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20 September 2014, 22:35 AFP: Deaths in suicide attack on Hezbollah checkpoint in Lebanon.
20 September 2014, 22:20 NNA: A bomb-laden car exploded at a Hizbullah checkpoint between Khraibeh and Ham.
20 September 2014, 22:14 MTV: A loud explosion was heard in the area of Khraibeh east of Baalbek.
20 September 2014, 19:29 MTV: Five people have been kidnapped in al-Nabi Othman -- two from the Ezzeddine family, two from the Hujeiri family and another from the Fleiti family.
20 September 2014, 19:14 MTV: Abdullah Mohammed Sultan who is a resident of Arsal has been kidnapped in Ouzai area.
20 September 2014, 19:14 LBCI: Gunmen kidnapped a citizen who is a resident of Arsal in Ouzai.
20 September 2014, 18:32 LBCI: Army intensified artillery shelling against the gatherings of militants in Arsal's outskirts.
20 September 2014, 18:30 Defense Minister Mokbel: The orders have been given to take all measures for the implementation of military plans.
20 September 2014, 18:28 Defense Minister Mokbel: PM Salam stressed that the government stands united by the army in an open war against terrorists.
20 September 2014, 18:28 Defense Minister Mokbel: The need to pursue countering takfiris, refusing extortion and bargain over the army's heroics.
20 September 2014, 18:27 Defense Minister Samir Mokbel after the security meeting: The Government rejects the process of extortion in the case of the military and emphasizes zero tolerance to attempts to destabilize security in Lebanon.
20 September 2014, 18:22 The security meeting that was held at the Grand Serail, has ended.
20 September 2014, 18:22 VDL (93.3): The families of the abducted soldiers kidnapped five people from the Hujeiri and Fleiti families on the northern Bekaa road.
20 September 2014, 18:00 Leader of the Future Mustaqbal Saad Hariri: Our meeting on the prevention of sedition is a major responsibility, and it is a legitimate and patriotic duty to call and abide by it.
20 September 2014, 17:22 National News Agency: The corpse of an old man was found on al-Saadiyat shore.
20 September 2014, 17:07 Head of Hizbullah's Juristic Council Sheikh Mohammed Yazbek after visiting Mohammed Hamiyeh's family: We will protect our people with all we can.
20 September 2014, 17:06 VDL (93.3) quoting Maj. Gen. Ibrahim from Grand Serail: The Qatari delegate has not arrived yet.
20 September 2014, 17:05 VDL (100.5): Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi took part at the security meeting at the Grand Serail.
20 September 2014, 17:05 The security meeting at the Grand Serail started, discussing the latest security developments.
20 September 2014, 16:55 LBCI: The army shelled a while ago with heavy artillery gatherings of gunmen in Arsal outskirts.
20 September 2014, 16:55 Interior Minister Nuhad al-Mashnouq: A draft of a security cooperation agreement between Lebanon and Russia has been made.
20 September 2014, 16:34 Al-Jadeed: A Palestinian was wounded during a shooting due to an individual dispute in Ain el-Hilweh.
20 September 2014, 15:47 Jumblat noted from Shebaa: Terrorism has nothing to do with Islam and Shibaa will never be Arsal.
20 September 2014, 15:19 Al-Jadeed: The father of slain soldier Ali Ahmed Hamadi al-Kharrat, who died in Saturday's Wadi Hmeid bomb, has died of a heart attack. The funeral will take place at 4:pm in Sidon.
20 September 2014, 14:24 MTV: Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq announced that he will kick off efforts on Monday with Turkey in the case of the abducted soldiers and policemen.
20 September 2014, 13:45 Al-Nusra Front sources told LBCI that they demand the release of 15 Roumieh prison inmates in return for the corpse of slaughtered soldier Mohammed Hamiyeh.
20 September 2014, 13:35 Berri is holding talks with LF MP George Adwan and Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil at Ain el-Tineh.
20 September 2014, 13:12 Salam: The latest developments have therefore prompted us to adopt the choice of confrontation through the state institutions.
20 September 2014, 13:11 Salam: We sought negotiations over the release of the captive soldiers and policemen, but the terrorists did not allow these efforts to reach fruition.
20 September 2014, 13:10 Salam: We will not allow terrorists to defeat us.
20 September 2014, 13:10 Salam called for supporting state institutions, the army, and all security agencies.
20 September 2014, 13:09 Salam: Attempts to create strife in Lebanon will fail.
20 September 2014, 13:09 Salam: Our unity alone determines our fate. The government has since day one been united in confronting terrorism. We will not show weakness in the face of terrorists.
20 September 2014, 13:08 Salam: We need to stand united against terrorism and we should not grant terrorists the chance to create division among us, which we have unfortunately seen in recent weeks.
20 September 2014, 13:07 Salam stressed after meeting Berri the need for unity on all levels in Lebanon in light of the terrorist threat facing the country.
20 September 2014, 12:51 The army said that a number of terrorists were killed and wounded during shelling on their positions in the outskirts of Arsal.
20 September 2014, 12:19 Jumblat: None of the world powers will come to our aid. Only the Lebanese people can help themselves.
20 September 2014, 12:19 Jumblat from al-Bayyada in Hasbaya: Adopting dialogue and openness will allow us to overcome the challenges facing us.
20 September 2014, 12:16 The Israeli drone was taken to the Marjeyoun barracks after it was confirmed that a malfunction caused it to crash.
20 September 2014, 12:06 Al-Jadeed: Salam arrived at Ain el-Tineh for talks with Speaker Nabih Berri.
20 September 2014, 11:48 PM Tammam Salam called for holding a security meeting at the Grand Serail at 5:00 p.m.
20 September 2014, 11:34 The army arrested Seifeddine al-Hujeiri in Arsal on charges of attacking army posts in the town. It also arrested Syrian Khaled Abdul Rahman on suspicion that he belongs to a terrorist group.
20 September 2014, 11:08 VDL (93.3): A malfunction caused the MK surveillance drone crash and the army has cordoned off the crash site.
20 September 2014, 10:54 MTV: An Israeli drone crashed in the town of Sarda in the Marjeyoun district in the South.
20 September 2014, 10:54 Jumblat: The army needs political protection to continue its battle against terrorism.
20 September 2014, 10:53 PSP chief MP Walid Jumblat from Hasbaya: We should try to ease the tense internal political rhetoric and we must halt criticism against the army.
20 September 2014, 10:48 MP Mohammed Qabbani to LBCI: The government is trying to do the best it can but its hands are tied. The priority is to elect a head of state.
20 September 2014, 10:07 Father of kidnapped soldier Mohammed Hamiyeh: We will hold the state responsible for any harm that comes to my son because its negotiations are taking place at a slow pace.
20 September 2014, 10:01 Security forces arrested 46 individuals throughout Lebanon for committing various crimes.
20 September 2014, 10:00 VDL (100.5): The residents of the Bab al-Tabbaneh area in Tripoli blocked Syria Street in protest against the ongoing water shortage.
20 September 2014, 09:29 MP Marwan Hamadeh to VDL (100.5): We may be faced with complete fragmentation of the state given the poor situation at public institutions.