IN RESPONSE TO LETTER OF ARAB PARLIAMENT PRESIDENT, VOLKER TURK COMMENDS ROLE OF ARAB PARLIAMENT AND STRESSES THE NEED TO HOLD ACCOUNTABLE THE PERPETRATORS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN GAZA STRIP

The President of the Arab Parliament H.E. Mr. Adel bin AbdulRahman AlAssomi, has received an official letter from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Volker Trk, in response to his letter addressed on 29 January 2024 on the situ…


The President of the Arab Parliament H.E. Mr. Adel bin AbdulRahman AlAssomi, has received an official letter from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Volker Trk, in response to his letter addressed on 29 January 2024 on the situation in the Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories, and the ongoing genocidal war against children, women and the elderly resulting in thousands of martyrs and wounded.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights shared the Arab Parliament’s deep concern regarding serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law taking place since 7 October 2023 in the Gaza Strip, and the fast deterioration in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

Trk stressed that he will continue to call for an immediate ceasefire, the prompt and effective delivery of humanitarian aid, respect for international law, and the humane treatment, and that he will also continue to appeal to all States, entities and individuals with influence over the
parties involved in this conflict to do all in their power to ensure an end to the suffering, and an end to the occupation, and accountability for the perpetrators of human rights violations and justice for victims.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights added that his Office has issued numerous detailed recommendations over many years on the situation in Palestine and will present two additional reports on Israeli settlements and human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, at the 55th Session of the Human Rights Council starting later this month.

Trk thanked the President of the Arab Parliament for his coordination and communication and for sharing with him the situation in the Gaza Strip, adding that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights stands in solidarity with all those whose rights are violated and will continue to work toward a future where human rights can be enjoyed equally by all.

The President of the Arab Parliament apprec
iates the response of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and its interaction with the Arab Parliament’s calls for a cessation of war and escalating and continued bloodshed, and for countering the crimes of the occupation entity and the daily massacres committed against the Palestinians, and he looks forward to the prompt response of human rights and international organizations, and national, international and regional parliaments he has addressed, to work toward an immediate ceasefire and to stop the genocidal war perpetrated by the Israeli occupation entity against the Palestinian people.

The President of the Arab Parliament reiterated that the Arab Parliament continues to play its role in supporting the Palestinian people in all fora at all regional and international levels to achieve their legitimate rights notably the establishment of their independent State with the city of Jerusalem as its capital.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

MINISTRY OF ENERGY RELEASES UPDATED FUEL PRICES

The Ministry of Energy on Monday released a new schedule for fuel prices, which are as follows:

– 95 Octane gasoline: LBP 1,573,000 (+LBP 14,000).

– 98 Octane gasoline: LBP 1,613,000 (+LBP 14,000).

– Diesel: LBP 1,567,000 (+LBP 15,000).

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The Ministry of Energy on Monday released a new schedule for fuel prices, which are as follows:

– 95 Octane gasoline: LBP 1,573,000 (+LBP 14,000).

– 98 Octane gasoline: LBP 1,613,000 (+LBP 14,000).

– Diesel: LBP 1,567,000 (+LBP 15,000).

– Gas: LBP 934,000.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

OTHMAN, AMBASSADOR OF BANGLADESH DISCUSS GENERAL SITUATION

Internal Security Forces chief, Major General Imad Othman, welcomed on Monday in his office, the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Lebanon, Javed Tanveer Khan, who came on a visit during which they discussed the general security situation in the country.


Internal Security Forces chief, Major General Imad Othman, welcomed on Monday in his office, the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Lebanon, Javed Tanveer Khan, who came on a visit during which they discussed the general security situation in the country.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

SECURITY UPDATE: ISRAELI ENEMY WARPLANES CONDUCT AIRSTRIKES ON SOUTHERN LEBANON TOWNS

Israeli enemy warplanes on Monday launched airstrikes on multiple locations in southern Lebanon, including the town of Al-Khiyam and two sites on Al-Awaida Hill between Kfarkila and Adaisseh in the district of Marjeyoun, towards Taybeh.

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Israeli enemy warplanes on Monday launched airstrikes on multiple locations in southern Lebanon, including the town of Al-Khiyam and two sites on Al-Awaida Hill between Kfarkila and Adaisseh in the district of Marjeyoun, towards Taybeh.

Another aerial aggression, initiated around 11:00 am on Monday, targeted the southern town of Maroun al-Ras in the district of Bint Jbeil.

Meanwhile, an enemy strike aimed at a car in Bint Jbeil earlier on Monday resulted in injuries, while another airstrike on Tayr Harfa hit an uninhabited house.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

MIKATI MEETS HARIRI AT GRAND SERAIL

Caretaker Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, on Monday afternoon welcomed at the Grand Serail, former Prime Minister, Saad Hariri.

Upon his arrival at the Grand Serail, an official reception ceremony was held for former PM Hariri, followed by a meeting be…


Caretaker Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, on Monday afternoon welcomed at the Grand Serail, former Prime Minister, Saad Hariri.

Upon his arrival at the Grand Serail, an official reception ceremony was held for former PM Hariri, followed by a meeting between the pair at the Prime Minister’s office.

Premier Mikati welcomed former Prime Minister Hariri, and hoped that ‘the commemoration of the martyrdom of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and his companions on February 14 would be a unifying occasion that confirms the unity of the Lebanese in the face of the dangers facing Lebanon.’

Afterwards, Mikati held a lunch banquet in honor of Hariri, with the participation of the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Mahmoud Makkieh

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

BERRI BROACHES DEVELOPMENTS WITH AIN EL-TINEH VISITORS, RECEIVES CARETAKER FOREIGN MINISTER, UN’S WRONECKA, CONSULAR CORPS DELEGATION

House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Monday received at the second presidency headquarters in Ain El-Tineh, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Joanna Wronecka.

The general situation and political and field developments were presented in light of Israel’s …


House Speaker, Nabih Berri, on Monday received at the second presidency headquarters in Ain El-Tineh, UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Joanna Wronecka.

The general situation and political and field developments were presented in light of Israel’s continued aggression against Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

Speaker Berri later received Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Abdallah Bou Habib, with whom he discussed the current general situation and the latest political developments.

Berri also welcomed in Ain El-Tineh, Dean of the Consular Corps in Lebanon, Joseph Habis, with a delegation of members of the consular corps, who came on a protocol visit.

The visit was an occasion to dwell on the current developments in Lebanon and the region.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon