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Cabinet discusses preparations for university enrolment process

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Damascus, The Cabinet discussed on Sunday the preparations of the Higher Education Ministry to enroll students who passed the high school certificate exam in public and private universities and institutes for the next academic year.During a weekly session chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the Cabinet tasked the Education Ministry and Higher Education Ministry to prepare a human development program at schools and university to limit the impact of the terrorist war on students.The Cabinet also agreed to deduct the years spent carrying out mandatory or auxiliary military service from age requirements for discharged personnel who apply for jobs with age requirements.The Cabinet approved suggestions for developing the quality control system for products, and decided to rehabilitate the inf...

Egyptian Culture Minister visits BAU

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Egyptian Minister of Culture, Ines Abdel-Dayem, on Monday visited the Beirut Arab University (BAU), and met with its President, Dr. Amr Galal El-Adawi, in presence of Egyptian Ambassador to Lebanon, Nazih al-Najjari.During the meeting, the Minister expressed her country's readiness to cooperate with the BAU at the cultural level.Source: National News Agency

HRH Crown Prince Meets CEO of LG Group

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Seoul, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, met at his guest residence in the Korean capital of Seoul today with the Chairman of Board of Directors and CEO of LG Ko Kwang M.During the meeting, they discussed the Saudi market growth and opportunities for partnership in the fields of electrical appliances.The meeting was attended by Minister of Trade and Investment Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi; Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih; and Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri and the Secretary of HRH the Crown Prince Dr. Bandar Al-Rasheed.Source: Saudi Press Agency

HRH Crown Prince Meets CEO of LG Group

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Seoul, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, met at his guest residence in the Korean capital of Seoul today with the Chairman of Board of Directors and CEO of LG Ko Kwang M.During the meeting, they discussed the Saudi market growth and opportunities for partnership in the fields of electrical appliances.The meeting was attended by Minister of Trade and Investment Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi; Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih; and Minister of Economy and Planning Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri and the Secretary of HRH the Crown Prince Dr. Bandar Al-Rasheed.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Lavrov: Washington supports terrorists in Syria, prolongs crisis in it

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Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated his country's stance towards preserving Syria's territorial integrity and its stability in light of International Security Council's resolution no. 2254, referring to the necessity of solving the crisis in Syria through dialogue.Lavrov's remarks came during a press conference with UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Moscow on Wednesday.Lavrov said that Washington supports the terrorist organization in Syria and this will prolong the crisis in the country.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

International Arab Banking Summit honors Joseph Torbey as Arab Banker of 2019

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The International Arab Banking Summit (IABS) on Tuesday awarded the golden citation to the Chairman of the Association of Banks in Lebanon, World Union of Arab Bankers, Joseph Torbey, as the Arab Banker of the year 2019.This title is the highest award presented annually by the Union of Arab Banks (UAB) to the most distinguished and prominent Arab Banker.Torbey is also the Board Chairman of the Lebanese Credit Libanais Group.Torbey was awarded the high-ranking citation during the International Arab Banking Summit (IABS) which kicked off Tuesday in the Italian capital, Rome, in presence of governors of Arab central banks, representatives of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and chief banking and financial figures.Lebanon was represented at the Summit by State Minister for A...

International Arab Banking Summit honors Joseph Torbey as Arab Banker of 2019

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The International Arab Banking Summit (IABS) on Tuesday awarded the golden citation to the Chairman of the Association of Banks in Lebanon, World Union of Arab Bankers, Joseph Torbey, as the Arab Banker of the year 2019.This title is the highest award presented annually by the Union of Arab Banks (UAB) to the most distinguished and prominent Arab Banker.Torbey is also the Board Chairman of the Lebanese Credit Libanais Group.Torbey was awarded the high-ranking citation during the International Arab Banking Summit (IABS) which kicked off Tuesday in the Italian capital, Rome, in presence of governors of Arab central banks, representatives of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and chief banking and financial figures.Lebanon was represented at the Summit by State Minister for A...

Candle march in al-Suqaylabiyah city to pay homage to Syrian army martyrs

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Hama, Hundreds of residents of al-Suqaylabiyah city in Hama province on Sunday evening took out a candle march to pay homage to martyrs of the Syrian Arab army who were targeted by the armed terrorist groups.The participants in the match observed a minute of silence in mourning for the souls of the martyrs and chanted slogans hailing the heroism of the Syrian Arab Army in the fight against terrorism.They stressed that candles are a message of love, optimism and hope that tomorrow will be better and that the blood of martyrs is the artery that will return home to its life, which is filled with love, forgiveness and tolerance.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Hassoun: Syria pays the tax of maintaining its dignity and rejecting hegemony

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Damascus, Grand Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun said that war of terrorism waged on Syria came to dissuade it from its principles and steadfast stances, and Syria is paying the tax of maintaining its dignity, unity , and its rejection of hegemony.Meeting a Cuban delegation headed by a member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba Jorge Cuevas Ramos on Sunday, Hassoun hailed Cuba's stances in support of Syria, pointing out to the importance of enhancing the relations between the Syrian-Cuban peoples.For his part, Ramos considered that what the Syrian people have achieved in victory over terrorism is a triumph of the just issues and the free peoples in the world.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Rahi calls on politicians to ensure economic advancement in all its sectors

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Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Butros al-Rahi, presided over Sunday Mass service in Bkirki, during which he called on the political class in Lebanon to ensure economic advancement in all its sectors."It is the duty of the political group to secure economic advancement in all its sectors, to increase public funds in the treasury and to protect it from waste, theft and looting," Rahi said in his message this morning.Commenting on the upcoming administrative appointments, Rahi said that "the constitutional authority must make appointments in the spirit of the National Charter and the basis of parity and balance between Christians and Muslims, without the requirement of belonging to a party or parliamentary bloc to prevent political interference in judicial administrative affairs."The Pa...