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21 November 2014, 17:48 Al-Jadeed: General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim informed the family of soldier Ali Qassem Ali that he was killed during the Arsal clashes.
21 November 2014, 17:26 Gemayel: Bolstering culture and dialogue will fortify Lebanon against mounting challenges.
21 November 2014, 17:26 Gemayel: These two achievements aim at bolstering culture and dialogue and Pierre Gemayel's faith in youth.
21 November 2014, 17:24 Gemayel: The Beirut municipality has dedicated a new cultural garden in the capital in the name of Pierre Amin Gemayel.
21 November 2014, 17:24 Gemayel: We have started the construction of the Pierre Amin Gemayel university complex whose land was donated to us by the Bikfaya municipality.
21 November 2014, 17:23 Kataeb Party chief Amin Gemayel during mass on anniversary of Pierre Gemayel's assassination: The youth have faith in you and we will not let them down.
21 November 2014, 16:19 NNA: The heavy rain has flooded roads in al-Batroun as large hailstones were reported on al-Batroun-Shekka highway.
21 November 2014, 16:10 A mass marking the eighth anniversary of the assassination of former Industry and MP Pierre Gemayel is underway at Mar Mikhael church in Bikfaya.
21 November 2014, 15:29 NNA: The girl who was found hanged in al-Swaysa in Akkar was identified as Syrian Najdiyeh Merhi.
21 November 2014, 14:17 Heavy traffic on the Kahhaleh road after a truck flipped on its side.
21 November 2014, 13:46 Mustafa al-Hujeiri was released after a four-week abduction.
21 November 2014, 13:27 LBCI: The family of hostage Ibrahim Mgheit visited him in Arsal's outskirts, saying the conditions of the captive soldiers and police are very bad.
21 November 2014, 12:45 NNA: The army is carrying out raids in Bhannine in search for suspects.
21 November 2014, 12:44 Security forces closed a Pizza Hut in Sidon based on a report by the Health Ministry.
21 November 2014, 12:20 MTV: A young man was found dead in his hotel room in Sidon. The cause of his death was unclear.
21 November 2014, 11:50 Future TV: The meeting of the Constitutional Council ended without a decision being made.
21 November 2014, 11:32 ISF arrested 68 people for committing different crimes across Lebanon.
21 November 2014, 11:23 Judge Saqr Saqr charged four suspects, including a cleric, for recruiting individuals to join ISIL.
21 November 2014, 11:10 Bassil: It is time for a solution and not a settlement. It is time to be independent.
21 November 2014, 11:09 Bassil to diplomats: Help the army that is fighting terrorism.
21 November 2014, 11:09 Bassil urged diplomats to help Lebanon not through meddling in its affairs but through supporting its residents and institutions.
21 November 2014, 11:08 Bassil: Some say Lebanon is the country of settlements. But I tell you that it made a historic settlement among its residents. Such a settlement would not continue if there is no fairness.
21 November 2014, 11:07 Bassil: Lebanon should base its foreign policy on coexistence and consolidate it through consultations and unity.
21 November 2014, 11:06 Bassil: Lebanon should hold onto its right of resistance. It has the natural right of peace.
21 November 2014, 11:05 Bassil said Lebanon should consolidate itself against the axis of terrorism and become part of the international community's axis.
21 November 2014, 11:04 Bassil: Lebanon would not become a by-stander. It should play whenever it can a role bigger than its size
21 November 2014, 11:04 Bassil said Lebanon should become a success story and not a failed state.
21 November 2014, 11:03 Bassil: Our independent and effective diplomacy means Lebanon would take the right decision on righteous issues.
21 November 2014, 11:02 Bassil: Political independence does not mean isolation. It means interacting with its surroundings.
21 November 2014, 11:01 Bassil: Lebanon through its diversity cannot preserve itself without its independent decision-making.
21 November 2014, 11:00 FM Jebran Bassil on Independence Day: We hope the vacuum would not persist and Lebanon would not live without a head.
21 November 2014, 10:46 NNA: Police closed and sealed the al-Ghazieh slaughterhouse with red wax
21 November 2014, 10:38 Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil met with the accredited heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations in Lebanon
21 November 2014, 10:37 A meeting is underway between PM Tammam Salam and Kurdistan's Education Minister
21 November 2014, 10:14 NNA: Israeli patrols were witnessed on the borders of Shabaa Farms, and unmanned surveillance planes hovered over the area
21 November 2014, 10:14 The Constitutional Council convened to discuss the FPM appeal against the extension law.
21 November 2014, 10:12 Army chief in his Order of the Day: You thwarted the dream to form an Emirate from the eastern border to the northern coast.
21 November 2014, 10:11 The Shekka municipal chief denied that traffic came to a standstill in the Shekka tunnel and that the windshields of several cars were smashed because of a hailstorm.
21 November 2014, 09:52 Traffic stopped inside the Shekka tunnel because of heavy rain, and hailstones broke the windshields of some vehicles.
21 November 2014, 09:42 PM Tammam Salam placed a wreath at this father's grave on the occasion of Independence Day.
21 November 2014, 09:24 MP Ibrahim Kanaan to VDL (93.3): The FPM has a number of alternatives to activate the representation of Christians, and at the presidential levels
21 November 2014, 09:22 March 14 General Secretariat Coordinator Fares Soaid to VDL (93.3): March 14 gambles on a joint national ground to elect a new head of state
21 November 2014, 09:12 NNA: The army intelligence arrested a member of a robbery gang after he was caught red-handed in Beirut's Gemmayze area.
