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01 October 2014, 11:03 MPs entered the parliament to attend the session on the wage scale but a meeting is underway between Berri and several lawmakers.
01 October 2014, 10:56 Bou Saab: Equality among teachers' rights is essential.
01 October 2014, 10:55 Bou Saab: Nothing justifies the failure to include private school teachers in the raise.
01 October 2014, 10:52 Education Minister Elias Bou Saab attended the rally of the private teachers at Riyad Solh Square.
01 October 2014, 10:45 Berri, Adwan and Saniora are holding talks at the parliament.
01 October 2014, 10:34 VDL (93.3): Gunmen seized a bulldozer from Ghannam Ghannam construction site in the Bekaa and kidnapped a Syrian janitor.
01 October 2014, 10:12 EU Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst arrived at the Grand Serail for talks with PM Tammam Salam.
01 October 2014, 10:12 Mahfoud at the rally: The failure to give the private school teachers their rights was aimed at causing divisions among the members of the SCC
01 October 2014, 10:02 Speaker Nabih Berri arrived at the parliament ahead of a session to endorse the new wage scale.
01 October 2014, 09:54 The families of the Arsal hostages blocked the Qalamoun highway.
01 October 2014, 09:44 Israeli warplanes overflew Marjayoun at medium altitude.
01 October 2014, 09:22 The council of Maronite bishops convened under Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi in Bkirki.
01 October 2014, 08:55 MP Ammar Houri to VDL (100.5): All political parties approved the wage scale.
01 October 2014, 08:29 VDL (100.5): A masked man fled away after trying to kidnap a soldier in the Beddawi.
01 October 2014, 08:28 The Kousha road in Akkar was reopened after protesters briefly blocked the road.
01 October 2014, 08:10 LBCI: The Kousha road in Akkar was blocked in support of the army.
01 October 2014, 08:04 ISF detained 50 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
01 October 2014, 07:51 TMC: The Dahr al-Baidar road remains blocked by the families of the hostages. But the Dhour Shweir-Zahle road is open.
01 October 2014, 07:40 Nehme Mahfoud to VDL (100.5): The patriarch stressed he does not accept that the state gives rights to some and not others.
01 October 2014, 07:24 VDL (93.3): The army fortified its positions in Tripoli, carrying out heavy security measures.
01 October 2014, 07:22 Gasoline prices dropped by LL300 and diesel prices dropped by LL400.
01 October 2014, 06:58 MTV: General Security was handed over Khodr Farouq Darwish who was abducted last week in the Baalbek town of al-Taybeh.
30 September 2014, 21:02 National News Agency: The army arrested a member of the Aloul family in Maaraboun, east of Baalbek, on charges of selling and transferring weapons.
30 September 2014, 19:57 A large quantity of Captagon pills has been seized at a wood workshop in Jbeil's Hbaline.
30 September 2014, 19:50 Future TV: The conferees will issue a statement stressing the need to ensure fairness among all sectors in the new wage scale. They will also note that the draft in its latest format is a blow to the SCC while underlining their unity.
30 September 2014, 19:36 MTV: Logistic preparations for tomorrow's teachers sit-in have started outside parliament.
30 September 2014, 19:31 Information obtained by LBCI: The Qatari delegate met in Arsal's outskirts with representatives of al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State.
30 September 2014, 19:17 Hizbullah chief Sayyed Nasrallah held talks with visiting Iranian Supreme National Security Council chief Ali Shamkhani.
30 September 2014, 19:00 LBCI: The Bkirki meeting failed to meet the demands of the private school teachers after the talks gathered Bishop Mazloum, Father Azar and delegations from the general secretariat of Catholic schools and the teachers syndicate.
30 September 2014, 18:58 VDL (100.5): A delegation from Mount Lebanon's private school teachers is heading to Bkirki to stage a sit-in.
30 September 2014, 18:28 Army Command: The detainee Mohammed al-Ayyoubi has been referred to the competent judicial authorities over his creation of a terrorist cell in Tripoli that was plotting to undermine civil peace and attack security forces.
30 September 2014, 18:09 LBCI: A meeting started in Bkirki between Patriarch al-Rahi and Catholic Schools Secretary-General Father Butros Azar, and the private school teachers syndicate will be informed of the outcome.
30 September 2014, 17:32 Mahfoud: The private school teachers are part of the Syndicate Coordination Committee and the SCC must stand by us because the likely motive is undermining the unity of the SCC.
30 September 2014, 17:31 Mahfoud: There are bigger problems in the country so you should ensure equality in the wage scale.
