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02 October 2014, 16:29 The ministers unanimously agreed to support PM Salam's intensive efforts in the negotiations to free the abducted troops, describing it as a priority.
02 October 2014, 16:26 OTV: The cabinet session ended after six and a half hours of deliberations.
02 October 2014, 14:59 Government Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged an arrested man and ten fugitives, including Ousama Mansour and Shadi Mawlawi for belonging to a terrorist group
02 October 2014, 14:38 VDL (100.5): General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim visited during the last few hours Doha and Ankara to discuss the case of Arsal captives and returned to Lebanon.
02 October 2014, 14:36 MTV: Fire fighters saved a citizen before he was able to commit suicide in the Ouzai region.
02 October 2014, 14:36 TMC: One individual was wounded after a truck collided with a motorcycle on Khaldeh highway.
02 October 2014, 14:22 Defense Minister Samir Moqbel held talks with ex-President Michel Suleiman at his residence in Yarze.
02 October 2014, 14:10 Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan will perform the Adha Eid prayers in al-Amin Mosque in Downtown Beirut.
02 October 2014, 14:04 VDL (93.3): The customs seized 750 Iphones that were smuggled into Lebanon through the airport.
02 October 2014, 13:50 Future TV: Security Forces detained a Palestinian near Sidon's Justice Palace for the possession of a large quantity of hashish.
02 October 2014, 13:46 Prime Minister Tammam Salam congratulated the Lebanese and Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Adha and apologized for not receiving well-wishers.
02 October 2014, 13:45 Catholic Schools Secretary-General Father Boutros Azar to VDL (93.3): Catholic schools will suspend classes on Monday only.
02 October 2014, 13:26 Future TV: The suspicious bag found near an army checkpoint in Sidon didn't contain any explosives.
02 October 2014, 13:13 Future TV: A suspicious bag was spotted near an army checkpoint in Nahr al-Awali at Sidon's northern entrance.
02 October 2014, 12:27 The families of the abducted soldiers reopened the Banks street in downtown Beirut.
02 October 2014, 12:25 Military Investigative Judge Fadi Sawwan indicted 8 Lebanese and a Syrian national for belonging to armed terrorist groups.
02 October 2014, 12:06 PSP chief Walid Jumblat headed to Paris.
02 October 2014, 11:38 VDL (93.3): The families of the abducted soldiers blocked the Banks Street leading to the Grand Serail in downtown Beirut.
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.