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06 May 2015, 15:11 NNA: Counter terrorism bureau in the north arrested three wanted individuals in al-Tall and al-Dinnieh on charges of killing attempts.
06 May 2015, 14:47 The STL adjourned its session for a lunch break.
06 May 2015, 14:35 VDL (93.3): Police arrested wanted Dib Shamas in Baalbek after he fled the southern suburb of Beirut as soon as the security plan was put into implementation.
06 May 2015, 14:28 NNA: Gunfire was heard in Tripoli's souks. It turned out to be he result of a personal dispute.
06 May 2015, 14:26 Jumblat: Hariri wanted to be reassured that he will be able to perform his duties as prime minister without Syria treating Lebanon as a Syrian province.
06 May 2015, 14:23 Jumblat: Hariri wanted Lebanon to be governed independently from Syria and its security agencies, but while remaining its ally.
06 May 2015, 14:07 Jumblat: I believe that Muallem was seeking to appease Hariri before his assassination. I know the ways the Syrian regime works. It acted the same way weeks before the assassination of Kamal Jumblat.
06 May 2015, 14:03 Speaker Nabih Berri during his weekly meeting with MPs: The joint parliamentary committees must assume their duties and study pending draft-laws.
06 May 2015, 13:43 Civil Defense firefighters head to douse a fire that erupted in woods in Jezzine's Kfarjarra town.
06 May 2015, 13:42 NNA: 400 kg of narcotics were found in a cavern in Akkar's Jdaidet al-Kaytaa.
06 May 2015, 13:32 Jumblat: Hariri met Nasrallah on February 9, 2005 to reassure him over his rejection of Resolution 1559.
06 May 2015, 13:17 Jumblat: Hariri used to complain about the reports that were defaming his image and being sent to the Syrian leadership.
06 May 2015, 13:17 Jumblat: Syrian intelligence agencies sought through Rustom Ghazaleh to tarnish Hariri's image at Bashar Assad's order.
06 May 2015, 13:02 VDL (93.3): Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq is holding talks with General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim.
06 May 2015, 12:46 Qahwaji said the army will carry out its sacred role in preserving stability.
06 May 2015, 12:46 Qahwaji said the political disputes will not stop the army from carrying out its duty in defending Lebanon.
06 May 2015, 12:44 Qahwaji reassured the Lebanese that the army is immune to the challenges it is facing.
06 May 2015, 12:43 Qahwaji: Israel and terrorism are the two sides of the same coin.
06 May 2015, 12:43 Army chief Gen. Jean Qahwaji during a speech on the National Day for Army Martyrs: I salute the captives taken by militants. We will exert all efforts for you to return to your families.
06 May 2015, 12:42 The Maronite Bishops Council stressed after its monthly meeting the need to resolve the presidential deadlock and elect a president.
06 May 2015, 12:30 Jumblat said he had agreed with Hariri to resign from the parliament if Franjieh's electoral draft-law was approved.
06 May 2015, 12:02 Jumblat: Franjieh accused me back then of being an Israeli agent.
06 May 2015, 12:00 Jumblat: Suleiman Franjieh is a good friend of Assad. He used to act as a gang leader when Interior Minister.
06 May 2015, 11:47 Jumblat: Hariri was working on expanding the opposition on the unconstitutional extension of Lahoud's term.
06 May 2015, 11:39 Jumblat: There were no discussions on Hizbullah's arms in the years 2004 and 2005. The Bristol hotel conferees had different viewpoints on the Taef Accord and UNSCR 1559.
06 May 2015, 11:35 Jumblat: Hizbullah and its allies are part of the country. We can't ignore this. Dialogue with them is important.
06 May 2015, 11:32 VDL (100.5): A meeting is underway between PM Salam and EU Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst.
06 May 2015, 11:28 Jumblat said he did not know why Syrians approved to establish diplomatic ties with Lebanon after Hariri's assassination.
06 May 2015, 11:26 Jumblat: Syrian officials have expressed reservations on diplomatic ties with Lebanon because it meant we were asking for Lebanon's independence.
06 May 2015, 11:25 VDL (93.3): The army is patrolling al-Sharawenah neighborhood in Baalbek after a series of raids overnight in search of suspects.
06 May 2015, 11:24 Jumblat: In January 2005, I called for the first time for the importance of having diplomatic ties between Lebanon and Syria.
06 May 2015, 11:19 Jumblat: Diplomatic ties are part of Lebanon's recognition of the Syrian state.
06 May 2015, 11:05 PSP chief MP Walid Jumblat resumed his testimony at the STL.
06 May 2015, 10:51 VDL (93.3): PM Tammam Salam met with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag at the Grand Serail.
06 May 2015, 10:43 VDL (100.5): The army carried out raids in the are of al-Nabi Yousheh in Minieh in search for wanted fugitives.
06 May 2015, 10:34 VDL (100.5): Health inspectors sealed with red wax a pastries shop in Ablah.
06 May 2015, 10:10 The Maronite Bishops meeting headed by Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi kicked off at Bkirki.
06 May 2015, 09:51 VDL (93.3): Gunmen are targeting army posts in Ras Baalbek with sniper fire.
06 May 2015, 09:45 TMC: A man was injured in a vehicle collision on the Ajaltoun highway.
06 May 2015, 09:25 TMC: An individual was injured after he was hit by a vehicle on the seaside road in Dbayeh.
06 May 2015, 09:19 Firefighters doused a blaze that erupted at an apartment in Bourj Hammoud.
06 May 2015, 09:19 MP Khodr Habib to VDL (93.3): No one can bear the consequences of the government’s collapse, but there is consensus on preserving it and achieving progress in some of the files.
06 May 2015, 09:05 MP Jamal al-Jarrah to VDL (100.5): Our biggest concern is the fate of the servicemen taken hostage by al-Nusra Front.
06 May 2015, 09:03 Education Minister Roni Araiji to VDL (100.5): The state is not delinquent but its capabilities do not allow it to totally control the security situation.
06 May 2015, 08:47 Gasoline and diesel prices rose LL500.
06 May 2015, 08:10 VDL (100.5): The ISF Intelligence Branch has arrested 3 Syrians in Sidon for hoisting a banner for the Baath Party carrying the photos of Assad and Nasrallah.
06 May 2015, 08:08 ISF detained 83 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
05 May 2015, 22:56 Ex-PM Hariri in response to Sayyed Nasrallah: He is approaching operation Decisiveness Storm as if it is a personal defeat for him and for the Iranian scheme in Yemen.
05 May 2015, 22:56 Ex-PM Hariri in response to Sayyed Nasrallah: He approaches the Yemeni issue as if he's talking about Dahiyeh or Nabatiyeh and he's acting as if he's the real leader of the Huthi movement.
05 May 2015, 21:22 Nasrallah: We heard a lot of intimidation and condemnation, but if we wanted to wait for Lebanese unanimity, the armed groups would have been deployed among us by now.
05 May 2015, 21:21 Nasrallah: If you don't want to confront the threat, it is your business, and no one has tasked us with this other than our humanity, religion and morals.
05 May 2015, 21:19 Nasrallah: We will not issue a statement about our operation and when the operation begins, it will speak for itself.
05 May 2015, 21:18 Nasrallah: We will tackle the threat but until the moment, Hizbullah has not declared any official stance about what it intends to do.
05 May 2015, 21:17 Nasrallah: Had the state performed its duties, we would have stood behind it and by it, but it is clear that the state lacks the ability.
05 May 2015, 21:16 Nasrallah: We are not speaking of a perceived threat but rather of a real aggression, which is manifesting itself through attacks on posts and the occupation of vast chunks of Lebanese territory.
05 May 2015, 21:15 Nasrallah: We were aware that the militant groups were waiting for the melting of the snow to launch attacks. After the snow melted, we were not the ones who attacked, they attacked posts and kidnapped people from Arsal.