21 November 2014, 08:37 MP Atef Majdalani to VDL (100.5): Aoun's proposal has dropped his appeal on the parliement extension since it shows willingness to vote and elect a president
21 November 2014, 07:51 VDL (100.5): The owner of a resort south of the Litani river was arrested on suspicion of spying for Israel.
21 November 2014, 07:50 VDL (93.3): The army raided the house of Hassan Hossni Tawil in the town of Qarqaf in Akkar. It seized weapons and ammunition during the raid.
21 November 2014, 07:22 Al-Mustaqbal movement ex-PM Saad Hariri: It is shameful for Independence Day to be celebrated in the absence of a president.
20 November 2014, 23:03 Gemayel: The March 14 coalition will continue and we're all committed to the country's sovereignty and the STL.
20 November 2014, 22:59 Gemayel on Riyadh's call for labeling Hizbullah as terrorist: We believe that Saudi Arabia is free to take the decisions it wants but we're aware of the sensitivity of the situation in Lebanon and we cannot eliminate an essential component of the Lebanese society.
20 November 2014, 22:57 Gemayel: Any armed force other than the army is against the requirements of national sovereignty, but the issue of Hizbullah's arms can only be addressed through dialogue, and what ex-PM Hariri has proposed is in line with this approach. From the very beginning, we have supported dialogue, which was opposed by al-Mustaqbal and the LF. We took part in dialogue and the Baabda Declaration was endorsed and everyone is praising it nowadays, even the LF. We have no choice but dialogue and it is the only way to resolve disputes.
20 November 2014, 22:35 Gemayel: How can a country be stable with the presence of two armies on its soil? Can we disarm Hizbullah through force at the moment? This is impossible.
20 November 2014, 22:29 Gemayel: We're willing to go to parliamentary polls if the Constitutional Council reverses the extension law and we believe that the circumstances are appropriate for holding elections.
20 November 2014, 22:29 Gemayel: The extension (of parliament's term) is an erroneous course and an eschewal of duties.
20 November 2014, 22:27 Gemayel: When Hizbullah clings to General Aoun and General Aoun has no chances, this means that the party does not want the presidency. Hizbullah has self-sufficiency and authority over Lebanese territory, that's why it's not in a hurry.
20 November 2014, 22:26 Gemayel: I have not sensed that March 8 is willing to give up General Aoun's candidacy at the moment.
20 November 2014, 22:26 Gemayel: The approach of (limiting electoral competition to) Aoun and Geagea is not on the table and we in March 14 have done everything in our capacity to secure the election of a president but all our initiatives were met with rejection.
20 November 2014, 22:22 Gemayel: During its official meeting, March 14 said it had several candidates if Geagea's nomination was unacceptable, but they didn't officially nominate me because the situation in parliament has not changed.
20 November 2014, 22:21 Gemayel: Geagea himself said he is seeking a solution and he had agreed to the March 14 initiative.
20 November 2014, 22:19 Gemayel: The parliamentary situation has proved that none of the candidates can garner the majority of votes and I told Hariri that we have no choice but to overcome this obstacle. Nowadays, there are dialogue efforts and we must reach a solution with any candidate, be it me or anyone else.
20 November 2014, 22:17 Gemayel: Domestically, my concern is focused on uniting the Lebanese and the foreign policy must be based on neutrality.
20 November 2014, 22:16 Gemayel: My candidacy was mentioned in Bkirki and I believe that the next president must immunize the domestic scene and hold talks with the foreign forces.
20 November 2014, 22:16 Gemayel: Impeding the process of electing a new president is a heresy.
20 November 2014, 22:14 Gemayel: How can we abolish democracy? We would be dminishing democracy through such an approach.
20 November 2014, 22:13 Gemayel: Should we reduce all the Lebanese to two candidates? I refuse that such an approach be imposed on the Lebanese because such an approach would abolish all politics.
20 November 2014, 22:12 Gemayel: General Aoun's proposal is a new "war of elimination" that is aimed at getting rid of everyone.
20 November 2014, 22:11 Gemayel: I wish General Aoun would leave Pierre Gemayel to his family and let him spare us inappropriate remarks.
20 November 2014, 21:50 Kataeb Party chief Amin Gemayel in an interview on LBCI: We went through difficult situations and our house suffered a lot but we grew stronger and we won't surrender.
20 November 2014, 19:56 LBCI: The agriculture minister revealed that he will propose a joint plan with Abou Faour to establish a food safety institution.
20 November 2014, 19:55 LBCI: Abu Faour carried with him big files to the meeting of the food safety panel.
20 November 2014, 19:42 Maj. Gen. Mohammed Kheir to al-Manar: The government's slowness in the case of the servicemen has to do with the captors' hesitation and their conditions but the negotiations are still ongoing.
20 November 2014, 19:25 Al-Jadeed: An Israeli tank fired 3 105mm shells at the vicinity of the Israeli post of al-Radar in the heights of Mount Hermon.
20 November 2014, 19:10 Two artillery shells fired from the Syrian side of the border landed in the eastern part of the town of Shebaa.
20 November 2014, 18:55 Hizbullah sources to al-Mayadeen: The Saudi envoy's remarks at the U.N. Security Council served Israel's interest.
20 November 2014, 18:50 Army Command: Ali Shehab Ismail was lightly injured as he tried to flee an intelligence patrol in Brital before he was arrested and transferred to hospital.
20 November 2014, 18:44 A ministerial meeting over food safety got underway under the chairmanship of PM Tammam Salam.
20 November 2014, 18:41 VDL (93.3): A shell fired from Syria landed in the outskirts of the northern town of Amar al-Baikat, causing no injuries.