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Finance and Budget Committee resumes 2020 budget discussions President Rouhani may visit Japan on December 19: Jiji Works Committee meets to investigate flooding people die in Mina roof collapse 55: Protesters return to roadblocks amid Cabinet deadlock a week's delay, #Lebanon's energy minister awarded a contract for gasoline imports on behalf of the state to…
Retweeted by The Daily Star LebanonQatar emir to skip Gulf summit in Riyadh: state media’s man in black gets 100th birthday Louvre tribute power behind military coats eats $120,000 banana, uh, art work woes of Lebanon: The root causes African cultural restitution matters revolution for the soul of Lebanon stock will have much support when trading begins Arabia projects higher 2020 budget deficit’s budget mostly bluff Dhabi’s go-to man builds $229 billion fund for post-oil era’s youth scorn old guard ahead of polls Palestinian cars vandalized in Jerusalem in hate crimes ready for full prisoner swap, ball in U.S. court: Zarif trial for Rifaat Assad opens in Paris roots, Israelis seek Portuguese passports ZR Energy wins state fuel import tender denies breach by ship from Israel or uprising? Experts talk protest semantics ranks high on development, falls behind on gender equality preparing for Salzburg like it’s a final: Klopp out but Conte expects Inter to suffer
Russia banned from Olympics, World Cup jolt Patriots in game full of call errors; 49ers down Saints floods overrun Lebanon, officials reject responsibility rally against govt as Baghdad summons Western envoys counts on support from Paris meet to ease crisis officials painted 'rosy' picture of Afghanistan despite evidence: WPost says Turkey and Libya can hold joint exploration in eastern Med forms committee to investigate child abuse allegations video and photos of the heavy rains that flooded Lebanon today projects higher 2020 budget deficit, cuts spending criticizes UNIFIL over ship from Israel cartoonists stir debate trial for Syrian President Assad's uncle opens in Paris impasse deepens as financial strains grow and Liberation bloc calls for speeding up govt formation ready for full prisoner swap, "ball is in the US’ court" - Zarif's next year budget eyes oil prices at $50 a barrel: official on SHANA parties agree on March 2 election if no government formed conference to call for rapid formation of new govt conference on Lebanon to call for rapid formation of ‘effective, credible’ govt: French Foreign Ministry’s front page of @DailyStarLeb Antoine d’Halluin appointed CEO of MBC Group rains cause havoc on Lebanon's roads search for missing Saadnayel girl forces enter former Daesh stronghold in Syria after US pullback postponed parliamentary consultations - previously scheduled for Monday - for a week, to allow blocs to agree…“This country is ruled by a person you all know and by a group that governs us with weapons,” Metropolitan Greek Or… forces headed to the association Friday and escorted 10 children away. However, staff refused to hand over… in Lebanese Labor Law or the Penal Code references sexual harassment, leaving women no legal framework thro… speaker resigns under pressure over mismanagement Energy wins tender offer to import gasoline for Lebanese state companies submit bids to import gasoline 54: Roadblocks in north Lebanon, Zahle hit military base near Baghdad airport, 6 wounded -military statement cartoonists stir debate‘Valley of Souls’ wins at Marrakech film festival limits of Lagarde at the ECB debt is not a free lunch outlines budget to resist U.S. sanctions boost Saudi stocks; property shares lift Dubai thanks Iran over prisoner swap ends gender-segregated entrances in restaurants prosecutor seeks heavy sentences against ex-premiers grip Baghdad, south, despite rising death toll fires Leicester to record win Celtic prolong Rangers’ wait for silverware
Title race not over: Man City defender Ruiz Jr. wants Joshua rematch reclaim space in demonstrations initiatives seek to ease economic pressures in Sidon nuns to be questioned over alleged child abuse to square one: PM talks delayed lashes out at Audi over Sunday sermon says he’s Israel’s best friend pushes plan for annexation as elections loom consultations postponed until Dec. 16: President Aoun’s office consultations postponed until Thursday: sources 'likely' to postpone consultations: source Aoun likely to postpone parliamentary consultations: source Khatib withdraws candidacy for prime minister al-Fatwa announces its support for Saad Hariri as the next prime minister Lebanon’s highest Sunni authority throws its support behind @saadhariri as the next prime minister via @DailyStarLeb
Retweeted by The Daily Star LebanonNetanyahu pushes annexation plan as new elections loom al-Fatwa to announce stance on Samir Khatib starts with snow at 1,500 meters 53: Motorcade against Monday’s consultations unveils budget of 'resistance' against US sanctions strikes in Gaza after rocket attack
Kosovo to boycott Nobel ceremony over Handke's prize against sexual harassment in Beirut strikes kill 12 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor asks for help from Germany, Spain and U.K.