday that it seized mortar shells and explosives during a night raid in the northern city of Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh area.

A military communique said an army unit raided a depot at the grocery market on Thursday night after receiving information that militants had stashed weapons there.

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Army Arrests 5 People in Tripoli Raid

The Lebanese army said on Thursday that it has arrested five individuals in the northern city of Tripoli's al-Beddawi area.

A military communique stated that during a raid on a sawmill and a grocery shop on Wednesday night, an army patrol apprehended two suspicious men.

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