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In Lebanon began voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation

Site for voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation opened in the building of the Russian Embassy in Beirut at 8: 00 (coincides with Moscow), the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

The citizens began to arrive even before the opening of the polling station, room 8186.

Lebanese Prime Minister demanded to save the country from the consequences of sanctions

The Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diyab, referring to the EU and the UN demanded to exclude Lebanon from the sanctions policy against Syria and to help in the process of return of refugees back to Syria.

"I urge the United Nations and the European Union to protect Lebanon from the consequences of any imposed against Syria sanctions, in particular related to the law of "Caesar," said Diyab in a video message to the participants of the 4th international pledging conference on Syria.

In Lebanon, the judge resigned after a scandal in the media with the US Ambassador

A judge from the Lebanese city of tyre Muhammad Masih, issued a verdict banning the Lebanese journalists to interview the U.S. Ambassador in Beirut, Dorothy Shea, has resigned, according to the Lebanese TV channel "al-Mayadin".

Mazeh judge on Friday ruled the ban to the media in connection with the statements of the American Ambassador in interview to TV channel "al-Hadas", which was regarded as a blatant interference in the internal Affairs of Lebanon and aimed at destabilizing the situation in the country. For violating an order the judge imposed a fine in the amount of 200 thousand dollars and the revocation of the license. American diplomat in an interview with broadcasting from Dubai channel "al-Hadas" he accused the Shiite party Hezbollah that it does not make a decision that would help Lebanon emerge from the economic crisis, depriving the country of billions of dollars.

In Beirut, the participant of the protest action received a gunshot wound

Unknown opened fire during protests in the district of Shatila in Beirut, was shot and wounded one of the protesters, the army intervened to restore order, according to a press report of the command of the Lebanese army.

In Beirut, as in other areas of the country, renewed unrest on the background of continuing deteriorating financial and economic situation in the country with a sharp increase of prices and fall of the national currency against the dollar. Protesters block roads and call on the authorities to immediately initiate action to save the country from complete economic collapse.

The Minister of Finance of Lebanon resigns

The Minister of Finance of Lebanon Alan of Bihani on Monday evening to announce his resignation, according to the Lebanese channel al-Jadid.

Bifani channel said that the resignation connected with his disagreement with the strategy of the government and the selected solution to the crisis. "The way in which we go, reckless. People will soon come to handle," he said.

In Lebanon are investigating the explosion on the route of the motorcade of ex-Premier

Lebanese security services are investigating the cause of the explosion, which happened near the motorcade of Lebanese ex-Premier Saad Hariri during his visit to the Eastern Bekaa valley, on June 17, said the press office of Hariri on the social network Twitter.

Earlier, the Arabic television channel "al-Hadas" reported that the explosion occurred near Hariri's convoy of 30 vehicles, when he was returning to Beirut from the Eastern Bekaa after a meeting with living there, prominent Sunni religious leader Sheikh Khalil al-Mays. According to TV channel, on the route of the motorcade was blown up by a missile, and intelligence agencies are now trying to determine where she was running.

Lebanon's foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of the United States after her criticism of the movement "Hezbollah"

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Lebanon, the Hittite Nazif called a meeting in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the US Ambassador in this country, Dorothy Shea, which is expected to be protested against intervention in the internal Affairs of Lebanon after an interview in which she criticized the Hezbollah, said on Sunday television channel Skynews Arabia.

According to TV channel, the American Ambassador should visit the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Lebanon on Monday at the request of the Minister of foreign Affairs, who is going to mention about the inadmissibility of incitement of the situation in Lebanon.

In Syria during the day, returned 26 refugees from Lebanon

Another 26 refugees returned to Syria from Lebanon over the past day, it follows from the information Bulletin of the centre for reception, distribution and placement of refugees, published on the website of the Ministry of defense of Russia.

"For the past day in the Syrian Arab Republic from Lebanon through the checkpoints, "Cadet-Yabus" and "talkalakh" returned 26 refugees (including women 8, children 13). From Jordan through the checkpoint "Nasib" conclusion of refugees was not carried out", - stated in the message.

In Syria day 18 returned refugees from abroad

18 refugees returned to Syria from Lebanon over the past day, as reported in the newsletter of the center for the reception, distribution and placement of refugees, published Thursday on the website of the defense Ministry in Facebook.

"For the past day in the Syrian Arab Republic from Lebanon through the checkpoints, "Cadet-Yabus" and "talkalakh" returned 18 refugees (including: women – 5, children – 10). From Jordan through the checkpoint "Nasib" conclusion of refugees was not carried out", - stated in the message.

In Lebanon detained over 35 participants of pogroms and collisions

Military security forces arrested 36 rioters and clashes with the army and the police, the press service of the Ministry of defence of Lebanon.

On Monday, the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Hassan Diyab stated the need to identify and arrest all the masterminds and perpetrators of the pogroms and clashes with police. The Prime Minister said that certain forces within the country and abroad are trying to destabilize the situation in Lebanon and endangering civil society, and private and public property.

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