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  • Wednesday 02 Aug | 10:43 Politics - Calm prevails in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in line with cease-fire agreement
    NNA - Calm prevails in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in line with the implementation of a cease-fire agreement, which is being supervised by the Palestinian Joint Action Committee which entered the camp yesterday afternoon. Meanwhile, investigations remain underway to hand over anyone who proves involvement in the killing of Al-Armoushi. The clashes, which erupted on Saturday evening, resulted in the death of ten people and more than sixty wounded, leaving severe damage to property and infrastructure inside the camp.  Dozens of displaced families are currently waiting for their return home to inspect the damage incurred.      ============R.H.
  • Wednesday 02 Aug | 10:21 Politics - Sayyed Nasrallah: Desecrators of Holy Quran Will Regret
    NNA - Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah tackled on Tuesday the renewed cases of desecrating Holy Quran in Sweden, stressing that the offenders will regret. Addressing Hezbollah March on the 13th of Muharram in the southern city of Nabatieh, Sayyed Nasrallah indicated that Holding Ashura ceremonies after the tenth of Muharram suits recalling the tragic incidents which occurred after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein. "This stage has been given the title of ‘Jihad of Clarification’ as undertaken by Sayyeda Zainab. Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that the renewed desecration of Holy Quran in Sweden insults two billion Muslims, dramatically portraying the burnt Book as pleading the Muslims to defend it. Hezbollah Leader added that Sweden hypocritically allows and denounces Quran desecration simultaneously, noting that the outcomes of the OIC meeting were as fragile as expected. Accordingly, Sayyed Nasrallah called on the Muslim youths to defend their Sacred Book without waiting for the Islamic governments to protect it. Sayyed Nasrallah also urged the Palestinians to rely on themselves in order to confront the Israeli aggression, defend their sanctities and liberate the occupied territories. “OIC fragile position enables us to understand part of Imam Husein agonies and, in the contemporary stage, how Palestine and Al-Quds were lost.” Sayyed Nasrallah clarified that when the people bet on the governments, they failed, but that when they depended on themselves, they reached victories. Nasrallah affirmed that what is going on reinforces our belief that the Resistance, not the governments or the Arab, Islamic or international organizations, adding that the international community is a liar and traitor. "Had Lebanon relied on the Arab and Muslim States, it would have lost its lands.” Hezbollah Secretary General indicated that the incidents occurring in in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain Al-Hilweh are painful because they leave unfortunate repercussions for Sidon and its vicinity, the South, and all of Lebanon. Sayyed Nasrallah called for an immediate halt of hostilities, urging all parties in the camp to exert efforts in order to reach a ceasefire. Sayyed Nasrallah finally congratulated the Lebanese Army on its anniversary, underlining the importance of its role in protecting the national stability and integrity and confronting the Israeli enemy.--agencies     ===============
  • Wednesday 02 Aug | 10:17 Politics - Lebanese newspapers’ headlines for August 2, 2023
    NNA -  ANNAHAR: Ain al-Hilweh: War of attrition No decisive agreement between government, parliament over borrowing law AL-JOUMHOURIA: Presidential preparations to meet Le Drian Billowing flames of "Ain El-Hilweh" await solution  AL-AKHBAR: Mikati "deceived" deputy governors   ===========R.H.
  • Tuesday 01 Aug | 17:28 Miscellaneous - Bomb falls in Sidon’s Sayroub, Sidon’s eastern highway and Ghazieh highway cut off
    NNA - A bomb fell near a number of journalists gathered in Sidon’s Syroub while they were covering the ongoing clashes in Ain El-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp. Paramedics of "Al-Shifaa” Association for Medical and Humanitarian Services withdrew from inside the camp after being caught under the ongoing fire trade.  Meanwhile, Sidon’s eastern highway and Ghazieh highway have been cut off and traffic has been diverted to the sea road.       =============R.H.
  • Tuesday 01 Aug | 15:53 Politics - Berri broaches latest developments with Ain Al-Tineh interlocutors
    NNA - House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Tuesday welcomed at his Ain al-Tineh residence head of the Defense and Interior  Parliamentary Committee, MP Jihad al-Samad, with whom he broached the country’s general situation, political and security developments, and legislative affairs.  Berri then welcomed Deputy House Speaker, Elias Bou Saab, with whom he discussed the latest developments and an array of legislative affairs.  Berri later met with MP Walid Al-Baarini, with whom he discussed the latest developments and legislative affairs.  On another level, and regarding the tensed security situation in Ain El-Hilweh refugee camp, Speaker Berri received a call from Mufti of the Republic, Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian, during which the pair discussed the dangerous repercussions of Ain El-Hilweh camp’s security developments.  The Mufti praised "the efforts exerted by Speaker Berri to stop the fighting in the refugee camp."  In turn, Speaker Berri praised the Grand Mufti’s stance which "forbids fighting between brothers of the same cause and calls for an immediate ceasefire."       ==========R.H.
