Schedule for the upcoming weeks in the Ayyash et al. case

JUNE 17, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) The Trial Chamber announced yesterday during a Pre-Trial Conference the trial schedule for the upcoming weeks in the Ayyash et al. case. The Prosecution will present their opening statement on Wednesday 18 June at 10:30 AM (CET). They intend to complete their opening statement within three hours. The Merhi Defence will present their opening statement on Thursday 19 June,…

Enemy manoeuvre in Shebaa

JUNE 17, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) The Israeli occupation army effectuated on Tuesday morning a number of manoeuvres with live munitions in the outskirts of the Western tip of occupied Shebaa Farms, NNA field reporter said on Tuesday. The manoeuvre lasted till 6:00 a.m. in the morning, during which 80 shells landed inside Shebaa farms, NNA reporter added. SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY

Alpha says %30 increase in network data consumption

JUNE 17, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) Alpha cellular network said on Tuesday that the company has registered a 30 percent increase in the consumption of the network's data in the first half of June, 2014. "As of the beginning of June, Alpha company started the implementation of decree number /2014297 by the Council of Ministers, which calls for decreasing the cost of cellular phone fees,…

Jarrah: Communications ongoing to resolve salary scale issue

JUNE 17, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) "Future" parliamentary bloc member, Deputy Jamal Jarrah, pointed on Tuesday to the presence of new suggestions regarding the salary scale issue, confirming that communications will continue today to reach a final solution for said issue on Thursday. Jarrah pointed that the expected meeting between Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Deputy Walid Jumblatt would discuss the possibility "of exiting…

Rome conference stresses need of heightening support for Lebanese Armed Forces to achieve stability

JUNE 17, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) The International Support Group for Lebanon, which convened on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Italian Foreign Ministry in Rome, concluded its conference and issued a final statement which included the following decisions: 1- Participants acknowledged the strong cooperation between the UN and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the encouragement of the International Support Group which facilitated holding…

Hout after meeting Salam: For evading political polarizations

JUNE 17, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) Prime Minister, Tammam Salam, on Tuesday met with Deputy Imad Hout, leading a delegation of civil society organizations. Speaking on emerging, MP Hout said that the visit comes to deliberate over the current impasse in the country amidst the existing regional events, especially with regard to the implications of the Iraqi crisis. The Lawmaker underlined the need that the…