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02 October 2014, 11:05 Former Minister Salim Jreissati to al-Manar: Holding negotiations with the soldiers' captors differs from an exchange that is bound by state rules.
02 October 2014, 10:59 Abou Faour: Negotiations kicked off and progressing. We have surpassed the difficult stage.
02 October 2014, 10:57 Abou Faour: The political powers are agreed on finding a solution for the case of abducted soldiers and policemen.
02 October 2014, 10:54 Health Minister Wael Abou Faour is meeting with the relatives of Arsal captives who are holding a sit-in near the Grand Serail.
02 October 2014, 10:44 Cabinet session went underway at the Grand Serail.
02 October 2014, 10:35 Minister Sejaan Qazzi: We support the ongoing negotiations with the Islamist gunmen and reject any exchange process.
02 October 2014, 10:19 A demonstration by the families of the abducted soldiers is underway in front of the Grand Serail.
02 October 2014, 10:16 Minister Jebran Bassil from the Grand Serail: I wasn't tasked to meet the Syrian FM but it was normal to meet him.
02 October 2014, 10:15 Minister Mohammed Mashnouq ahead of cabinet session at the Grand Serail: We will tackle the negotiations with Islamist gunmen and Syrian encampments, the security situation.
02 October 2014, 10:15 Minister Nouhad Mashnouq from the Grand Serail: We should save Arsal from occupation. We are achieving progress regarding the Arsal captives.
02 October 2014, 09:21 TMC: The Dahr al-Baidar road is still blocked and the Tarshish-Zahleh and al-Qalamoun roads are accessible to vehicles.
02 October 2014, 09:08 MP Ghazi Youssef to VDL (100.5): The joint parliamentary committees will take a long time to re-discuss the new wage scale.
02 October 2014, 09:07 Minister Elias Bou Saab to VDL (100.5): We didn't reach any breakthrough regarding the presidential deadlock and the security situation in the region compels us to safeguard the state.
02 October 2014, 08:46 ISF detained 56 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
02 October 2014, 08:45 MP Serge Torsarkissian to VDL (93.3): Returning the new wage scale to the joint committees is necessary as it failed to safeguard the rights of some public employees.
02 October 2014, 08:36 TMC: One person was wounded in a traffic accident between a vehicle and a motorcycle on the Bkifaya main road leading to Ain Aar.
02 October 2014, 07:57 Minister Rashid Derbas to VDL (93.3): The measures undertaken by the interior ministry regarding the Syrian encampments in Arsal don't need a cabinet decision.
02 October 2014, 07:56 MP Salim Salhab to VDL (93.3): We are against the establishment of camps for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
01 October 2014, 22:07 Army Command: Three bags containing chemicals that can be used in making bombs have been found in Ain al-Shaab in Arsal.
01 October 2014, 20:22 LBCI: MP Walid Jumblat met yesterday evening in Clemenceau with ex-PM Fouad Saniora and Nader Hariri.
01 October 2014, 20:04 MTV: The Jumblat-Hizbullah talks focused on the issues of controlling the Syrian-Lebanese border in the Hasbaya area and facilitating a prisoner swap in the case of the captive troops.
01 October 2014, 18:56 MP Jumblat after meeting Hizbullah delegation: This is a special meeting and it won't be the last, but I won't reveal the details.
01 October 2014, 18:56 MP Jumblat after meeting Hizbullah delegation: Several domestic and foreign issues were discussed and the meeting was good. We hope practical steps will be taken.
01 October 2014, 18:54 MP Raad after meeting MP Jumblat in Clemenceau: We stress the need to elect a new president because the country needs a president as soon as possible.
01 October 2014, 18:53 MP Raad after meeting MP Jumblat in Clemenceau: The atmospheres are positive and we're all seeking to pull Lebanon out of the current dilemma with the least cost possible.
01 October 2014, 18:07 A Hizbullah delegation arrived in Clemenceau for talks with PSP leader MP Walid Jumblat.
01 October 2014, 17:48 LBCI: The SCC demanded that the joint parliamentary committees complete their discussions on the new wage scale within two weeks.
01 October 2014, 17:46 LBCI quoting MP Jumblat: There is a serious intention to approve the new wage scale and I hope the committees put a serious study that takes into account the financial situation and the economical downturn.
01 October 2014, 17:26 National News Agency: Customs agents arrested at Amchit's intersection a Syrian man suspected of involvement in the case of the Captagon pills that were seized yesterday at a wood factory in Jbeil's Hbaline area.
01 October 2014, 17:00 Bassil: Lebanon has diplomatic ties with Syria and the Lebanese foreign minister does not have the right to refuse to meet his Syrian counterpart, especially at the U.N.
01 October 2014, 17:00 FM Bassil from Beirut's airport: Aid offered to Lebanon is detrimental, because this aid is being directly supplied to the refugees, which would strengthen and guarantee their stay in Lebanon.
01 October 2014, 16:54 Defense Minister Moqbel met LF chief Geagea in Maarab and welcomed his suggestion on linking the Lebanese army's tactical operations center to that of the anti-IS coalition.
01 October 2014, 14:09 VDL (93.3): The army exchanged fire with a red Mercedes that failed to stop at a checkpoint in Tripoli's al-Zahiriya.
