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.
Rai calls ISIS to a dialogue
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai calla the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria to a dialogue.
During a speech at a dinner of the Episcopal Media Committee, Rai addressed ISIS telling them: "Humanity is the only thing we share with you. Come, let’s talk and reach an understanding on this basis. ... You rely on the language of arms, terrorism, violence and influence, but we rely on the language of dialogue, understanding and respect for others.”
Rai then raised a question: “What have the Christians in Mosul and Iraq do in order for them to be treated with such hatred and abuse?"
Bou Saab will present study on LU professors to Cabinet
Al-Joumhouria has learned that Education Minister Elias Bou Saab will present a study on the status of Lebanese University professors at Thursday’s Cabinet meeting.
Bou Saab has not yet received word from the Kataeb Party about the names of two nominees for LU deans.
Khalil: Solution to salary payment puts state at risk
Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil said the agreement reached on the payment of salaries for public servants from the treasury reserves put the Lebanese state at risk as the result is: no state budget and no reserves.
Ministerial sources told Al-Akhbar that the reserves-funded salaries practically mean there’s no money left for them in the treasury reserves to spend.
Hezbollah was able to kill ISIS’ dreams: March 14 source
A Christian March 14 source told Ad-Diyar that condemnation alone does not help stop the ongoing killing of Christians nor will it stop the U.S.-Zionist-orchestrated displacement process in the Middle East.
The source said that accusations being made by humanitarian international organizations would not motivate the U.S. or the West to take action to end support for terrorism in the Arab world.
The source added that while being a member of March 14, he admitted that Hezbollah was able to topple ISIS’s dreams of declaring an Islamic state in Lebanon.