Thursday, December 1

Politics

Loyalty to Resistance meets in regular session, broaches overall situation

Politics
Loyalty to Resistance" bloc on Thursday held its periodic meeting at its headquarters in Haret hreik, under the chairmanship of bloc head, MP Mohammed Raad. The bloc discussed most recent developments in Lebanon and the broad region. In a statement issued in the wake of the meeting, the bloc warned that an unbalanced electricity power rationing across the Lebanese regions could spark "popular explosion". "We remind the Ministry of Energy and Electricite du Liban (EDL) that an unbalanced rationing of electricity could trigger a popular explosion," bloc said. The bloc urged the Ministry and EDL to carry out its previously-pledged commitments in this regard. "The regions of Tyre, Nabatieh, Baalbek-Hermel and the southern suburbs of Beirut are once again appealing to the Ministry of Energy and...

Explosives, explosive materials, caches and tunnels were found in Kirkuk, Nineveh and Samarra

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BAGHDAD, The Federal police found explosive devices, explosive materials, caches and tunnels in Kirkuk, Nineveh and Samarra.Federal Police Chief Major-General Raed Shaker Jawdat said in a statement that "the forces of the mechanized division and the support of the detachment of the drone aircraft broke by a qualitative operation into two caches of the terrorist gangs during the duty of searching the Island of Al-Hajal in the Zghitoun valley in Hawija and found inside them explosives and explosive materials packed in drums of 30, 70 liters and 5 20-liter plates for detonation, 25 kg of ammonium nitrate, 3 explosive belts in addition to cables, detonation wires, iron materials for making bombs, a launcher, a laptop, and a number of foodstuffs. A notebook containing names of people and shops ...

Hariri from the STL: The criminals will pay the price sooner or later, We want justice but not revenge and insist on Lebanon’s stability

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In a press release by Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri's Information Bureau on Tuesday, it indicated that Hariri attended this morning the opening of the final hearings of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon at the headquarters of the STL in The Hague.On emerging, Hariri spoke to awaiting journalists outside the STL, saying, "I came to attend the opening of the final hearings of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, where the Prosecution and the Defense Offices make their closing arguments before the judges issue their verdict in this case.""There is no doubt that this day is difficult for me, as the son of Rafic Hariri. Rafic Hariri, and the other martyrs of March 14, fell to protect Lebanon, not to destroy it. Therefore, from the start, we demanded justice because we believe that justice an...

Arab Foreign Ministers Warn against Prejudice to UNRWA’s Role, to Meet Palestinian Refugees’ Needs

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Cairo, Arab foreign ministers stressed the need for UNRWA to continue to play its pivotal role, in meeting humanitarian needs of the Palestinian refugees, warning against compromising the agency's mandate or reducing its services, which will contribute to aggravation of the situation, in the Middle East.In a statement issued here today, at the end of their special session, to discuss the UNRWA crisis, the ministers emphasized that the agency's continued commitment to more than 5 million Palestinian refugees' needs, in the five areas of operations, as mandated by the UN, is an international political, legal and moral responsibility.Respect of the right of refugees to live in dignity and the right of more than 550,000 refugee children to go to school is to affirm, internationally, that the i...