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28 November 2015, 14:21 Kataeb delegation: It is too soon to comment on whether we will support the nomination of MP Suleiman Franjieh as candidate. We do would not oppose a candidate, but a presidential platform.
28 November 2015, 14:21 Kataeb delegation after meeting Geagea: There are common visions between us and the LF. We believe in respecting the constitution and electing a president who believe in freedom, sovereignty, and independence.
28 November 2015, 14:19 Kataeb delegation: We discussed the electoral law and the need to adopt a new one. We reject the 1960s law and hope for the approval of a modern one.
28 November 2015, 13:02 Minister Elias Bou Saab from Tripoli: We are facing a huge crisis from the Syrian refugees and we hope their country's conflict will be resolved so that they can return to their home.
28 November 2015, 12:38 LBCI: LF chief Samir Geagea is holding talks with a Kataeb Party delegation at Maarab.
28 November 2015, 11:26 The financial general prosecutor ordered the arrest of 3 people, including two former NSSF employees, for embezzlement.
28 November 2015, 10:57 VDL (100.4): A Syrian who was abducted in Arsal on Friday has been released.
28 November 2015, 08:16 Relatives of Arsal captives to VDL (100.5): We do not take any news linked to our loved ones seriously, unless they are from General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim.
27 November 2015, 21:44 MTV: The women prisoners who have been transferred to the General Security HQ for the swap deal are Saja al-Dulaimi, Jumana Hmeid, Samar al-Hindi, Layla al-Najjar and Ola al-Oqaili.
27 November 2015, 21:42 MTV: 16 servicemen held hostage by al-Nusra Front will be released.
27 November 2015, 21:10 The General Security said “any progress in the case of the captive servicemen would be officially announced in due time,” urging media outlets to “take their information from the relevant authorities.”
27 November 2015, 20:42 OTV: The General Security will issue a statement addressing the media reports about the possible release of the servicemen.
27 November 2015, 20:32 LBCI quoting Maj. Gen. Ibrahim: Things have not reached the final phase in the case of the captive servicemen and we call for ending media speculation over the file.
27 November 2015, 19:39 Informed sources to NBN: The captive servicemen held by al-Nusra Front are expected to be released tonight.
27 November 2015, 19:34 Sheikh Nabil Rahim to VDL (100.5): The General Security has transferred several Roumieh Islamist prisoners to its headquarters in Beirut and the swap deal will happen tomorrow.
27 November 2015, 19:20 VDL (93.3): Salam met at the Grand Serail with Maj. Gen. Ibrahim, who briefed him on the details of the swap deal.
27 November 2015, 19:19 VDL (93.3): The exchange will involve a group of prisoners including Hussein al-Hujeiri and Nizar Mawlawi and 5 women, most notably Saja al-Dulaimi, in addition to Syrian prisoners from the Hallaq, Najm and Rahal families.
27 November 2015, 19:15 VDL (93.3): A convoy comprising more than 20 SUVs has been seen crossing the Dahr al-Baydar checkpoint on its way to Arsal with the aim of carrying out the swap deal.
27 November 2015, 19:08 MTV: The prisoners who were transferred to the General Security headquarters are 6 Syrians and 2 Lebanese.
27 November 2015, 18:47 MTV: Eight prisoners have been transferred from Roumieh to the General Security's HQ in preparation for the swap deal that will occur tomorrow in return for al-Nusra-held servicemen.
27 November 2015, 18:19 VDL (93.3): Salam postponed his Paris trip to Sunday morning and scheduled a Grand Serail meeting for tomorrow morning and sources have declined to reveal its purpose.
27 November 2015, 18:05 LF leader Samir Geagea at a press conference: 'March 14 First' means that no step must be made unless it is part of March 14's objectives.
27 November 2015, 18:04 Geagea: March 14 means carefully heeding the voices of hundreds of thousands of people who took to the squares of freedom on March 14.
27 November 2015, 17:46 Ministerial source to al-Mayadeen: The Lebanese servicemen held by the IS and al-Nusra will be freed tomorrow as part of a swap deal.
27 November 2015, 17:34 National News Agency: Unknown gunmen kidnapped Syrian national Mahmoud Mohammed Amer from Arsal and took him to the town's outskirts.
27 November 2015, 16:39 PM Salam: We back any rapprochement or openness between political forces and we stress that the top priority in any discussion or settlement must be the election of a president.