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27 August 2014, 22:40 LBCI: A Syrian helicopter shelled the Arsal plains.
27 August 2014, 22:12 NNA: The gunshots that were fired from the Syrian side of the border caused flames in agricultural lands and few olive orchards in al-Abboudieh.
27 August 2014, 20:31 Syrian gunfire hit Akkar's al-Abboudieh region.
27 August 2014, 20:03 Change and Reform bloc MP Nabil Nicolas to MTV: General Aoun is defending Christians before defending his own interests in suggesting the election of a president by the people.
27 August 2014, 20:02 Wiam Wahhab to al-Jadeed on closing his party's offices in Syria: I still stand by Syria but I don't accept any attack against my dignity and the dignity of those who work with me. Dignity for me comes before politics.
27 August 2014, 19:58 Arsal municipality chief Ali al-Hujairi to MTV: Some people are not satisfied that Arsal was not destroyed and that's why they are talking about gunmen in the town.
27 August 2014, 19:58 MTV: The army erected a checkpoint on a hill that oversees al-Masyada and Wadi Hmayyed in the Arsal plains and has reinforced its troops in surrounding areas.
27 August 2014, 19:35 Ain el-Tineh sources to al-Manar: Real efforts are being exerted to find a solution for the political crisis, starting from the presidential polls and including the parliamentary elections.
27 August 2014, 18:59 Al-Rahi: MPs must head to parliament and elect a president whom they believe is the strongest.
27 August 2014, 18:47 The army halted in al-Hermel a vehicle, transporting Mohammed al-Hujairi and Ashraf Mohammed Ezzeddine, and seized a number of RPGs.
27 August 2014, 18:34 Wiam Wahhab announced that his Arab Tawhid Party will close all of its Syria offices: The party will no longer carry out any activity in Syria.
27 August 2014, 18:31 Sayyah: We strongly call on all political blocs to isolate the presidential elections from regional and international conflicts and to reach an accord on electing a president ASAP to fix the legislative work in the country.
27 August 2014, 18:30 Sayyah: We reject religious extremism in Lebanon. Lebanon is a country for all and not a country where there are different religious emirates.
27 August 2014, 18:29 Sayyah: As we are aware of the importance of the Lebanese political system that separates between the religion and the state, and which acknowledges religious freedoms, we call on officials to protect Lebanon as a civil state to become a civilized example in the East.
27 August 2014, 18:29 Sayyah on the kidnapped bishops: This is a proof of the international community's carelessness regarding their abduction.
27 August 2014, 18:29 Sayyah: Syrians have waited for a long time for international efforts (to end the crisis) but they have all failed.
27 August 2014, 18:28 Sayyah on Syria: Crises have hit Syria and the Syrian bloodshed must be solved in dialogue and through a political solution.
27 August 2014, 18:27 Sayyah: We must promote a modern state that is based on citizens' freedom.
27 August 2014, 18:27 Sayyah: We must establish a civil state so that religion does not take over politics and political authority. And likewise, politics cannot abuse religion for own interests.
27 August 2014, 18:26 Sayyah: Solutions involve dealing with the reasons that produced the miseries in the Middle East and harmony must be restored between the components of these countries. We must stop using terrorists, supporting them and arming them.
27 August 2014, 18:26 Sayyah: Christians work on promoting religious freedoms and freedom of opinion and belief.
27 August 2014, 18:24 Sayyah: Christians hold onto their lands and their freedoms. They also hold onto the Bible's values and according to them they deal with others (Muslims).
27 August 2014, 18:24 Sayyah: Christians played a role in the renaissance on many levels and have promoted the culture of pluralism and openness and respect. They have respected their countries' constitutions and authorities.
27 August 2014, 18:23 Sayyah: We call for supporting Christian presence and protecting religious coexistence.
27 August 2014, 18:23 Sayyah: The international community must move and eradicate ISIL. This is required from the U.N. and the U.N. Security Council. The international community is responsible for ISIL's growth and for terrorism and the Arabs must exert pressure on the financiers of these groups.
27 August 2014, 18:22 Sayyah: We must stop extremist organizations and Arab countries cannot remain silent in front of ISIL who is harming the Islamic revolution. We call for a fatwa that forbids attacks against others.
27 August 2014, 18:21 Sayyah: The Kurdistan province offered financial and moral support for refugees and we urge the international community to work too find them houses and to free their own houses and secure their return with pride and protection.
27 August 2014, 18:20 Sayyah: The Christians of Iraq have been detained by ISIL and driven out of their houses. The sanctity of their churches have been violated and their houses have been bombed. They amounted to 120,000 and now 60,000 are present in Erbil and we thank those who received them in Kurdistan.
27 August 2014, 18:19 Sayyah: What is painful is the absence of a stance for Islamic authorities and the international community has not adopted a strict stance.
27 August 2014, 18:18 Sayyah: It has become known that attacks against Christians are taking a dangerous turn that threaten them, especially in Egypt, Syria and Iraq where they are victims of crimes and are forced to leave.
