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18 September 2014, 16:29 LF chief Samir Geagea: I reject some proposals that MP Michel Aoun assume the presidency for a year or two because I oppose meddling with the presidential term and I don't believe he is a suitable president for Lebanon.
18 September 2014, 16:23 Industry Minister Hajj Hassan ahead of cabinet session: This is not the time for political disputes but rather for national solidarity.
18 September 2014, 16:10 Al-Ayyoubi: We'll continue knocking the doors of all parties who can contribute to resolving the case of our sons.
18 September 2014, 16:10 Al-Ayyoubi: We said that the abductors have a feeling that the negotiations have ground to a halt, but the arrival of the Qatari envoy can revive the talks. The main principle is stopping the death threats permanently so that the government can continue negotiating.
18 September 2014, 16:09 Ahmed al-Ayyoubi on behalf of abducted troops' families: We'll keep mobilizing towards the government and towards the parties that are detaining our sons. Any harm against them does not serve the goals of the kidnappers.
18 September 2014, 16:08 Families of abducted troops: Salam told us that the negotiations have not stopped and that the demands received by the government need some time.
18 September 2014, 15:37 MTV: A Qatari envoy will visit Lebanon on Friday to discuss the case of the abductees.
18 September 2014, 14:42 ISF chief Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Basbous discussed with the Italian Ambassador the country's security situation.
18 September 2014, 14:28 Education Minister Bou Saab discussed with U.S. Ambassador David Hale educational assistance to Syrian refugees.
18 September 2014, 14:00 VDL (93.3): Ulema Hani Fahs's funeral procession will be held at 3 pm on Friday in his hometown Jebshit in Nabatiyeh.
18 September 2014, 13:50 VDL (93.3): PM Salam is holding talks with General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim on the case of abducted soldiers and policemen.
18 September 2014, 13:49 VDL (93.3): The suspicious car in al-Tebbaneh didn't contain any explosives.
18 September 2014, 13:47 The families of soldiers and policemen kidnapped by jihadists held a protest near the Grand Serail.
18 September 2014, 13:30 VDL (93.3): The army blocked the road near al-Tebbaneh bridge after suspecting a white car parked on the side of the road.
18 September 2014, 12:45 A state security unit detained two Syrians in Nabatiyeh for the possession of drugs.
18 September 2014, 12:37 MP Fouad Saniora held talks with the Turkish Ambassador and the U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon.
18 September 2014, 12:36 Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq after meeting the new Mufti at Dar al-Fatwa: We absolutely reject blackmail in the case of the soldiers and policemen taken captive by jihadists.
18 September 2014, 12:08 LBCI: PM Salam pledged to grant the relatives of the families of Lebanese nationals missing in Syria the investigation files no longer than Monday.
18 September 2014, 11:49 Gemayel: We are thinking with Jumblat about certain steps to preserve the institutions, including the army.
18 September 2014, 11:49 Gemayel: We care about providing the minimum level of services to citizens. We should preserve state institutions and consolidate them.
18 September 2014, 11:48 Gemayel: We had similar viewpoints in finding modest solutions to problems that we are suffering from.
18 September 2014, 11:47 Jumblat: It's important to have presidential elections but it seems there are factors outside the local equations. The extension of parliament's term has its damages but we should preserve state institutions.
18 September 2014, 11:46 Jumblat after meeting Gemayel: We hope for a modest initiative to back institutions, mainly the army, and those that preserve the state and the Republic.
18 September 2014, 11:36 VDL (93.3): The families of Lebanese nationals missing in Syria held a sit-in near the Grand Serail.
18 September 2014, 10:52 MTV: State security arrested a gang that promotes counterfeit currency in Zuqaq al-Blat in Beirut.
18 September 2014, 10:45 VDL (100.5): A meeting is underway between PSP leader MP Walid Jumblat and Kataeb Party leader Amin Gemayel in Bikfaya.
18 September 2014, 09:32 MP Qassem Hashem to Free Lebanon radio: There is no political deal on the extension of parliament's term.
