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28 November 2014, 07:27 Father of abducted soldier Mohammed Youssef to VDL (100.5): We'll only block the Saifi road briefly at 8:00 am. We have carried out contacts with al-Nusra via mediators to end the threats.
27 November 2014, 23:02 Hariri: The ISIL was created by the regime and its deeds.
27 November 2014, 23:00 Hariri: Bashar Assad has no place in Syria's future.
27 November 2014, 23:00 Hariri: Iran must realize that it cannot seize control of Lebanon, Syria and the region.
27 November 2014, 22:58 Hariri: We hope Iran's role will be for the welfare of the region, not only in Lebanon, and we hope Iran's policy towards Syria and other countries will change.
27 November 2014, 22:57 Hariri: My personal relation with Aoun is excellent and I hope it will stay like this. Of course there is an interest in any cooperation between al-Mustaqbal movement and Aoun.
27 November 2014, 22:52 Hariri: A consensual candidate is one who can talk to everyone and who can put Lebanon's future before anything else.
27 November 2014, 22:51 Hariri: Aoun's problem is that he is organically allied with Hizbullah.
27 November 2014, 22:50 Hariri: We made a mistake by avoiding dialogue with Aoun in the past.
27 November 2014, 22:47 Hariri: Saudi Arabia does not have a veto on anyone and all countries want Christians to agree on a presidential candidate.
27 November 2014, 22:40 Hariri: The March 14 forces have a problem with Michel Aoun's nomination but we engaged in dialogue with him. The March 8 camp does not approve of Samir Geagea's candidacy but they have not talked to him, that's why the solution is electing a consensual president.
27 November 2014, 22:39 Hariri: We support the Taef Accord and will not change our stance and we have fought battles to preserve it. Hizbullah proposed a constituent assembly and we rejected it because we're with bilateral not trilateral power-sharing.
27 November 2014, 22:33 Hariri: Dialogue with Hizbullah would alleviate the Sunni-Shiite tensions and a (Sunni-Shiite) explosion would not leave us any presidency or country to talk about.
27 November 2014, 22:24 Hariri: Aoun is an essential political component of the country and no one can eliminate anyone in this country. We cooperated with Aoun and we formed a government, but has anyone from March 8 tried to talk to Samir Geagea?
27 November 2014, 22:23 Hariri: Let the other party bear the responsibility should dialogue turn out to be non-serious. I'm serious about dialogue and if I reject it the tensions will grow among citizens.
27 November 2014, 22:18 Hariri: We are with any communication among the Lebanese for the sake of Lebanon.
27 November 2014, 22:16 Hariri: I will not remain silent whenever I feel that Lebanon's interest is being harmed, whether that came from a friendly party or not, and we support the Syrians and their freedom.
27 November 2014, 22:12 Hariri: Tripoli's residents are the people of moderation and we're a cross-confessional movement. We have never carried arms and moderation has been our path since the days of Rafik Hariri.
27 November 2014, 22:12 Hariri: We must overcome complications and put them aside for the sake of reaching an agreement that can serve the country's interest.
27 November 2014, 22:11 Hariri: There is an agenda that is being prepared with the AMAL Movement and Walid Jumblat, who is the one leading the efforts for dialogue. A consensual president is the solution for Lebanon.
27 November 2014, 22:06 Hariri: I'm not with dialogue with Hizbullah for the sake of dialogue. I'm rather with serious dialogue for the sake of the country's interest and I'm serious in what I'm saying. I want a president and parliamentary elections and I want us to exit the dilemma that the country is going through. I want dialogue with results.
27 November 2014, 22:06 Hariri: There are things that must be discussed for the sake of the country and its citizens.
27 November 2014, 22:04 Hariri: I don't like populist stances but rather stances that serve the national interest. I take my decisions according to the country's interests.
27 November 2014, 22:04 Hariri: Dialogue is important and my dispute with Hizbullah is over its intervention in Syria, in addition to the STL, arms and the Resistance Brigades. I will not change my stance over these issues, but some things are important for the country and for protecting the country. Protecting the country is more important than Saad Hariri.
27 November 2014, 21:58 Hariri: The greatest grant that Iran can offer to the army would be asking Hizbullah to withdraw from Syria.
27 November 2014, 21:56 Hariri: The kingdom has always been generous towards Lebanon and we must thank King Abdullah. Saudi Arabia is in the service of all Lebanese.
27 November 2014, 21:55 Hariri: There are open credits for the army and all security forces and the rest is on the way. All agencies have announced their demands for combating terrorism and the army will receive 30 aircraft and ammunition.
27 November 2014, 21:54 Hariri on Saudi grant: King Abdullah surprised the Lebanese and the world with the grant offered to the army and the one who exerted efforts to that end was president Suleiman. Some have tried to say that the grant was delayed but some grants have been in the drawers of parliament for several years now. In the face of Arsal's clashes, King Abdullah saw that there is a need to combat terrorism.
27 November 2014, 21:52 Hariri: I will return to Lebanon but I'm the one who sets the date ... I will return very, very soon.
27 November 2014, 21:51 Hariri: There is hope and the dream of all the youths who took part in the March 14 (demonstration) will be achieved.
27 November 2014, 21:50 Al-Mustaqbal movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri in an interview on LBCI: We will not give up and we're confident that we can build this country. Regardless of the problems and threats in Lebanon, there will come a day when we return to Lebanon to build it, the same as Rafik Hariri did. It is unacceptable to lose hope.
