Lebanon's Arabic press digest.
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.
Six hours of heated debate in Cabinet over LU
Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi blamed Education Minister Elias Bou Saab for the failure.
“He [Bou Saab] had failed when he tied the official exams to the salary scale, and today, he failed because he tied the Lebanese University issue to politics,” Azzi told An-Nahar.
Azzi also criticized Bou Saab for torpedoing the “principle of consensus” decisions adopted by the government.
LU issue breaks consensus
The Cabinet broke the consensus Thursday due to the dispute between some political forces over the LU issue, which prevented the approval of the appointment of deans of faculties and granting about 1,200 LU contract professors full-time status.
Hands off LU
Conspiring against the national Lebanese University is not new. But instead of restoring the university’s national and unification role in time of civil peace and reconstruction, LU has been punished due to “modern” economic, social and educational policies.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The following are a selection of stories from Lebanese newspapers that may be of interest to Daily Star readers.Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi blamed Education Minister Elias Bou Saab for the failure.LU issue breaks consensusThe Cabinet broke the consensus Thursday due to the dispute between some political forces over the LU issue, which prevented the approval of the appointment of deans of faculties and granting about 1,200 LU contract professors full-time status.
The battle with ISIS in the Qalamoun region and on the Lebanese-Syrian frontier has kicked off, Hezbollah leader...
The three-week-long Cabinet crisis marked time Sunday with no end in sight as rival parties stuck to their guns on how...
The Lebanese Forces marked the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Friday, with top Lebanese...
Mixed reports surfaced Sunday over the likelihood that ministers will meet this week, as the paralysis in the Cabinet...
An exchange of gunfire around dawn Tuesday between rival drug gangs near the Palestinian refugee camp of Shatila in...
The Lebanese Army has dismissed media reports that some of the French MILAN anti-tank missiles it received in April as...
Two Syrian men purportedly kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in east Lebanon were released several hours later, the...
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE