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23 October 2014, 11:50 Al-Jadeed: Lebanese Hussein Soaid escaped unharmed after an Israeli tank shelled an area near his house in Kroum al-Shraqi that lies close to the Blue Line.
23 October 2014, 11:30 Security source to Anatolia news agency: The army arrested defected soldier Abdul Qader Akoumi, who had joined the IS ten days ago.
23 October 2014, 10:55 MTV: Lebanese businessman George Obaji's body was found in Cypriot territorial waters after his plane came down on his way to Beirut.
23 October 2014, 10:55 The cabinet session went underway at the Grand Serail.
23 October 2014, 10:44 Abou Faour ahead of cabinet session: The government received some of the demands of the jihadists and everything is negotiable.
23 October 2014, 10:28 Al-Jadeed: The army recovered a burnt body from the apartment that it raided in Dinniyeh.
23 October 2014, 10:27 OTV: The army killed Adel al-Atri, and arrested Ahmed Miqati and a defected soldier during the Dinniyeh raid. Two other suspects escaped.
23 October 2014, 10:19 MTV: A soldier was injured in the clashes between the army and gunmen in Asoun.
23 October 2014, 10:06 NNA: The families of the Arsal hostages reopened the Qalamoun highway.
23 October 2014, 10:06 The SCC kicked off a rally in solidarity with public employee Manal Daou near Beirut's Justice Palace.
23 October 2014, 09:46 VDL (93.3): The contract workers erected a tent near the Royal Tower.
23 October 2014, 09:29 MP Ahmed Fatfat to VDL (93.3): The issue of Syrian refugees is a matter of life and death.
23 October 2014, 09:21 NNA: Gunfire was heard and flares seen over Qusaya and Kfarzabad overnight.
23 October 2014, 09:19 NNA: A citizen was injured by a stray bullet during a wedding ceremony in the town of Faour in Zahle.
23 October 2014, 08:51 VDL (100.5): Ahmed Miqati, who is accused of beheading soldier al-Sayyed, was killed during the raid in Asoun town.
23 October 2014, 08:49 ISF detained 80 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
23 October 2014, 08:49 MTV: The army raided a network in the Asoun town in Dinniyeh and clashed with three of its members, killing one of them.
23 October 2014, 08:36 VDL (93.3): EDL contract workers stopped employees at Royal Tower from entering their offices to protest the failure to receive their salaries.
23 October 2014, 08:01 VDL (100.5): A vehicle was engulfed in flames in the Tripoli area of al-Bahsas.
23 October 2014, 07:46 MP Salim Salhab to VDL (100.5): We will reject the extension of parliament's term. We doubt that the extension will speed up the election of a president.
22 October 2014, 22:41 Interior Minister Mashnouq to al-Mustaqbal newspaper: We have located the debris of the Cypriot plane, after seeking the help of UNIFIL's boats.
22 October 2014, 22:29 LF leader Samir Geagea returned from Saudi Arabia after holding talks with ex-PM Saad Hariri and top Saudi officials.
22 October 2014, 21:14 Information obtained by LBCI: The captain of the Cypriot plane contacted the airport in Cyprus at 7:02 pm to report a technical problem before it disappeared from the radar two minutes later.
22 October 2014, 20:27 VDL (100.5): The plane that disappeared between Cyprus and Lebanon is rented and it belongs to the private aviation club at Beirut's airport.
22 October 2014, 20:04 Interior Minister Mashnouq to al-Jadeed: I'm concerned with the border and with every Lebanese region as well as with the safety of the Lebanese. The security situation in the country might require consultations about a role for Hizbullah in defending the border.
22 October 2014, 19:56 LBCI: A training plane disappeared from the radar in Cypriot airspace while en route from Cyprus to Beirut's airport.
22 October 2014, 19:38 Maronite Archbishop of Beirut Boulos Matar to al-Manar: The patriarch told Hariri that we do not have a veto on any presidential candidate and that the issue is in the hands of the MPs, but where are the MPs?
22 October 2014, 19:37 MP Ahmed Fatfat to Future TV: The vast majority of MPs want extension although some are not openly announcing that they want it.
22 October 2014, 19:36 MP Alain Aoun to Future TV: One of the solutions to the presidential crisis could be staging parliamentary elections.
22 October 2014, 16:56 LBCI: The relatives of the Arsal captives vowed to indefinitely keep blocking both lanes of the Qalamoun highway.
22 October 2014, 16:53 LBCI: Relatives of the Arsal captives reopened the Qalamoun coastal road.
22 October 2014, 16:33 LBCI: The SCC called for staging a sit-in in front of the Justice Palace on Thursday morning in protest against the assault against Manal Daou.
22 October 2014, 16:20 MTV: A fire erupted in the outskirts of the Akkar town of al-Mhammara near the Tamer gas station and Civil Defense crews are trying to douse it.
22 October 2014, 16:01 Beirut First Examining Magistrate Ghassan Oueidat has started his investigations in the case of the child Celine Rakan by interrogating the detained Ethiopian maid and hearing the testimony of her father.
22 October 2014, 15:58 Internal Security Forces thwarted an attempt to smuggle 500 Benzhexol pills and two grams of hashish hidden in shoes into al-Qobbeh prison in Tripoli.
22 October 2014, 15:37 VDL (93.3): Verbal spats erupted between the families of the captive troops and passersby in al-Qalamoun.
22 October 2014, 15:07 MTV: The families of the Arsal captives blocked the al-Qalamoun coastal road.
22 October 2014, 14:17 The families of servicemen decided to reopen the road.
22 October 2014, 14:16 Abou Faour: If the government neglected the case, then the PSP will stand by the families.
22 October 2014, 14:16 Abou Faour: Negotiations will not end over a short period of time.
22 October 2014, 14:15 Abou Faour: The government probably should reveal more details but we fear leaks to media outlets.
22 October 2014, 14:14 Abou Faour: The families are not outlaws.
22 October 2014, 14:10 Berri to MPs: The parliament should specify that the parliamentary polls would be held after the election of a president if it extend its term.
22 October 2014, 14:03 Minister Abou Faour arrived in Saifi to persuade the families of abducted servicemen to reopen the road.
22 October 2014, 13:34 Abou Faour urged the families of Arsal captives to reopen the Saifi road and head to Riad al-Solh to meet with him.
22 October 2014, 13:16 The families of Arsal captives blocked the road near the Kataeb party HQ in Saifi.
22 October 2014, 13:00 The relatives of abducted servicemen who support escalating measures headed towards Saifi near Kataeb party HQ.
22 October 2014, 12:58 A verbal spat occurred between the families of Arsal captives over the burning of tires near the Grand Serail.
22 October 2014, 12:48 Speaker Nabih Berri heads the weekly parliamentary meeting with MPs that kicked off moments ago.
22 October 2014, 12:27 Public Works Minister Ghazi Zoaiter from the airport: We will take all measures to facilitate the measures taken by the health minister to stop Ebola from reaching Lebanon.
22 October 2014, 12:22 Health Minister Wael Abou Faour said the planes arriving from countries where there is an Ebola outbreak would land in one terminal at Rafik Hariri International Airport.