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28 August 2014, 21:27 The Tripoli-Halba road has been blocked at the Burqayel intersection over rumors that the captive soldier Ali al-Sayyed has been beheaded.
28 August 2014, 20:03 MTV: The government did not task anyone with the issue of the abductees and no one raised during the cabinet session the issue of appointing Maj. Gen. Ibrahim for this mission.
28 August 2014, 20:02 LBCI: One of the leaders of Imad Jomaa's group has been detained in Lebanon since 8 months and the judiciary will hear the testimonies of several group members soon.
28 August 2014, 19:55 Military sources to LBCI: New forces from the Airborne Regiment have headed to Arsal as a precaution against any new invasion of the town.
28 August 2014, 19:55 LBCI: Cautious calm is still engulfing Arsal since 2:00 pm, the moment the army finished its operation to free 4 captive troops, but intermittent artillery fire against gunmen in the town's plains is still being heard.
28 August 2014, 19:49 OTV quoting U.S. sources: The situation in Lebanon has entered a very dangerous phase and we warn of new rounds of violence similar to Arsal-2 in other Lebanese areas, which might be accompanied by new waves of assassiantions.
28 August 2014, 19:34 The education ministry said students can start receiving passing school certificates as of Saturday.
28 August 2014, 18:50 Civil society activists rejecting the extension of parliament's term have started marching from the interior ministry towards the Riad al-Solh Square.
28 August 2014, 18:15 TMC: One person was killed and three wounded in a traffic accident between an ambulance and motorcycle in al-Hermel.
28 August 2014, 18:15 LBCI: The army arrested a sixth terrorist in al-Suwairi, Mohammed Barakat, who is wanted on several charges including combating the army.
28 August 2014, 17:50 LBCI: The army arrested a terrorist cell comprising 5 Syrians in the western Bekaa town of al-Suwairi.
28 August 2014, 17:48 The STL adjourned its session to Monday when it will resume hearing the testimony of witness Anick Van De Craats.
28 August 2014, 17:37 Education Minister Elias Bou Saab from Grand Serail: Mashnouq informed us that thousands of gunmen are at the border.
28 August 2014, 17:26 Jreij: The army commander clarified some issues to the prime minister and the phone call was normal and happens regularly between the PM and the security leadership.
28 August 2014, 17:25 Jreij: The cabinet is on alert and it can discuss the security developments at any given time.
28 August 2014, 17:25 Jreij: The cabinet discussed the security situation and sessions will be held Tuesday and Thursday to discuss it.
28 August 2014, 17:22 Jreij: The cabinet approved a decree containing extraordinary articles regarding the 2014 official school exams and the higher education of the students who underwent these exams. The ministry will issue a statement clarifying the mechanism through which the certificates will be granted.
28 August 2014, 17:21 Jreij quoting Salam: After the Muslim Scholars Committee stepped aside, the government will not renounce the duty of exerting its utmost efforts to liberate the abductees and support the army in its confrontation against takfiri terrorism.
28 August 2014, 17:20 Jreij: The interior minister offered a detailed presentation regarding the security situation and the threat of terrorist and takfiri groups against Lebanon, as the rest of ministers voiced their remarks over the issues in question.
28 August 2014, 17:20 Jreij: The interior minister offered a detailed presentation regarding the security situation and the threat of terrorist and takfiri groups against Lebanon, as the rest of ministers voiced their remarks over the issues in question.
28 August 2014, 17:19 Jreij: The foreign minister discussed the fate of the two letters addressed in the name of the state to the ICC prosecutor regarding the assault on Gaza and Mosul's crimes.
28 August 2014, 17:19 Jreij: The conferees discussed the current situation in Arsal and the means to confront all possibilities as the defense minister demonstrated the army's needs.
28 August 2014, 17:18 Information Minister Jreij after cabinet session: Salam raised the issue of electricity and the strike of EDL contract workers and its repercussions.
28 August 2014, 17:16 The cabinet session held at the Grand Serail has ended.
28 August 2014, 17:10 Anadolu news agency: The IS and al-Nusra groups have denied capturing any Lebanese soldier during today's clashes in Arsal's outskirts.
28 August 2014, 16:31 Army chief General Jean Qahwaji contacted PM Salam to brief him on the incidents in Arsal.
28 August 2014, 16:25 The army announced destroying a terrorist vehicle equipped with a 23mm anti-aircraft gun, saying those inside were killed or wounded.
28 August 2014, 16:25 The army issued a communique confirming that a soldier went missing and another was hurt while liberating 4 troops abducted during the ambush of a military vehicle in al-Rahweh.
