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Beirut has embraced a Russian proposal looking to return Syrian refugees in coordination with the US and setting up monitoring groups in Jordan and Lebanon.

Hariri has met with lawmakers over the make-up of the new coalition, which is expected to include all main parties within Lebanon's sectarian power-sharing system.

Germany's Merkel discusses refugee issues with <em>Hariri</em> in Beirut

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Germany's Merkel discusses refugee issues with Hariri in Beirut

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed refugee issues with Lebanon's prime minister.

Lebanon to review decision not to stamp Iranian passports

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Lebanon to review decision not to stamp Iranian passports

Lebanese ministers are set to review a decision by the country's security agency not to stamp Iranian passports at the airport, an interior ...

Germany's Merkel to visit Jordan, Lebanon this month

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Germany's Merkel to visit Jordan, Lebanon this month

Germany's chancellor will make a visit to Jordan and Lebanon later this month, local media has reported.

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Lebanon urged to unblock permits for Syria refugee staff

Beirut blocked residency permits for UN refugee agency staff after a spat over Syrians returning home.

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Hariri says Iran should not interfere in Lebanon's affairs

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has criticised Soleimani, saying Iran's meddling in Lebanon's internal affairs was "not in ...

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Lebanon FM threatens measures against UN over Syrian refugees

Gebran Bassil has accused the UN's refugee agency of "intimidating" Syrian refugees by preventing them from returning home.

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Hariri makes second trip to Riyadh since 'forced' resignation

Lebanon's prime minister visits Riyadh amid renewed speculation that he had been held captive in the Saudi capital last year.

Riyadh dismisses Macron's claims it detained Lebanese prime minister

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Riyadh dismisses Macron's claims it detained Lebanese prime minister

Macron took credit for diffusing a political crisis in Lebanon after Saad al-Hariri was reportedly held in Saudi Arabia after ...

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Lebanon fears Assad's land-grab law will exasperate refugee crisis

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's government has legalised seizing private property for developments, leaving Lebanon worried about the fate of ...

<em>Saad</em> <em>Hariri</em> reappointed as Lebanon's prime minister

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Saad Hariri reappointed as Lebanon's prime minister

Lebanon's Saad Hariri has been assigned for his third term as prime minister, less than three weeks after he conceded losses ...

<em>Saad</em> <em>Hariri</em> set to continue as Lebanon prime minister

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Saad Hariri set to continue as Lebanon prime minister

Outgoing Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri is expected to retain his post, as the country forms a new government.

Lebanon's Berri re-elected for sixth term as parliament speaker

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Lebanon's Berri re-elected for sixth term as parliament speaker

Nabih Berri, who is now 80, has been Lebanon's parliamentary speaker since 1992

Gaza massacre: Where Arab countries stand

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Gaza massacre: Where Arab countries stand

Arab states condemned Monday's Gaza massacre, but some choose not to comment on the controversial opening of the US embassy in the contested ...

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Hariri aides out after poor showing in Lebanon vote

Three key aides of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri were fired or resigned, a week after a disastrous showing in the country's first general election in almost a decade.

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The six Lebanese women voted into parliament

The landmark 6 May election saw a record 86 women run, with virtually every party - except Shia movement Hizballah - putting forward female ...

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Lebanon's Hizballah hails 'great political and moral victory'

Lebanon's incumbent prime minister conceded his party has lost a third of its seats, while Hizballah cemented theirs following the country's ...

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Lebanon election: Hariri concedes losses as Hizballah tightens grip

The prime minister admitted he had hoped for a stronger showing, which contrasts with the expected gains made by the rival camp led by the ...

Hizballah makes gains in Lebanon election, drawing Israeli ire

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Hizballah makes gains in Lebanon election, drawing Israeli ire

Hizballah's potential gains in Lebanon's parliament make the state indistinguishable from the Iran-backed group, Israel's Naftali Bennett said.

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The key players in Lebanon's elections

Lebanese voters went to the polls to elect their parliament for the first time in nine years on Sunday, with more than 500 candidates vying for ...

Polling begins in Lebanon's first election in 9 years

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Polling begins in Lebanon's first election in 9 years

Lebanon's polling stations have opened for the first parliamentary elections in nine years, with people lining up early in the morning to take ...

Seven things to know about Lebanon’s parliament elections

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Seven things to know about Lebanon’s parliament elections

With 3.6 million registered voters expected to vote in parliament elections Sunday, here are seven things to know about the system.

Lebanon's political heavyweights set for election success

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Lebanon's political heavyweights set for election success

As Lebanon heads to the polls on Sunday, its political mainstays are set to maintain their influence in parliament despite new electoral laws ...

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