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08 February 2016, 18:06 Iran's ambassador to Lebanon Fathali: We don't interfere in Lebanon's internal affairs, especially the presidential issue, and foreign meddling complicates the problem.
08 February 2016, 16:44 SCC: We will hold a general strike on Thursday if the cabinet raises the price of gasoline on Wednesday.
08 February 2016, 14:28 LF MP Georges Adwan after electoral session: We were hoping after the Maarab initiative that a president would have been elected today.
08 February 2016, 14:21 MP Jamal al-Jarrah after meeting PM Tammam Salam to MTV: A large part of Aral is occupied by Hizbullah.
08 February 2016, 13:57 MTV: A meeting is underway at Nejme Square between Saniora, Harb, Adwan, al-Jarrah and Youssef.
08 February 2016, 13:45 Kataeb chief MP Sami Gemayel: Those blocking the elections are the same sides that are calling for the election of a president who safeguards the constitution.
08 February 2016, 13:39 Harb: We are studying an amendment which calls for forcing lawmakers to attend sessions.
08 February 2016, 13:39 Harb: It is unfortunate that some blocs are continuing on blocking the elections.
08 February 2016, 13:36 Telecom Minister Butros Harb after failed electoral session: We are committed to Lebanon's democratic role.
08 February 2016, 13:35 Speaker Nabih Berri adjourned the parliamentary session set for the election of a president to March 2.
08 February 2016, 13:08 NNA: Two Lebanese students and a Syrian stabbed a teacher at the Shadra technical school in Wadi Khaled for confronting them when harassing girls.
08 February 2016, 12:36 VDL (100.5): U.S. Charge d'Affaires arrived at the Grand Serail for a meeting with PM Salam.
08 February 2016, 12:28 NNA: George Nassar, who hails from the town of Amyoun, died from a gunshot while hunting on the outskirts of Kfarhazir.
08 February 2016, 12:28 Al-Jadeed: Clashes erupted against between the IS and al-Nusra Front on the outskirts of Arsal amid reports of deaths and injuries among the groups.
08 February 2016, 12:26 MP Ammar Houri from parliament: It is not true that the situation of Lebanese nationals in GCC states is OK after Bassil's stances.
08 February 2016, 12:13 Speaker Nabih Berri arrived at parliament for the presidential elections session.
08 February 2016, 11:30 VDL (93.3): Prime Minister Tammam Salam is meeting a delegation from the town of Arsal in the presence of MP Jamal al-Jarrah.
08 February 2016, 11:13 The family of Ali Fayyad held a sit-in near the Justice Palace.
08 February 2016, 11:12 MP Elie Marouni to LBCI: We have not received answers from any of the presidential candidates on their programs.
08 February 2016, 11:07 VDL (100.5): The Lebanese army raided a house in Wadi al-Jamous and arrested fugitive A.Khodr on shooting charges.
08 February 2016, 11:03 MP Ahmed Fatfat to LBCI: Hizbullah's stance from the presidential elections is based on hegemony. We want democratic polls.
08 February 2016, 10:47 Ogero employees during a sit-in in Sidon and the South: We are heading towards an open-ended strike if our demands are not met.
08 February 2016, 10:36 NNA: Israeli warplanes hover at medium altitude over the areas of Hasbaya, al-Arqoub, Jabal al-Sheikh and the Shebaa farms.
08 February 2016, 09:55 Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi to VDL (100.5): Syrian workers have been working in the Lebanese market for a long time without the international community's favor.
08 February 2016, 09:20 ISF arrested 35 people for committing different crimes across Lebanon.
08 February 2016, 08:32 Minister Michel Pharaon to VDL (93.3): We can't blame the presidential vacuum on the Christians alone.
07 February 2016, 22:50 Gemayel: We are against Hizbullah's practices and their biggest mistake is their systematic destruction of the democratic life in Lebanon. A civilized country cannot have two arsenals of weapons and two laws and it cannot contain a group monopolizing the decisions of war and peace.
07 February 2016, 22:49 Gemayel: Everyone is justifying this under the political pragmatism slogan. Had we endorsed this approach in 2005, Pierre (Gemayel) and Gebran (Tueni) would have been alive now.
07 February 2016, 22:46 Gemayel: I don't understand why we don't try to preserve balance in the country and I call on Geagea and Hariri to explain to the Lebanese what pushed them to cede our decision after 10 years of steadfastness. I have not received a clear answer from Hariri.
07 February 2016, 22:36 Gemayel: If a candidate who endorses the Syrian regime's stance becomes president, what would we tell the Sunni community and what extremism we would be sending it to? What would we be committing against the Lebanese who are in the Gulf?
07 February 2016, 22:35 Gemayel: Hariri and Geagea have surrendered after 10 years of perseverance and the offering of martyrs. If a March 8 president is elected, it would be a disastrous development, unless the two candidates decide to change their stances.
07 February 2016, 22:34 Gemayel: The president must unify the domestic front and protect it from the outside forces, but Aoun's stance yesterday was supportive of Hizbullah's presence in Syria. What will we tell the Lebanese if entire Lebanon becomes implicated in this stance?
07 February 2016, 22:30 Gemayel: If Lebanon officially enters the Syrian equation, bombings might hit anywhere.
07 February 2016, 22:29 Gemayel: What would the response of the Syrian opposition and the terrorists there be if a candidate who supports Bashar Assad becomes president and if the state's official stance becomes supportive of Bashar Assad? They will respond against all Lebanese.
07 February 2016, 22:05 Gemayel: Geagea and Hariri have committed a mistake by giving the presidency to March 8 and there is a state of surrender.
07 February 2016, 21:52 Gemayel: The competition is now limited to the March 8 camp and there is no balance. What's strange is that two March 14 leaders have decided to back two March 8 leaders and Nasrallah was right when he said that they have won.
07 February 2016, 21:49 Gemayel: We will not vote for any of the two candidates and we'll vote for ex-president Gemayel should he decide to nominate himself or we would cast a blank ballot.
07 February 2016, 21:46 Gemayel: Aoun and Franjieh must accept the democratic game. There are candidates who have declared their nominations and there are parties that have decided to back them, so let them all go to parliament to practice the democratic game.
07 February 2016, 21:44 Kataeb Party chief MP Sami Gemayel to al-Jadeed: I agree with General Aoun that the counting of votes takes place after the election, so let us go parliament and vote.
07 February 2016, 20:52 National News Agency: Ex-PM Saad Hariri met today in Riyadh with March 14 General Secretariat Coordinator Fares Soaid and Mufti of Tripoli and the North Sheikh Malek al-Shaar.
07 February 2016, 20:50 VDL (100.5): Tracer gunshots are being fired for an unknown reason in the vicinity of Beirut's international airport, which dangerously threatens the landing planes.
07 February 2016, 19:04 VDL (100.5): Hizbullah has targeted a Nusra vehicle with a missile in Arsal's outskirts.
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