28 August 2014, 16:24 Education Minister Bou Saab: The issue of Arsal has become more dangerous than we already know and the interior minister told us that the IS has become on the border with new reinforcements.
28 August 2014, 16:16 The cabinet has issued a decree endorsing the education minister's resolution on passing school statements.
28 August 2014, 15:59 Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouq issued a decree for candidates wishing to run in the 2014 parliamentary polls to submit their nominations.
28 August 2014, 15:46 Al-Jadeed: Arsal's outskirts are currently witnessing artillery shelling and fierce clashes.
28 August 2014, 15:33 National News Agency: An army soldier was martyred and 3 others hurt in the Arsal plains clashes and the area is currently witnessing cautious calm.
28 August 2014, 15:30 LBCI: The army has managed to liberate 4 troops who had gone missing during today's Arsal clashes as the fate of a 5th soldier remains unknown.
28 August 2014, 15:22 Interior Minister Mashnouq: Preliminary reports indicate that a soldier was abducted and another injured in Arsal's outskirts and a cabinet session will be held within the next 3 days to discuss the security situation.
28 August 2014, 15:04 VDL (93.3): The army raided the residence of defected soldier Atef Saadeddine in the town of Khirbet Daoud in Akkar, arresting his brother Khaled.
28 August 2014, 14:30 NNA: Counterfeit food products were confiscated at Beirut Port.
28 August 2014, 13:42 U.S. Ambassador David Hale visited Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea.
28 August 2014, 13:15 LBCI: A dispute erupted between the army and Palestinians at the northern camp of al-Beddawi.
28 August 2014, 12:58 LBCI: Unknown assailants opened fire at an army patrol in al-Rahwa region in Arsal and clashes have been reported in the region between soldiers and gunmen.
28 August 2014, 12:42 Imad Jomaa's lawyer said the suspect denied during his questioning that he belongs to the Islamic State.
28 August 2014, 12:14 Speaker Nabih Berri called for a parliamentary session to elect a new president on Sept. 2.
28 August 2014, 11:42 The body of a Syrian national was found after he drowned in an irrigation pond in Damour.
28 August 2014, 11:35 VDL (100.5): Kataeb Party chief Amin Gemayel visited Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan at his residence in Beirut's Aisha Bakkar.
28 August 2014, 11:28 VDL (100.5): Minister Alain Hakim refused during the cabinet session the the installation of high-voltage electricity lines in Mansourieh.
28 August 2014, 10:47 Cabinet session at the Grand Serail went underway.
28 August 2014, 10:46 Hollande: We decided in cooperation with Saudi Arabia to send Lebanon means that are necessary to guarantee its security.
28 August 2014, 10:22 VDL (93.3): The army at the Wadi Ain Ata checkpoint opened fire at a minibus that included Syrians and Lebanese who tried to infiltrate the country. A Syrian was killed and others were injured.
28 August 2014, 10:09 MTV: The army intelligence carried out night raids in Abra in search for dangerous fugitives who are Sheikh al-Asir's supporters.
28 August 2014, 09:57 Ministers began arriving at the Grand Serail to attend a cabinet session headed by PM Salam.
28 August 2014, 09:49 Al-Jadeed: Fire erupted in al-Faddel mountain near al-Aboudiyeh border crossing in Akkar. The fire was cause by gunshots from the Syrian side of the border.
28 August 2014, 09:40 MP Jean Oghassabian to Free Lebanon radio: Hizbullah is extending its hand so that it takes us to where it is and not to discuss state building.
28 August 2014, 09:11 MTV: The military court began questioning terrorist suspect Imad Jomaa.
28 August 2014, 08:52 ISF detained 48 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
28 August 2014, 08:45 Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi traveled to the Vatican at the head of a delegation.
28 August 2014, 08:35 MP Ibrahim Kanaan to VDL (93.3): We should support the army and not tolerate the terrorists.
28 August 2014, 08:01 Highly-informed security sources told VDL (93.3) that jihadists attacked the Lebanese army checkpoint in Wadi Hmeid in Arsal after midnight. But the army repelled them, killing and injuring several gunmen.
28 August 2014, 07:41 MP Salim Salhab to VDL (100.5): There are serious efforts to resolve the presidential deadlock but I don't think we could have a president on Sept. 2.
28 August 2014, 07:37 MP Khaled Zahraman to VDL (93.3): The dissociation policy should be implemented by Hizbullah's withdrawal from Syrian and fortifying the border.
28 August 2014, 07:05 LBCI: Four people were killed and another four injured when two passenger vans collided on the highway in Ferzol.