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07 July 2015, 17:30 Aoun: Michel Aoun stood alone in the face of the Syrians while others were "crawling." Today they are saying that I want to appoint my son-in-law as army chief, not Chamel Roukoz, whose name is "known by the entire country."
07 July 2015, 17:27 Aoun: We have never begged for political seats and we don't care about the presidency but rather about the country.
07 July 2015, 17:26 Aoun: I tell all the "dwarves" who are talking now that our objectives have always been patriotic.
07 July 2015, 17:25 Aoun: In the period of the 2007 presidential elections, they asked me to abandon Hizbullah to be elected president and I refused and told them that national unity is more important than the presidency.
07 July 2015, 17:24 Aoun: They wanted to delay my return from France and they tried to isolate us in the elections through the four-party alliance.
07 July 2015, 17:22 Aoun: We are the foundations of sovereignty in Lebanon.
07 July 2015, 17:20 Aoun addressing Lebanese: I have asked you to prepare for a fateful battle and don't think that this is a transient issue.
07 July 2015, 17:18 Aoun: We are speaking of enhancing the president's powers and equality in taxes and fees.
07 July 2015, 17:18 Aoun: We must respect the chronological order of producing power institutions -- first parliamentary elections then a presidential vote.
07 July 2015, 17:18 Aoun: A parliament elected in 2009 cannot remain like this and let us at least survey the people and know what they want. It would be a mistake for this majority to remain in parliament and elect the new president.
07 July 2015, 17:16 Aoun: We want our firm right and we won't allow that it be encroached on. We want a law that endorses equal power-sharing and proper representation, because this is the only way to rectify the course of the political system.
07 July 2015, 17:15 Aoun: Article 62 stipulates that the president's powers would be delegated to the cabinet in the event of a presidential void, but today the ministers are breaching this jurisdiction and the premier has assumed two roles -- his role and the role of the president -- and this is unacceptable.
07 July 2015, 17:14 Aoun: Reports that the patriarch called me and asked me to call off the demo are baseless.
07 July 2015, 17:14 Aoun: The state is being harmed because the laws are not being respected. I tried to enter the political system but I couldn't find it.
07 July 2015, 17:13 Aoun: We will go until the end. Yesterday they said that I'm "the son of the system" and that I wouldn't disrupt it. I'm the son of the state, not the system. The state is the nation and its institutions while the system is the way institutions are being run.
07 July 2015, 17:12 Aoun: We thank the official security agencies for jamming the signal of OTV and preventing freedom of expression.
07 July 2015, 15:11 Rifi after meeting families of Arsal captives: The Lebanese state still considers the case a priority, and we extend out gratitude to the Qataris and urge them to help us.
07 July 2015, 14:47 Families of the Arsal captives after meeting with Rifi to MTV: We only want to know if there is any new information regarding the abducted soldiers.
07 July 2015, 14:39 VDL (1005): Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi is meeting with a delegation from the families of the Arsal captives.
07 July 2015, 14:10 TMC: An individual was injured in a collision between a car and a motorcycle in the area of al-Msharafiyeh.
07 July 2015, 14:09 VDL (100.5): Kataeb chief MP Sami Gemayel is holding talks in al-Saifi with FM Jebran Bassil.
07 July 2015, 13:58 Abou Faour referred four doctors to the prosecutor's office for faking medical reports to help people get driving licenses.
07 July 2015, 13:55 TMC: An individual was injured after being hit by a vehicle on Nahr al-Mot highway.
07 July 2015, 13:50 Minister Fneish after meeting Salam: We don't have to go to a clash. We support the FPM without boundaries.
07 July 2015, 13:48 The Change and Reform and Loyalty to the Resistance blocs warned cabinet against tenders for mobile phone companies, saying that the decision may be appealed.
07 July 2015, 13:45 MP Nabil Nicola: We urge the people to remain at home from 6 am Thursday until the end of the cabinet session.
07 July 2015, 13:33 Minister Fneish after meeting Salam: We are keen on the government and we must find solutions to the political deadlock and approach it positively.
07 July 2015, 13:30 VDL (93.3): Minister Rashid Derbas visited PM Tammam Salam at the Grand Serail.
07 July 2015, 13:09 Grand Mufti Daryan expressed fears that Lebanon would fall the victim of street protests.
07 July 2015, 12:47 Red Cross: Four people were wounded in Haret Sakher when a ceiling that was under construction collapsed.
07 July 2015, 12:36 LF chief Samir Geagea: The Future of Christians in Lebanon and the Orient is based on what they do. If they work hard they will have a safe and prosperous future.
07 July 2015, 12:18 VDL (100.5): Paoli left the meeting with Salam without making a statement.
07 July 2015, 11:56 MTV: Marada leader Suleiman Franjieh arrived in Diman for talks with Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi.
07 July 2015, 11:52 VDL (100.5): Prime Minister Tammam Salam is meeting with French Ambassador to Lebanon, Patrice Paoli.
07 July 2015, 11:51 NNA: The body of Najla Assi was found in a garden in the Zahrani area of Adloun.
07 July 2015, 10:58 Civil Defense: A man was hit by a vehicle in Bir al-Abed area and was taken to hospital.
07 July 2015, 09:46 ISF arrested 56 people for committing different crimes across Lebanon.
07 July 2015, 09:17 Minister Rashid Derbas to VDL (93.3): Resorting to the streets is a dangerous option amid the regional developments.
07 July 2015, 09:04 Minister Rony Araiji to VDL (100.5): The PM could take a decision to adjourn the cabinet session if he deemed necessary.
07 July 2015, 09:03 MP Ahmed Fatfat to VDL (100.5): The country cannot be ruled by force but by the logic of dialogue.
06 July 2015, 21:23 National News Agency: The sounds of heavy artillery shells, coming from the eastern edge of the occupied Shebaa Farms, have been echoing in al-Arqoub's towns since 8:30 pm.
06 July 2015, 21:13 National News Agency: An unknown assailant hurled a hand grenade at the house of Palestinian national Mohammed al-Kirr in Ain el-Hilweh, causing no casualties.
06 July 2015, 19:59 MP Ahmed Fatfat to LBCI: Ex-PM Hariri stressed the importance of moderation during the Jeddah meeting. The local developments and Aoun's statements were also discussed.
06 July 2015, 19:54 MTV: Authorities have identified the kidnappers of the child Ricardo Jaara, who include Lebanese and Syrian nationals.
06 July 2015, 19:18 LBCI: The child Ricardo Jaara was released after a $50,000 ransom was paid.
06 July 2015, 19:05 MTV: The child Ricardo Jaara has been released.
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