  • Monday 31 Jul | 17:51 Politics - Mikati: Timing of clashes at Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp raises eyebrows
    NNA - Caretaker Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, on Monday said that the timing of the recent clashes at Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp raises eyebrows, deeming them the outcome of regional and international factors.  “These confrontations are part of repeated attempts to exploit the Lebanese arena for settling external scores at the expense of Lebanon and its citizens,” Mikati said, noting that the ongoing clashes coincide with Egypt's efforts to mediate between Palestinian factions.  “Such a situation is entirely unacceptable and calls for a decisive stance by the Palestinian leadership to respect Lebanon's sovereignty and laws,” he added.  Mikati went on to call on the Palestinian authorities to cooperate with the Lebanese army to curb security situation by handing over those who disrupt peace in Lebanon.  “The Lebanese government is committed to improving the living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon by adopting a national strategy for Palestinian refugees,” Mikati concluded.        ==========R.H.
  • Sunday 30 Jul | 16:06 Politics - MoPH announces evacuation of patients from Saida Governmental Hospital
    NNA - The media office of the Public Health ministry announced, in a statement, that due to the security situation in Ain El-Hilweh camp, the Ministry, in cooperation with the Sidon Governmental Hospital administration, evacuated all patients from the hospital located on the outskirts of the camp due to the security conditions for their own safety. A number of patients were transferred in critical condition to nearby hospitals. Work is also underway to distribute dialysis patients to these neighboring hospitals so that they can get the treatment they need, which cannot be postponed.      
  • Sunday 30 Jul | 15:27 Security & Law - Fatah leader Abu Ashraf Al-Armoushi killed in Ain Al-Hilweh
    NNA - The leader of the Fatah Movement, Abu Ashraf Al-Aroushi, was killed after being subjected to an armed ambush with his comrades in Al-Basateen neighborhood inside Ain Al-Hilweh camp, NNA correspondent said. Fatah denied issuing any statement.      
  • Sunday 30 Jul | 13:21 Security & Law - Clashes resume in Ain al-Hilweh camp
    NNA - Clashes renewed inside Ain al-Hilweh camp on the 'Braxat Tawarek' axis, in which machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades were used. It was also reported that these clashes were renewed immediately after the Palestinian Joint Action Committee finished its meeting and called for the arrest of the murderer. Clashes are taking place between the Zubaidat family and groups affiliated with Islamic activists.      
  • Friday 07 Jul 2023 | 13:48 Regional - Settlers carry out series of attacks against Palestinians across West Bank
    NNA - Israeli settlers late last night carried out a series of attacks against Palestinians and their properties in multiple locations in the occupied West Bank. Tens of settlers, backed by military forces, gathered at the junction of the village of Ein al-Beida, in the northern Jordan Valley, and pelted stones at passing Palestinian-registered vehicles, whilst Israeli forces provided them with protection. Forces joined in on the attack, firing tear gas canisters at the residents, causing several cases of suffocation among them. In the meantime, a group of settlers carried out similar attacks against Palestinian vehicles driving through the Ramin plain to the west of Tulkarem, causing damages to many cars. Settlers also gathered at Shufa military checkpoint and hampered the access of Palestinian vehicles attempting to cross through. According to the Ministry of Health, a seriously injured one-and-a-half-year-old child and a paramedic crew, who were transporting the infant to a hospital near Qaliqilia, miraculously survived a settler attack carried out near the settlement of Kedumim against the ambulance. Director of Darwish Nazzal Governmental Hospital in Qalqilya, Ramez Abdullah, said that an ambulance heading to a hospital in Nablus to transport a seriously-injured infant suffering from fractions in the face and skull and brain hemorrhage was attacked with stones by settlers, breaking its rear windshield and causing body damage. The ambulance crew and the child miraculously survived the attack, he said. The minister of Health, Mai al-Kileh, condemned this attack, describing it as a recurring theme that has become normal in light of the international silence and the double-standard policy pursued by the world countries. Palestinian residents also managed last night to fend off a settler attack against their homes.  Scores of extremist settlers, backed by  Israeli military soldiers, gathered at the western entrance to the town of Beit Istiya, west of Salfit, and attempted to attack Palestinian residents’’ homes, but were fended off by residents. Settlers also attacked Palestinian vehicles at the entrance to the village of Harris to the west of Salfit. Settlers closed entrances to the village and opened live fire on residents. No injuries were reported. Settlers also attacked commuters near the town of Deir Sharaf, northwest of Ramallah.  An ambulance was also attacked near Huwwara military checkpoint, south of Nablus. ----WAFA ==========R.A.H.
