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Lebanon's Berri urges postponement of Arab Economic Summit, MPs say


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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri called on Wednesday for an Arab League economic summit due to take place this month in Beirut to be postponed because Lebanon had failed to agree a new government.Berri also asserted "again the necessity of having Syria participate in such a summit", lawmakers from his parliamentary bloc quoted him as saying at a meeting.The Arab League suspended Syria's membership seven years ago after the government crackdown on mass protests against President Bashar al-Assad. Some Arab states, including ones that had backed rebels, are now seeking ...

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 19:53 IST