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29 January 2015, 18:05 Kaag after meeting Salam: The U.N. calls on all parties to continue to exercise caution and restraint to avoid any action which could destabilize the situation in the wake of the Shebaa Farms operation.
29 January 2015, 17:56 UNIFIL spokesman Andrea Tenenti described the situation in the south as calm and stable while noting that he cannot make predictions about the possible developments.
29 January 2015, 17:29 NNA: The Dhour Zahle transformer of the Electricite de Zahle came under gunfire, causing heavy damage.
29 January 2015, 17:28 Israeli Minister of Internal Security: The response to the Shebaa Farms operations was appropriate and there is no need for escalation.
29 January 2015, 17:22 Army Command: A person was arrested at a wood factory in al-Zahriyeh as troops seized an assault rifle, light ammunition, 3 hand grenades, military equipment, and communication and photography devices.
29 January 2015, 17:13 LBCI: The sacked Casino du Liban employees were informed of the failure of Minister Sejaan Qazzi's initiative to end their crisis.
29 January 2015, 16:47 VDL (93.3): Salam is holding talks at the Grand Serail with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag.
29 January 2015, 16:33 Jreij: The cabinet approved a decree raising the number of the ISF personnel from 29,995 to 35,000.
29 January 2015, 16:30 Jreij: Confronting any aggression must occur through the unity and solidarity of the Lebanese before anything else.
29 January 2015, 16:29 Jreij: The cabinet called for depriving the Israeli enemy of the chance to drag Lebanon into a full-blown confrontation that would threaten the entire region, stressing its commitment to Resolution 1701 and the U.N. forces' role and offering condolences over the death of the Spanish soldier who was killed by Israeli shelling.
29 January 2015, 16:28 Jreij: The cabinet condemned the Israeli attacks against some southern towns in the wake of the operation in the occupied Shebaa Farms, urging the U.N. to shoulder its responsibilities in preventing attempts to jeopardize peace in this region.
29 January 2015, 16:28 Jreij: The cabinet discussed the situations in the South and some ministers expressed their stances in a calm debate during which all parties showed keenness on avoiding a deterioration.
29 January 2015, 16:26 Jreij: Salam tackled the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's loss in the death of Lebanon's friend King Abdullah, who was a symbol for patriotism and moderation, and the government wished success for the new king in performing his missions.
29 January 2015, 16:26 Information Minister Jreij after cabinet session: As in every session, PM Salam reiterated his call for the election of a new president, noting that the parliament held the 18th electoral session yesterday amid a lack of quorum and hoping the election will take place as soon as possible.
29 January 2015, 16:25 OTV: The cabinet has approved raising the number of ISF personnel to 35,000 as a middle-ground solution.
29 January 2015, 16:09 VDL (100.5): The cabinet is now discussing the article on raising the number of ISF members.
29 January 2015, 15:23 OTV: Those who were detained in connection with the sugar problem have been released on bail.
29 January 2015, 14:56 Boroujerdi: Iran condemns terrorism everywhere, not just in Lebanon. United fronts should be formed to confront this threat.
29 January 2015, 14:55 Boroujerdi: We hope to witness a solution to the Syrian crisis.
29 January 2015, 14:54 Boroujerdi: The developments in Lebanon demonstrate unity and understanding among its factions. Iran will continue to support all that bolsters this unity.
29 January 2015, 14:52 Boroujerdi:We offer our condolences to Hizbullah chief Nasrallah over the death of party members in the Quneitra attack.
29 January 2015, 14:51 Boroujerdi: Iran stands by the Lebanese resistance and maintaining Lebanon's security is important to it.
29 January 2015, 14:50 Boroujerdi: Israel's Quneitra attack demonstrates that the Zionist entity does not have limits to its crimes.
29 January 2015, 14:49 Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi arrived in Lebanon.
29 January 2015, 14:12 The March 14 general-secretariat said its members discussed the decision of war and peace in Lebanon. It called on the Lebanese to back their government and ask it to defend them.
29 January 2015, 13:04 Two people were wounded in a traffic accident on the Damour highway leading to Sidon.
29 January 2015, 12:45 LBCI: PM Salam condemned the Israeli attack on Lebanon, stressing the government's solidarity at this stage.
29 January 2015, 12:43 Labor Minister Sejaan al-Qazzi meets a delegation of discharged Casino Du Liban staff.
29 January 2015, 12:13 NNA: Judicial police arrested 2 wanted criminals in Brital.
29 January 2015, 11:51 OTV: The Lebanese army arrested the head of Jundallah office Ahmed al-Sayyed in al-Zahrieh and confiscated arms that were in his possession.
