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Gemayel windingup Moscow visit: Lebanon would ultimately overcome all challenges through ongoing efforts for change, combating corruption

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Kataeb Party Chief, MP Sami Gemayel, concluded Sunday his three-day visit to Russia by meeting with the Patriarchal Deputy and Foreign Affairs Official at the Moscow Patriarchate. Talks reportedly touched on the importance of the liberal Christian presence in the East and the need to approach the subject from a national perspective that preserves religious and intellectual diversity, especially in Lebanon, based on freedom of opinion and pluralism. Gemayel and his accompanying delegation also attended a luncheon held in their honor by the Greek Orthodox Church Representative at the Patriarchate of Moscow and the whole of Russia, Nivon Saikali, in presence of Russian President's Special Envoy to the Middle East and African Countries. In his delivered word on the occasion, Gemayel expressed ...

Three security personnel wounded in an attack on a security post northeast of Baquba

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Baquba, Three security personnel were injured in an attack on a security post northeast of Baquba.A local source told the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) today that an armed group believed to belong to the Daesh organization attacked late in the night a security checkpoint in the outskirts of the village of Hussein Mamah within the sector of Aliaywa in the vicinity of Khanaqin district, wounding three security elements .He added that a reinforcement security force had arrived in the area. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital.Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Kanaan: Health care card underway, funding mechanisms to be discussed on Monday

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Finance and Budget Parliamentary Committee Head, MP Ibrahim Kanaan, assured Sunday that "the health care card is heading towards completion," adding that discussions over its funding mechanisms will feature high during the Committee's meeting tomorrow.Kanaan pointed to the need for a decisive will at this stage, especially after working on eliminating all obstacles standing in the way of finalizing this important initiative."The health care card will include the medical file of every Lebanese since birth, and will financially save more than 60 percent of the waste we are witnessing at the level of the non-standard guarantors' funds and the large hospital bill incurred by the Health Ministry annually," he said during a panel discussion at the "Lebanese Health Energy Conference" held at the ...

Kanaan: Health care card underway, funding mechanisms to be discussed on Monday

Politics
Finance and Budget Parliamentary Committee Head, MP Ibrahim Kanaan, assured Sunday that "the health care card is heading towards completion," adding that discussions over its funding mechanisms will feature high during the Committee's meeting tomorrow.Kanaan pointed to the need for a decisive will at this stage, especially after working on eliminating all obstacles standing in the way of finalizing this important initiative."The health care card will include the medical file of every Lebanese since birth, and will financially save more than 60 percent of the waste we are witnessing at the level of the non-standard guarantors' funds and the large hospital bill incurred by the Health Ministry annually," he said during a panel discussion at the "Lebanese Health Energy Conference" held at the ...

Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology Receives Ambassador of Bangladesh

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Riyadh, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Haitham Al-Ohali received here today the ambassador of Bangladesh to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Golam Moshi.During the meeting, they discussed ways of enhancing bilateral relations in the field of communications and information technology and discussed issues of common interest.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Putin bestows ‘Order of Friendship’ upon Shaaban

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin bestowed upon Advisor to Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Russian Affairs, George Shaaban, the "Order of Friendship" citation.In his speech marking the Russian National Day at the Kremlin earlier today, Putin praised the role of Shaaban in "strengthening the Russian-Lebanese bilateral relations for the benefit of both peoples and countries."In turn, Shaaban thanked President Putin for his relentless efforts and role in developing and boosting the friendly relations between Lebanon and Russia throughout his career.Shaaban lauded "the Russian leadership's support for Lebanon at various international forums," as well as "the role played by Russia in advocating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Lebanon.""The Lebanese people appreciate the gre...

Storms, Floods in Sicily Kill at Least 12 People; 2 Missing

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Rome, Storms lashing Sicily have killed at least 12 people with torrential floods, Italian authorities said as the country's leader headed Sunday to the stricken Mediterranean island. Divers pulled out nine of those victims from a home flooded by a rapidly swelling river in the countryside near Palermo.Across the island, in the town of Cammarata, near Agrigento, the fire department said its divers were working to recover the bodies of two people swept away while driving on a road near the flooding Saraceno River.Also in Agrigento province, firefighters rescued 14 people from a hotel in the town of Montevago, which was threatened by floodwaters from the Belice River.Elsewhere in Sicily, at least two other people were missing Sunday after floodwaters swept away their cars, AP reported.Sourc...

In implementation of US sanctions … Bloomberg International: Iraq is stopping its oil exports from Kirkuk to Iran

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BAGHDAD, Iraq halted its exports from northern oil fields in Kirkuk to Iran three weeks ago, in line with US sanctions on Iran, the International Bloomberg news agency reported on Sunday.The crude exports to Iran were carried by trucks, and the maximum load before stopping between 20 - 30 thousand barrels per day, where the production of Kirkuk rights currently about 230 thousand barrels per day.Kirkuk could increase production by adding 100,000 barrels per day when exports resume at the Turkish port of Ceyhan via a Kurdish pipeline.Bloomberg News is an international news agency, founded in 1990. Its headquarters are in New York, United States. It was initially founded under Bloomberg Business News to report on financial news.Source: National Iraqi News Agency

In implementation of US sanctions … Bloomberg International: Iraq is stopping its oil exports from Kirkuk to Iran

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BAGHDAD, Iraq halted its exports from northern oil fields in Kirkuk to Iran three weeks ago, in line with US sanctions on Iran, the International Bloomberg news agency reported on Sunday.The crude exports to Iran were carried by trucks, and the maximum load before stopping between 20 - 30 thousand barrels per day, where the production of Kirkuk rights currently about 230 thousand barrels per day.Kirkuk could increase production by adding 100,000 barrels per day when exports resume at the Turkish port of Ceyhan via a Kurdish pipeline.Bloomberg News is an international news agency, founded in 1990. Its headquarters are in New York, United States. It was initially founded under Bloomberg Business News to report on financial news.Source: National Iraqi News Agency