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12 November 2019, 08:53 In Sidon and Nabatieh protesters staged sit-ins in front of the state institutions in their areas.
12 November 2019, 08:42 Protesters blocked with burning tires the roads leading to Tripoli.
12 November 2019, 08:28 LBCI: Protesters blocked Qob Elias-Dahr al-Baydar highway with burning tires and the Lebanese army tried to convince them to open it.
12 November 2019, 08:21 LBCI: Protesters blocked the entrances to the Justice Palace and the Ministry of Social Affairs preventing access for employees.
11 November 2019, 19:12 Al-Jadeed: The president will make a televised address tomorrow evening in which he is expected to call for binding parliamentary consultations.
11 November 2019, 19:06 Geagea: The situation is very dangerous and delicate and we must take quick action.
11 November 2019, 19:05 Geagea: We need independent experts in the new government.
11 November 2019, 19:04 Geagea has criticized the ongoing delay in setting a date for the binding parliamentary consultations.
11 November 2019, 19:03 Geagea responding to Nasrallah's remarks: It is better not to downplay the crisis.
11 November 2019, 19:01 Geagea: There is no confidence in the ruling class.
11 November 2019, 19:01 Geagea: The living conditions are the only catalyst of the uprising.
11 November 2019, 19:00 Geagea after meeting of Strong Republic bloc: This is a real and purely Lebanese uprising.
11 November 2019, 18:45 Strong Lebanon bloc: Our main suggestion is a government of experts in which the protest movement would be represented but there are other stances in this country.
11 November 2019, 18:39 Kanaan: Total rejection of any positive initiative will lead to slow death.
11 November 2019, 18:38 Kanaan after meeting of Strong Lebanon bloc: Where is the problem in seeking to fulfill the demands from inside state institutions.
11 November 2019, 16:31 Caretaker Education Minister Shehayyeb has ordered the closure of all schools, universities and vocational institutes tomorrow.
11 November 2019, 16:25 Nasrallah: All Lebanese people must preserve their elements of strength. They must prevent anyone from taking them into chaos and vacuum.
11 November 2019, 16:23 Nasrallah addressing Pompeo: Where is the Iranian influence in Lebanon? Where is the Iranian influence over banks and the army?
11 November 2019, 16:22 Nasrallah: Most of the corrupts in Lebanon are allies of the United States.
11 November 2019, 16:20 Nasrallah: All Lebanese are pinning hopes on the issue of oil and gas but the Americans are creating obstacles.
11 November 2019, 16:19 Nasrallah: The Americans are seeking to prevent us from finding markets for our products.
11 November 2019, 16:17 Nasrallah: Claims that missiles will be sent to Hizbullah via the al-Boukamal border crossing are baseless. We have an overload of missiles in Lebanon and we don't know where to store them.
11 November 2019, 16:16 Nasrallah: The Lebanese government should reach an agreement with the Syrian government over exportation to Iraq.
11 November 2019, 16:14 Nasrallah: The state must activate the agricultural and industrial sectors. There is a major chance for the Lebanese agricultural and industrial sectors, which is (exporting to) Iraq.
11 November 2019, 16:12 Nasrallah: U.S. sanctions on the banking sector are aimed at stirring sedition in Lebanon.
11 November 2019, 16:10 Nasrallah: Lebanon is safer than any state in the United States and even safer than Washington.
11 November 2019, 16:09 Nasrallah: Claims that Lebanon is not a safe country are American lies.
11 November 2019, 16:05 Nasrallah on economic cooperation with China: Why should we bow to the Americans over something that can rescue our country.
11 November 2019, 16:03 Nasrallah: The Americans have even warned the Israelis against cooperating with Chinese companies.
11 November 2019, 16:02 Nasrallah: I call on the new government to send a delegation to China.
11 November 2019, 16:01 Nasrallah: The Americans are preventing us from dealing with Chinese companies.
11 November 2019, 15:57 Nasrallah: Like the collaborators (with Israel), corrupts have no religion or sect.
11 November 2019, 15:56 Nasrallah: The U.S. is trying to deepen this (economic) dilemma.
11 November 2019, 15:55 Nasrallah: The United States is playing a role in the current economic hardships in Lebanon.
11 November 2019, 15:52 Nasrallah: In my capacity as Hizbullah's secretary general, I call on the Higher Judicial Council and the competent judges to tackle any corruption file targeting any Hizbullah official... You can start by us.
