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28 August 2015, 11:26 NNA: Saudi ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Assiri traveled to London through the Rafic Hariri International Airport.
28 August 2015, 11:26 Aoun: There are discussions to resolve the cabinet crisis.
28 August 2015, 11:22 NNA: Najm al-Fleiti was released by his captors hours after being kidnapped in the outskirts of Arsal.
28 August 2015, 11:17 Aoun invited the FPM supporters to carry out protests next Friday to ask for reform, to call for fighting corruption and ask for participation in decision-making.
28 August 2015, 11:14 Aoun: We partly agree with the demonstrators because unlike what they claim there are reformist politicians in Lebanon.
28 August 2015, 11:10 Aoun: The parliament's extension of its term twice blocked the way to an agreement on an electoral law.
28 August 2015, 11:09 Aoun: We are glad that the people woke up and began demanding for their rights.
28 August 2015, 11:09 But Aoun said the rulers have lost the people’s backing because of rampant corruption which is “blocking the state's arteries.”
28 August 2015, 11:09 Aoun addressed the friendly countries which always call for stability in Lebanon and announce their backing to the government.
28 August 2015, 11:07 Aoun called for the formation of a government that introduces reforms. This is the only reformist plan.
28 August 2015, 11:06 Aoun called for the approval of an electoral law based on proportional representation.
28 August 2015, 11:06 Aoun: We want elections that consolidate legitimacy.
28 August 2015, 11:06 Aoun: We back the latest street protests because the demonstrators have rightful demands.
28 August 2015, 11:05 Aoun reiterated his demand for the election of a president by the people.
28 August 2015, 11:03 Aoun said no ruler can be legitimate if the people don't recognize his legitimacy.
28 August 2015, 11:02 Change and Reform leader MP Michel Aoun said in a press conference that legitimacy is given to the authorities by the people.
28 August 2015, 11:00 VDL (93.3): Unknown assailants kidnapped Lebanese national Najm al-Fleiti from the town of Arsal and had taken him to an unknown destination.
28 August 2015, 10:34 VDL (93.3): Employees of the municipality of Tripoli hold a sit-in demanding a full time employment.
28 August 2015, 10:20 Naameh municipality rejected the reopening of the landfill, saying it hoped that the issue won't be even discussed by politicians.
28 August 2015, 09:52 VDL (93.3): The army raided areas in Tripoli's Abi Samra and arrested Adnan Mohammed on suspicions of belonging to the Islamic State group.
28 August 2015, 09:16 NNA: A three-year-old boy died after his house in the Akkar town of Harar was engulfed in flames.
28 August 2015, 09:12 MP Salim Salhab to VDL (93.3): Boycotting the cabinet sessions was a positive move. The ball is now in Salam's court to answer our demands starting with the security appointments.
28 August 2015, 08:52 TMC: A man succumbed to his wounds after being hit by a car overnight on the Habboush road in Nabatieh.
28 August 2015, 08:50 NNA: Three trucks transporting wastes from Beirut to Arsal were stopped in al-Labweh overnight.
28 August 2015, 08:34 ISF arrested 63 individuals on drug crimes, theft and fraud.
27 August 2015, 19:41 Bassil: We reached consensus so that our movement can be strong today.
27 August 2015, 19:30 Bassil: They won't be able to defeat our will. They will target us and try to isolate us with the “takfiri sword” and the sword of politics. They will obstruct our projects and try to prevent us from making achievements. They will try to eliminate us in the square, administrations, ministries and presidency, but we shall fall and rise because we are the sons of resurrection.
27 August 2015, 19:28 Bassil: The General will remain the movement's temporal and eternal leader.
27 August 2015, 19:14 Bassil: The movement is strong by its principles and regional decentralization in the implementation of its decisions.
