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Riad Salameh refused to appear before the court when he was summoned to court as part of an investigation into corruption.

The outgoing premier is among three former ministers who are being indicted over the Beirut port explosion that decimated much of the city.

Jumblatt signals no movement on Hariri government formation

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Jumblatt signals no movement on Hariri government formation

Lebanon's main Druze politician said there would be no 'white smoke' to signal that a new government formation is in the making.

France's Macron to visit Lebanon for third time: reports

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France's Macron to visit Lebanon for third time: reports

France's Macron will reportedly visit Lebanon for the third time since the 4 August explosion to follow up on the country's progress on promised ...

Lebanon extends Covid-19 general mobilisation period until March

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Lebanon extends Covid-19 general mobilisation period until March

Lebanon has extended the general mobilisation period to March 2021 in efforts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lebanon's president expresses hope for Israel border talks

President Aoun told a US mediator that Lebanon wants the talks to succeed to "strengthen stability in the south" and allow investments ...

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Israeli minister invites Lebanon's Aoun to direct border talks

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has been invited to hold direct talks with Israel over the disputed maritime border between the two ...

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In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

Around 90 civilians have been referred to the military justice system so far, according to Legal Agenda, a human rights group based in Beirut.

Lebanese police hunt dozens after mass jailbreak

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Lebanese police hunt dozens after mass jailbreak

Lebanese Police are on the hunt for 44 prisoners who escaped a detention centre.

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More than 60 prisoners escape Lebanese jail: security sources

The prisoners broke past tight security at the facility near the presidential palace in Baabda, near Beirut, early in the morning, according to ...

Israel accuses Lebanon of changing stance on maritime border

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Israel accuses Lebanon of changing stance on maritime border

Israel and Lebanon - historically staunch enemies - entered into negotiations last month to resolve the border dispute which will determine the ...

US court summoned Lebanon ex-FM over kidnapping, torture case

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US court summoned Lebanon ex-FM over kidnapping, torture case

A Lebanese-American couple is seeking justice through US courts for kidnapping and torture under the alleged direction of Gebran Bassil.

Lebanon ex-FM says US demanded he rejects Hezbollah

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Lebanon ex-FM says US demanded he rejects Hezbollah

The punitive measures announced on Friday are the first against a senior Christian ally of Hezbollah, long targeted by US sanctions and ...

Arab leaders congratulate Biden, Harris on US election win

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Arab leaders congratulate Biden, Harris on US election win

Leaders of the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen, Palestine, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Libya congratulated Biden, while ...

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Lebanon president demands proof against US-sanctioned former minister

President Michel Aoun has asked Lebanon's foreign minister to obtain 'evidence' of his son-in-law Gebran Bassil's alleged corruption.

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Trump scrambles to sanction former Lebanese foreign minister Bassil

Trump’s administration is likely to place sanctions on Gebran Bassil, one of Lebanon's top Christian politicians, in an effort to weaken the ...

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Trump imposes sanctions on former Lebanese foreign minister Bassil

Trump’s administration has placed sanctions on Gebran Bassil, one of Lebanon's top Christian politicians, in an effort to weaken the ...

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Lebanon gets more time to meet audit demand

Lebanon has been given three more months to provide data for a forensic audit of the central bank after failing to meet a deadline

Lebanon, Israel in second round of maritime border talks

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Lebanon, Israel in second round of maritime border talks

Lebanon and Israel launched a second round of maritime border talks Wednesday

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'Positive voices' in Lebanon speaking of normalisation, says Gantz

Lebanon and Israel, still technically at war, held an initial round of negotiations on their disputed maritime border under UN and US auspices ...

Saad Hariri named new Lebanon PM, promises reform cabinet

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Saad Hariri named new Lebanon PM, promises reform cabinet

President Michel Aoun named Hariri to form a new cabinet to lift the country out of crisis after most parliamentary blocs backed his ...

Lebanon begins consultations to pick new prime minister

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Lebanon begins consultations to pick new prime minister

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun is holding meetings with the country's parliamentarians to name a new prime minister.

Lebanon's exit from crisis hinges on new PM: president

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Lebanon's exit from crisis hinges on new PM: president

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said the country's next prime minister will have to lead reforms and battle corruption.

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