11 November 2019, 15:50 Nasrallah: I tell judges in the country to emulate the martyrs who sacrificed themselves for the sake of the country. You must be brave and you must not bow to any political or religious leader in the country.
11 November 2019, 15:49 Nasrallah: There are honest and brave judges on whom we can count.
11 November 2019, 15:47 Nasrallah: Those who have information about corruption must go to the judiciary.
11 November 2019, 15:46 Nasrallah: The fight against corruption requires mechanisms to recover the stolen funds.
11 November 2019, 15:46 Nasrallah: The fight against corruption requires honest judges who do not bow to political pressures.
11 November 2019, 15:44 Nasrallah: There should be fair trials and there should be a prison to jail the corrupts.
11 November 2019, 15:43 Nasrallah: Today, I don’t believe that anyone can protect any corrupt, and there is a real call for combating corruption.
11 November 2019, 15:42 Nasrallah: Meetings are ongoing over the issue of the government as well as tripartite consultations and the doors are open to reach the best possible result.
11 November 2019, 15:39 Nasrallah: There is consensus on the issue of recovering stolen funds.
11 November 2019, 15:38 Nasrallah: There are demands that are not endorsed by the entire protest movement.
11 November 2019, 15:37 Nasrallah: I've been saying that we must capitalize on positivities and there is currently a point of consensus.
11 November 2019, 15:36 Nasrallah: There are ongoing meetings over the issue of the government and I will not disclose anything now.
11 November 2019, 15:31 Nasrallah: Trump's strategy on Iran has failed.
11 November 2019, 15:30 Nasrallah: There will be no war on Iran in the region.
11 November 2019, 15:22 Nasrallah: Today the resistance is at the peak of its strength, presence and importance as part of the resistance axis in the region.
11 November 2019, 14:54 Berri: The legislative session will be postponed to November 19.
11 November 2019, 14:48 Berri on general amnesty law: The campaign against the parliament meeting scheduled on Monday only aims to keep vacuum.
11 November 2019, 13:26 Salameh: In light of these exceptional circumstances in Lebanon, the capability we would like to show is to preserve stability until the country restores normalcy.
11 November 2019, 13:09 Salameh: Banks provide funding for the country but we are not the side responsible for spending.
11 November 2019, 13:07 Salameh: BDL has no intention, not now nor in the future, of implementing a capital control policy.
11 November 2019, 13:00 Salameh: Sayings that local banks have their funds all kept at BDL are baseless. Banks have investments abroad and in private and public sectors.
11 November 2019, 12:57 Salameh: BDL can not control money notes at exchange houses.
11 November 2019, 12:55 Salameh: We have asked local banks to study all the facilities gven to customers and look into all returned cheques.
11 November 2019, 12:51 Salameh: We have taken the necessary measures to protect the customers' deposits. Reports claiming the bank will cut of these deposits are baseless.
11 November 2019, 12:50 Salameh: We will continue to preserve the stability of the Lebanese pound versus dollar. We have the capabilities for that.
11 November 2019, 12:45 Salameh: Listing some institutions on the OFAC list have affected the banks, withdrawals spiked after that.
11 November 2019, 12:42 Salameh: Lebanon's economy is much based on dollar. Absence of dollar affects the economy.
11 November 2019, 12:40 Salameh: An economic decline and zero development affected the people's living conditions.
11 November 2019, 12:37 Salameh: Interest rates saw a rise by 3% when Hariri submitted his resignation last year.
11 November 2019, 12:35 Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh: Lebanon has witnessed successive crises including the delayed formation of the government.
11 November 2019, 12:23 The Syndicate of Bank Employees announced an open-ended strike until “the situation returns to normalcy."
11 November 2019, 12:08 Protesters rallied in front of the central bank ahead of Salameh’s press conference expected at 12:30 p.m.