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Berri concerned over government formation delay: Hajj Hassan

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House Speaker Nabih Berri is concerned over the delay in the formation of the new government, and he may even summon the Parliament to discuss the reasons of the process's obstruction, Caretaker Minister of Industry, Hussein Hajj Hassan, said on Monday."Let's wait for what will happen this week and the next one; we have high hopes that the government will be formed in the nearest time possible," he added.Hassan, alongside lawmakers from the Baalbeck-Hermel parliamentary bloc, visited Berri at his Ain-el-Tineh residence today, for talk over the current general situation on the local scene, especially in the Bekaa region.Speaking to reporters following the meeting on the bloc's behalf, Hajj Hassan indicated that talks also focused on the establishment of a development council special to Baal...

Prince Mansour bin Mutib attends Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony as president of Turkey for a new term

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Ankara, On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince Dr. Mansour Bin Muteeb bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers and Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, here today attended the inauguration ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a new term.During his meeting with the Turkish president, he conveyed Saudi leadership's congratulations and best wishes on this occasion.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Geagea: Situation in Lebanon is difficult

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Lebanese Forces Party leader Samir Geagea, represented by MP Antoine Habshi, patronized Sunday the Party's office opening ceremony in the border town of Rmeish, Bint Jbeil region, in the presence of religious clerics and municipal, educational and social activistsDuring the opening ceremony, Geagea addressed the crowd in a televised speech from Mearab, describing the situation in Lebanon as "difficult"."The situation in Lebanon is difficult at the moment, and we must work to get rid of this miserable condition through the efforts of politicians," he said.In turn, MP Habshi spoke about the reconciliation of Mearab, saying that it "removed the psychological barrier between the Christians and calmed the Christian community in Lebanon."Habshi added that the purpose of the agreement was not lim...

Suspected persons in robbery, murder and drug trafficking arrested in Baghdad

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BAGHDAD, Security forces in the Baghdad Operations Command arrested six persons accused according to different legal materials.A statement issued by the Baghdad Operations Command said that the security forces arrested a suspect of theft and drug trafficking, seized stolen money in his house and narcotic materials in al-Tobji area, and arrested two suspects in the areas of Sadr City, Diyala Bridge, Al- Adwaniya area south of Baghdad, and other defendants in the Nahrawan area south of Baghdad.Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Suhail : Talks Of Political Blocs Continue To Form The Next Govt.. And Visit Of State Of law Delegation To Erbil Is Part Of It

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Baghdad, A Member of the new House of Representatives Hisham Suhail confirmed that "the talks of political blocs continue to form the next government in accordance with the constitutional and legal times."He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The discussions and talks between the various political blocs continue and reached some advanced stages and everyone is waiting for the final announcement of the election results to enter the constitutional time for the start of parliament and other steps."Suhail added that "the visit of a delegation from the state of law coalition to Arbil is part of this movement in order to reach the formula to form the next government in accordance with a formula acceptable to all."It is mentioned that sources pointed to the arrival of a joint delegatio...

Suhail : Talks Of Political Blocs Continue To Form The Next Govt.. And Visit Of State Of law Delegation To Erbil Is Part Of It

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Baghdad, A Member of the new House of Representatives Hisham Suhail confirmed that "the talks of political blocs continue to form the next government in accordance with the constitutional and legal times."He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The discussions and talks between the various political blocs continue and reached some advanced stages and everyone is waiting for the final announcement of the election results to enter the constitutional time for the start of parliament and other steps."Suhail added that "the visit of a delegation from the state of law coalition to Arbil is part of this movement in order to reach the formula to form the next government in accordance with a formula acceptable to all."It is mentioned that sources pointed to the arrival of a joint delegatio...

MP Chedid: Bukhari ready to visit West Bekaa

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MP Henri Chedid on Friday said that Charge d'Affaires of the Saudi Embassy in Lebanon, Walid Bukhari, is ready to meet the lawmaker's invitation to visit West Bekaa."West Bekaa MPs decided to hold intensive meetings to follow up on the region's demands," he indicated in a statement."Saudi Arabia believes in the necessity of stability in Lebanon; and we, as MPs, welcome this visit," Chedid said, adding that Bukhari is ready to meet his invitation.Source: National News Agency

Advisory to editors: please spell-correct our item No. 0023 to slug as follows: President of Seychelles receives Saudi minister of interior

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Victoria, President of the Republic of Seychelles Danny Faure received at the presidential palace in the Seychellean capital of Victoria today Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who is currently on an official visit to the African country.At the outset of the meeting, the interior minister conveyed the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, to the President of Seychelles and his people, wishing the president good health and happiness and his country steady progress and prosperity.During the audience, ways of enhancing cooperation...

Daher: To speed up formation of economic rescue government

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MP Michel Daher on Thursday appealed to President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to speed up the formation of an economic rescue government, calling on the country's political leaders to take into account the dire situation of Lebanese living, which is no longer tolerable. After a meeting with the "Industrialists Union of the Bekaa" held at their headquarters in Zahle, the lawmaker sounded the alarm on the economically deteriorating situation in the country. "Nothing can save the economic situation except the improvement of the industrial sector, increasing exports by $500 million, reducing imports in the same value, and creating 20,000 jobs," Daher explained. "There is no value to any agreement if it does not guarantee social justice. The agreements between Lebanon a...