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31 August 2015, 17:14 Hizbullah announced its "complete support" for Speaker Nabih Berri's initiative to launch dialogue.
31 August 2015, 17:05 LBCI: The FPM's youth department has called for gathering Wednesday at 5:00 pm outside the Mirna Chalouhi Center to stage a motorized protest.
31 August 2015, 14:08 Health Minister Wael Abou Faour urged Interior Minister Mashnouq to shut non-pharmaceutical shops that sell smuggled medicine, referring the case to the General Prosecution.
31 August 2015, 13:56 Al-Jadeed: Salam tasked Agriculture Minister Shehayyeb to chair a panel tasked with tackling and proposing immediate solutions to the waste disposal crisis
31 August 2015, 13:47 Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil referred the 2016 budget draft to the cabinet.
31 August 2015, 13:23 Bkirki spiritual summit: We urge against dragging Lebanon to the unknown and towards the unrest in the region.
31 August 2015, 13:22 Bkirki spiritual summit: We support the civil society demonstrations on condition that they do not take a violent turn by some thugs.
31 August 2015, 13:21 Bkirki spiritual summit: A number of measures should be approved to confront daily and regional challenges.
31 August 2015, 13:20 Bkirki spiritual summit: We demand cooperation between all political leaders in order to reach consensus over the current situation in Lebanon and hope that their disputes will not affect the people's daily lives.
31 August 2015, 13:19 Bkirki spiritual summit: The presidential deadlock is flagrant violation against the republic.
31 August 2015, 13:18 Bkirki spiritual summit: We reject the resignation of the cabinet that will only create more vacuum in Lebanon.
31 August 2015, 13:17 Bkirki spiritual summit: The unprecedented political crisis in Lebanon is taking a major toll on the Lebanese.
31 August 2015, 13:17 Bkirki spiritual summit statement: We demand the election of a president, which concerns all the Lebanese.
31 August 2015, 13:16 Bkirki spiritual summit: We demand the formation of a panel that would come up with a new parliamentary electoral law.
31 August 2015, 13:08 Minister Akram Shehayyeb arrived at the Grand Serail for talks with PM Tammam Salam.
31 August 2015, 13:01 TMC: Three people were injured in separate traffic accidents in Kfarhatta in Zgharta and on the Dbayeh seaside road.
31 August 2015, 12:55 The Sudanese embassy stressed that Sudanese residents in Lebanon respect the country's security and would not meddle in its affairs.
31 August 2015, 12:51 Kaag after meeting MP Gemayel: The presidential vacuum is one of the top issues to be discussed by the International Support Group for Lebanon.
31 August 2015, 12:48 VDL (100.5): PM Tammam Salam is holding talks with MP Bahia Hariri.
31 August 2015, 12:39 The spiritual summit held at Bkirki ended.
31 August 2015, 12:34 Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi's media office clarified that the minister is not part of the panel tasked with following up on the waste disposal issue, saying attention should be dedicated to resolving the crisis.
31 August 2015, 12:10 TMC: An individual was injured in a collision between a car and a motorcycle in the Beirut area of al-Hadath.
31 August 2015, 12:08 VDL (100.5): PM Tammam Salam is holding talks with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag.
31 August 2015, 11:52 TMC: Two people were injured when a vehicle hit a wall on the main road of al-Abbasiyeh in Tyre.
31 August 2015, 11:52 TMC: An individual was injured when a motorcycle hit a parked car in Beirut's Mar Elias street.
31 August 2015, 11:39 A meeting for the parliamentary environment committee has been postponed.
31 August 2015, 11:34 Kataeb leader MP Sami Gemayel is holding talks with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag.
31 August 2015, 11:14 Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi chaired the meeting of Christian spiritual leaders in Bkirki.
31 August 2015, 10:39 Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq announced his withdrawal from the ministerial committee tasked with studying the waste management crisis and asked the PM to appoint another minister in his place.
31 August 2015, 09:28 VDL (100.5): The Lebanese army raided Syrian refugee encampments in the town of Adous west of Baalbek and arrested 20 people.
31 August 2015, 09:17 ISF said it arrested 31 people for committing different crimes across Lebanonز
31 August 2015, 09:03 NNA: Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdul Lahyan adjourned his visit to Beirut.
31 August 2015, 08:49 MP Atef Majdalani to VDL (100.5): Any dialogue is a popular demand because our problems can only be resolved through talks.
