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Oct 17

Gemayel calls for investigation committee following wildfires

Gemayel calls for investigation committee following wildfires

NNA - MP Sami Gemayel on Wednesday upped calls to form a parliamentary investigation committee to determine responsibilities following a series of wildfires that had been engulfing Lebanon for the past days.

'Today"...

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Oct 16

Abu Faour says industrialists, merchants to contribute to helping devastated towns after wildfire

Abu Faour says industrialists, merchants to contribute to helping devastated towns after wildfire

NNA - Minister of Industry, Wael Abu Faour, indicated Wednesday that Lebanon's industrialists and merchants are mulling means of coordination with municipalities to contribute to helping the regions damaged due to multiple wildfires nationwide.

'We"...

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Oct 15

Setback in Budget Discussions as Ministers Bicker over Syria

Setback in Budget Discussions as Ministers Bicker over Syria

The government's discussions on the 2020 state budget suffered a setback on Monday as Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil’s plans to visit Syria sparked controversy.

'The financial and economic situation"...

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Oct 13

Head of Brazil's Commerce, Services and Tourism Chambers Union: Minister Mrad's participation in the Mercosur meeting is important -Lebanon

Head of Brazil's Commerce, Services and Tourism Chambers Union: Minister Mrad's participation in the Mercosur meeting is important -Lebanon

NNA - The President of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism in Brazil, Joseph Tadros, who heads the 2nd Mercosur Conference, welcomed Saturday the Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Hassan Mrad's visit to Rio de Janeiro to attend the meeting of the Federation"...

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Oct 10

Bteish meets ambassadors of Mercosur member states, Egyptian ambassador

Bteish meets ambassadors of Mercosur member states, Egyptian ambassador

NNA - Minister of Economy and Trade, Mansour Bteish, met on Wednesday at at his Ministry office ambassadors of the Mercosur countries: Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Uruguay, in the presence of Ministry's Director General Alia Abbas.


Discussions reportedly"...

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Oct 09

British Ambassador Launches 'Year of Education 2020'

British Ambassador Launches 'Year of Education 2020'

British Ambassador to Lebanon Chris Rampling on Tuesday launched the UK-Lebanon Year of Education 2020 campaign during the British Council’s partnership agreement with the American University of Beirut (AUB) for Computer Delivered International English Language Testing System )IELTS),"...

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Oct 08

Lebanon eyes ‘good news’ for economy after UAE meetings

Lebanon eyes ‘good news’ for economy after UAE meetings

Lebanon is awaiting “good news” after seeking financial support from the United Arab Emirates to shore up its heavily indebted economy, a government official told Reuters on Monday.

Prime Minister"...

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Sep 30

Jumblat Proposes Compulsory Military Service, Solution for Unemployment

Jumblat Proposes Compulsory Military Service, Solution for Unemployment

Progressive Socialist Party leader ex-MP Walid Jumblat on Monday said that compulsory military service must be restored in Lebanon and called for new government measures compelling contractors to employ more Lebanese workers to fight unemployment.

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Sep 29

Aoun Discusses Fuel, Wheat and Medicine ‘Crisis’

Aoun Discusses Fuel, Wheat and Medicine ‘Crisis’

President Michel Aoun on Saturday made several contacts with monetary policymakers to follow on the latest developments aggravating in Lebanon over the dollar “shortage” crisis.

LBCI station said “contacts"...

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Sep 28

Aoun Says Lebanon Safe Despite Currency Crisis

Aoun Says Lebanon Safe Despite Currency Crisis

President Michel Aoun on Friday said some of the external pressures exerted on Lebanon especially on the economic level “were not new at all,” and highlighted the need for patience with regard to the recent fears over shortage in dollar reserves.

“Lebanon"...

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