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Aug 20

 Aoun 'Convinced' Foreign Meddling behind Govt. Delay

Aoun 'Convinced' Foreign Meddling behind Govt. Delay

President Michel Aoun has become “convinced” that “foreign interference” is behind the ongoing delay in the Cabinet formation process, sources close to him have said.

In remarks to UAE's"...

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Aug 20

 Hariri Relying on 'Agreement with Putin' to 'Protect Country'

Hariri Relying on 'Agreement with Putin' to 'Protect Country'

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri is increasingly “putting Russia in the picture of the Lebanese situation's developments” as well as “his stance on the file of the relation with the Syrian regime,” a media report said.

Hariri"...

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Aug 20

Lavrov to discuss return of Syrian refugees with Lebanese top diplomat

Lavrov to discuss return of Syrian refugees with Lebanese top diplomat

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will discuss the situation in Syria, including the return of Syrian refugees, with his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil on August 20, the Russian Foreign Minister said in a statement on Sunday.

'The"...

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Aug 20

 Senior U.S. General Concludes Visit to Lebanon

Senior U.S. General Concludes Visit to Lebanon

Major General Michael Langley, United States Central Command Director for Strategy, Plans, and Policy, visited Lebanon from August 15 to 18, the U.S. embassy said.

Langley is responsible for Foreign Military Sales"...

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Aug 20

Is Lebanon's beach privatisation a corrupt playground of the nation's wealthy?

Is Lebanon's beach privatisation a corrupt playground of the nation's wealthy?

Flanked by towering mountains and dotted by sandy beaches, Lebanon’s lulling shores were once the coveted summer destination for Europe’s elite and the weekend getaway for locals.

A stone’s throw"...

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Aug 20

Indonesia Sends Helicopter to UN Peacekeeping Mission in Lebanon

Indonesia Sends Helicopter to UN Peacekeeping Mission in Lebanon

The Indonesian Military, or TNI, on Saturday (18/08) sent a helicopter to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.

The Dauphin HR-3601 and nine crew members will join the United Nations Interim Forces"...

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Aug 19

The beauty pageant where all the contestants miss Lebanon

The beauty pageant where all the contestants miss Lebanon

In the corner of a brightly-lit conference room at the Mytt Beach Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand, the 11 finalists of “Miss Lebanon Emigrant” 2018 are getting ready behind a large navy curtain. It’s less than an hour before the opening group dance, and the improvised dressing"...

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Aug 19

 Riachi Says FPM 'Threw Over' the Rest of Maarab Agreement

Riachi Says FPM 'Threw Over' the Rest of Maarab Agreement

As the conflict widens between the Lebanese Forces and Free Patriotic Movement over ministerial shares, caretaker Information Minister Melhem Riachi said the FPM “had obtained what it wanted from the Maarab Agreement and shunned other elements of the accord,' Asharq al-Awsat daily"...

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Aug 19

 Riachi to Asharq Al-Awsat: Normalization with Syria is Part of Attempts to Delay Cabinet

Riachi to Asharq Al-Awsat: Normalization with Syria is Part of Attempts to Delay Cabinet

Caretaker Information Minister Melhem Riachi has warned against further details in the formation of the Lebanese government, slamming attempts to normalize relations with Syria as part of efforts exerted by some parties to prolong the cabinet stalemate.

The government formation"...

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Aug 19

Syria Ties Further Complicate Lebanon’s Cabinet Formation Process

Syria Ties Further Complicate Lebanon’s Cabinet Formation Process

The Lebanese government formation crisis has grown after demands by some parties for bigger shares – seen as the main obstacle – were topped by calls for an agreement on the normalization of relations with Syria as part of the cabinet’s policy statement.

Sources"...

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