29 January 2015, 11:14 LBCI: A gang that kidnaps and smuggles people from Syria to Lebanon has been arrested in the Bekaa.
29 January 2015, 11:03 The cabinet session kicked off at the Grand Serail.
29 January 2015, 10:22 Minister Alice Shabtini ahead of the session: We hope that the Lebanese would agree on the authority of the decision on war and peace.
29 January 2015, 10:16 Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq said ahead of the cabinet session that he didn't expect a dispute about ministers on the Shebaa operation because Resolution 1701 was not violated.
29 January 2015, 10:05 Ministers began arriving at the Grand Serail to attend a cabinet session.
29 January 2015, 08:30 MP Ahmed Fatfat to VDL (100.5): Dialogue with Hizbullah includes local matters that are linked to the sectarian tension and the presidential elections.
29 January 2015, 08:29 Minister of Social Affairs Rachid Derbas to VDL (100.5): The government will address the developments in southern Lebanon with patience and wisdom.
29 January 2015, 07:53 VDL (93.3): Israeli fighter jets flew over towns in southern Lebanon.
29 January 2015, 07:34 VDL (100.5): The Israeli military's reinforcements continue on the border with Lebanon as the Lebanese army and UNIFIL carry out patrols in the South.
29 January 2015, 07:33 VDL (93.3): The Lebanese army fired flares after suspicious movements for gunmen in Tallet al-Hamra at Baalbek's outskirts.
28 January 2015, 22:50 Yediot Ahronot: Hizbullah sent a message to Israel via the U.N. peacekeepers' commander in Lebanon on Wednesday night, saying the organization was not interested in further escalation and describing the ambush as "an eye for an eye" revenge for a Jan. 18 strike in Syria.
28 January 2015, 22:43 MP Jumbat via Twitter: The operation occurred on Syrian soil seeing as the border is yet to be demarcated, and this was a very important, smart move.
28 January 2015, 22:43 MP Jumbat via Twitter: It is clear that the resistance's operation has reminded Israel that playing with fire is costly, but this does not prevent taking the necessary measures to confront any aggression.
28 January 2015, 22:01 EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini appealed for an "immediate cessation of hostilities" on the Lebanese-Israeli border.
28 January 2015, 21:33 AFP: The U.N. Security Council will meet at 2100 GMT over the Israel-Lebanon flareup.
28 January 2015, 21:22 France requested an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to discuss the flareup of violence on the Israeli-Lebanese border.
28 January 2015, 20:34 AFP: Dozens of citizens and leaders of Palestinian factions took part in a Gaza sit-in in support of Hizbullah's operation.
28 January 2015, 20:26 The U.S. urged all parties to avoid escalation as it stressed that it supports “Israel's legitimate right to self defense.”
28 January 2015, 20:18 Israeli army: Daily life must continue but citizens must heed the army's instructions.
28 January 2015, 20:17 Israeli army spokesman: The operation was carried out carefully and the army is ready to respond.
28 January 2015, 20:16 The U.S. State Department urged all parties to respect the Blue Line and exercise restraint in the wake of the Shebaa operation.
28 January 2015, 20:02 MTV: The Israeli army is readying for a broad combing operation in Ghajar and Abbasiyeh and it might spread to Lebanese territory.
28 January 2015, 19:58 LBCI: Calm is engulfing the southern towns at the moment.
28 January 2015, 19:22 Jerusalem Post: At least five Kornet missiles were fired at the Israeli convoy from a distance of at least four kilometers.
28 January 2015, 19:20 Netanyahu: The Lebanese government and the Syrian regime will be held responsible for the repercussions of the acts launched from their territories against Israel.
28 January 2015, 19:20 Israel's Channel 10: The two slain troops are a major who heads a battalion and a corporal.
28 January 2015, 19:17 Israeli media outlets said Netanyahu told the security cabinet that "Iran has been recently trying to open a front against Israel in the Golan."
28 January 2015, 19:17 Israel's Channel 10: The convoy targeted in the Shebaa Farms was carrying senior officials who had just finished a tour of the area.
28 January 2015, 18:45 A senior Israeli army official said that the Spanish UNIFIL peacekeeper was killed by “one of the mortar shells that we launched,” expressing “regret” over the incident.
28 January 2015, 18:22 Mustaqbal bloc: No side has the right to usurp the government's decision regarding issues of war and peace.