18 September 2014, 09:23 Ulema Hani Fahs has died after a long battle with illness
18 September 2014, 09:21 TMC: One person was injured in a collision between two cars on the Sayyad highway.
18 September 2014, 08:46 MP Salim Salhab o VDL (93.3): The meeting between Jumblat and Aoun focused on the security situation. The presidential elections were a secondary issue.
18 September 2014, 08:45 ISF arrested 51 people for committing different crimes across Lebanon.
18 September 2014, 08:39 MP Ghazi al-Aridi to VDL (100.5): The presidential elections are a priority because they revive state institutions.
18 September 2014, 08:37 MP Samir al-Jisr to VDL (100.5): We welcome any initiative and any meeting that pushes for the presidential elections.
18 September 2014, 08:00 NNA: The Israeli army fired at dawn flares over Mount Hermon amid heavy overflights.
17 September 2014, 22:39 The Qalamun branch of the IS has threatened the Lebanese state with beheading another soldier in 24 hours, accusing it of procrastination.
17 September 2014, 21:53 LBCI: The army fired flares over Wadi Hmeid after detecting suspicious movements in the area.
17 September 2014, 20:58 MTV quoting Syrian source: Army First Adjutant Kamal al-Hujeiri is now in the hands of the Islamic State.
17 September 2014, 20:47 Ex-PM Hariri: Let them act to end the presidential vacuum and we will be ready to take part in any other juncture.
17 September 2014, 20:45 Ex-PM Hariri: A lot will be said about an alleged deal to extend the parliament's term, but there is no deal. We simply won't take part in parliamentary elections before a president is elected.
17 September 2014, 20:03 MTV: Sources have confirmed that the Aoun-Nasrallah meeting led to an agreement over extending parliament's term and distributing roles in a way that Hizbullah would vote for extension and Aoun would reject it to preserve his popularity among Christians.
17 September 2014, 19:55 Traffic Management Center: The Sidon-Tyre highway has been reopened after it was blocked in Sarafand in protest at power cuts.
17 September 2014, 19:48 OTV: Sources informed on the Jumblat-Aoun talks hoped similar meetings will be held between other leaders.
17 September 2014, 19:47 OTV: IS members who hail from Tripoli along with some foreigners are in control of some Tripoli neighborhoods and they might create new tensions in the city.
17 September 2014, 19:46 Traffic Management Center: The Sidon-Tyre highway has been blocked in both directions in Sarafand in protest at power cuts.
17 September 2014, 19:44 Army Command: Gunmen abducted First Adjutant Kamal al-Hujeiri during a visit to his father's farm in Arsal's outskirts.
17 September 2014, 19:40 MP Ibrahim Kanaan to Future TV: We believe that the date of the parliamentary polls should precede the presidential vote's, because they had been scheduled for 2013.
17 September 2014, 19:39 Mustaqbal bloc MP Jamal al-Jarrah to Future TV: The priority is for the election of a president and Aoun is impeding this vote while saying he wants parliamentary polls.
17 September 2014, 19:38 Security sources to al-Manar: The theft of cattle from Arsal's outskirts is an attempt to provide food as the siege on the armed groups is getting tighter and main supply lines have been severed.
17 September 2014, 18:55 Future TV: Seven Syrians were arrested in the town of Bqusta during Lebanese army raids.
17 September 2014, 18:48 PSP chief MP Walid Jumblat held talks with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly.
17 September 2014, 18:35 Al-Jadeed: The army is raiding Syrian encampments in Bqusta and Karkha north of Sidon and the nearby areas.
17 September 2014, 18:32 PM Salam chaired a meeting for the committee tasked with following up on the solid waste file before tackling the issue at cabinet on Thursday.
17 September 2014, 18:26 Mustaqbal bloc: Confronting terrorism is an ethical responsibility and we call on everyone to adhere to the dissociation policy and abide by the Baabda Declaration instead of implicating Lebanon in foreign crises.
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