Harb after dialogue session: Cabinet session will be appointed in light of communications

November 03, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) In the wake of the dialogue session, Telecom Minister Boutros Harb said that the trash subject constituted a long time of study during the session, saying that communications are underway this afternoon and that "we should wait 24 hours to know whether a cabinet session will take place." SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON

Mikati meets Zasypkin

November 03, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) Former PM Najib Mikati on Tuesday received at his residence the Russian Ambassador Alexander Zasypkin and discussed with him bilateral ties as well as overall developments at the local and regional scenes. Separately, Mikati cabled the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on winning the parliamentary elections. SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON

Rahi welcomes Italian, German Ambassadors

November 03, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Mar Beshara Boutros Rahi, on Tuesday met at Bkerki with Italian Ambassador to Lebanon, Massimo Marotti, who came on a protocol visit. The pair reportedly discussed the current situation in Lebanon and the broader Arab region, in addition to the Lebanese-Italian bilateral relations. Rahi later welcomed German Ambassador to Lebanon, Martin Huth, with whom he tackled…

Gharib: To approve salary scale before listing it, won’t solve problem

November 03, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) Independent Syndicate Movement head, Hanna Gharib, warned a while ago from approving the salary scale before listing it on the agenda, considering that "this will not solve the problem." It is to note that Gharib was talking from the location of the sit-in staged by the U.C.C. at Riad El-Solh region. SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON

Motorcycle hits woman in Zghorta

November 03, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON) Two individuals aboard a motorcycle hit and injured citizen Majida Habib in Zghorta, National News Agency correspondent reported on Tuesday. The woman was immediately transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment. SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY - LEBANON

BEWARE OF FAKE POSTS, VIDEOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA, SAY AUTHORITIES

By: Joseph Benny MUSCAT: The ROP and the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulances (PACDA) have urged people to beware of rumours on social media, especially in times of crisis. The source of information - be it pictures, posts or alerts - should always be verified, the bodies have said. Several pictures and posts that did rounds since the news of Cyclone Chapala approaching broke, turned out to be…