05 May 2015, 21:13 Nasrallah on Qalamun: The issue has nothing to do with anything else, neither with Idlib nor with Jisr al-Shughur.
05 May 2015, 21:08 Nasrallah: When one loses one round, it does not mean losing the war.
05 May 2015, 21:08 Nasrallah: When a certain town or region falls, such as the city of Idlib, we must look for the reasons on the ground instead of blaming it on the policies of alliances.
05 May 2015, 21:07 Nasrallah: Claims that Iran has abandoned Syria are baseless and they are keen on the interests of their allies. Furthermore, there are no indications that the Russian leadership has abandoned Syria.
05 May 2015, 21:05 Nasrallah: No one must heed this psychological war and we must all realize that this is a psychological war. This is not new as we kept hearing in the past four years that the regime has ended.
05 May 2015, 21:05 Nasrallah: We are before a psychological warfare aimed at undermining the resolve of the Syrians and at achieving through lies what they failed to achieve through their years-long global war against Syria.
05 May 2015, 21:03 Nasrallah: The rumors are aimed at saying that the regime is living its final days and that the Syrian regime is falling apart. Some said that Syria's allies have abandoned it and that Iran sold it for the sake of the nuclear program.
05 May 2015, 21:02 Nasrallah on Syria: After the recent fall of Idlib's Jisr al-Shughur into the hands of the armed groups, we witnessed a wave of rumors that is part of a vehement psychological war. Some of these rumors focused on sectarian aspects.
05 May 2015, 20:59 Nasrallah: All of our countries will face the threat of fragmentation, even Saudi Arabia, and our generation should not remain silent over this issue.
05 May 2015, 20:57 Nasrallah: The Americans are not fulfilling their promises, even regarding the sale of arms to the Iraqi government.
05 May 2015, 20:54 Nasrallah: Nowadays, the Americans have revealed their true intentions through their attempt to bestow legitimacy on the fragmentation of Iraq, and this is what the Congress is trying to do.
05 May 2015, 20:52 Nasrallah on Iraq: After the IS seized control of Mosul and started threatening the rest of the provinces and the region, a U.S.-led international coalition was formed to fight it. Back then we said that the U.S. is not serious in the issue of fighting the IS and that it would utilize the threat of the IS in the region to realize its own scheme for the region. We said that the U.S. has a scheme to fragment these regions on sectarian and ethnic basis -- Arabs, Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites.
05 May 2015, 20:49 Nasrallah: Imposing pressure through killing children and women is a futile policy and the evidence is what happened in Vietnam, Gaza and Lebanon, especially during the July war, when the resistance remained resilient although everything was bombed.
05 May 2015, 20:48 Nasrallah: The world has a responsibility to confront this aggression's repercussions at the humanitarian level.
05 May 2015, 20:47 Nasrallah: The Yemeni forces have started regaining the initiative in the border regions.
05 May 2015, 20:46 Nasrallah: Today, the objective of this aggression has become clear and it has become obvious that Saudi Arabia is seeking hegemony.
05 May 2015, 20:43 Nasrallah: They claimed that they want to fight terrorism but they are offering arms to al-Qaida and bombing the popular committees to prevent them from reaching the regions where al-Qaida is operating. They have prevented any humanitarian aid from reaching Yemen.
05 May 2015, 20:39 Nasrallah: They moved to modest, achievable objectives.
05 May 2015, 20:37 Nasrallah: The launch of operation Renewal of Hope was an attempt to cover up for the failure of the first round of the war against Yemen.
05 May 2015, 20:37 Nasrallah: We are before a clear and obvious Saudi failure and a clear Yemeni victory. This is the result of the firmness and steadfastness of the Yemenis.
05 May 2015, 20:36 Nasrallah: Have they managed to achieve their real objective by restoring their hegemony over Yemen?
05 May 2015, 20:35 Nasrallah: Tell me about a single objective that has been achieved. Has Saudi Arabia restored the so-called legitimacy in Yemen? Has it managed to prevent the expansion of the Yemeni army and popular committees? Has it confiscated the arms of Ansarullah? Has it been able to return Mansour Hadi to his country?
05 May 2015, 20:34 Nasrallah: The biggest attempt at deception was what was called "the Saudi victory against Yemen" and the claim that the kingdom achieved all the objectives. Do Arab citizens accept such deception and misinformation? As an Arab citizen I want information about the objectives that were allegedly realized.
05 May 2015, 20:33 Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in a televised address on the latest developments: Once again we are before a major deception attempt, which has not stopped ever since they declared the end of operation Decisiveness Storm.
05 May 2015, 19:58 Interior Minister Mashnouq after cabinet session: The real threat in the Qalamun issue is that any military act by anyone other than the Lebanese army will negatively affect the issue of the servicemen.
05 May 2015, 19:57 Mustaqbal bloc responding to accusations by Loyalty to Resistance bloc that Mustaqbal is violating Taef: Hizbullah is reversing the facts but the Lebanese will not be deceived.
05 May 2015, 19:50 Finance Minister Khalil after cabinet session: The decision was taken to incorporate the cost of the new wage scale into the draft state budget.
05 May 2015, 19:28 Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: At least 4 Hizbullah fighters were killed in the Qalamun clashes, including a field commander.
05 May 2015, 18:43 Al-Jazeera: Two Hizbullah field commanders were killed in the Qalamun clashes.
05 May 2015, 18:12 Sky News Arabia: Ali Alayyan, the chief of Hizbullah's military operations in Qalamun, has been killed in the ongoing clashes.
05 May 2015, 17:40 Jumblat: Hariri deemed the arms clause in Resolution 1559 as unacceptable and impossible to implement as he noted that it was necessary to engage with another component of the country which is the resistance.
05 May 2015, 17:39 Jumblat: Hariri did not tackle the issue of the arms of the resistance in any way whatsoever and he was an Arab nationalist.
05 May 2015, 16:59 Jumblat: "They'll either kill you or me," Hariri told me on February 8, 2005.
05 May 2015, 16:47 Al-Manar: Five vehicles were destroyed and 12 militants were killed in the clashes between Hizbullah fighters and armed groups in the outskirts of Tufail and Brital.
05 May 2015, 16:47 A cabinet session dedicated to the 2015 state budget has kicked off at the Grand Serail under PM Tammam Salam.
05 May 2015, 16:35 Jumblat: There was no law except on paper and the law that was being enforced was the law of the Lebanese-Syrian security apparatus.
05 May 2015, 16:33 Jumblat: The guard platoon outside Hariri's house was curtailed and suspicious movements took place outside my house in Beirut. The army and General Security staged intimidation patrols.
05 May 2015, 16:31 Jumblat: Every public employee who spoke to Walid Jumblat would receive threats and we knew that through daily practice.
05 May 2015, 16:23 Jumblat: I believed that when the Syrians withdraw, we would devise a joint defense plan to repel any Israeli attack on Lebanon, as we are two Arab countries engaged in a historic confrontation with Israel. Joint battles were fought in the Bekaa plain in 1982 but I was insistent on Syria's withdrawal. However, I wanted coordination with Syria in the event of an Israeli aggression.
05 May 2015, 16:21 Jumblat: Lebanon must be a "safe flank" for Syria but Lebanon also has the right to have its independent policies and this was my stance when I was an ally of Syria.
05 May 2015, 16:15 Jumblat on period after Hariri's resignation in October 2004: After Hariri's resignation, we held weekly consultations on how to engage in the confrontation that was aimed at forming a government that would be independent from Syrian hegemony.
05 May 2015, 16:13 Al-Manar: Fierce clashes erupted between Hizbullah and the armed groups in the outskirts of Tufail and Brital.
05 May 2015, 16:11 VDL (93.3): The army is carrying out a broad crackdown in Tripoli's fish market in search of fugitives.
05 May 2015, 16:02 The STL has resumed its session.