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01 October 2014, 17:00 Bassil: Lebanon has diplomatic ties with Syria and the Lebanese foreign minister does not have the right to refuse to meet his Syrian counterpart, especially at the U.N.
01 October 2014, 17:00 FM Bassil from Beirut's airport: Aid offered to Lebanon is detrimental, because this aid is being directly supplied to the refugees, which would strengthen and guarantee their stay in Lebanon.
01 October 2014, 16:54 Defense Minister Moqbel met LF chief Geagea in Maarab and welcomed his suggestion on linking the Lebanese army's tactical operations center to that of the anti-IS coalition.
01 October 2014, 14:09 VDL (93.3): The army exchanged fire with a red Mercedes that failed to stop at a checkpoint in Tripoli's al-Zahiriya.
01 October 2014, 13:10 A Hizbullah delegation will meet with PSP chief Walid Jumblat on Wednesday evening in Clemenceau.
01 October 2014, 12:59 The families of the hostages reopened the Qalamoun road.
01 October 2014, 12:59 LBCI: A national, who hails from Wadi Hmeid, was abducted on the outskirts of Arsal.
01 October 2014, 12:49 Civil society activists held a rally near the parliament to reject the extension of the legislature's term.
01 October 2014, 12:39 Maronite Bishops Council: The state should take moral measures that would confront these two phenomena.
01 October 2014, 12:38 Maronite Bishops Council called on officials to tackle the phenomena of human trafficking and drug smuggling.
01 October 2014, 12:38 Maronite Bishops Council urged officials to adhere to the constitution and elect a president.
01 October 2014, 12:37 Maronite Bishops Council: The constitution stresses the need to elect a president. Anything other than that is a violation of the constitution.
01 October 2014, 12:37 Maronite Bishops Council expressed their concern over the latest developments in Tripoli in wake of the spread of extremist slogans in the city.
01 October 2014, 12:36 Maronite Bishops Council: The army and security forces must be supported because they are tasked with thwarting unrest.
01 October 2014, 12:36 Maronite Bishops Council voiced their solidarity with the families of the abducted soldiers, urging officials to take into consideration their plight in tackling this file.
01 October 2014, 12:35 Maronite Bishops Council hailed the recent spiritual meeting at Dar al-Fatwa and the bold stances it took.
01 October 2014, 12:34 Maronite Bishops Council after monthly meeting: We urge official Islamic officials to take a clear stand on the spread of extremism in order to safeguard coexistence.
01 October 2014, 12:14 Salam: I will continue my efforts with the concerned sides to resolve this case. I thank Qatar and Turkey for their efforts.
01 October 2014, 12:13 Salam: The government, families of the captives, and the media should all cooperate in order to thwart attempts to create division among us. We should stand as a united front against terrorism.
01 October 2014, 12:12 Salam: I had direct talks with the relatives of the captives and I assure that the government is addressing this case.
01 October 2014, 12:12 Judge Saqr charged Mohammed al-Ayyoubi with belonging to a terrorist organization.
01 October 2014, 12:12 Salam: We hope all sides would realize that the case of the captives is not a political pawn. All sides should be diligent in tackling this issue.
01 October 2014, 12:11 Salam: The negotiations to release the captive soldiers and policemen are taken place in secrecy.
01 October 2014, 12:10 PM Salam after parliamentary session: It appeared that repercussions will take place should the scale be adopted, so parliament saw it best to delay the case.
01 October 2014, 12:03 MTV: A car collision on the Jounieh highway led to bumper-to-bumper traffic.
01 October 2014, 12:03 Khalil: Failure to adopt the scale will increase burdens on the financial sector, contrary to what was being claimed.
01 October 2014, 12:03 Khalil: The syndicates' determination should not waver in pursuing their demands even though the scale was once again referred to the joint parliamentary committees.
01 October 2014, 12:02 Khalil: We are committed to adopting the new wage scale.
01 October 2014, 12:00 Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil: We had reached a balanced wage scale draft-law and we were hoping that discussions would have been held in order to address this progress.
01 October 2014, 11:59 Bou Saab: We will continue to demand the adoption of the scale and we will stand by the SCC.
01 October 2014, 11:59 Education Minister Elias Bou Saab: The failure to adopt the wage scale will pave the way for a turbulent school year.
01 October 2014, 11:58 Kanaan: We hope that those involved will adhere to the will of the state instead of attempting to force the state to adhere to their will.
01 October 2014, 11:57 Kanaan: We reject political and financial deals over the wage scale.
01 October 2014, 11:57 Kanaan: The political will to adopt the wage scale is not present at the moment.
01 October 2014, 11:56 Kanaan: The change in stances over the wage scale goes against reform.
01 October 2014, 11:54 MP Ibrahim Kanaan: We hope the Finance and Budget Committee will not once again be subject to pressure.
01 October 2014, 11:54 TMC: One person was wounded in a traffic accident on the Charles Helou highway.
01 October 2014, 11:50 Moqbel: I will propose a bill to the cabinet on the wage scale for the military.
01 October 2014, 11:50 Defense Minister Samir Moqbel: The military has certain requirements related to its working conditions.
01 October 2014, 11:49 Future TV: Syrian general security forces opened fire for unknown reasons towards the sea near the border town of al-Arida in the North.
01 October 2014, 11:48 Adwan: Our mission is to continue to support the army, which in turn will provide security to the Lebanese.
01 October 2014, 11:47 Adwan: We will join hands with Berri to introduce a bill to the cabinet and refer it back to parliament to preserve the military institution.
01 October 2014, 11:45 LF MP George Adwan: We are keen on the military institution.
01 October 2014, 11:40 TMC: One person was wounded in a traffic accident between two vehicles on the Choueifat main road.
01 October 2014, 11:35 The parliamentary session ended after MPs approved to open credits for the payment of wages for civil sector employees until the end of the year.
01 October 2014, 11:34 OTV: The SCC is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting at 4:00 pm.
01 October 2014, 11:10 Berri sent back the wage hike draft-law to the joint parliamentary committees for discussion.
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.