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Jumblatt undecided on presidential candidate 
April 18, 2014 02:54 PM (Last Updated: 18/04/2014 03:34 PM)
MP Walid Jumblatt says that he is still undecided on which candidate he will endorse for the presidency as Hezbollah MP Mohammad Raad indirectly warns against controversial nominees.
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Hezbollah raps Geagea candidacy, calls for compromise 
By Hussein Dakroub | April 19, 2014 12:30 AM
Hezbollah Friday implicitly rejected Samir Geagea’s candidacy for the presidency, saying the Lebanese Forces leader’s move could delay holding the presidential election on time and cause trouble in the politically divided country.
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Lebanon's Arabic press digest - Apr. 18, 2014 
April 18, 2014 08:18 AM (Last Updated: 18/04/2014 04:21 PM)
A selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers.
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Lebanon's Arabic press digest - Apr. 17, 2014 
April 17, 2014 08:48 AM (Last Updated: 17/04/2014 01:26 PM)
A selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers.
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The president who never was: Bachir 
By Wassim Mroueh | April 18, 2014 12:23 AM
Elected in 1982, while most of Lebanon was under Israeli occupation, controversial leader Bachir Gemayel is the only Lebanese presidential candidate to have been assassinated before he could be sworn in.
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Lebanon's Arabic press digest - Apr. 14, 2014 
April 14, 2014 09:55 AM (Last Updated: 14/04/2014 11:47 AM)
A selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers.
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MPs brace for heated debate over wage hike 
By Hussein Dakroub | April 15, 2014 12:45 AM
Parliament holds a crucial session Tuesday as rival politicians and parliamentary blocs scramble to avoid a confrontation with civil servants and teachers over the public sector’s disputed wage hike bill.
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Jumblatt’s bloc may oppose salary draft law 
April 13, 2014 10:13 AM
MP Walid Jumblatt, who heads the National Struggle Front, says his parliamentary bloc would vote against the salary scale draft law if the funding sources are not clear enough.
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UCC calls strike ahead of salary scale debate 
April 14, 2014 12:24 AM
The Union Coordination Committee called Sunday for a general strike ahead of a Parliament session to debate and endorse the public sector’s controversial wage hike bill.
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Parliament to convene for final vote on wage hike 
April 12, 2014 02:08 PM (Last Updated: 12/04/2014 05:01 PM)
Speaker Nabih Berri Saturday called for a legislative session this week to debate and vote on the controversial public sector wage hike bill.
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The presidential chess game has begun 
By Michael Young | April 10, 2014 12:15 AM (Last Updated: 10/04/2014 06:02 PM)
Samir Geagea has declared his candidacy for the Lebanese presidential election, launching a thousand speculations.
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Detained former Jumblatt aide admitted to hospital 
April 08, 2014 04:44 PM
Prominent businessman Bahij Abu Hamzeh, once a close aide of Walid Jumblatt, and currently in custody of the Lebanese authorities, is admitted to hospital.
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Lebanon's Arabic press digest - Apr. 8, 2014 
April 08, 2014 09:22 AM (Last Updated: 08/04/2014 12:44 PM)
A selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers.
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No solution to pay raise crisis as protests loom 
By Hasan Lakkis | April 08, 2014 12:11 PM (Last Updated: 08/04/2014 04:14 PM)
Parliamentary joint committees fail to agree on a pay raise plan, postponing talks under the looming threat of strikes.
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Former Jumblatt aide arrested for embezzlement 
April 08, 2014 12:23 AM
Prominent businessman Bahij Abu Hamzeh, once a close aide of Walid Jumblatt, was arrested Monday on charges of embezzlement filed by a football team sponsored by the Progressive Socialist Party leader, judicial sources told The Daily Star.
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Former Jumblatt aide arrested over Safa lawsuit 
April 07, 2014 01:31 PM (Last Updated: 07/04/2014 02:36 PM)
Prominent businessman Bahij Abu Hamzeh is arrested on charges of impersonating the chairman of the Safa football team, sponsored by Progressive Socialist Leader MP Walid Jumblatt.
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Lebanon's Arabic press digest - Apr. 7, 2014 
April 07, 2014 08:49 AM (Last Updated: 07/04/2014 09:56 AM)
A selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers.
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Army detains 43 in Tripoli as security plan launched 
By Antoine Amrieh | April 01, 2014 09:54 AM (Last Updated: 01/04/2014 09:11 PM)
Security forces detain 43 suspects accused of involvement in Tripoli clashes part of the government-approved security plan to restore stability to the restive northern city.
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Army crackdown pacifies Tripoli as militia leaders flee 
By Antoine Amrieh, Dana Khraiche | April 02, 2014 12:53 AM
Security forces launched a wide-ranging crackdown in Tripoli Tuesday that brought calm to the embattled northern city but failed to apprehend militia leaders who went into hiding ahead of the raids.
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Tripoli security plan welcomed by Jumblatt 
April 01, 2014 12:28 AM
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt welcomed the implementation of a long-awaited security plan in the northern city of Tripoli.


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