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Lebanese newspapers headlines for Friday 21/10/2016

AN-NAHAR: Hariri's risk taking has reached climax...a bloc of blank papers

ASSAFIR: Cold meeting between Berri and the "General"

Eyes wide open before security situation

Be a Aounist and I'll give you happiness

AL-MUSTAQBAL: Agreement augments Taef, protects state from Syrian crisis

The "General" in Central House pledges to reconstruct nation

Hariri supports Aoun's candidacy: The nation is what matters most

THE DAILYSTAR:

Hariri backs Aoun to protect Lebanon

--Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri Thursday ended a decade-old rivalry and endorsed MP Michel Aoun for the presidency, hoping his move would protect Lebanon and resolve a two-and-half-year-old crisis.

"I announce today in front of you my decision to support the candidacy of Gen. Michel Aoun for the presidency," Hariri said during a televised speech from his home in Beirut. "This decision stems from the need to protect Lebanon, protect the system, protect the state and protect the people ... the decision is based on our agreement to preserve together the system, strengthen the state, re-launch the economy and remain neutral concerning the Syrian crisis."

Source: National News Agency