BEIRUT: Legislators met for a second consecutive day Friday and passed a number of bills, including the anti-money laundering law and the exchange of tax information law.

MPs stood for a minute of silence over the double suicide bombing, claimed by ISIS, that targeted the southern Beirut suburb of Burj al-Barajneh Thursday evening, which killed 46 people and wounded over 200.

Of 22 items discussed Friday, the most significant were the municipal funds law and the anti-money laundering law.

The municipal funds law would see the government paying municipalities the money owed to them since 1994 from telecoms revenues, which amounts to about $2 billion annually.

Parliament, meeting for the first time in more than a year, approved 22 draft laws Thursday, including a law allowing foreigners of Lebanese origin to obtain citizenship, a food safety law and a bill bolstering the army’s infrastructure

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