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04-17-13
A complaint to the Arab League over recent Syrian violations along the border with Lebanon needs to be accompanied by measures from Beirut to prevent the entry of militants into Lebanon, caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said in comments published Wednesday.

04-17-13
Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam said that he is waiting for the political parties to suggest possible ministers for the new government, adding that the Cabinet formation process still requires time in remarks published Wednesday.

04-17-13
Relatives of Lebanese hostages held in Syria attempted to break into the Turkish Embassy in Rabieh Tuesday, in a renewed attempt to pressure Turkish officials to secure the release of their loved ones held captive in the war-ravaged country.

04-17-13
Gasoline prices in Lebanon continued to fall Wednesday, according to data released by the Water and Energy Ministry.

04-17-13
Speaker Nabih Berri stressed in remarks published Wednesday the need for MPs to arrive at results during a May 15 legislative session of Parliament over the issue of a new electoral law.

04-17-13
Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati, his brother Taha and Lebanese-Brazilian banker Joseph Safra are among the 10 richest Arabs, according to Forbes - Middle East.

04-17-13
The opposition Syrian National Coalition called on Lebanon to control its frontiers Tuesday, while the Future Movement contended it was the duty of Lebanese authorities to request United Nations assistance in protecting its northern and eastern borders.

04-17-13
Fighting between rebels and Lebanese Shiites living in a cluster of Syrian villages near the border points to a deepening Hezbollah involvement in the neighboring conflict, with all the risks this entails to the countrys security and stability, political analysts say.

04-17-13
A narrow brook is all that separates the village of Hawsh al-Sayyed Ali from the Syrian village of Safsafeh on the other side. The makeshift bridge of logs and scrap metal remains, but the small concrete kiosk that once served as a Syrian border guard outpost has been abandoned, its doorway bricked over.

04-17-13
Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam said Tuesday that he was against rushing the process to form a Cabinet, as political sources predicted the government would take shape in early May.

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