  • Monday 13 Mar 2023 | 13:54 Politics - Berri meets American Task Force for Lebanon delegation in presence of Ambassador Shea
    NNA – House Speaker, Nabih Berri, is currently meeting at the Second Presidency in Ein El-Tineh, with a delegation from the American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL), headed by its President Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel, in presence of U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, Dorothy Shea. ————————— L.Y
  • Thursday 26 Jan 2023 | 16:09 Politics - Berri broaches developments with UN’s Lacroix, Education Minister
    NNA - House Speaker Nabih Berri on Thursday welcomed at his Ein Al-Tineh residence the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, UNIFIL head of mission and Commander-in-Chief, Major General Aroldo Lazaro, and United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Joanna Wronecka, with whom he broached the country’s general situation. For his part, the House Speaker stressed the paramount importance of UNIFIL’s role in monitoring and curbing daily Israeli breaches and violations of UN Resolution #1701," stressing "Lebanon's commitment to it." Berri then lauded the deep and historical relationship between the Lebanese and UNIFIL. The House Speaker separately had an audience with Caretaker Minister of Education, Abbas al-Halabi, who visited him with an accompanying delegation. The meeting reportedly assessed the country’s educational status and the many challenges it currently faces.  Berri later received President of the Lebanese American University, Professor Michel Moawad.      ===========R.H.
  • Tuesday 29 Nov 2022 | 10:38 Regional - Three Palestinians killed by Israeli army gunfire in the West Bank
    NNA - The Israeli occupation forces shot and killed three Palestinians in the occupied West Bank this morning, one in Beit Ummar in the south of the West Bank, and two others, siblings, near Ramallah, according to the Ministry of Health. Mufeed Mohammad Ikhlil, 44, was shot in the head and killed during clashes between soldiers and stone-throwing Palestinians in Beit Ummar. Nine others were shot by live bullets, one hit in the chest and the others in the upper and lower limbs and reported to be in stable condition. In the village of Kufr Ein, near Ramallah, soldiers opened fire at the two siblings, Jawad and Thafer Abdul Rahman Rimawi, 22 and 21, and killed them. Jawad, a new Business Administration graduate from Birzeit University, was shot in the pelvis, and his bother Thafer, a fourth-year Technology student also at Birzeit University, was shot in the chest, said the Ministry of Health. A general strike was declared in Ramallah as a result. The Ministry of Health said that with the three killed today, the Israel army has shot and killed 153 Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since the start of the year. ----WAFA ================R.A.H.
  • Friday 21 Oct 2022 | 12:08 Politics - Berri meets Ibrahim in Ein Al-Tineh
    NNA - Parliament Speaker, Nabih Berri, is currently meeting at his Ein Al-Tineh residence with Director General of Lebanon’s General Security, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, who arrived at 11:30 am.          ============R.H.
  • Wednesday 19 Oct 2022 | 14:02 Politics - Berri meets members of "National Moderation Bloc", Vice-President of Supreme Islamic Shiite Council
    NNA - Parliament Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Wednesday welcomed at his Ein Al-Tineh residence members of the "National Moderation Bloc", with whom he discussed the country’s general situation, the latest political developments, as well as legislative and development affairs in the northern Lebanese region in general, and Akkar in particular. Speaker Berri also had an audience with Vice-President of the Supreme Islamic Shiite Council , Sheikh Ali Al-Khatib.     ======================R.H.
  • Friday 30 Sep 2022 | 14:34 Agenda - Sunday, October 2, 2022
    NNA - 10:00 am       Islamic charity association “Al Macharii” celebrates Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday  with an event titled the “Corniche of joy” in Ein el Mrayseh. 7:00 pm         Launch of the 6th Edition of “Beirut Dignity Festival for Human Right Films” at the “Tournesol” Theater - Tayyouneh – Beirut. The festival is organized in partnership with the United Nations Information Center in Beirut and the Czech Embassy in Lebanon and "UMAM Documentation & Research" organization.     =================
  • Monday 19 Sep 2022 | 16:18 Politics - Berri meets with IMF Head of Mission: Council determined to accomplish what’s required in terms of legislative reform, preservation of...
