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05 August 2015, 15:18 Finance Minister Khalil: The draft law on launching an extra credit to cover the salaries has nothing to do with expenditure and let no one think that the finance minister would violate the law through illegal spending or by failing to seek the cabinet's approval.
05 August 2015, 15:17 Finance Minister Khalil: When the draft law was sent to the parliament, it was accompanied by a detailed chart and I'm surprised that Finance Committee chairman Ibrahim Kanaan is not aware of the justifications of this law.
05 August 2015, 15:13 Finance Minister Khalil: The draft law on launching an extra credit to cover the salaries was referred to parliament on March 19, 2015 and was not linked to the current crisis.
05 August 2015, 14:37 LBCI: Saudi Ambassador Ali Awadh Asiri arrived at Ain el-Tineh for talks with Speaker Berri.
05 August 2015, 14:29 MTV: Police arrested a Syrian who has raped a child.
05 August 2015, 14:07 VDL (93.3): Speaker Nabih Berri expressed during his weekly meeting with MPs his annoyance with the ongoing crippling of legislative work.
05 August 2015, 13:39 Jreij: Salam said the establishment of incinerators is the final solution.
05 August 2015, 13:38 Jreij: Salam said that some decisions have been taken to limit the waste crisis but the solution is temporary and the waste is piling up pending a final solution.
05 August 2015, 13:38 Jreij: Salam revealed that one of the options under study is the export of waste, hoping for a decision on the issue in the coming days.
05 August 2015, 13:37 Information Minister Ramzi Jreij said PM Salam reiterated his call on the need to elect a president, saying the vacuum is causing heavy damages at all levels.
05 August 2015, 13:35 VDL (100.5): A new cabinet session will be held on next Thursday.
05 August 2015, 13:35 Minister Elias Bou Saab after cabinet session: What happened today is a charade with poor direction.
05 August 2015, 13:25 Minister Qazzi after the cabinet session: The cabinet failed to agree on a name to become the army chief of staff.
05 August 2015, 13:20 The cabinet session ended.
05 August 2015, 12:56 Maronite Bishops Council: Dialogue will positively impact all sides.
05 August 2015, 12:56 Maronite Bishops Council: The Iran deal demonstrates the importance of dialogue as demanded by Pope Francis I.
05 August 2015, 12:55 Maronite Bishops Council: We call on all officials to differentiate between petty interests and the greater good.
05 August 2015, 12:54 Maronite Bishops Council: The garbage crisis exposes the manipulation of officials.
05 August 2015, 12:54 Maronite Bishops Council: Adhering to the constitution is the best way to overcome disputes.
05 August 2015, 12:53 Maronite Bishops Council: We call on the powers to name their final presidential candidates.
05 August 2015, 12:53 Maronite Bishops Council: We hail foreign efforts to end the presidential deadlock.
05 August 2015, 12:52 The Maronite Bishops Council condemned the ongoing deadlock over the election of a president.
05 August 2015, 10:47 NNA: Health Ministry inspectors disposed of 30 kilograms of meat on the road of Shoukin in Nabatiyeh because of bad refrigeration caused by power cuts.
05 August 2015, 10:45 NNA: Israeli warplanes overflew at medium altitude the central and western sectors and the villages of Tyre and Bint Jbeil.
05 August 2015, 10:34 The cabinet convened at the Grand Serail under PM Tammam Salam.
05 August 2015, 10:18 NNA: Three truck loads of waste was dumped in an area between the towns of al-Hisseh and Talaabas in Akkar.
05 August 2015, 10:02 Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq ahead of the cabinet session: The choice of exporting the waste is serious as a temporary solution pending the end of tenders to find landfills.
05 August 2015, 09:57 Ministers began arriving at the Grand Serail to attend the cabinet session.
05 August 2015, 09:37 TMC: Two people were injured when hit by a vehicle and when a car and a motorcycle collided in Beirut.
05 August 2015, 08:54 NNA: Security forces have carried out raids in Ehden and arrested some suspects involved in a shooting at a wedding that injured a female doctor.
05 August 2015, 08:40 MP Salim Salhab to VDL (93.3): The Change and Reform bloc sees in Speaker Nabih Berri's stance a political incentive.
05 August 2015, 08:10 Minister Alice Shabtini to VDL (100.5): We will not discuss the appointment of a new army chief before the end of his term nears.
05 August 2015, 07:27 Gasoline prices dropped LL500 while diesel dropped LL400.
04 August 2015, 20:09 LBCI: The old airport road has been blocked in protest at power cuts.
04 August 2015, 18:58 LBCI: The body found off Jounieh's shore is that of the child Mahdi Salameh who went missing two days ago in Sidon.
04 August 2015, 18:51 LBCI: The body of a child has been found off Jounieh's shore.
04 August 2015, 17:30 LF chief Samir Geagea after meeting George al-Rif's family: We should not exploit his murder for political gains.
04 August 2015, 17:19 Jreissati: Aoun's initiative is based on a new electoral law that he has asked the parliament to pass, therefore on parliamentary polls that would precede the presidential vote. We do not consider the parliament illegal but rather illegitimate, which is why we have demanded a rectification of the course, the election of a president and a just electoral law.
04 August 2015, 17:17 Jreissati on parliament: Our General is not seeking rivalry with anyone, especially if this someone is a pragmatic ally who knows how to find solutions. We all know that the extension of the parliament's term was illegitimate, which makes this parliament illegitimate.
04 August 2015, 17:16 Jreissati: Appointments are at the core of the government's responsibilities, so let us approve them.
04 August 2015, 17:15 Jreissati: Return to your national conscience and revive the powers of the cabinet.
04 August 2015, 17:15 Jreissati on tomorrow's cabinet session: It seems that the atmosphere of consensus has returned and the first test will be during tomorrow's session.
04 August 2015, 17:14 Ex-minister Jreissati after meeting of Change and Reform bloc: No one can pressure us politically regarding our principled stances.
04 August 2015, 17:08 Dib: The municipalities need funds and we've always struggled for the release of the money of the Independent Municipal Fund so that municipalities can take charge of things. Decentralization through municipalities is the solution.
04 August 2015, 17:07 Dib: We call on municipalities and municipal unions to address the problem and take charge of things.
04 August 2015, 17:06 MP Hikmat Dib after meeting of Change and Reform bloc: The Sukleen firm practiced major monopolization and the waste management issue must be addressed in a civilized manner. The tenders will fail, as it is wrong to confine the file to one or two firms.
04 August 2015, 16:51 VDL (100.5): PM Salam held talks with Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq.