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23 October 2014, 22:04 National News Agency: Syrian aircraft raided the outskirts of the town of Beit Saber in Mount Hermon, dropping two barrel bombs.
23 October 2014, 21:53 OTV: Retired soldier Khaled al-Youssef was shot dead at the hands of gunmen in Tripoli's al-Qobbeh.
23 October 2014, 21:51 Al-Jadeed: Two unknown gunmen opened fire at a man on the Ibn Sina Street in Tripoli's al-Qobbeh and he was rushed to hospital.
23 October 2014, 21:37 National News Agency: Two loud blasts were heard on the western edges of Mt. Hermon and in the al-Zarqa area on the Lebanese-Syrian border, east of the town of Shebaa.
23 October 2014, 19:47 Head of Beirut Bar Association George Jreij in response to MP Fattoush: I won't allow any insult against the honor of the profession or the prestige of lawyers and their chairman.
23 October 2014, 19:46 Al-Manar: Hizbullah's two ministers talked about the security plan during the cabinet session, stressing that Hizbullah was not and will not be an obstacle in the way of any security measures in any region.
23 October 2014, 19:43 Speaker Berri to al-Manar: I have not set a date for the legislative session in which extension will be adopted, because I'm waiting for the stance of the Christian parties over the issue. I'm not concerned that someone might file a challenge, as no one will accept to take Lebanon into the abyss.
23 October 2014, 19:42 Speaker Berri to al-Manar: There are concerns that the Saudi grant might be delayed and delay would strip it of its value. Only a crazy person would reject help when there is a need and the Iranian grant must be accepted.
23 October 2014, 19:17 Minister Rifi to MP Fattoush: The case has to do with a long history of disgraceful behavior, which the public opinion knows very well.
23 October 2014, 19:16 Minister Rifi to MP Fattoush: Your problem is not with the justice minister, but rather with the Lebanese public opinion, which has unanimously condemned what you did.
23 October 2014, 18:59 Health Minister Abu Faour: The patient in Rafik Hariri hospital is not infected with Ebola virus and will be leaving the hospital.
23 October 2014, 18:18 National News Agency: The Choueifat road has been blocked at the intersection of the Coca Cola company in protest at power cuts.
23 October 2014, 18:11 VDL (100.5): The patient at Rafik Hariri hospital is infected with Malaria, not Ebola.
23 October 2014, 18:07 LBCI: The cabinet received written demands from the kidnappers of the Arsal hostages.
23 October 2014, 18:02 Jreij: There should be balance in the amount of aid offered to the refugees and the hosting communities. Direct funding must be offered to the state through programs between donors and the Lebanese authorities.
23 October 2014, 18:01 Jreij: Security forces are continuing their efforts to control security at refugee gatherings and the municipalities have been tasked with conducting statistical surveys.
23 October 2014, 18:01 Jreij: The state will obtain all the information necessary about the refugees in order to decrease their numbers according to the international norms.
23 October 2014, 18:00 Jreij: Refugees will be encouraged to return to their country or to other countries. The Lebanese laws will be implemented on them and anyone who tries to visit Syria and come back will be deprived of the refugee status.
23 October 2014, 17:59 Jreij: The cabinet endorsed the paper related to restricting the entry of refugees across the border, except for humanitarian and extraordinary cases. The names will be registered in order to verify that the measure is being implemented and no new refugees will be registered without prior approval from the social affairs ministry.
23 October 2014, 17:58 Jreij: We hope the media will take part in an awareness campaign over the dangerous Ebola disease.
23 October 2014, 17:57 Information Minister Jreij reciting cabinet's resolutions: We asked the relevant authorities to inspect the infrastructure in Dinniyeh and the areas that were affected by the heavy rains and to start repairing the damages.
23 October 2014, 17:55 LBCI: The cabinet has extended the contracts of the mobile network operators for another six months and according to the same terms.
23 October 2014, 17:02 Al-Jadeed: Attorney General Charbel Abu Samra ordered the arrest of Bashar al-Laqqis and his friend Bashir on charges of raping 7 Liberian domestic workers, following a complaint from the Interpol's Monrovia office.
23 October 2014, 16:19 Families of captive troops: There is a positive step that we might do for the sake of Maj. Gen. Kheir, but we won't announce it now.
23 October 2014, 16:18 Families of captive troops: We left the meeting very relieved and for the first time we are feeling some security, because we did not hear mere remarks but rather serious reassurances. We are hoping for a happy ending but we can't specify a certain date.
23 October 2014, 16:18 Families of captive troops: According to what major generals Kheir and Ibrahim said, we can expect positive developments and journalists must help us by keeping the details under wraps.
