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20 August 2014, 17:11 The CIA announced that the video showing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant beheading American journalist James Foley is not fake.
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20 August 2014, 17:29 Al-Rahi: We need the help of the international community to protect the Christians and allow them to lead a normal life.
20 August 2014, 17:28 Al-Rahi: We are concerned with how to ensure that our brothers here remain in their land and how they would be protected. They need international protection as cultural and religious minorities.
20 August 2014, 17:27 Al-Rahi: ISIL killed Islam, civilization, and humanity.
20 August 2014, 17:11 Al-Rahi: We have great faith in local Kurdish officials.
20 August 2014, 17:10 Al-Rahi: It is not conceivable that in the 21st century people can be subject to IS persecution.
20 August 2014, 17:10 Al-Rahi: We are here to urge the international community to mobilize to save Christians in Iraq.
20 August 2014, 17:09 Al-Rahi: We sought during our visit to hold talks with various Kurdish officials.
20 August 2014, 17:08 Al-Rahi to Christians in Iraq: Now is not the time for immigration, but you must remain in your land because Christianity has existed here for 2,000 years.
20 August 2014, 17:07 Al-Rahi during press conference from Erbil: Our visit is aimed at offering humanitarian and moral support to Christians in Iraq.
20 August 2014, 16:57 Kurdistan President Massoud Barazani to the Patriarchs' delegation in Erbil: I hold onto Christian presence in Kurdistan and we live and die together. Extremist groups do not differentiate between religions.
20 August 2014, 15:01 Al-Rahi from Erbil: We cannot stand idly by and watch as evil oppresses the people. We will follow up on this case before the whole world.
20 August 2014, 14:22 Berri: I won't remain idle to the status quo. I still hold onto my stance to reject the extension of parliament's term.
20 August 2014, 13:07 Speaker Nabih Berri's weekly meeting with lawmakers is underway.
20 August 2014, 12:32 VDL (93.3): Strict security measures were taken near the government Serail in Sidon for candidates seeking to apply to the ISF.
20 August 2014, 12:29 VDL (100.5): MP Ibrahim Kanaan visited PM Tammam Salam at the Grand Serail.
20 August 2014, 12:09 Minister Michel Pharaon visited Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Beirut Elias Audeh.
20 August 2014, 10:33 VDL (100.5): One person was wounded in a collision between a truck and 2 cars in Kahhaleh.
20 August 2014, 09:31 NNA: A Syrian woman was found stabbed to death at her house in Barja.
20 August 2014, 09:29 Naharnet: A fire erupted near the grocery market of the eastern town of Ferzol.
20 August 2014, 09:18 ISF arrested 83 individuals for committing various crimes across Lebanon.
20 August 2014, 08:37 MP Jean Oghassabian to VDL (100.5): Constitutional work cannot be regulated without the election of a president.
20 August 2014, 07:21 Gasoline prices dropped LL400 and diesel prices remained unchanged.
19 August 2014, 22:21 OTV: The Arida border crossing was closed and precautionary measures have been adopted in the area.
19 August 2014, 22:11 Al-Jadeed: The publication of the new issue of the Official Gazette was delayed until the end of the cabinet's session, including the decision to call the electoral committees to prepare of parliamentary polls.
19 August 2014, 21:57 Jreij: The discussion over the solid waste issue was postponed to another session over time concerns.
19 August 2014, 21:57 Jreij: The cabinet supported the Minister of Education's proposed solution of issuing passing statements.
19 August 2014, 21:57 Jreij: We agreed on allowing different universities to found new branches and faculties and programs of study. We also gave a licence for establishing an anti-violence and human rights faculty, but discussion over giving licenses for opening new universities was postponed for further discussion.
19 August 2014, 21:56 Jreij: We signed a decree to call on the electoral committees (to prepare for parliamentary polls), which was referred by the Minister of Interior to the relevant authorities.
19 August 2014, 21:56 Information Minister Ramzi Jreij after the cabinet's session: PM Salam stressed on the necessity to elect a president as soon as possible to complete the work on constitutional institutions.
19 August 2014, 21:51 The cabinet session at the Grand Serail has ended.
19 August 2014, 21:37 Al-Jadeed: The cabinet postponed discussion over the waste issue to next week.
19 August 2014, 21:37 Al-Jadeed: The cabinet approved some of the proposals concerning faculties, but rejected giving licenses for new universities to discuss the matter more.
