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06-30-13
A three-day parliamentary session set by Speaker Nabih Berri on Monday will likely fail to convene over the boycott of March 14 alliance blocs in addition to an inclination by the Change and Reform bloc not to attend.

06-30-13
President Michel Sleiman discussed efforts to form a new government with Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam Saturday.

06-30-13
NGO Nasawiya slammed Saturday Beirut MP Nadim Gemayel, accusing his bodyguards of displaying militia-like behavior toward members of the group overnight in Beirut.

06-30-13
ABRA, Lebanon: The Army handed control Saturday of the Bilal bin-Rabah Mosque, formerly occupied by Salafist Sheikh Ahmad Al-Assir and his armed supporters, to the mufti of the southern city of Sidon as clean-up work commenced in eastern neighborhood of Abra, the scene of recent gunbattles.

06-30-13
Speaker Nabih Berri defended Saturday setting a series of legislative sessions for early next week and criticized lawmakers and officials who objected or questioned his decision.

06-29-13
Corruption in Lebanon has increased over the last year, a survey says, with 66 percent of Lebanese citizens confirming that the level of exploitation and bribery in the country is the highest it has ever been. We are facing a systematic problem of corruption and bribery which has unfortunately even found its way to the education sector, head of the Lebanese Transparency Association Nada Abdul-Sater said.

06-29-13
U.S. officials have pledged renewed support for Lebanons Army, saying it was the sole guarantor of stability days after a battle with supporters of a radical preacher in Sidon.

06-29-13
ABRA, Lebanon: Lebanese Army soldiers fired in the air in a failed attempt to prevent supporters of Salafist Sheikh Ahmad Assir from entering a mosque that belongs to the controversial preacher in the Sidon suburb of Abra.

06-29-13
The Gulf Cooperation Council will hold a meeting in Riyadh next week to agree on mechanisms for imposing sanctions on members of Lebanons Hezbollah, its head Abdullatif al-Zayani said.

06-29-13
Caretaker Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour warned Friday that the challenges of addressing the Syrian refugee crisis went beyond searching for funding assistance, and required radically new approaches.

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