Adwan heads a committee meeting in Beirut, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Parliament, HO)
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Parliament's joint committees Thursday approved a draft law aimed at expediting litigation through third-party mediation, adding the legislation to a pile of other drafts awaiting ratification by the full assembly.The Administration and Justice Committee also met Thursday regarding a set of proposals related to media and publications laws.Committee Chair MP George Adwan told The Daily Star before entering the session that he was looking to bring together several proposed amendments, but that he was basing his discussion on a 2010 proposal by Moukheiber.Finance and Budget Committee Chair Ibrahim Kanaan told The Daily Star that a set of "very important" laws was ready for discussion by his committee next week, including loans by the World Bank for infrastructure works as well as for $150 million mainly for primary health care, and a proposed law to create a sovereign wealth fund for potential returns from the oil and gas sector.
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