31 August 2015, 08:39 NNA confirmed that the Muslim-Christian spiritual summit was postponed, saying it will be replaced with an inter-Christian summit.
31 August 2015, 08:18 Sources told VDL (100.5) that today's spiritual summit in Bkirki will be attended by Christian leaders only pending a Muslim-Christian summit.
31 August 2015, 07:45 TMC: An individual was killed and 11 were injured when a bus hit a concrete barrier on the main road of Masnaa.
30 August 2015, 20:40 Ex-PM Saad Hariri welcomed Speaker Berri's call for dialogue, noting that “the issue of the presidency would be the proper gateway to discuss the other topics.”
30 August 2015, 19:24 Berri: In the first third of September, I will call for a dialogue limited to Tammam Salam and the heads of parliamentary blocs. In form, it won't be any different from the 2006 dialogue, but it will be different in content. The agenda will tackle the presidency, the work of the parliament and the government, the electoral law, the law on restoring citizenship, the administrative decentralization project, and equipping the army.
30 August 2015, 19:19 Berri: We will not bargain over the people-army-resistance choice.
30 August 2015, 19:17 Berri: Either legislation or the chaos whose signs we have started to witness.
30 August 2015, 19:14 Berri: We stress our keenness on the government and the activation of its work so that it can respond to the legitimate demands. The presence of the government is a national necessity and attack on legislation is an attack on the people and their representatives … Change has a single door: the parliament. The parliament is not for Shiites, the government is not for Sunnis and the presidency is not for Maronites. State institutions are for entire Lebanon.
30 August 2015, 19:12 Berri: They rejected turning Lebanon into one electorate under a proportional representation law. They also rejected the eight electorates law and the one that mixes proportional representation and the winner-takes-all system.
30 August 2015, 19:10 Berri: As Speaker, I tried three times to establish the National Commission for the Abolition of Political Sectarianism and to merely devise its mechanism. This sectarianism was always stronger than me and my will. Dear brothers, demand a civil state and an electoral law based on proportional representation.
30 August 2015, 19:08 Berri: All these crises have pushed Lebanon's citizens to stage protests and they are right … I tell every honest demonstrator that the problem is in this system … The first problem is sectarianism and the other is deprivation and there can't be reform without abolishing sectarianism.
30 August 2015, 19:05 Berri: I'm afraid that we're growing accustomed to our woes that are the result of paralyzing the lives of citizens amid a continued presidential vacuum, suspension of legislation and a governmental confusion.
30 August 2015, 19:00 Berri: We thwarted sectarian strife through the open dialogue between our brothers in Hizbullah and al-Mustaqbal in Ain el-Tineh.
30 August 2015, 18:45 Berri: Syria is always at the heart of any equation … Defeating terrorism must be the first priority in Syria, which would speed up the political solution. Comparing the regime to the terrorist groups is silly and dangerous and it would lead to the partitioning of Syria … Syria under Assad's leadership is paying the price through a continued conspiracy over its central role in the axis of resistance. A unified operations center for draining the resources of terrorism is needed.
30 August 2015, 18:35 Berri: The agreement will rearrange the situations in our countries and it will restore general stability in the region, especially in Yemen. It will also affect Syria, which is readying for the Russia 3 conference.
30 August 2015, 18:33 Berri: The entire world and the Middle East in particular entered a new phase on July 14, the date on which the nuclear deal with signed between Iran and the P5+1 world powers. I congratulate the Iranian leadership and people on this agreement.
30 August 2015, 18:31 Berri: The case the Imam will not be forgotten and the liberation of the Imam will remain our religious, national and patriotic duty. I tell those spreading rumors not to try us regarding the case of the Imam.
30 August 2015, 18:27 Berri: The case of the Imam must be on the agenda of the Libyan talks that are underway in Morocco and Algeria.
30 August 2015, 18:26 Berri: AMAL and entire Lebanon will not change their stance that holds Gadhafi and his regime responsible for the disappearance of the Imam and his two companions.
30 August 2015, 18:20 Berri: The only allowed and accepted normalization is activating cooperation in the case of the Imam and his two companions through involving the Lebanese judicial coordinator in the necessary investigations.
30 August 2015, 18:20 Berri: We reiterate that Lebanese authorities must implement the principle of reciprocity … It is shameful to turn the back on a national cause and we reject any normalization of ties with Libya under any excuse.
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