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Berri: To invest in construction of liberated lands

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Speaker the House, Nabih Berri, on Thursday called for swift investment in the construction of the liberated territories in the southern town of Hounine."Let us invest all our liberated lands until the very last inch of them," he said.His remarks came during his meeting at Ain-el-Tineh with a delegation of Hounine town.Berri promised his guests to build a school in their village as soon as constructions end.He also maintained that the Lebanese citizenship must not be particular to the rich.Berri later met with State Minister for Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth, Violette Khairallah.He also held talks with US Ambassador to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard.Source: National News Agency

Chidiac launches cooperation project on open government between OECD, Jbeil Municipality

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Minister of State for Administrative Development Affairs, Dr May Chidiac, on Thursday launched the cooperation program between the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Municipality of Jbeil, within the framework of the open government, at the municipal building in Byblos. The launch ceremony was attended by "Strong Republic" bloc MP Ziad Hawat, Representative of the Italian Embassy Roberta Di Lecce, Vice President of the Union of Jbeil District Municipalities Khaled Sadaqa, Jbeil Municipality head Wissam Zaarour, and OECD Representative Alessandro Bellantoni. In her inaugural word, Minister Chidiac hailed Jbeil Municipality as exemplary in the subject of transparency, thanking the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for its continu...

Bassil at Lebanon UK Technology Forum: Improving economy, creating job opportunities top priority

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"Improving the economy and creating job opportunities for Lebanese youth are of Lebanon's top priorities at present. Digital economy will be at the heart of this vision," Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said in a speech at the High-Level Lebanon-UK Technology Forum in London.The Forum's inaugural session was attended by the State Minister for Information Technology, Adel Afyouni, British Ambassador to Lebanon, Chris Rampling, Technology Committee MP Nicolas Sehnaoui, and scores of investors in the field of technology and start-ups, as well as bank dignitaries.Minister Bassil praised the Lebanese Embassy's efforts to organize such an event as part of the economic diplomacy that we recently launched at the Foreign Ministry."There is an agreement to build partnerships with Britain in the techn...

Russian delegation visits Ministry of Housing to discuss housing cooperation

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Riyadh, Prince Saud bin Talal bin Badr, Advisor to the Minister of Housing. who is also General Supervisor of the Ministry's Agency for Housing Subsidy and Branches, received here today the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Public Utilities of Russia Nikita E. Stasishin and his delegation.They discussed investment opportunities in the Kingdom and ways of joint cooperation between the private sector in both countries.Source: Saudi Press Agency

The Kingdom Condemns and Denounces Attack Took Place in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

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Jeddah, An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's condemnation and denunciation of the attack took place in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan, which resulted in killings and injuries.The source expressed condolence and sympathy to the families of victims as well as the government and people of Afghanistan, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.The source reiterated the Kingdom's stand with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and its categorical rejection of all forms of violence, terrorism and extremism.Source: Saudi Press Agency

US Central Command Welcomes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia into IMSC

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Washington, The US Central Command welcomes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia into the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC), appreciating the Kingdom's decision to join the IMSC and in taking an active role in preserving the freedom of navigation, promoting maritime security and de-escalating regional tensions.In a statement issued yesterday, General Kenneth F. McKenzie appreciates the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's leading role in regional security matters and welcomes their commitment to preserving the free flow of commerce, which is a linchpin of the global economy."Threats to the freedom of navigation are an international problem requiring an international solution, and we are pleased that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be a part of that solution," he added.Source: Saudi Press Agenc...

Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: Interception and destruction of remote-controlled booby-trapped boat launched by Iranian-affiliated Houthi terrorist militia from Hudaydah

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Riyadh, Official Spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen Colonel Turki Al-Malki stated that the coalition's naval arm detected on Thursday's morning ( September 19, 2019) an attempt from Iran-affiliated Houthi terrorist militias to carry out an imminent hostile and terrorist act in the south of Red Sea by using a remote-controlled booby-trapped boat. The Houthi terrorist militias launched this boat from Hudaydah governorate.Colonel Al-Malki announced a destruction of the boat which represents a threat to regional and international security as well as to maritime routes and global trade.He stressed that the Joint Forces Command continues to implement strict and deterrent measures against this terrorist militia through neutralizing and destroying such capabilities which thr...

Iran reiterates necessity of withdrawal of all foreign forces present in Syria without its government’s approval

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Tehran, Iran reiterated the necessity of the withdrawal of all foreign forces present in Syria without the legitimate Syrian government's approval.Speaking to al-Alam News channel on Thursday, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Abbas Mousavi affirmed the need to preserve Syria's e sovereignty and territorial integrity,and to withdraw all the foreign forces from Syria , which entered the country without invitation by its legitimate government.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Russia, China Block UN Humanitarian Resolution on Syria’s Idlib

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UNITED NATIONS, Russia and China joined forces Thursday to block adoption of a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at establishing a cease-fire in northwestern Syria and gaining full access for humanitarian workers to the province of Idlib.The two veto-wielding powers blocked the text put forward by drafters Belgium, Germany and Kuwait, who hold the Syria humanitarian file on the Security Council.We remain convinced that the council cannot stay silent and must act, German Ambassador Christoph Heusgen said. "That is why we have tabled this humanitarian resolution calling for a cessation of hostilities.But Russia said the text was doomed to failure and ignored the need for fighting terrorists. Thursday's veto was its 13th on Syria since the conflict began in 2011.The Syrian air force, wit...

Russia, China Block UN Humanitarian Resolution on Syria’s Idlib

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UNITED NATIONS, Russia and China joined forces Thursday to block adoption of a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at establishing a cease-fire in northwestern Syria and gaining full access for humanitarian workers to the province of Idlib.The two veto-wielding powers blocked the text put forward by drafters Belgium, Germany and Kuwait, who hold the Syria humanitarian file on the Security Council.We remain convinced that the council cannot stay silent and must act, German Ambassador Christoph Heusgen said. "That is why we have tabled this humanitarian resolution calling for a cessation of hostilities.But Russia said the text was doomed to failure and ignored the need for fighting terrorists. Thursday's veto was its 13th on Syria since the conflict began in 2011.The Syrian air force, wit...