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14 February 2016, 20:49 U.S. Embassy: Today Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Ambassador Richard H. Jones visited the grave of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri to commemorate the eleventh anniversary of his assassination.
14 February 2016, 18:44 Hariri: Yes, loyalty to allies is a nice thing, but what is its use if it is at Lebanon's expense and if its aim is prolonging vacuum? Real loyalty must be to Lebanon.
14 February 2016, 18:42 Hariri: You've been boycotting every session, preventing quorum and insisting to know the result in advance and yet you are holding us responsible. On this occasion, we do not allow anyone to tell us that it is our constitutional right to boycott sessions in order to justify their unconstitutional boycott.
14 February 2016, 18:39 Hariri: Go to parliament and elect a president, unless your real candidate is vacuum.
14 February 2016, 18:38 Hariri: We were the first to call for and welcome this reconciliation and if only it happened long ago, it would've spared Christians and Lebanon a lot of problems.
14 February 2016, 18:36 Hariri: This step has reshuffled the cards and forced everyone to consider ending the presidential vacuum. We are proud of this step – a step that has pushed our allies, the Lebanese Forces, to reach a historic reconciliation with the Free Patriotic Movement after 28 years of rivalry.
14 February 2016, 18:33 Hariri: What's wrong in that and why were you surprised? What is my role in the first place? What is Rafik Hariri's heritage other than preserving the system and civil peace and improving people's lives?
14 February 2016, 18:31 Hariri: After all parties, both allies and rivals, rejected to endorse a consensual candidate other than the top four Maronite leaders, we started our dialogue with (ex-)minister Franjieh. After all other initiatives reached a dead end, I met with (ex-)minister Franjieh in Paris and reached an understanding with him.
14 February 2016, 18:30 Ex-PM Saad Hariri is visiting the tomb of his father, ex-PM Rafik Hariri, in downtown Beirut.
14 February 2016, 18:26 Hariri: The presidential vacuum has led to deterioration at all levels – socially, politically and economically – and it has affected the political system and coexistence.
14 February 2016, 18:25 PSP leader MP Walid Jumblat is meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri in Ain al-Tineh, in the presence of ministers Wael Abou Faour and Ali Hassan Khalil.
14 February 2016, 18:20 Hariri: We have the courage to announce that we do not fear the election as president of any partner in the country as long as he abides by the Taef Accord, the law and constitution, coexistence, and putting the national interest and Lebanon's safety ahead of any regional scheme.
14 February 2016, 18:10 Hariri: We had the courage to launch an initiative and to stir the stagnant political waters, not to achieve partisan interests for al-Mustaqbal movement, but rather to achieve Lebanon's interest and end the presidential vacuum.
14 February 2016, 18:06 Hariri: The Lebanese presidency deserves more attention and efforts than the Syrian, Iraq or Yemeni presidencies. The country's interest lies in ending the siege on the presidency, the government and the parliament, not in taking part in besieging Madaya, Aleppo and the Syrian towns.
14 February 2016, 18:03 Hariri: We are Arabs par excellence and we will not allow anyone to drag us into discord with Saudi Arabia and our Arab brothers. Lebanon will never become an Iranian province, under any circumstances.
14 February 2016, 17:54 Hariri: When they turn Lebanon into an arena for the chaos of weapons, sectarian segregation, the violation of laws, and the protection of criminals and fugitives, it will be easy for them to paralyze institutions, justify the presidential void and torpedo the Baabda Declaration.
14 February 2016, 17:51 Hariri: Lebanon is for all Lebanese, not for a single component, sect, party or leader. This must be known by all “hotheads”, who are confining the country's fate to their political and sectarian interests.
14 February 2016, 17:48 Hariri: All forms of terrorism will not manage to undermine Lebanon's unity and all assassinations will not break our dreams regarding the rise of Lebanon.
14 February 2016, 17:47 Ex-PM Saad Hariri at BIEL rally marking 11th anniversary of Rafik Hariri's assassination: The Syrian tutelage era did not manage to create individuals who are bigger than Lebanon and the Iranian intimidation era will not manage to create leaders who are bigger than Lebanon.
14 February 2016, 17:24 National News Agency: An exchange of gunfire erupted between members of the Mazloum and Ismail families in Bekaa's al-Taybeh in connection with an old dispute.
14 February 2016, 17:16 A rally commemorating the 11th anniversary of ex-PM Rafik Hariri's assassination has kicked off at BIEL with the national anthem.
14 February 2016, 17:04 Al-Mustaqbal movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri has arrived at the BIEL rally.
14 February 2016, 16:54 Kataeb chief MP Sami Gemayel and FPM's representative Minister Elias Bou Saab have arrived at the BIEL rally.
14 February 2016, 16:42 LBCI: LF chief Samir Geagea has arrived at the BIEL rally.
14 February 2016, 16:42 Former Kataeb chief Amin Gemayel has arrived at the BIEL rally.
14 February 2016, 16:33 MP George Adwan at BIEL rally: The LF and Mustaqbal have been and will always be together and we will not forget the martyr Rafik Hariri.
14 February 2016, 15:38 National News Agency: Marada Movement chief MP Suleiman Franjieh telephoned al-Mustaqbal movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri to "congratulate him on his safe return to Lebanon."
14 February 2016, 14:58 NNA: A Lebanese man and two SriLankan females were arrested on charges of killing two people for theft purposes in Ramlet al- Bayda.
14 February 2016, 14:26 VDL (93.3): Firefighters extinguished a fire that erupted in a warehouse of electric appliances in Mowad street in the southern suburb of Beirut.
14 February 2016, 13:37 A meeting is underway between Mustaqbal Movement chief Saad Hariri and head of the Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc Fouad Saniora in the presence of Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq.
14 February 2016, 13:13 MTV: A torch sculpture part of a memorial that includes a statue of ex-PM Rafik Hariri was lit near the St. Georges Hotel where the blast that killed him went off.
14 February 2016, 09:30 MP Ahmed Fatfat to VDL (93.3): Mustaqbal chief Saad Hariri has returned to Lebanon and will try to mend the differences between figures of the March 14 alliance.
14 February 2016, 09:03 Mustaqbal Movement chief Saad Hariri arrived in Beirut at dawn to take part in the assassination anniversary of former PM Rafik Hariri.
14 February 2016, 06:57 VDL (100.5): A man was killed and another wounded when the two brothers exchanged fire in the town of Btater.
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