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28 July 2015, 11:13 MTV: Unknown assailants kidnapped Syrian Salah Fares while he was near Arsal municipality.
28 July 2015, 11:11 MP Nadim Gemayel to LBCI: A week later following the waste crisis, we decided to move the trash from the streets of Achrafieh to an empty land lot far from residential areas.
28 July 2015, 11:05 VDL (100.5): Anti-trash activists protesting the waste crisis are tossing eggs at the Grand Serail.
28 July 2015, 10:46 VDL (100.5): Sukleen said it is giving priority to collect waste from Beirut's residential neighborhoods.
28 July 2015, 10:40 Harb after meeting Salam: Controversial issues at the cabinet remain pending and there is no serious effort to resolve them.
28 July 2015, 10:16 LBCI: Anti-trash activists tracked dump trucks on Monday night and found out that the trash was being thrown in Beirut River and a parking lot in Sin el-Fil.
28 July 2015, 10:15 VDL (93.3): Ministers Rashid Derbas, Abdul Motleb al-Hennawi arrived at the Grand Serail for consultations with Salam.
28 July 2015, 10:07 VDL (93.3): A meeting is underway between PM Tammam Salam and Telecommunications Minister Butros Harb.
28 July 2015, 09:58 Anti-trash activists blocked the banks road that leads to Riad al-Solh Square in downtown Beirut.
28 July 2015, 09:04 VDL (93.3): PM Salam postponed today's cabinet session.
28 July 2015, 08:53 MP Khaled Zahraman to VDL (100.5): No final decision until now to transport the wastes of Beirut to the Akkar. People of the region refuse to receive the trash of the capital.
28 July 2015, 08:25 ISF arrested 66 people for committing different crimes across Lebanon.
28 July 2015, 08:07 Minister Alice Chabtini to VDL (93.3): Today's cabinet session will be held. I hope that ongoing consultations would stop Salam from taking a resignation decision.
28 July 2015, 08:05 Sidon's municipal chief to VDL (100.5): Residents will not allow waste from Beirut to enter Sidon.
27 July 2015, 22:35 LBCI: Trash collection has resumed in Beirut.
27 July 2015, 22:30 Information obtained by OTV: An exit has been reached to the garbage crisis.
27 July 2015, 20:11 Minister al-Hajj Hassan prior to meeting of waste management ministerial panel: We reached a solution and it's not temporary. It will be discussed today and agreed on and will be followed up through recommendations.
27 July 2015, 19:12 Geagea: The issue of garbage and other problems highlight our viewpoint that a government of contradictions cannot build a country … We have our principled stances in political actions and you have your bargains.
27 July 2015, 19:10 Geagea: Didn't the government take a decision four months ago to address the garbage crisis according to a specific plan? How did we reach this situation today? Who is to blame for the failure to implement the government's plan?
27 July 2015, 18:56 Geagea: What we're witnessing today regarding the issue of waste management is a major scandal that has dangerous repercussions on the environmental, health and social security of the Lebanese, but what's more significant is its impact on confidence in the state.
27 July 2015, 18:54 Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea at LF ceremony: The obstruction of the elections cannot bring us a president, neither strong nor weak.
27 July 2015, 18:54 Geagea: The road to Palestine does not go through the Baabda Palace, but the road to ending marginalization goes exactly through the Baabda Palace.
27 July 2015, 17:10 Gemayel: I am turning to the finance and general prosecutors, Justice Minister, and all concerned officials to uncover all politicians who are exploiting Sukleen and the people to achieve personal gains.
27 July 2015, 17:06 Gemayel: Politicians should not exert pressure on Salam or the people in order to achieve gains.
27 July 2015, 17:06 Gemayel: Three months ago, we had proposed a solution to waste disposal.
27 July 2015, 17:05 Gemayel: Achieving financial gains has become more important than the people's health.
27 July 2015, 17:05 Gemayel: We have come to realize that a mafia is controlling Lebanon and its funds.
27 July 2015, 17:04 Gemayel: Shame on all those who are blackmailing a company or party at the expense of the people for the sake of making money and personal gains.
