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Day: June 9, 2019

Hariri patronizes Tripoli’s Half Marathon featuring more than 20,000 participants

Politics
The city of Tripoli witnessed Sunday morning a major sports event marked by the "Half Marathon" race that set out in the early hours of the day, under the auspices of Prime Minister Saad Hariri represented by his Advisor, Abdul-Ghani Kabbara. More than 20,000 athletes from Lebanon and numerous Arab and foreign countries took part in the Marathon, with the participation of Maher Dennawi representing former PM Najib Mikati, Northern Governor Ramzi Nohra, Tripoli's deputies and prominent figures and various youth, social and trade unions and associations, student bodies and a crowd of citizens. The four-hour race took place in a smooth and tranquil atmosphere, while strict security measures were adopted by the Internal Security Forces and main roads leading to the race track were closed off t...

Lebanon reaps 14 medals in the Kung Fu Championship in France

Sports
The Lebanese Wushu Kung Fu sports mission returned to Beirut Sunday after partaking in the Mediterranean Championship in Marseilles in France and winning 14 medals. Lebanon's Federation took part in the Free Fighting Style (Sanda) and Imaginary Fighting (Tawulu) with the Southern and Northern Free Fist (Shan Xuan and Nan Xuan). Seven countries participated in the tournament, namely Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, Egypt, Lebanon and France. In the Sanda style, Lebanon won three gold, two silver and two bronze medals, while in the Tawulo style, which is considered one of the most difficult methods in martial arts, Lebanon reaped one gold, four silver and two bronze medals. In the overall standings, Lebanon came out fourth while France topped the finals.Source: National News Agency

Lavrov, Guterres discuss situations in Syria

Medical
Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres the situations in Syria, Venezuela and eastern Ukraine, affirming that there is no substitute for the political solutions to the crises.Russia Today website quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying in a statement on the sidelines of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that During the meeting the two sides exchanged views on the most prominent issues in the international arena including the situations in Syria, Venezuela and eastern Ukraine.The statement affirmed that there is no substitute for the political and diplomatic means to solve the crises in these states.The statement added that the two sides also discussed prospects of improving the efficiency of the UN in the ...

Lavrov, Guterres discuss situations in Syria

Medical
Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres the situations in Syria, Venezuela and eastern Ukraine, affirming that there is no substitute for the political solutions to the crises.Russia Today website quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying in a statement on the sidelines of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that During the meeting the two sides exchanged views on the most prominent issues in the international arena including the situations in Syria, Venezuela and eastern Ukraine.The statement affirmed that there is no substitute for the political and diplomatic means to solve the crises in these states.The statement added that the two sides also discussed prospects of improving the efficiency of the UN in the ...

KSrelief Supervisor General Meets with Head of the Saudi Mission to the EU

Entertainment
Riyadh, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah, Advisor at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of King Salman Center for Aid and Humanitarian works (KSrelief), received here today ambassador Saad bin Mohammed Al-Arifi, Head of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's mission to the European Union (EU).During the meeting, Al-Arifi was briefed on the humanitarian and relief programs provided by the KSrelief to 44 countries with 1011 projects in partnership with local, UN and international organizations.Amabssador Al-Arifi lauded the great efforts exerted by the center for needy and displaced people around the world.Source: Saudi Press Agency

AlRahi calls for approving draft budget, ending waste expenditure and corruption, ceasing interference in state administrations and judiciary

Business
Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi, urged Sunday the members of Parliament to speed-up the endorsement of the annual draft budget and to work on ending waste expenditure and corruption in the country.Additionally, he highlighted the need to stop all interferences in the state's administrations and judiciary, and to develop a plan for economic advancement and structural reform.Al-Rahi added that the country's political leaders ought to find the best ways to secure public goodness by competing in coming-up with suitable choices, rather than engaging in a vicious verbal battle that only fuels strife and sectarian spirit, triggers an atmosphere of tension and undermines mutual trust, cooperation and respect for law and justice.Patriarch Al-Rahi's words came as he presided ove...

AlRahi calls for approving draft budget, ending waste expenditure and corruption, ceasing interference in state administrations and judiciary

Business
Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi, urged Sunday the members of Parliament to speed-up the endorsement of the annual draft budget and to work on ending waste expenditure and corruption in the country.Additionally, he highlighted the need to stop all interferences in the state's administrations and judiciary, and to develop a plan for economic advancement and structural reform.Al-Rahi added that the country's political leaders ought to find the best ways to secure public goodness by competing in coming-up with suitable choices, rather than engaging in a vicious verbal battle that only fuels strife and sectarian spirit, triggers an atmosphere of tension and undermines mutual trust, cooperation and respect for law and justice.Patriarch Al-Rahi's words came as he presided ove...

Syria’s participation in St. Petersburg Forum an opportunity for enhancing cooperation with different states

General
Moscow, Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil affirmed that St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) held in Russia will be a significant opportunity for meeting officials and businessmen from more than 140 states to discuss various significant spheres of enhancing joint cooperation with these states.In a statement on sidelines of his participation in the Forum, Minister al-Khalil said Syria as usual participates in activities of the 23rd session of the Forum through a governmental delegation, in addition to a delegation of businessmen.He indicated that over the past years, the Forum has been one of the most important platforms of economic dialogue on the global level to discuss the most important issues facing the international economy on the trade and...

Syria’s participation in St. Petersburg Forum an opportunity for enhancing cooperation with different states

General
Moscow, Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Mohammad Samer al-Khalil affirmed that St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) held in Russia will be a significant opportunity for meeting officials and businessmen from more than 140 states to discuss various significant spheres of enhancing joint cooperation with these states.In a statement on sidelines of his participation in the Forum, Minister al-Khalil said Syria as usual participates in activities of the 23rd session of the Forum through a governmental delegation, in addition to a delegation of businessmen.He indicated that over the past years, the Forum has been one of the most important platforms of economic dialogue on the global level to discuss the most important issues facing the international economy on the trade and...