    NNA - House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Monday welcomed at his Ein Al-Tineh residence head of the International Monetary Fund's mission, Ernesto Rigo Ramirez, who visited him with an accompanying IMF delegation.  Speaker Berri reiterated the Parliament's insistence to intensify its work so as to accomplish what is required of it, especially in terms of legislative reform. “The Parliament is willing to cooperate with the executive authority in this regard and is adamant about preserving depositors’ rights,” Berri added.  Berri separately met with the newly appointed Belgian Ambassador to Lebanon, Koen Vervaeke, who paid him a protocol visit upon assuming his new diplomatic duties as the country's ambassador to Lebanon.  Later in the afternoon, Berri welcomed United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Joanna Wronecka, with whom he discussed the general situation and the latest developments.        =============R.H.
  • Sunday 11 Sep 2022 | 16:23 Security & Law - Palestinian joint force official in Ain al-Hilweh: Agreement to withdraw armed manifestations, troublemakers
    NNA - Palestinian joint force official in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp, Colonel Abdel Hadi al-Asadi, said in a statement on Sunday: "During the meeting this morning by the Palestinian Joint Action Committee -  the political leadership, it was agreed to withdraw all armed manifestations from the streets, alleys and rooftops within the camp, and to ensure that the troublemakers and armed men belonging to Al-Bahti family leave al-Zeeb neighborhood, as the Palestinian national security forces work to calm the situation and prevent tension." The statement added that "it was also agreed to set up a point for the Palestinian security forces at the vegetable market junction of the lower street, provided that there will be subsequent steps for a solution to follow." Regarding the delay in the ceasefire, Al-Asadi said: "The intensity of the fire and the throwing of bombs prevented the joint force from reaching the site, but there were extensive contacts that we made with all the political forces and the Palestinian embassy for a ceasefire."   ========R.Sh.
  • Sunday 11 Sep 2022 | 15:32 Miscellaneous - Caution calm prevails in Ain al-Hilweh camp after a night of clashes
    NNA - Cautious calm prevailed this morning in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp, after last night’s armed clashes between the Al-Bahti and Qablawi families, in wake of previous disputes, which led to a number of injuries and material damages. Clashes in al-Zeeb neighborhood on the lower street inside the camp, in which machine guns, bombs and rocket-propelled grenades were used, some of which hit the Hisbah and Siroub areas in Sidon, lasted more than three hours. Palestinian Ambassador Ashraf Dabbour intervened to stop the ongoing clashes. This morning, the camp's residents woke up to the horrific damages in al-Zeeb neighborhood, where a number of shops, houses and cars were burnt.   =======R.Sh.
  • Saturday 10 Sep 2022 | 20:05 Security & Law - Clashes break out in Ain Al-Helweh Camp
    NNA – Sidon – The Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp is currently witnessing security tension, as clashes with automatic weapons are taking place in the lower street inside the camp, the causes of which are not yet known, NNA correspondent indicated.   =======R.Sh.
  • Saturday 13 Aug 2022 | 15:35 Miscellaneous - Tension in Ain El-Helweh Camp
    NNA - Security tension was witnessed in the Ain el-Hilweh camp between members of the Palestinian National Security Faction affiliated with the "Fatah Movement" and others from the "Democratic Reform Movement" in Fatah led by Mahmoud Abdel Hamid Issa, following a dispute over the installation of surveillance cameras in the Saffouri neighborhood which evolved into shooting, NNA correspondent reported this afternoon. The problem was immediately contained to avoid further escalation.    ========R.Sh.