27 August 2014, 18:17 Patriarch al-Rahi's envoy Bishop Boulos Sayyah after the meeting of the patriarchs of the Orient: We call for supporting Christian presence for the sake of coexistence between cultures.
27 August 2014, 18:09 MTV: A statement will be issued by the patriarchs of the Orient after their meeting, which tackled the situation of Christians in Iraq. They will make a firm call to the international community regarding this issue.
27 August 2014, 18:07 Plumbly stressed the need to elect a new president to protect the highest Christian position in Lebanon, given the developments in the region.
27 August 2014, 18:06 U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly said after a meeting of patriarchs of the Orient that the Security Council is pressuring the international community to halt all assaults against civilians in Iraq.
27 August 2014, 17:42 NNA: Security forces arrested six people in Beit Mery on prostitution charges.
27 August 2014, 16:43 One person was wounded in a revenge shooting in the town of al-Bazourieh in the South.
27 August 2014, 16:15 NNA: Lebanese expat Saadallah Seqlawi, who was kidnapped about a week ago by gunmen in Nigeria, has been released.
27 August 2014, 16:08 NNA: Residential places of Syrian refugees were raided in Amyoun, Kfar Aaqqa and four people were arrested for illegally residing in the country.
27 August 2014, 15:37 LBCI: The army seized in Arsal a Volvo car carrying weapons and bombs and arrested the two people who were inside it.
27 August 2014, 14:48 A meeting is underway between Speaker Berri and Army Commander Jean Qahwaji.
27 August 2014, 14:43 Salam hoped the political parties would reach a solution to the presidential deadlock.
27 August 2014, 14:43 Salam: We should focus on stances that unite the Lebanese and help the country confront this difficult and uncomfortable situation.
27 August 2014, 14:41 Salam: There is unity among the cabinet members.
27 August 2014, 14:38 Salam: There is a long battle with people who have no religion and no color.
27 August 2014, 14:37 Salam said he was clear to the hostages' families that their case could not be resolved quickly.
27 August 2014, 14:35 Salam: The Arsal captives and the soldiers who were killed in the battles form Lebanon’s shield.
27 August 2014, 14:33 Asked about the captive soldiers, Salam said: We are cooperating against those who want to harm Lebanon.
27 August 2014, 14:33 Salam: Negative aspects of people's daily lives are accumulating. The dangerous situation is coupled with financial, economic and social problems.
27 August 2014, 14:32 Salam: The country is paying a high price as a result of the vacuum.
27 August 2014, 14:32 Salam: I think it is necessary for me and all others to hold such talks to resolve the crises.
27 August 2014, 14:31 PM Tammam Salam after meeting Speaker Nabih Berri: Our discussions focused on the sensitive and dangerous situation in the country.
27 August 2014, 13:33 MTV: PM Tammam Salam arrived at Ain el-Tineh for talks with Berri.
27 August 2014, 13:00 Speaker Nabih Berri's weekly meeting with lawmakers is underway at Ain el-Tineh.
27 August 2014, 12:12 VDL (100.5): A meeting is underway between PM Tammam Salam and FM Bassil.
27 August 2014, 12:08 Telecom Minister Butros Harb: The security situation is preventing us from taking necessary measures to improve mobile phone service in some regions.
27 August 2014, 11:59 LBCI: The army arrested 10 Syrians at encampments for refugees in Swaira in the Bekaa for entering the country illegally.
27 August 2014, 11:56 LBCI: Syrian warplanes staged raids in Arsal, targeting gunmen.
27 August 2014, 11:48 Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Beirut Elias Audeh met with Education Minister Elias Bou Saab.
27 August 2014, 10:59 ISF arrested a police impersonator in Hamra. It turned out that he is wanted for robbery.
27 August 2014, 10:51 VDL (93.3): A meeting is underway between Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan and a delegation from the Muslim Scholars Committee.
27 August 2014, 10:20 NNA: The army intelligence arrested 22 Syrians during raids in the district of Zgharta.
27 August 2014, 10:03 Beirut police detained 5 Lebanese, 3 Syrians and a Palestinian for committing various crimes and seized 28 violating motorcycles and 3 other vehicles.
27 August 2014, 09:44 Two children were killed when a vehicle hit them on the Beirut airport road.
27 August 2014, 09:42 The Lebanese Red Cross: A truck turned on its side in al-Mansourieh. Ambulances rushed to the scene of the accident.
27 August 2014, 09:39 MP Farid al-Khazen to VDL (93.3): Aoun is not awaiting any party to give him the legitimacy of the highest Christian representation.
27 August 2014, 09:00 ISF detained 79 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
27 August 2014, 08:45 MP Samir al-Jisr to VDL (100.5): The balance between the rival parties at the Parliament will not allow any candidate to be elected. The only solution is to elect a consensual president.
27 August 2014, 07:45 MP Walid Khoury to VDL (100.5): The majority of the people could back the Change and Reform proposal on direct presidential elections.
27 August 2014, 07:32 VDL (93.3) Unknown assailants have vandalized St. Charbel and St. Elias statues in Mezyara-Zgharta.
27 August 2014, 07:31 Gasoline prices dropped by LL400 while diesel prices dropped by LL200.