27 November 2014, 21:18 The army said one of its posts in Baalbek's al-Sharawneh came under gunfire, which prompted troops to “respond in kind and launch raids to arrest the shooters.”
27 November 2014, 20:04 Families of captive servicemen to LBCI: We will block all of Beirut's entrances at 8:00 am Friday.
27 November 2014, 19:54 MTV: The Hizbullah-Mustaqbal dialogue will start with talks between Hariri's adviser Nader Hariri and Nasrallah's aide Hussein Khalil.
27 November 2014, 19:02 Al-Nusra Front: We give the Lebanese government 24 hours to start serious negotiations or else we will kill one of the hostages.
27 November 2014, 18:06 National News Agency: Young men blocked the Ain Baal-Tyre road in protest at a lengthy power outage.
27 November 2014, 18:06 National News Agency: The army took strict, unprecedented measures in the al-Sharawneh area and its surroundings as part of the security plan that is being implemented in the Baalbek region.
27 November 2014, 15:42 NNA: A suspect accused of opening fire at the army in al-Dinnniyeh turned himself in to the army intelligence.
27 November 2014, 15:17 Al-Jadeed quoting ministerial sources: Minister Abou Faour will try to convince the families to totally leave the case of the abducted troops to the government and to end their sit-in.
27 November 2014, 14:48 Jreij: The cabinet approved the formation of a ministerial committee aimed at following up on food safety issues.
27 November 2014, 14:47 Jreij: There can be no comparison between the release of the Hizbullah detainee and the case of Arsal captives.
27 November 2014, 14:47 Information Minister Ramzi Jreij after cabinet session: The cabinet mourns the loss of legendary singer Sabah.
27 November 2014, 14:37 U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly welcomed the collective effort of the Lebanese authorities and the Palestinian groups to ensure security in the refugee camps.
27 November 2014, 14:12 MTV: The subcommittee tasked with studying a new electoral law ended its meeting and will convene next week.
27 November 2014, 13:35 U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly visited PSP chief MP Walid Jumblat.
27 November 2014, 12:50 MP Robert Ghanem after the meeting of the committee tasked with discussing an electoral law: If we agreed on the districts, then we would move to discuss proportionality.
27 November 2014, 12:17 Al-Jadeed: Security forces arrested three Syrians at the Chadra checkpoint in Akkar for the possession of ISIL posters and maps on their phones.
27 November 2014, 11:59 VDL (100.5): FPM chief Michel Aoun discussed in a telephone conversation with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi the latest developments.
27 November 2014, 11:58 TMC: A man was injured in a collision between 2 cars on the old Airport road in Beirut.
27 November 2014, 11:57 VDL (100.5): Army intelligence Beqaa chief, Brigadier General Abul Salam Samhat was involved in a traffic accident on Dahr al-Baidar, two citizens were wounded.
27 November 2014, 11:44 MP George Adwan from parliament: We back Berri's proposal on the hybrid draft-law. Our proposal is based on it with certain amendments.
27 November 2014, 11:21 MP Ahmed Fatfat to VDL (100.5): Our dialogue with Hizbullah will not discuss the characteristics of the presidential candidate nor his program.
27 November 2014, 11:21 TMC: A person was injured in an accident between a vehicle and a motorcycle in Zqaq al-Blat.
27 November 2014, 11:15 A cabinet session went underway at the Grand Serail.
27 November 2014, 11:07 Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi: The consumers protection law allows the publishing of judicial verdicts.
27 November 2014, 10:40 TMC: One person was injured when a car hit him in Zalka area towards Jal el-Dib.
27 November 2014, 10:39 VDL (100.5): Hizbullah handed over a wanted member of the Resistance Brigades in Sidon to the security forces.
27 November 2014, 10:34 Economy Minister Alain Hakim: The labneh factories that were closed were referred to the general prosecution.
27 November 2014, 10:33 LBCI: The food safety committee formed a technical coordination committee to follow up the food scandal.
27 November 2014, 10:32 MP Sami Gemayel hoped from Bkirki that the Christians would be united to preserve Lebanon.
27 November 2014, 10:17 NNA: Armed men stole the car of a man at gunpoint in Zahle.
27 November 2014, 10:12 TMC: A person was injured when his car hit a tree on the main road of Deir al-Qamar near LU.
27 November 2014, 10:05 The relatives of the so-called Arsal hostages said the state is the only party that represents them in the negotiations aimed at releasing their sons.
27 November 2014, 10:04 Minister Nabil de Freij: The militants, who have taken the servicemen captive, are obstructing the negotiations to free them.
27 November 2014, 09:43 VDL (100.5): Kataeb MP Sami Gemayel arrived in Bkirki for talks with Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi.
27 November 2014, 09:41 PM Tammam Salam headed the meeting of the food safety committee at the Grand Serail.
27 November 2014, 08:47 MTV: The Lebanese army set a number of checkpoints in Tripoli at the entrance of Bab el-Tebbaneh and al-Meatayn street.
27 November 2014, 08:03 MP Qassem Hashem to VDL (93.3): Dialogue between Hizbullah and al-Mustaqbal paves way for talks among the rest of the factions.
27 November 2014, 07:56 ISF detained 39 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.