30 September 2014, 17:30 Mahfoud: We'll stage a sit-in outside parliament tomorrow if they don't solve the problem tonight and if the new wage scale does not involve the six degrees wage hike.
30 September 2014, 17:29 Mahfoud: How can you claim that the six degrees would force the closure of several private schools?
30 September 2014, 17:29 Mahfoud: We're only demanding equality and private schools represent 72% of Lebanon's schools.
30 September 2014, 17:28 Mahfoud to Lebanon's MPs: The private school teachers are productive and should the wage scale be approved without involving the private school teachers, you will bear the responsibility for creating an uproar in the beginning of the academic year.
30 September 2014, 17:27 Mahfoud: The problem is with the Catholic schools but Bkirki is with justice and equality. Why don't they amend the wage scale to involve the private school teachers?
30 September 2014, 17:25 Head of private school teachers syndicate Nehme Mahfoud: Give me one reason to deprive private school teachers of the six degrees in the new wage scale? Is it because of our corruption or our lack of productivity?
30 September 2014, 17:22 National News Agency: Syrian shepherd Jassem al-Ahmed was critically wounded when an Israeli cluster bomb exploded in Wadi Mimis in Hasbaya.
30 September 2014, 17:19 VDL (93.3): Two rockets fired from the eastern mountain range landed on the outskirts of Brital.
30 September 2014, 17:07 Change and Reform bloc: We spoken of necessary legislation over five months ago and the state's higher interests should be above all else.
30 September 2014, 17:06 Change and Reform bloc: We hope that the case of the new wage scale will be resolved and that all concerned would obtain their rights.
30 September 2014, 17:05 Change and Reform bloc: Justice should be achieved between the private and public sector teachers.
30 September 2014, 17:04 Change and Reform bloc: We continue to reject increasing the VAT to fund the wage scale as we cannot add more burdens on the people.
30 September 2014, 17:04 Change and Reform bloc: We are awaiting answers to some inquiries we made over the wage scale.
30 September 2014, 17:03 Change and Reform bloc after weekly meeting: We maintain our position that the new wage scale should respect reforms and take revenues into consideration.
30 September 2014, 16:32 Zahle MP Elie Marouni from Dahr al-Baidar: We support the families' right to see their sons returning to their country and we urge the government which will meet on Thursday to take a decision decision to end the tragedy of the troops, the Bekaa and the entire nation.
30 September 2014, 16:25 Bishop Darwish from Dahr al-Baidar: The reopening of roads is the responsibility of the state, which must exert serious efforts to secure the release of the troops.
30 September 2014, 16:24 A delegation comprising the Bekaa's spiritual leaders and members of the Zahle parliamentary bloc has arrived at Dahr al-Baidar to meet with the families of the captive troops.
30 September 2014, 16:06 Army chief General Jean Qahwaji is holding talks with State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr.
30 September 2014, 15:37 Al-Jadeed: The public prosecution has set October 8 as a date for interrogating the journalist Faisal al-Qassem.
30 September 2014, 15:17 National News Agency: The army closed the main road at the intersection of the town of al-Mhammara to inspect a suspicious car, which turned out to contain no explosives.
30 September 2014, 15:14 OTV: Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim has left Lebanon on a mission related to the case of the abducted troops.
30 September 2014, 13:48 VDL (93.3): Ex-PM Najib Miqati threw a luncheon banquet in honor of Patriarch al-Rahi and Grand Mufti Sheikh Daryan.
30 September 2014, 13:46 Shamkhani ended his visit to Beirut and traveled to Syria.
30 September 2014, 13:41 NNA: A grenade was found on the outskirts of the town of al-Maharbeh in Jezzine.
30 September 2014, 13:04 An Israeli military unit opened fire from the other side of the border on a shepherd in Shabaa. He escaped unharmed.
30 September 2014, 12:05 VDL (100.5): U.S. Ambassador David Hale visited Speaker Nabih Berri in Ain el-Tineh.
30 September 2014, 12:01 MTV: A Syrian was arrested in Dekwaneh's Slaf street after police found arms, mobile phones and computers at this residence.
30 September 2014, 11:36 Shehayyeb from Rabieh: I delivered a message to Aoun. We hope we could reach a settlement on the presidency.
30 September 2014, 11:19 LBCI: The security forces arrested 2 members of the families of Arsal hostages during the dispute with them at the Masnaa road.
30 September 2014, 11:17 The security forces reopened the Masnaa road.
30 September 2014, 11:13 LBCI: Dispute has been reported between families of the abducted soldiers and the security forces on the Masnaa road.
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