27 August 2015, 19:12 Bassil: We're a movement that is smaller than Lebanon and bigger than the Levant.
27 August 2015, 19:10 Bassil: Consensus is a form of democracy and we're advocates of a strong president.
27 August 2015, 19:08 Bassil: The movement is the salvation of Christians and the hope of the Lebanese and the people of the Levant.
27 August 2015, 19:05 FM Bassil announcing his program and vision after winning the FPM's presidency uncontested: We are the General's guarantee and he has never sought a guarantee except from his people.
27 August 2015, 18:33 Two sit-ins got underway in Tripoli and Akkar and protesters are warning against any attempt to dump garbage from other regions in the North district.
27 August 2015, 18:09 OTV: Jumblat held phone talks with General Aoun over the latest developments.
27 August 2015, 16:09 Speaker Berri held phone talks with PM Salam, urging him to take some time before calling a new cabinet session to “allow consultations to reach solutions that guarantee the attendance of all parties.”
27 August 2015, 15:37 LBCI: Abou Faour asked the interior minister to instruct the relevant authorities to remove the garbage that was randomly dumped in Jal el-Dib near homes and restaurants.
27 August 2015, 15:24 VDL (100.5): Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi met with the Change and Reform bloc chief Michel Aoun in Bkirki.
27 August 2015, 15:11 Jreij: Investigations will continue to uncover protesters and security forces members who resorted to violence during the weekend's rallies.
27 August 2015, 15:10 LBCI: Salam will call the concerned ministerial committee to session as soon as he receives a list of municipalities that want to address trash collection.
27 August 2015, 15:09 Jreij: Funds will be provided for public sector employees to earn their salaries.
27 August 2015, 15:09 Jreij: Cabinet expressed its keenness on freedom of protests, rejecting assaults by some demonstrators against the security forces.
27 August 2015, 15:08 Jreij: Concerned companies were ordered to immediately collect garbage.
27 August 2015, 15:07 Jreij: Cabinet continued discussions and proposals over the trash crisis, requesting the Interior Ministry to order municipalities to assume their responsibilities.
27 August 2015, 15:07 Jreij: Salam urged cabinet to take decisions over a number of pressing issues.
27 August 2015, 15:06 Jreij: Salam noted that cabinet rejected the waste management bids during its Tuesday session and alternatives were proposed, including decentralizing the issue among concerned municipalities.
27 August 2015, 15:04 Jreij: Salam said that the waste management crisis has become a national issue.
27 August 2015, 15:03 Information Minister Ramzi Jreij after cabinet session: Salam hoped at the beginning of the session the contacts would continue to ensure the return of the boycotting ministers.
27 August 2015, 14:50 Rifi: A series of swift measures will be taken to tackle the waste management file.
27 August 2015, 14:48 Minister Wael Abou Faour to LBCI: We hope that the remaining ministers will return to cabinet soon and we only tackled central issues given their absence.
27 August 2015, 14:45 LBCI: The cabinet session at the Grand Serial has ended. The public sector salaries and the Eurobonds items have been approved.
27 August 2015, 14:45 Minister Ali Hassan Khalil: The situation at cabinet cannot return to normal without the return of all of its members and contacts are ongoing with them.
27 August 2015, 14:42 Minister Ashraf Rifi: Today's cabinet session was productive.
27 August 2015, 14:32 LBCI: The Kataeb Party submitted a proposal to allow municipalities to once again handle the waste disposal file.
27 August 2015, 14:32 VDL (100.5): Cabinet sources expected today's session to be productive as promised by Salam.
27 August 2015, 14:27 TMC: An individual was severely injured in a collision between a truck and a motorcycle on the main road of al-Zrarieh.
27 August 2015, 13:50 TMC: An individual was injured in a collision between a truck and a car on Antelias bridge.
27 August 2015, 13:40 MTV: A dispute between a Captain and a citizen escalated into a fist fight when the municipality tried to remove some violations on the airport road.
27 August 2015, 13:08 FM Jebran Bassil's list of candidates won uncontested to head the FPM.
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