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25 July 2014, 10:30 MP Elie Marouni to LBCI: Parliament should not hold legislative sessions at this time out of our respect of constitutional institutions.
25 July 2014, 10:24 Security forces arrested 68 individuals throughout Lebanon for committing various crimes.
25 July 2014, 09:24 MP Antoine Zahra to Future TV: Hizbullah is not a Lebanese party and it does not have a Lebanese agenda. It has repeatedly rejected our calls to adhere to the state's authority.
25 July 2014, 09:13 MP Farid al-Khazen to VDL (93.3): Tomorrow's parliament session will be aimed at supporting Gaza and I doubt it will be used to elect a president.
25 July 2014, 07:55 VDL (100.5): No one was injured when an armed group opened fire at an army position in the outskirts of Arsal.
25 July 2014, 07:33 LBCI: Two rockets were fired overnight from the southern region of al-Arqoub towards Israel, which retaliated with artillery fire.
24 July 2014, 20:57 Al-Jadeed: A Lebanese delegation headed to Africa to follow-up on the investigation in the missing Algerian airplane.
24 July 2014, 20:09 National News Agency: Two Syrian workers were injured as a vehicle collided into their motorbike in Akkar's Minyara.
24 July 2014, 19:49 OTV: The speech of Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Friday will be sharp-toned, and will tackle solidarity with Gaza and the option of involvement in war if the Israeli violence continued.
24 July 2014, 17:24 Khalil: I kept on my promise not to violate the law, not only regarding the public employees' salaries, but also in what concerns all the state's expenses.
24 July 2014, 17:22 Khalil: This stresses again the cabinet and all forces' need to prepare a draft law and vote on it at the parliament.
24 July 2014, 17:22 Khalil: The safest solution is still heading to the parliament and opening credits, but after negotiations with different blocs and interference, it has been decided to transfer all remaining amounts in the Budget's reserves to article 13 in the Budget, which tackles the employees' salaries.
24 July 2014, 17:20 Khalil: I said there should be no agreement without a law and expenses require legislation. Based on this, we took our decision after the cabinet referred the draft law to parliament.
24 July 2014, 17:19 Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil: During the cabinet's session we made calls to start paying the salaries of public employees and we launched the procedures in this regard to assure that everyone gets paid.
24 July 2014, 17:17 Jreij: The cabinet agreed on providing the necessary credits to pay salaries, which will be deducted from the Budget's reserves.
24 July 2014, 17:17 Jreij: We agreed on applying a rotation scheme in the appointment of future deans.
24 July 2014, 17:15 Jreij: We agreed on appointing deans to head 14 faculties at the Lebanese University.
24 July 2014, 17:14 Jreij: The cabinet stressed that it trusts the role of the military institution in preserving stability.
24 July 2014, 17:14 Jreij: The cabinet tasked the Foreign Minister with filing two complaints with the ICC to investigate and convict the Israeli assault and to ask for a probe that would lead to deploring the acts of Takfiri groups that are causing the forced migration of Christians in Mosul.
24 July 2014, 17:13 Jreij: The cabinet called on Arabs and the international community to step in immediately to end the violence against Gaza, and it deplored acts against Christians in Iraq, particularly in Mosul because they are contradictory to coexistence that our region is accustomed to. These acts are committed based on ideologies that have nothing to do with human values or religions.
24 July 2014, 17:12 Jreij: The council of ministers condemned the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza and the barbaric acts committed by the Israeli killing machine, it also announced its solidarity with the Palestinians in their struggle to end the occupation.
24 July 2014, 17:11 Information Minister Ramzi Jreij: PM Tammam Salam urged avoiding obstruction in the cabinet's work regarding regular issues that are not related to crucial matters.
24 July 2014, 16:39 Judge Lettieri decided to dismiss charges against al-Jadeed TV, but accepts the preliminary motions.
24 July 2014, 16:39 STL Contempt Judge Nicola Lettieri: The tribunal does not have the jurisdiction to look into the charges issued against al-Jadeed TV.
24 July 2014, 16:32 LBCI: The cabinet approved paying public employees their salaries without referring to the parliament in this case.
24 July 2014, 16:32 Lebanese embassy in Algeria: The concerned Algerian authorities did not provide us with any confirmed information about the missing plane except that contact was lost with it.
24 July 2014, 16:16 AFP quoting Lebanese official: At least 20 Lebanese were onboard the ill-fated Algerian plane.
24 July 2014, 16:01 A Special Tribunal for Lebanon session kicked off to issue a decision regarding the tribunal's jurisdiction on journalist Karma Khayat and al-Jadeed TV's Contempt case.
24 July 2014, 15:15 The cabinet approved the pending Lebanese University file after agreeing on the issues of the deans and contract teachers.
24 July 2014, 14:45 OTV: Cabinet tasked FM Jebran Bassil with sending a letter to the ICC in The Hague on the developments in Gaza and Mosul.
24 July 2014, 14:34 LF chief Samir Geagea to al-Masira magazine: We cannot have any hope regarding Lebanon and its Christians as long as MP Michel Aoun remains a political player.
24 July 2014, 14:01 Judge Fadi Sawan issued an arrest warrant against an individual from Shames family on charges of the attempted murder of head of the intelligence bureau in the Bekaa.
24 July 2014, 13:59 Salafist cleric Sheikh Salem al-Rafehi: We warn of the ongoing religious oppression that the Sunni sect in Lebanon is suffering from.
24 July 2014, 13:59 Unknown assailants opened fire at head of al-Labweh municipality chief Ramez Amhaz in the town and fled away.
24 July 2014, 13:39 VDL (100.5): Three Lebanese were on board the lost Algerian plane that was heading to Algiers from Burkina Faso.
24 July 2014, 12:09 LBCI: A closed-door meeting is underway between Ministers Bou Saab and Qazzi, amid reports they reached an agreement over the LU file.