01 October 2014, 13:10 A Hizbullah delegation will meet with PSP chief Walid Jumblat on Wednesday evening in Clemenceau.
01 October 2014, 12:59 The families of the hostages reopened the Qalamoun road.
01 October 2014, 12:59 LBCI: A national, who hails from Wadi Hmeid, was abducted on the outskirts of Arsal.
01 October 2014, 12:49 Civil society activists held a rally near the parliament to reject the extension of the legislature's term.
01 October 2014, 12:39 Maronite Bishops Council: The state should take moral measures that would confront these two phenomena.
01 October 2014, 12:38 Maronite Bishops Council called on officials to tackle the phenomena of human trafficking and drug smuggling.
01 October 2014, 12:38 Maronite Bishops Council urged officials to adhere to the constitution and elect a president.
01 October 2014, 12:37 Maronite Bishops Council: The constitution stresses the need to elect a president. Anything other than that is a violation of the constitution.
01 October 2014, 12:37 Maronite Bishops Council expressed their concern over the latest developments in Tripoli in wake of the spread of extremist slogans in the city.
01 October 2014, 12:36 Maronite Bishops Council: The army and security forces must be supported because they are tasked with thwarting unrest.
01 October 2014, 12:36 Maronite Bishops Council voiced their solidarity with the families of the abducted soldiers, urging officials to take into consideration their plight in tackling this file.
01 October 2014, 12:35 Maronite Bishops Council hailed the recent spiritual meeting at Dar al-Fatwa and the bold stances it took.
01 October 2014, 12:34 Maronite Bishops Council after monthly meeting: We urge official Islamic officials to take a clear stand on the spread of extremism in order to safeguard coexistence.
01 October 2014, 12:14 Salam: I will continue my efforts with the concerned sides to resolve this case. I thank Qatar and Turkey for their efforts.
01 October 2014, 12:13 Salam: The government, families of the captives, and the media should all cooperate in order to thwart attempts to create division among us. We should stand as a united front against terrorism.
01 October 2014, 12:12 Salam: I had direct talks with the relatives of the captives and I assure that the government is addressing this case.
01 October 2014, 12:12 Judge Saqr charged Mohammed al-Ayyoubi with belonging to a terrorist organization.
01 October 2014, 12:12 Salam: We hope all sides would realize that the case of the captives is not a political pawn. All sides should be diligent in tackling this issue.
01 October 2014, 12:11 Salam: The negotiations to release the captive soldiers and policemen are taken place in secrecy.
01 October 2014, 12:10 PM Salam after parliamentary session: It appeared that repercussions will take place should the scale be adopted, so parliament saw it best to delay the case.
01 October 2014, 12:03 MTV: A car collision on the Jounieh highway led to bumper-to-bumper traffic.
01 October 2014, 12:03 Khalil: Failure to adopt the scale will increase burdens on the financial sector, contrary to what was being claimed.
01 October 2014, 12:03 Khalil: The syndicates' determination should not waver in pursuing their demands even though the scale was once again referred to the joint parliamentary committees.
01 October 2014, 12:02 Khalil: We are committed to adopting the new wage scale.
01 October 2014, 12:00 Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil: We had reached a balanced wage scale draft-law and we were hoping that discussions would have been held in order to address this progress.
01 October 2014, 11:59 Bou Saab: We will continue to demand the adoption of the scale and we will stand by the SCC.
01 October 2014, 11:59 Education Minister Elias Bou Saab: The failure to adopt the wage scale will pave the way for a turbulent school year.
01 October 2014, 11:58 Kanaan: We hope that those involved will adhere to the will of the state instead of attempting to force the state to adhere to their will.
01 October 2014, 11:57 Kanaan: We reject political and financial deals over the wage scale.
01 October 2014, 11:57 Kanaan: The political will to adopt the wage scale is not present at the moment.
01 October 2014, 11:56 Kanaan: The change in stances over the wage scale goes against reform.
01 October 2014, 11:54 MP Ibrahim Kanaan: We hope the Finance and Budget Committee will not once again be subject to pressure.
01 October 2014, 11:54 TMC: One person was wounded in a traffic accident on the Charles Helou highway.
01 October 2014, 11:50 Moqbel: I will propose a bill to the cabinet on the wage scale for the military.
01 October 2014, 11:50 Defense Minister Samir Moqbel: The military has certain requirements related to its working conditions.
01 October 2014, 11:49 Future TV: Syrian general security forces opened fire for unknown reasons towards the sea near the border town of al-Arida in the North.
01 October 2014, 11:48 Adwan: Our mission is to continue to support the army, which in turn will provide security to the Lebanese.
01 October 2014, 11:47 Adwan: We will join hands with Berri to introduce a bill to the cabinet and refer it back to parliament to preserve the military institution.
01 October 2014, 11:45 LF MP George Adwan: We are keen on the military institution.
01 October 2014, 11:40 TMC: One person was wounded in a traffic accident between two vehicles on the Choueifat main road.
01 October 2014, 11:35 The parliamentary session ended after MPs approved to open credits for the payment of wages for civil sector employees until the end of the year.
01 October 2014, 11:34 OTV: The SCC is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting at 4:00 pm.
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