Rival Lebanese politicians gather for a round of dialogue talks in Downtown Beirut, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon's political rivals met Tuesday for a ninth round of dialogue without achieving any breakthrough over the 17-month presidential deadlock that has paralyzed the government and state institutions, but announced a new session for Nov. 17 .Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon, from the Future Movement-led March 14 camp, looked visibly upset after the three-hour meeting.The Naameh landfill, which opened in 1997, was originally designed to receive 2 million tons of waste before closing within 10 years.The party announced Monday that it will continue to boycott the national dialogue so long as the trash crisis continues and the government remains dysfunctional.Prior to the national dialogue, Berri held a private meeting with Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan.
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