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His comments follow recent media reports that Premier-designate Saad Hariri was seeking Saudi approval on cabinet proposals, which Hariri denied


After his first meeting with President Michel Aoun since May 2019, Saudi Ambassador Walid Boukhari called for the cabinet’s formation but said his country does not interfere in Lebanon’s domestic affairs


Judge Tarek Bitar questioned four detained military officials today as part of his probe into the Aug. 4 port blast, a judicial source told L’Orient Today. Bitar, who took over from Fadi Sawwan as investigator last month, is set to question the remaining detainees this week


Other towers face similar collapse due to the theft of their metal parts, EDL said, calling on the security forces to find those responsible to prevent further “negative impact on the power grid’s stability”


A major power line connecting the Deir Ammar power plant to Bekaa, Beirut and South Lebanon has been disrupted since Monday after strong winds caused a pylon to collapse, EDL said. Some of the pylon’s metal supports had been stolen, EDL added


Acute food insecurity in Lebanon is likely to rise from March-July due to soaring inflation and the lira’s depreciation, a new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Program has found


The Council for Development and Reconstruction has issued a statement saying no judicial body has notified it of any charges against it. Yesterday, the Special Investigation Commission agreed to lift banking secrecy on the accounts of some CDR officials over fund-wasting charges


Finance and budget committee head MP Ibrahim Kanaan (FPM/Metn) has announced that a proposed law “to recover stolen funds” has been approved at parliamentary committee level, adding that it is essential the law be implemented


An Amnesty International report published today documents brutal torture techniques used by Lebanese security forces against 25 Syrian refugees, including four children, arbitrarily detained between 2014 and 2021 on terrorism-related charges


The Arab League has urged an end to the political deadlock in Lebanon and highlighted its readiness “to do whatever was asked from it to heal the current rift” and form a cabinet committed to the French initiative, Reuters reports the organization as saying in a statement


Caretaker Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni has sent a draft decree for a fund transfer from the 2021 treasury budget reserves to the Interior Ministry to finance by-elections for 10 empty Parliament seats. The outgoing interior minister has indicated polls will not be held before May


An Economy Ministry team closed down an Aley supermarket and sealed it with red wax after finding it was refusing to sell subsidized goods to customers, the NNA reports


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