Prime Minister Tammam Salam heads a Cabinet session at the Grand Serail in Beirut on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (THE DAILY STAR / MOHAMMAD AZAKIR)
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The Cabinet agreed on a policy to stop the flow of Syrian refugees into Lebanon, Information Minister Ramzi Joreige announced after a session Thursday.The UN refugee agency will need an approval from the Ministry of Social Affairs before registering any Syrian national as a refugee.In addition to reducing the number of refugees, the new policy adds new security measures.After agreeing on the refugee policy, the ministers discussed offers presented by two companies who provide fuel to Lebanon for electricity production. The companies, one Algerian and one Kuwaiti, had sent a previous offer that Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil rejected. The Cabinet also approved Telecom Minister Boutros Harb's proposal concerning the two companies managing Lebanon's mobile phone networks.
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