Tuesday, July 5

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Samad: Independent Sunni MPs won’t give up right to representation

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MP Jihad Samad on Thursday maintained that the independent Sunni lawmakers would not renege on their demand to be represented in the new government. "The six Sunni MPs will not give up their right to representation (...) they might even step up their position and demand more than just one minister," Samad told Voice of Lebanon radio station. "House Speaker, Nabih Berri, called us not to escalate our position but not to make concessions," he clarified, calling to take Berri's stance into account.Source: National News Agency

KSRelief Distributes School Bags and Winter Clothing Sets to Syrian Students in Lebanon

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Beqaa, Lebanon, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) has distributed 2918 school bags and 2918 winter clothing sets to Syrian male and female students in a number of Lebanese schools in Beqaa Governorate in cooperation with the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education.The aid, which was delivered yesterday , comes in the framework of enhancing the educational process provided for the children of Syrian refugees in all countries.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Ambassador reaches Beirut

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Ambassador of Saudi Arabia accredited before Lebanon, Waleed al-Bukhari, has arrived at the VIP Lounge at Rafic Hariri International Airport, following his official appointment by the Kingdom in Beirut, National News Agency correspondent reported on Wednesday. At the airport, al-Bukhari was received by, among others, Ambassador Nazih Najjari of Egypt, Ambassador Ali al-Amri of Iraq, Ambassador Hamad al-Shamsi of the United Arab Emirates, Arab League's Ambassador to Lebanon Abdel Rahman al-Solh, and Saudi Cultural Mission Saad El Arini.Source: National News Agency

Third Forum of Islamic Affairs Envoys in Latin America and Caribbean Sea Concludes in Argentina

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Buenos Aires, King Fahd Islamic Cultural Center, an affiliate of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has concluded in the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires, the "3rd Forum of Islamic Affairs Envoys in Latin America and Caribbean Sea", which was attended by 18 callers from twelve South American countries.At the conclusion of the forum, which took place yesterday, Deputy Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance for mosques affairs Dr. Taufiq bin Abdulaziz Al-Sidairi, who patronized the forum on behalf of the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh, met with the ministry's envoys who participated in the forum, expressing his thanks to them for their interaction with the various programs of ...

Bassil meets Ambassadors, Speaker of Belgian House: To address Carlos Ghosn’s case objectively, in accordance with international standards

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Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, GebranBassil, summoned Japan's Ambassador, Matahiro Yamaguchi, and informed him that "Lebanon is very interested in pursuing the case of Mr. Carlos Ghosn as a Lebanese living abroad and as someone who embodies one of the major Lebanese successes. This case is of interest to the Lebanese public opinion and the Lebanese State alike."Bassil informed his guest that "the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is following up on the case through all available means to ensure that it is dealt with in a transparent manner, in accordance with the applicable laws, in coordination with the French State and all the concerned countries, as well as with all the relevant Lebanese authorities."The Japanese ambassador was also informed of the "confirmed information...

HRH Crown Prince Meets with Egyptian President, in Cairo

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Cairo, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense met here today with Egyptian President Abdulfattah Al-Sissi, at Ittihadiyah Palace, here today.Upon arrival to the venue, a photo call for HRH Crown Prince and the Egyptian president, took place to mark the occasion.Then the HRH Crown Prince and the Egyptian president held bilateral meeting. At the outset, the Egyptian president welcomed HRH Crown Prince in his second homeland, while HRH Crown Prince thanked the Egyptian president on the reception and hospitality accorded to him and the accompanying delegation.HRH Crown Prince conveyed greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the Egyptian preside...