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23 July 2014, 16:23 At least 25 people were killed in a suicide attack in Nigeria's Kaduna city.
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23 July 2014, 16:00 AFP: Fighting was suspended in Gaza to allow aid convoys to enter 2 flashpoint areas in the Strip.

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23 July 2014, 16:53 Finance Minister Hassan Khalil: The likely formula to resolve the issue of salaries is curbing unnecessary spending from the reserves available under Law 238 and redistributing it to secure the cost.
23 July 2014, 15:46 OTV: The salaries of public employees were discussed in talks between Kanaan and Hassan Khalil ahead of a meeting between the latter and Saniora.
23 July 2014, 13:44 LBCI: A meeting is underway between Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil, Mustaqbal bloc head MP Fouad Saniora, and MP Ghazi Youssef to discuss the civil servants salaries case.
23 July 2014, 13:27 VDL (93.3): The army is carrying out an operation in search for suspects on the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and Arsal.
23 July 2014, 13:11 Geagea hailed the efforts of Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi in ending the deadlock.
23 July 2014, 13:10 Geagea: Hizbullah is obstructing the elections to achieve Iranian interests.
23 July 2014, 13:09 Geagea: The main internal factor in obstructing the polls is the Change and Reform bloc's desire to see MP Michel Aoun as president.
23 July 2014, 13:08 Geagea: We could have held the elections and later addressed the constitutional amendment.
23 July 2014, 13:07 Geagea: The constitutional amendment proposal is aimed at improving one's negotiation options.
23 July 2014, 13:07 Geagea slammed the “insolence” of proposing a constitutional amendment at such a critical time.
23 July 2014, 13:06 Geagea: We have exerted all possible legitimate efforts to stage the elections. We will not surrender or despair. This may take time, but it is better than doing nothing.
23 July 2014, 13:06 Geagea: Sometimes people may feel like they are being wronged, but that does not mean that they are entitled to wronging the entire population.
23 July 2014, 13:05 Geagea: We have not surrendered and we will not surrender.
23 July 2014, 13:04 Geagea: The other camp's actions are obstructing the people's daily lives.
23 July 2014, 13:04 Geagea: The other camp's mentality does not respect democracy, the country, the people, presidency, and logic.
23 July 2014, 13:04 LF chief Samir Geagea: We would not have been upset over the vacuum had there been legitimate reasons for it. Obstructing the elections is unjustified.
23 July 2014, 12:45 The next presidential elections session will be held on August 12.
23 July 2014, 12:40 MP Geagea: The session failed because a number of MPs are not fulfilling their duties.
23 July 2014, 12:39 MP Sethrida Geagea after presidential elections session: We attended the session to respect the faith entrusted to us by the people.
23 July 2014, 12:37 Minister Abou Faour ahead of parliamentary session: The dispute over the salaries of public employees should be resolved. The Lebanese mind is creative.
23 July 2014, 11:57 PM Tammam Salam issued a memorandum that all companies and businesses will close on the first and second days of the al-Fitr holiday.
23 July 2014, 11:54 Lawmakers began arriving at parliament to attend the presidential elections session.
23 July 2014, 11:10 The March 14 alliance staged a sit-in in solidarity with the Gaza Strip.
23 July 2014, 10:30 Minister Hussein Haj Hassan during a sit-in for public employees near the ministry of industry: We back the stance of the finance minister and hope the dispute would be resolved soon.
23 July 2014, 08:53 Gasoline and diesel prices dropped by LL300.
23 July 2014, 08:19 ISF detained 68 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
23 July 2014, 08:17 ISF detained M. H. on charges of tossing grenades at army checkposts in Tripoli's Abi Samra.
22 July 2014, 21:59 Three people were injured as a dispute between young men from the Jawhar and Barhoun families erupted into gunfire in Akkar's Bebnin.
22 July 2014, 18:58 Al-Mustaqbal bloc: We announce a sit-in in solidarity with Gaza tomorrow at the ESCWA in downtown Beirut at 11 am, to condemn and reject this barbaric Israeli aggression.
22 July 2014, 18:45 LF bloc MP Fadi Karam: Aoun is saying he doesn't care who gets elected as president of the Lebanese republic because he only cares about being president, not about the republic.
22 July 2014, 17:08 Aoun: Hariri did not propose anything against us, that's why we don't believe that our proposal is targeted against anyone. If he is saying that the president must be elected first, I'm saying the parliamentary polls must come first and the legislature would then elect the president.
22 July 2014, 17:06 Aoun: The U.N. Security Council must address the crimes against humanity in Mosul and refer them to the International Criminal Court.
22 July 2014, 17:05 Aoun: How would the popular election of a president breach the Taef Accord? How would the Orthodox Gathering electoral law violate Taef, knowing that it respects the stipulations of the National Pact?
22 July 2014, 17:04 Aoun: The mechanism of the proposed law would secure the representation of all minorities of all sects, as there are Christian as well as Muslim minorities that are being deprived of representation under the current laws. The Orthodox Gathering law does not encroach on the rights of any other sect, and through this justice, national unity and coexistence would be preserved. At that point, no one would feel that someone else is trying to dominate them through stripping them of their (political) representation.
22 July 2014, 17:03 Aoun: Scaring people of the electoral law that guarantees rights reflects unjustified concerns.
22 July 2014, 17:03 Aoun: Foreign powers usurp the president's foreign policy and put him on tracks which he cannot break free from. Thus, electing him by the people would guarantee the interests of people.
22 July 2014, 17:02 Aoun: Some parties are trying to disregard national pacts in the presidential elections. Some parties are bargaining over the presidential seat but we don't care who gets elected, as our battle is aimed at reforming the laws of presidential and parliamentary elections, which would prevent any president from being subordinate to foreign powers.
22 July 2014, 17:01 Aoun: This way, Israel will manage to win acknowledgement that it is a Jewish state and will get rid of any possible threat against its entity.
22 July 2014, 17:01 Aoun: The events in Gaza are aimed at displacing the people who remain in the occupied territories. After eliminating the Palestinian identity, efforts got underway to exterminate the Christian component, and this will end Arab nationalism and replace it with sectarian conflicts.
22 July 2014, 17:00 Aoun: All the choices Christians are being offered will eventually lead to their elimination.
22 July 2014, 17:00 Aoun: The takfiris in Syria and Mosul are a crime against humanity that is taking place amid Arab silence and international action that resembles "offering condolences after death."
22 July 2014, 16:59 FPM leader MP Michel Aoun after weekly meeting of Change and Reform bloc: We salute the steadfastness of Gaza's people in the face of the Israeli massacres, which are taking the form of ethnic cleansing aimed at eliminating the Palestinian identity. Israel does not want a solution and it seems to be awaiting the disintegration of Arab states so that it can later have a partnership with the Islamic State in restructuring it.