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Machnouk says official security apparatuses stand at equal distance from all

Interior and Municipalities Minister, Nouhad Machnouk, on Friday underlined the impartiality of state security apparatuses during the impending parliamentary elections, saying these apparatuses stand at equal distance from all."There is a serious international and local monitoring of elections," Minister Machnouk said during presiding over a meeting of Mount Lebanon Security sub-Council sub-committee, at the office of Governor Mohammed al-Makkawi, at Baabda Serail.Machnouk stressed maintaining security, stability and order during the entire electoral process."The path of the elections is a real and effective partner for the advancement of the state," he corroborated, stressing that international efforts in support of Lebanon shall not be wasted.Source: National News Agency

Aoun: Priority of preserving constitution, law at core of President’s role

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, said on Friday that preserving the Lebanese constitution and law was at the heart of the presidential role, especially due to the fact that both factors established the real basis through which authority exercised its role. "Wherever the law and constitution are not respected, chaos and revolutions prevail," the President said. Aoun's words came during a meeting at Baabda Palace with President of the Arab League of Harvard Law School graduates, lawyer Karim Kobeissi, who visited him in the company of graduates and a number of lawyers participating in a seminar organized by the league in Beirut today and tomorrow. President Aoun welcomed his visitors and expressed joy to meet with "a delegation of elite lawyers who have graduated from one of t...

Berri on civil war anniversary: Civil peace and national unity red line

Marking the anniversary of the civil war, Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, stressed that all the Lebanese must draw a lesson from 'April 13' that Lebanon's civil peace and national unity constitute a red line.Speaker Berri welcomed at his Mseileh residence Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East Yohanna X Yazigi, with talks reportedly touching on affairs related to Lebanon and the broad region.On emerging, Patriarch Yazigi categorically deplored the recent statements by the US president regarding a strike on Syria, saying he pushes for a peaceful solution in Syria, Lebanon and the entire region.He urged national unity in Lebanon, Syria and the region as a whole, hoping that Lebanon's forthcoming parliamentary elections would be staged successfully and peacefully.Berri also m...

OPEC Prices Significantly Rise

Baghdad, The price of OPEC basket of fourteen crudes stood at $68.29 a barrel on Wednesday, compared with $66.95 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations.The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes (ORB) is made up of the following: Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Zafiro (Equatorial Guinea), Rabi Light (Gabon), Iran Heavy (Islamic Republic of Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonny Light (Nigeria), Qatar Marine (Qatar), Arab Light (Saudi Arabia), Murban (UAE) and Merey (Venezuela).Source: National Iraqi News Agency