  • Thursday 31 Mar 2022 | 15:25 Politics - Berri meets IMF delegation, American Task Force for Lebanon delegation, receives Ramadan congratulatory cable
    NNA – House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Thursday welcomed at the Second Presidency in Ein El-Tineh, a delegation from the American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL), headed by its President Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel, in presence of U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, Dorothy Shea. Speaker Berri also received in Ein El-Tineh, a delegation of the International Monetary Fund, chaired by Ernesto Ramirez. Talks reportedly touched on the progress of the negotiations between Lebanon and the IMF and the legislations accomplished by the Parliament. Separately, Berri received Mr. Rahim Abu Ragheef Al-Moussawi, in the presence of Iraqi Ambassador to Lebanon, Haider Al-Barrak. On the other hand, Speaker Berri received a congratulatory cable on the occasion of the blessed month of Ramadan from the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Union of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Mohammad Qureshi Nias.   ================ L.Y
  • Tuesday 22 Mar 2022 | 15:26 Politics - Berri tackles developments with UNIFIL Commander, Japanese Ambassador, and UNDP’s Hauenstein
    NNA - House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Tuesday discussed the most recent local and regional developments with his Ein Al-Tineh visitors.  Berri welcomed UNIFIL Commander-in-Chief, Major General Aroldo Lazaro, who paid him a protocol visit upon assuming his new mission in Lebanon.  Berri then received Japanese Ambassador to Lebanon, Takeshi Okubo, with whom he reviewed the general situation, as well as bilateral relations between the two countries.  Later in the afternoon, Berri had an audience with United Nations Development Program Resident Representative in Lebanon, Melanie Hauenstein, who paid him a protocol visit upon assuming her new mission in Lebanon.        ================R.H.
  • Tuesday 15 Mar 2022 | 15:08 Politics - Berri tackles developments with Mikati, Ein al- Tineh visitors
    NNA - House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Tuesday welcomed in Ein al-Tineh "Democratic Gathering" MP Wael Bou Faour and former Minister Ghazi al-Aridi. Talks reportedly focused on the country’s general situation, and the latest political developments.  Berri was separately briefed by Minister of Public Works and Transportation, Ali Hamieh, about his ministry’s work environment and its programs in the current and future phases.  Later in the afternoon, Speaker Berri discussed the general situation and the most recent political developments with Prime Minister, Najib Mikati. However, Mikati left without making a statement.       ===========R.H.
  • Tuesday 15 Mar 2022 | 14:14 Politics - Berri meets Mikati in Ein Al-Tineh
    NNA - Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri, is currently meeting with Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, at the former’s Ein Al-Tineh residence, our reporter said on Tuesday.        ============R.H.
  • Monday 07 Mar 2022 | 16:38 Politics - Berri discusses fresh developments with visiting foreign delegations
    NNA - House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Monday welcomed at his Ein Teeneh residence, a delegation representing the European People's Party (EPP), which includes deputies and parliamentarians elected in the various parliaments of European countries. Berri separately tackled the most recent developments with the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtan Lamamra, who visited him on top of a delegation, in the presence of Algerian Ambassador to Lebanon, Abdel Karim Rkaibi. Berri also welcomed on Monday Iraqi Minister of Industry and Minerals, Manhal al-Khabbaz, in presence of Industry Minister Georges Boujikian, Lebanon's Ambassador to Iraq Ali Habhab, and Iraqi Ambassador in Beirut Haider Shiaa Al-Barrak.       ===========R.H.
  • Tuesday 15 Feb 2022 | 17:13 Regional - Israeli Forces Shoot, Kill Palestinian Man near Ramallah
    NNA - A Palestinian man died of his wounds on Tuesday, after being shot in the belly by Israeli soldiers during confrontations in the village of Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported. The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed the death of the young man, who was identified as 26-year-old Nihad Barghouti. Bilal Tamimi, an activist in Nabi Saleh, told WAFA that Barghouti, who came from the nearby village of Kufr Ein, was transported to the hospital in Ramallah in critical condition after he was shot in the belly. Tamimi added that Israeli soldiers opened fire in addition to firing rubber-coated rubber bullets and tear gas at Palestinians in the village.—WAFA       ============R.H.
  • Tuesday 15 Feb 2022 | 15:31 Politics - Berri tackles developments with French, New Zealand Ambassadors
    NNA - House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Tuesday welcomed at his Ein Al-Tineh residence New Zealand Ambassador to Lebanon, Greg Lewis, with whom he discussed the general situation and bilateral relations between the two countries.  Berri then received Beirut Archdiocese of the Maronite community, Archbishop Boulos Abdel Sater.  Berri later met with French Ambassador to Lebanon, Anne Grillo, with whom he discussed the latest developments and the country’s general situation.        ==============R.H.
  • Monday 01 Nov 2021 | 17:42 Politics - Abou Faour in Ein Teeneh
    NNA - Caretaker Social Affairs minister is currently meeting with House Speaker Nabih Berri in Ein Teeneh. ==============R.H.
  • Monday 01 Nov 2021 | 17:42 Politics - Berri, Charbel take up security developments
    NNA - Speaker of the House Nabih Berri tackled most recent security developments with Caretaker Interior and Municipalities Minister Marwan Charbel who visited his Ein Teeneh residence on Tuesday. =============R.H.
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