The following are a selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers. The Daily Star cannot vouch for the accuracy of these reports.
MPs may make fresh efforts to end pay raise crisis
An-Nahar has learned that lawmakers are likely to launch a fresh effort based on a logical approach to solve the salary-scale crisis in coordination with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.
UCC hints it can finish grading in no time
Al-Joumhouria has learned that high-level efforts intensified in the past few hours in a bid to put an end to the confusion caused by the decision to issue passing certificates.
The efforts focused on convincing the Union Coordination Committee to end its boycott and begin grading tests quickly so that certificates can be issued before Aug. 25.
Intermediaries have received signals from the UCC that the union can finish grading tests in a short time, especially since students will only be admitted to certain universities on the basis of exam results.
Jumblatt-Frangieh meeting aimed at opening new page
Well-informed sources told Al-Akhbar that the meeting between Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt and Marada Movement head Sleiman Frangieh was aimed at opening a new page between the two men after years of estrangement.
The two leaders presented their own point of view on the developments in the region and discussed the impact of the conflicts on Lebanon’s future and interests.
Both Jumblatt and Frangieh voiced concerns over the security in Lebanon and the dangers facing the country, particularly from takfiri groups, first and foremost ISIS.