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Aug 20

 Illegal practices by employees ‘evident in tobacco case’

Illegal practices by employees ‘evident in tobacco case’

The Jordan Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission (JIACC) on Sunday said that investigations into the tobacco factory case had revealed “illegal practices and behaviours by public and private sector employees”.

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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

 Jreissati Says Govt. Can be Formed in Late August if Hariri Decides

Jreissati Says Govt. Can be Formed in Late August if Hariri Decides

The new government can be formed in late August should Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri take the decision to do so, caretaker Justice Minister Salim Jreissati said on Sunday.

“August carries all victories,"...

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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 in"...

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Aug 20

 Mario Aoun says LF ministers obstruct work of FPM ministers

Mario Aoun says LF ministers obstruct work of FPM ministers

MP Mario Aoun pointed out Sunday that the ministers of the Lebanese Forces have adopted 'a policy of obstruction' against the work of the Free Patriotic Movement ministers.

'The Lebanese Forces ministers"...

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Aug 20

 LebaneseBrazilian talks at Defense Ministry

LebaneseBrazilian talks at Defense Ministry

The National Defense Ministry witnessed Sunday a meeting between Caretaker National Defense Minister, Yaacoub Sarraf, and Brazilian State Minister for Strategic Affairs, Hussein Calot, and his accompanying delegation in presence of Brazilian Ambassador, Georges Geraldo Qadri.

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