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30 July 2015, 20:56 Al-Jadeed: The Ring road has been reopened after it was briefly blocked.
30 July 2015, 20:53 LBCI: The waste management ministerial panel has failed to reach a solution, postponing its discussions to another meeting.
30 July 2015, 20:47 National News Agency: Young men carrying candles and pictures of martyr Major Kahil have blocked the Ring Bridge.
30 July 2015, 19:52 LBCI: Residents of Keserwan's Raashin held a sit-in after the head of the Keserwan municipal union spoke of the possibility of dumping garbage in it.
30 July 2015, 19:26 LBCI: Beirut Municipality endorsed Pharaon's suggestion on sending the garbage abroad, deciding to refer its recommendation to the government.
30 July 2015, 19:24 LBCI: The abductee Khalil Faddoul was freed in a special operation by the ISF Intelligence Bureau's Strike Force.
30 July 2015, 19:22 Health Minister Abou Faour: We have taken a decision to shut down the fish market for 3 or 3 days as a precautionary measure pending a solution to the garbage crisis.
30 July 2015, 18:56 VDL (100.5): Residents in Tripoli felt a minor earthquake around 6:10 pm.
30 July 2015, 18:53 A sit-in is underway outside the Social Affairs Ministry to denounce the arrest of anti-trash activists Tareq Mallah and Firas Bou Zeineddine.
30 July 2015, 16:49 Abou Faour after meeting Berri: We are giving way to calm discussions over the cabinet. We are acting positively and we only oppose constitutional violations.
30 July 2015, 16:12 VDL (100.5): Speaker Nabih Berri held talks with Ministers Wael Abou Faour and Ali Hassan Khalil on the cabinet session.
30 July 2015, 15:27 National News Agency: Young men blocked the Ring road in both directions, demanding the arrest of the killer of Lt. Col. Rabih Kahil.
30 July 2015, 14:31 LBCI: The Change and Reform and Loyalty to the Resistance blocs ministers did not sign the decrees on the appointment of officers.
30 July 2015, 14:19 Salam told the cabinet that he had several options and could resort to any of them if the deadlock continued, said Jreij.
30 July 2015, 14:19 LBCI: The corpse of a dead man was found in a washroom of the State-run Hospital in Sidon.
30 July 2015, 14:16 Jreij: The PM urged all sides to work with devotion to find a solution to the waste crisis.
30 July 2015, 14:16 Jreij said Salam told the cabinet that the crisis erupted because over years there had only been temporary solutions.
30 July 2015, 14:16 Salam told the cabinet to put aside the political conflict, said Jreij.
30 July 2015, 14:15 Information Minister Ramzi Jreij said the PM described the environmental crisis as a disaster.
30 July 2015, 14:07 Several ministers said no date was set for the next cabinet session.
30 July 2015, 13:58 U.S. Ambassador David Hale visited PSP chief MP Walid Jumblat in Clemenceau and discussed with him the latest developments.
30 July 2015, 13:58 VDL (93.3): The cabinet session ended.
30 July 2015, 13:48 VDL (93.3): Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas left the cabinet session and refused to talk to reporters.
30 July 2015, 13:38 Prime Minister Tammam Salam to VDL (93.3): I adhere to the necessity to reach consensus without obstructing the cabinet.
30 July 2015, 13:22 The army is shelling with heavy artillery the positions of gunmen on the outskirts of al-Qaa.
30 July 2015, 13:14 NNA: The State Prosecutor for Appeals, Judge Ziad Haidar, charged Tareq al-Mallah and three other detainees with defamation.
30 July 2015, 12:32 TMC: A man was injured in a collision between three vehicles on the al-Cola bridge.
30 July 2015, 12:15 Army chief Gen. Jean Qahwaji arrived in Diman for talks with Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi.
30 July 2015, 11:51 VDL (100.5): Families of Syrian national Salah Khalil Fares who was kidnapped from Arsal on Wednesday voiced calls on the town's officials to uncover the fate of their son.
30 July 2015, 11:28 General Prosecutor Judge Hammoud referred Tareq al-Mallah to the State Prosecutor for Appeals, Jude Ziad Haidar.
30 July 2015, 11:14 LBCI quoting Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea: The waste crisis will not pass without accountability. The human mind cannot accept land-filling waste at an altitude above 1000 m because it pollutes underwater ground.
30 July 2015, 11:01 NNA: A Lebanese army unit seized arms during a night raid in Tripoli's al-Zahrieh area.
30 July 2015, 10:46 The cabinet convened at the Grand Serail under PM Tammam Salam.
30 July 2015, 10:45 LBCI: The army intelligence found an explosives belt at Arsal's entrance.
30 July 2015, 10:27 VDL (93.3): The Lebanese army chased defector Mohammed Youssef, who is suspected of belonging to terrorist groups, but arrested his friends Youssef Shaaban and Abdul Khaleq al-Dinnawi.
30 July 2015, 10:19 Minister Jebran Bassil said “ask the prime minister” in response to a question as to what will be discussed during the cabinet session.
30 July 2015, 10:17 Minister Akram Shehayyeb: The cabinet will start discussing the waste crisis and then the appointments.
30 July 2015, 10:14 Minister Ramzi Jreij at the Grand Serail: Discussion of the waste crisis comes before any cabinet mechanism.
30 July 2015, 10:06 VDL (93.3): Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq said the winners of tenders for landfills will be announced on August 8.
30 July 2015, 10:04 VDL (93.3): The family of slain Army officer Major Rabih Kahil arrived at the military hospital to transport his body for funeral.
30 July 2015, 09:56 Minister Elias Bou Saab to Future TV: No one has an intention to escalate the situation during the cabinet session.
30 July 2015, 09:54 MP Antoine Zahra said PM Tammam Salam should not give in to the policy of paralysis exercised by some parties.
30 July 2015, 09:52 TMC: Seven people were injured in an accident involving a passenger van on the Batroun highway.
30 July 2015, 09:43 NNA: The Lebanese army carried out raids in the Akkar town of Mashha in search for people suspected of belonging to armed groups.
30 July 2015, 08:58 ISF arrested 82 people for committing different crimes across Lebanon.
30 July 2015, 08:42 Minister Alice Shabtini denied to VDL (100.5) that PM Tammam Salam would resign.
29 July 2015, 22:23 National News Agency: Lebanese national Khalil Faddoul was abducted after unknown individuals lured him to an area on Syria's border and a ransom worth USD 200,000 has been demanded.