27 July 2015, 17:03 Gemayel: We do not know what else we can do after proposing a number of practical solutions and doing all we can do.
27 July 2015, 17:02 Kataeb MP Sami Gemayel after party's weekly meeting: We do not understand the delay in resolving the waste disposal crisis.
27 July 2015, 16:59 Beirut MPs urged Salam to dedicate Tuesday's cabinet session to the waste file, demanding that swift solutions be reached.
27 July 2015, 16:58 Beirut MPs: We warn against dumping waste near the airport due to threat it imposes on civil aviation.
27 July 2015, 16:27 Beirut MPs are holding an extraordinary meeting at the parliament to address the garbage crisis.
27 July 2015, 16:21 Ogero: Some 2000 new land telephone lines in Beirut were disrupted due to the burning of distribution stations in the burning of garbage dumpsters in the capital.
27 July 2015, 15:10 Defense Minister Samir Moqbel arrived at Rabieh for talks with FPM chief MP Michel Aoun.
27 July 2015, 14:20 VDL (93.3): The General Security arrested a suspect in Wadi al-Nahle-al-Beddawi area in Tripoli on charges of opening fire at the army and tossing bombs in al-Tabbaneh.
27 July 2015, 14:11 The army arrested at dawn Syrian Mohammed Bassem Khairallah in Masharii al-Qaa on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist group.
27 July 2015, 13:34 TMC: An individual was injured in a collision between a car and a motorcycle in Ashrafieh.
27 July 2015, 13:32 Army chief Jean Qahwaji according to VDL (93.3): The military has security under control and it is completely ready for any confrontation.
27 July 2015, 13:15 NNA: The Lebanese army is shelling the position of gunmen in al-Qaa's outskirts.
27 July 2015, 12:49 VDL (100.5): Shipping agents put forward a suggestion to the Higher Committee for Waste-Management expressing readiness to transport the trash on their ships.
27 July 2015, 12:29 Abou Faour called against spraying chemicals on the waste in a haphazard manner.
27 July 2015, 12:28 Abou Faour denied claims that the overflowing waste is conducive to the spread of malaria.
27 July 2015, 12:28 Abou Faour urged people against burning waste that has overflowed in dumpsters, warning of cancer hazards it presents.
27 July 2015, 12:26 Health Minister Wael Abou Faour held a press conference urging citizens to adopt precautions over the waste disposal crisis.
27 July 2015, 12:13 Arslan expressed his party's absolute rejection to reopen the Naameh landfill under any excuse.
27 July 2015, 12:12 Arslan said the environment ministry's plan that has been approved by the government is a total failure and has no national strategy.
27 July 2015, 12:10 The meeting of the municipalities federation ended with an agreement to reject landfills and the reopening of the Jiyeh highway.
27 July 2015, 12:08 Arslan said the Environment Ministry should have pushed for the adoption of a draft-law on waste management rather than becoming a bystander.
27 July 2015, 12:06 MP Talal Arslan criticized the government for granting contractors who win tenders the right to decide the location of landfills.
27 July 2015, 12:02 MTV: An individual was killed after being hit by a vehicle on the Rmeileh-Beirut highway.
27 July 2015, 11:50 FM Jebran Bassil: The refugee commission is still registering Syrian refugees, which we reject as we should respect laws and Lebanon's sovereignty.
27 July 2015, 11:41 The ISF said protesters reopened the Jiyeh highway following a statement issued by the interior minister vowing not to transfer waste to Iqlim al-Kharroub without a deal with municipalities.
27 July 2015, 11:31 Ali al-Hujeiri to LBCI: Arsal is ready to accept the waste in areas between the town and Syria.
27 July 2015, 11:29 MP Imad al-Hout urged PM Tammam Salam to declare the waste problem as an urgent national crisis that should be exclusively tackled by the cabinet on Tuesday.