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20 August 2014, 13:07 Speaker Nabih Berri's weekly meeting with lawmakers is underway.
20 August 2014, 12:32 VDL (93.3): Strict security measures were taken near the government Serail in Sidon for candidates seeking to apply to the ISF.
20 August 2014, 12:29 VDL (100.5): MP Ibrahim Kanaan visited PM Tammam Salam at the Grand Serail.
20 August 2014, 12:09 Minister Michel Pharaon visited Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Beirut Elias Audeh.
20 August 2014, 10:33 VDL (100.5): One person was wounded in a collision between a truck and 2 cars in Kahhaleh.
20 August 2014, 09:31 NNA: A Syrian woman was found stabbed to death at her house in Barja.
20 August 2014, 09:29 Naharnet: A fire erupted near the grocery market of the eastern town of Ferzol.
20 August 2014, 09:18 ISF arrested 83 individuals for committing various crimes across Lebanon.
20 August 2014, 08:37 MP Jean Oghassabian to VDL (100.5): Constitutional work cannot be regulated without the election of a president.
20 August 2014, 07:21 Gasoline prices dropped LL400 and diesel prices remained unchanged.
19 August 2014, 22:21 OTV: The Arida border crossing was closed and precautionary measures have been adopted in the area.
19 August 2014, 22:11 Al-Jadeed: The publication of the new issue of the Official Gazette was delayed until the end of the cabinet's session, including the decision to call the electoral committees to prepare of parliamentary polls.
19 August 2014, 21:57 Jreij: The discussion over the solid waste issue was postponed to another session over time concerns.
19 August 2014, 21:57 Jreij: The cabinet supported the Minister of Education's proposed solution of issuing passing statements.
19 August 2014, 21:57 Jreij: We agreed on allowing different universities to found new branches and faculties and programs of study. We also gave a licence for establishing an anti-violence and human rights faculty, but discussion over giving licenses for opening new universities was postponed for further discussion.
19 August 2014, 21:56 Jreij: We signed a decree to call on the electoral committees (to prepare for parliamentary polls), which was referred by the Minister of Interior to the relevant authorities.
19 August 2014, 21:56 Information Minister Ramzi Jreij after the cabinet's session: PM Salam stressed on the necessity to elect a president as soon as possible to complete the work on constitutional institutions.
19 August 2014, 21:51 The cabinet session at the Grand Serail has ended.
19 August 2014, 21:37 Al-Jadeed: The cabinet postponed discussion over the waste issue to next week.
19 August 2014, 21:37 Al-Jadeed: The cabinet approved some of the proposals concerning faculties, but rejected giving licenses for new universities to discuss the matter more.
19 August 2014, 19:32 The cabinet declined giving licenses to 6 new universities and called for setting a new strategy for higher education.
19 August 2014, 19:24 SCC: The SCC is studying with the teachers' syndicate the possibility of filing a complaint to stop the decision to issue passing statement, along with former minister Ziad Baroud.
19 August 2014, 19:23 SCC: The academic year 2014-2015 will start normally as of September 1, 2014.
19 August 2014, 19:23 SCC: We call for a general strike in all ministries on Thursday and a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Economy.
19 August 2014, 19:21 SCC: All committees agrees on not correcting official exams.
19 August 2014, 19:19 SCC: We have always retreated for students' sake.
19 August 2014, 19:19 SCC: Politicians are also held responsible because they paralyzed all state institutions and we tell them that you disagree in politics but you all agree on abusing our rights and harming the SCC and official exams.
19 August 2014, 19:18 SCC: Boycotting official exam correction was a result of the Minister of Education's request and it was announced from his office. He asked us to supervise exams and boycott correction and he vowed that he will not force the SCC or issue statements.
19 August 2014, 19:17 SCC: The Minister of Education and the entire cabinet are held responsible for granting passing statements to students.
19 August 2014, 19:17 SCC: No parliamentary session will continue discussion over the new wage scale but it will try to increase the VAT by 1 percent. This would mobilize the public opinion against the SCC.
19 August 2014, 19:16 SCC: They closed all doors and there are no guarantees that they will give teachers and employees their rights.
19 August 2014, 19:00 Future TV: The SCC is inclined to submit a complaint with the State Council to veto the decision to issue passing statements to students.
