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24 November 2014, 17:30 Abou Faour: I received messages from four establishments that informed us that they have worked on meeting safety standards, requesting that the inspectors make new searches to verify that they have indeed met the standards.
24 November 2014, 17:28 Abou Faour: The health inspectors accessed establishments in Beirut's Sabra area in spite of Sunday's assault.
24 November 2014, 17:28 Abou Faour: I believe that this campaign will bolster tourism.
24 November 2014, 17:27 Abou Faour unveiled a restaurant syndicate booklet highlighting the standards of food safety that should be adopted, saying that he is open to proposals in this field.
24 November 2014, 17:26 Abou Faour: The food safety campaign will continue.
24 November 2014, 17:25 Abou Faour: The campaign may have been launched from the Health Ministry, but it has transformed into a government plan.
24 November 2014, 17:24 Abou Faour: The campaign was aimed at rectifying the situation in the food sector.
24 November 2014, 17:23 Pharaon: We would like to stay abreast the efforts of the Health Ministry.
24 November 2014, 17:23 Abou Faour: I thank Pharaon for his cooperation regarding the food safety campaign.
24 November 2014, 17:22 Pharaon: We are proud of the restaurant sector, but hope that it will be up to certain standards.
24 November 2014, 17:20 Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon during joint press conference with Health Minister Wael Abou Faour: We are keen on safeguarding Lebanon's tourism sector. We hope that the food safety campaign would become a routine practice.
24 November 2014, 16:16 Ex-president Suleiman from Vatican: Fundamentalism is alien to the Islamic religion and it has tried to threaten Christian presence in Lebanon. The future of Christians cannot be secured through foreign military protection or through integration with tyrannical and totalitarian regimes.
24 November 2014, 16:14 Ex-president Suleiman from Vatican: Lebanon cannot accept to see the Holy Land being emptied of its citizens and a Jewish state being declared, as these acts are against the principle of humanity.
24 November 2014, 16:13 Ex-president Suleiman from Vatican: I reiterate my call for all Maronite parties to put aside personal interests and elect a new president immediately.
24 November 2014, 16:13 Ex-president Suleiman from Vatican: I exerted efforts during my presidential term to fend off extremism, which were crowned by the Baabda Declaration that has the ability to protect Lebanon.
24 November 2014, 16:05 A ceremony to decorate former president Michel Suleiman with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Pius IX got underway at the Vatican, in the presence of Patriarch al-Rahi and Holy See dignitaries.
24 November 2014, 15:12 The family of abducted soldier Khaled Moqbel denied receiving a call from the militants claiming they would execute him.
24 November 2014, 14:49 Paul Jerjes Kraidy has gone missing after heading to Aqoura in Jbeil district on Monday morning for hunting.
24 November 2014, 14:27 NNA: The family of Khaled Moqbel, one of the so-called Arsal hostages, received a phone call from the militants claiming they would execute him.
24 November 2014, 14:17 VDL (100.5): An Ethiopian maid committed suicide after jumping from a building near Sidon.
24 November 2014, 14:14 Speaker Nabih Berri met with Syrian Ambassador Ali Abdul Karim Ali.
24 November 2014, 13:59 TMC: An individual was injured when his car hit a tree and flipped on its side in Hazmieh.
24 November 2014, 13:29 OTV: The families of abducted servicemen set tires ablaze at Riad al-Solh Square.
24 November 2014, 12:57 LBCI: Police arrested a Lebanese man who was photographing the entrances and exits of the Serail in the Akkar town of Halba.
24 November 2014, 12:49 VDL (93.3): A man was killed and several others wounded in a traffic accident in the Akkar town of al-Jdeideh.
24 November 2014, 12:43 A meeting was held between head of al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc Fouad Saniora and U.S. ambassador David Hale.
24 November 2014, 12:07 Kanaan: Let the people choose their real representatives as stipulated by the constitution.
24 November 2014, 12:07 Kanaan: The Change and Reform bloc urges all blocs to preserve Lebanon and coexistence and to steer clear of personal and sectarian interests.