23 October 2014, 16:16 Families of captive troops: This is the first time that we leave reassured from a meeting with the government and Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim has made certain steps which we cannot reveal.
23 October 2014, 16:00 Social Affairs Minister Derbas: The government's plan on Syrian refugees was approved in a harmonious manner.
23 October 2014, 15:47 MTV quoting health ministry sources: A patient at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital has symptoms similar to those of Ebola or Malaria and examinations are underway to diagnose the case.
23 October 2014, 15:31 OTV: A delegation from the families of the captive troops is meeting with Maj. Gen. Mohammed Kheir at the Grand Serail.
23 October 2014, 15:18 LBCI: Possessions of defected soldier Akoumi were discovered at the Dinniye apartment raided by the army, amid speculation that a charred corpse found there may be his.
23 October 2014, 14:30 The interrogation of the maid, who is accused of murdering Celine Rakan, was postponed.
23 October 2014, 13:30 Future TV: The cabinet approved a strategy to limit the influx of Syrian refugees.
23 October 2014, 13:17 VDL (93.3): The Syrian army carried out raids on Ras al-Maarah along the Lebanese-Syrian border.
23 October 2014, 13:08 A meeting was held between MP Fouad Saniora and Saudi FM Ali Awadh Asiri.
23 October 2014, 12:43 Speaker Nabih Berri called for a session to elect a new president on October 29.
23 October 2014, 12:36 MTV: Syrian warplanes carried out raids in al-Ajram, al-Rahwa and al-Kherbet on Arsal's outskirts.
23 October 2014, 12:31 Cabinet discussed the case of Arsal captives and is now studying the strategy to address Syrian refugees.
23 October 2014, 11:50 Al-Jadeed: Lebanese Hussein Soaid escaped unharmed after an Israeli tank shelled an area near his house in Kroum al-Shraqi that lies close to the Blue Line.
23 October 2014, 11:30 Security source to Anatolia news agency: The army arrested defected soldier Abdul Qader Akoumi, who had joined the IS ten days ago.
23 October 2014, 10:55 MTV: Lebanese businessman George Obaji's body was found in Cypriot territorial waters after his plane came down on his way to Beirut.
23 October 2014, 10:55 The cabinet session went underway at the Grand Serail.
23 October 2014, 10:44 Abou Faour ahead of cabinet session: The government received some of the demands of the jihadists and everything is negotiable.
23 October 2014, 10:28 Al-Jadeed: The army recovered a burnt body from the apartment that it raided in Dinniyeh.
23 October 2014, 10:27 OTV: The army killed Adel al-Atri, and arrested Ahmed Miqati and a defected soldier during the Dinniyeh raid. Two other suspects escaped.
23 October 2014, 10:19 MTV: A soldier was injured in the clashes between the army and gunmen in Asoun.
23 October 2014, 10:06 NNA: The families of the Arsal hostages reopened the Qalamoun highway.
23 October 2014, 10:06 The SCC kicked off a rally in solidarity with public employee Manal Daou near Beirut's Justice Palace.
23 October 2014, 09:46 VDL (93.3): The contract workers erected a tent near the Royal Tower.
23 October 2014, 09:29 MP Ahmed Fatfat to VDL (93.3): The issue of Syrian refugees is a matter of life and death.
23 October 2014, 09:21 NNA: Gunfire was heard and flares seen over Qusaya and Kfarzabad overnight.
23 October 2014, 09:19 NNA: A citizen was injured by a stray bullet during a wedding ceremony in the town of Faour in Zahle.
23 October 2014, 08:51 VDL (100.5): Ahmed Miqati, who is accused of beheading soldier al-Sayyed, was killed during the raid in Asoun town.
23 October 2014, 08:49 ISF detained 80 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
23 October 2014, 08:49 MTV: The army raided a network in the Asoun town in Dinniyeh and clashed with three of its members, killing one of them.
23 October 2014, 08:36 VDL (93.3): EDL contract workers stopped employees at Royal Tower from entering their offices to protest the failure to receive their salaries.
23 October 2014, 08:01 VDL (100.5): A vehicle was engulfed in flames in the Tripoli area of al-Bahsas.
23 October 2014, 07:46 MP Salim Salhab to VDL (100.5): We will reject the extension of parliament's term. We doubt that the extension will speed up the election of a president.
22 October 2014, 22:41 Interior Minister Mashnouq to al-Mustaqbal newspaper: We have located the debris of the Cypriot plane, after seeking the help of UNIFIL's boats.
22 October 2014, 22:29 LF leader Samir Geagea returned from Saudi Arabia after holding talks with ex-PM Saad Hariri and top Saudi officials.