19 August 2014, 18:43 Cabinet approved a decree, which will be published in the official gazette, calling on electoral committees to begin preparing for the parliamentary elections.
19 August 2014, 18:19 Araji: We salute the efforts of security forces and their achievements, which included arresting the operator of the Free Sunnis of Baalbek Twitter account. We call for intensifying probe to uncover which party was behind him, as some said he was a Hizbullah member.
19 August 2014, 18:19 Araji: We call for holding onto moderation, forgiveness and national spirit.
19 August 2014, 18:18 Araji: We deplore that some religious men abuse religious platforms to make illogical statements that serve the enemies of Lebanon.
19 August 2014, 18:17 Araji: Hizbullah's participation in the Syrian fighting and siding with the Syrian regime resulted in negative consequences in Lebanon. The only solution in Lebanon would be in holding onto moderation and the state.
19 August 2014, 18:16 Araji: We call for working seriously to release the kidnapped soldiers.
19 August 2014, 18:16 Qahwaji telephoned al-Rahi, who stressed that a “state without a president cannot go on in any way shape or form.”
19 August 2014, 18:16 Araji: We demand arming troops and security bodies to allow them to play their role properly amid this dangerous stage, and to enable them to fight terrorism and other projects, especially after the Saudi grant was offered.
19 August 2014, 18:15 Araji: We must commit to supporting the state.
19 August 2014, 18:15 Araji: We call for drawing lessons the Arsal events.
19 August 2014, 18:14 Araji: We should not push Lebanon towards vacuum.
19 August 2014, 18:14 Araji: Lebanon is going through difficult times because of the constitutional junctures, such as the parliamentary and the presidential polls.
19 August 2014, 18:13 Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi telephoned Aoun to inquire about his health.
19 August 2014, 18:13 Araji: Our priority should be working on electing a new president to avoid repercussions that might threaten security.
19 August 2014, 18:13 Al-Mustaqbal MP Assem Araji after the bloc's meeting: We call for electing a new president to reform all state's institutions.
19 August 2014, 17:55 VDL (93.3): Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq met with a delegation of al-Nehmeh residents who asked for closing the region's dumpster. He will propose the issue during the cabinet's session.
19 August 2014, 17:54 Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil from the Grand Serail: There is nothing that prevents calling on the electoral committees and the best solution for the universities' case is examining the applications that meet the set conditions.
19 August 2014, 17:49 SCC to Future TV: We will have a strict stance after the meeting of the education committee and Minister Bou Saab's statement.
19 August 2014, 17:27 A cabinet session is underway at the Grand Serail.
19 August 2014, 17:21 Education Minister Bou Saab: We will discuss at cabinet the possibility of the establishment of six new universities that meet the legal requirements.
19 August 2014, 17:05 VDL (100.5): Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq will file a report on a national plan to tackle solid waste and find an alternative to the Tripoli dump.
19 August 2014, 16:50 Culture Minister Rony Araiji from the Grand Serail: I don't think the electoral committee topic would be discussed in today's session.
19 August 2014, 16:46 LBCI quoting SCC sources: It would have better if the committee that convened to legalize passing statements discussed the new wage scale instead.
19 August 2014, 16:45 LBCI quoting SCC sources: The committee is inclined to carry on with its boycott to official exam correction and holds politicians responsible for issuing passing statements.
19 August 2014, 16:11 Army chief Jean Qahwaji: The case of the abducted soldiers is the army's main concern and it will remain a priority until complete justice is achieved.
19 August 2014, 15:33 EDL: We asked the Public Prosecution to order security forces to adopt procedures and draw an end to the state of chaos in the institution.
19 August 2014, 15:00 LBCI: The Abdullah Azzam Brigades group fought beside Abu Hassan al-Filastini and they were all killed in an army shell.
19 August 2014, 14:57 LBCI: The clashes in Arsal killed several members of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades who were involved in bombings including the one that targeted the Iranian embassy.
19 August 2014, 14:15 Mustaqbal MP Fouad Saniora held talks with British Ambassador Tom Fletcher.
19 August 2014, 14:04 TMC: Three people were injured after three vehicles collided on Yasou al-Malak road towards Jeita.
19 August 2014, 13:36 Army Intelligence arrested 25 Syrians and impounded several motorcycles in the Zgharta overnight.
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