24 November 2014, 12:05 Kanaan: Parliament lacks legitimacy.
24 November 2014, 12:05 Kanaan: The bloc made more than one initiative to end the presidential deadlock and return to the Lebanese and the Christians their right to choose a president and have a good representation.
24 November 2014, 12:04 Kanaan: The bloc will hold open ended meetings pending a decision by the council on the extension appeal.
24 November 2014, 12:03 Kanaan: Constitutional Council judges should preserve the constitution.
24 November 2014, 12:02 Kanaan: The bloc will follow up the meetings of the Constitutional Council on the parliament extension appeal. Its MPs believe the judges have a historic role in ending the attack on the Constitution.
24 November 2014, 12:02 MP Ibrahim Kanaan after the Change and Reform bloc extraordinary meeting: Letters were sent to Arab leaders last July on the implementation of the Taef Accord.
24 November 2014, 12:00 VDL (100.5): Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi prayed for stability in Lebanon and the end of its political and economic crises.
24 November 2014, 11:56 The Change and Reform bloc will urge the Constitutional Council to carry out its tasks and prevent any constitutional violation.
24 November 2014, 11:48 Turkish Ambassador to Lebanon Inan Ozyildiz left the Bustros Palace without making any statement.
24 November 2014, 11:24 VDL (93.3): A meeting is underway between FM Jebran Bassil and Turkish Ambassador to Lebanon Inan Ozyildiz.
24 November 2014, 11:16 U.S. Ambassador David Hale left the Bustros Palace after a meeting with Minister Bassil without making any statement
24 November 2014, 11:01 PM Salam is holding talks with the Russian ambassador.
24 November 2014, 10:55 Ibrahim from the Grand Serail: Qatar's mediator is still functioning and the negotiations set to release the abducted servicemen are ongoing.
24 November 2014, 10:37 Minister Boutros Harb after communications committee meeting at Grand Serail: The meeting was good and objective.
24 November 2014, 10:35 VDL (100.5): Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil held a meeting with U.S. Ambassador David Hale at the Bustros Palace.
24 November 2014, 10:33 VDL (93.3): A meeting is underway between PM Tammam Salam and General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim.
24 November 2014, 09:58 VDL (93.3): PM Tammam Salam headed a meeting for the communications committee.
24 November 2014, 09:44 TMC: A person was injured after a car hit a lighting column in Tripoli's al-Mina area.
24 November 2014, 09:37 MP Farid al-Khazen ruled out to VDL (93.3) any link between the Iran nuclear crisis and Lebanon.
24 November 2014, 09:36 MP Hadi Hbeish to VDL (93.3): The dialogue between al-Mustaqbal and Hizbullah will focus on the priority to elect a president and impose security.
24 November 2014, 08:58 VDL (100.5): EDL contract workers closed the entrances of the city of Tyre with burning tires.
24 November 2014, 08:24 ISF arrested 28 people for committing different crimes across Lebanon.
24 November 2014, 07:20 TMC: Two vehicles collided on the Saadiyat highway causing material damage only.
23 November 2014, 22:04 Commander of Tripoli ISF dept. Bassam al-Ayyoubi announced that Omar and Issa Abous, who were abducted earlier in the day in Tripoli, have been freed and are on their way to the northern city.
23 November 2014, 20:56 Justice Minister Rifi said he has asked the North's prosecutor to act against those who kidnapped three citizens in Tripoli today after “claiming to be security agents.”
23 November 2014, 20:02 Fatah military official Munir al-Maqdah to LBCI: Shadi al-Mawlawi has likely entered the Ain el-Hilweh camp and I'm 90% sure of my words.
23 November 2014, 20:00 Commander of Tripoli ISF dept. Bassam al-Ayyoubi to MTV: The kidnap of two women and a child in the al-Dam wal Farz area was a family affair and had nothing to do with politics.
23 November 2014, 19:46 OTV: The Change and Reform bloc's extraordinary meeting tomorrow will tackle the pressing issues, including the extension of parliament's term and the presidential vote.