19 August 2014, 19:32 The cabinet declined giving licenses to 6 new universities and called for setting a new strategy for higher education.
19 August 2014, 19:24 SCC: The SCC is studying with the teachers' syndicate the possibility of filing a complaint to stop the decision to issue passing statement, along with former minister Ziad Baroud.
19 August 2014, 19:23 SCC: The academic year 2014-2015 will start normally as of September 1, 2014.
19 August 2014, 19:23 SCC: We call for a general strike in all ministries on Thursday and a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Economy.
19 August 2014, 19:21 SCC: All committees agrees on not correcting official exams.
19 August 2014, 19:19 SCC: We have always retreated for students' sake.
19 August 2014, 19:19 SCC: Politicians are also held responsible because they paralyzed all state institutions and we tell them that you disagree in politics but you all agree on abusing our rights and harming the SCC and official exams.
19 August 2014, 19:18 SCC: Boycotting official exam correction was a result of the Minister of Education's request and it was announced from his office. He asked us to supervise exams and boycott correction and he vowed that he will not force the SCC or issue statements.
19 August 2014, 19:17 SCC: The Minister of Education and the entire cabinet are held responsible for granting passing statements to students.
19 August 2014, 19:17 SCC: No parliamentary session will continue discussion over the new wage scale but it will try to increase the VAT by 1 percent. This would mobilize the public opinion against the SCC.
19 August 2014, 19:16 SCC: They closed all doors and there are no guarantees that they will give teachers and employees their rights.
19 August 2014, 19:00 Future TV: The SCC is inclined to submit a complaint with the State Council to veto the decision to issue passing statements to students.
19 August 2014, 18:43 Cabinet approved a decree, which will be published in the official gazette, calling on electoral committees to begin preparing for the parliamentary elections.
19 August 2014, 18:19 Araji: We salute the efforts of security forces and their achievements, which included arresting the operator of the Free Sunnis of Baalbek Twitter account. We call for intensifying probe to uncover which party was behind him, as some said he was a Hizbullah member.
19 August 2014, 18:19 Araji: We call for holding onto moderation, forgiveness and national spirit.
19 August 2014, 18:18 Araji: We deplore that some religious men abuse religious platforms to make illogical statements that serve the enemies of Lebanon.
19 August 2014, 18:17 Araji: Hizbullah's participation in the Syrian fighting and siding with the Syrian regime resulted in negative consequences in Lebanon. The only solution in Lebanon would be in holding onto moderation and the state.
19 August 2014, 18:16 Araji: We call for working seriously to release the kidnapped soldiers.
19 August 2014, 18:16 Qahwaji telephoned al-Rahi, who stressed that a “state without a president cannot go on in any way shape or form.”
19 August 2014, 18:16 Araji: We demand arming troops and security bodies to allow them to play their role properly amid this dangerous stage, and to enable them to fight terrorism and other projects, especially after the Saudi grant was offered.
19 August 2014, 18:15 Araji: We must commit to supporting the state.
19 August 2014, 18:15 Araji: We call for drawing lessons the Arsal events.
19 August 2014, 18:14 Araji: We should not push Lebanon towards vacuum.
19 August 2014, 18:14 Araji: Lebanon is going through difficult times because of the constitutional junctures, such as the parliamentary and the presidential polls.
19 August 2014, 18:13 Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi telephoned Aoun to inquire about his health.
19 August 2014, 18:13 Araji: Our priority should be working on electing a new president to avoid repercussions that might threaten security.
19 August 2014, 18:13 Al-Mustaqbal MP Assem Araji after the bloc's meeting: We call for electing a new president to reform all state's institutions.
19 August 2014, 17:55 VDL (93.3): Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq met with a delegation of al-Nehmeh residents who asked for closing the region's dumpster. He will propose the issue during the cabinet's session.
19 August 2014, 17:54 Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil from the Grand Serail: There is nothing that prevents calling on the electoral committees and the best solution for the universities' case is examining the applications that meet the set conditions.
19 August 2014, 17:49 SCC to Future TV: We will have a strict stance after the meeting of the education committee and Minister Bou Saab's statement.