LATEST Lebanese News

Date: 10- 11 February 2016


Central Bank Governor Salameh to LBCI: The treasury is in a good financial situation and we're exerting efforts with the U.S. to minimize the sternness of the executive decrees of the anti-Hizbullah bill.

VDL (100.5): The General Security arrested two Lebanese nationals for providing logistic support to terror groups.

Jreij said cabinet will hold a new session on Thursday.

Jreij: Ministers stressed the need to approve a state budget, adopt sound spending, and curb corruption.

Jreij: The Finance Minister presented a detail report on the financial situation in Lebanon, highlighting the rise in expenditures and its threat to the public deficit.

Information Minister Ramzi Jreij after cabinet session: The PM stressed that the resumption of cabinet sessions is not enough to tackle the people's daily concerns given political disputes.

Berri to visiting MPs: There is a rejection to any increase in the price of gasoline at the expense of the citizen.

Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi according to VDL (93.3): The cabinet did not address the tax issue.

The cabinet session at the Grand Serail ended.

Abou Faour said flu vaccines are available in the market.

Abou Faour: Scientifically speaking there is no direct or indirect link between the trash crisis and the rise of H1N1 cases.

Abou Faour said the Lebanese should not be worried about the H1N1.

Abou Faour: Last year, five people died from H1N1. This year there are so far four confirmed and two unconfirmed cases of H1N1.

Health Minister Wael Abou Faour: Based on the available data, there has been a 20 percent increase in the hospitalization of people infected with H1N1.

Berri's weekly meeting with MPs is underway at Ain el-Tineh.

Speaker Nabih Berri held talks with a Civil Defense volunteers delegation.

The army arrested a suspect at the Arsal checkpoint for the possession for chemicals intended for delivery to the gunmen on the town's outskirts.

LF chief Samir Geagea via Twitter: The international community must intervene quickly to halt the massacres that are happening in Syria.

ISF said it arrested Lebanese suspects for robbery and impersonating police officers.

The cabinet approved the bill on the full-time employment of Civil Defense contractants.

LBCI: The cabinet session kicked off at the Grand Serail.

MTV: Civil society activists blocked the Banks street in Riad al-Solh.

Agriculture Minister Akram Shehayyeb to VDL (100.5): The issue of exporting the garbage is ongoing, and the Council for Development and Reconstruction is following up.

Health Minister Wael Abou Faour to VDL (93.3): Why don't we impose taxes on the nobles and high-ranking smugglers before we impose them on the citizens?

Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq to VDL (93.3): I will focus all my efforts today at the cabinet session on the issue of the Civil Defense volunteers.

VDL (100.5): Civil society activists started gathering in Riad al-Solh square to protest tax hikes that could be approved at the cabinet session today.

Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq to VDL (93.3): Taxes require a law at parliament and we will study the general financial state.

LBCI: Palestinian refugees blocked the entrance of the UNRWA headquarters in Beirut protesting the reduction in health services.

ISF arrested 77 people for committing different crimes across Lebanon.

Minister Rashid Derbas told VDL (93.3) the government is similar to a bus and that everybody insists to steer the wheel as it heads towards the abyss.

Gasoline prices dropped LL200 and diesel LL100.



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