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02 October 2014, 18:46 Jreij: The cabinet decided to accept grants offered to some ministries.
02 October 2014, 18:46 Jreij: The cabinet has approved the recruitment of 500 General Security agents and second degree inspectors.
02 October 2014, 18:44 Jreij: The cabinet underscored the need to keep the issue of the troops and the negotiations away from intensive and sensational media coverage, in order to preserve their safety and refrain from achieving the objectives of the takfiri terrorists.
02 October 2014, 18:43 Jreij: The cabinet renewed its confidence in its premier, who is authorized to carry on with negotiations through all the available means and channels in order to liberate the troops.
02 October 2014, 18:43 Jreij: The ministers stressed their solidarity with the families and that the negotiations should continue, while underlining the need to utilize all available means to secure the release of the captives.
02 October 2014, 18:42 Jreij: Salam noted that the Qatari state is playing an important and positive role in the ongoing negotiations.
02 October 2014, 18:42 Jreij: Salam put the cabinet in the picture of the efforts that he is exerting to secure the release of the troops, hoping that the coming days will carry positive news in this regard.
02 October 2014, 18:42 Jreij: The cabinet discussed some items on its agenda as Minister Abou Faour was meeting with the families of the captives, and he reassured them that the case is the government's top priority.
02 October 2014, 18:41 Information Minister Jreij after cabinet session: Salam noted that Eid al-Adha will be a sad occasion this year amid the difficult circumstances that the country is going through due to the killing, wounding and kidnapping of a number of the nation's sons.
02 October 2014, 18:34 Justice Minister Rifi: The cabinet renewed the mandate given to the crisis cell and Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim in the case of the troops and we've entered a new phase that requires silence.
02 October 2014, 18:33 OTV: The case of the troops took 3 hours of discussions and the cabinet did not tackle the issue of camps.
02 October 2014, 18:27 Al-Jadeed: The cabinet session has ended at the Grand Serail.
02 October 2014, 18:19 The Appeals Panel has ruled that the STL does have jurisdiction over the case against New TV S.A.L, following an appeal by the Amicus Curiae prosecutor.
02 October 2014, 18:16 Army chief Qahwaji to Sky News: We have detected the presence of a terror cell in Tripoli and we're trying to pursue its members without engaging in a battle, but we'll resort to the military choice should peaceful solutions prove futile.
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.