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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.
27 November 2015, 14:48 Kataeb delegation after meeting Aoun: We agreed with the MP to work together and reach a joint vision on the electoral law.
27 November 2015, 14:01 Al-Jadeed: A Kataeb Party delegation arrived at Rabieh for talks with MP Michel Aoun.
27 November 2015, 13:38 LBCI: Army Intelligence arrested al-Nusra Front member Ali Ahmed al-Lakkis who had executed soldier Mohammed Hamiyeh.
27 November 2015, 13:29 LBCI: The trial of Jamal Daftartar and Naim Abbas in the Abdullah Azzam Brigades case was postponed to March.
27 November 2015, 13:18 VDL (100.5): Heavy gunfire has been heard in Haret Saida during the funeral of a Hizbullah fighter.
27 November 2015, 13:17 Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea via Twitter: March 14 and Lebanon are first and foremost, nothing lies in between.
27 November 2015, 13:09 VDL (93.3): A meeting is underway between Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil and his Palestinian counterpart Nouri al-Maliki.
27 November 2015, 12:52 Palestinian Foreign Minister al-Maliki to VDL (93.3): The PM and I have tackled the joint concerns regarding the Palestinian presence in camps.
27 November 2015, 12:43 The U.S. charge d'Affaires arrived at Bnachii is holding talks with Marada Movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh.
27 November 2015, 11:57 MTV: The army intensified its measures at the entrances to the city of Baalbek.
27 November 2015, 11:56 VDL (93.3): Prime Minister Tammam Salam is holding talks with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki at the Grand Serail.
27 November 2015, 11:35 VDL (93.3) said that Emir of al-Nusra Front in al-Qalamoun has "addressed all those belonging to Daesh to leave the group before they are doomed."
27 November 2015, 11:12 VDL (100.5): Kataeb chief MP Sami Gemayel is holding talks with deputy Speaker Farid Makari.
27 November 2015, 10:33 Mustaqbal bloc chief MP Fouad Saniora: The integrity of the state must be restored through the election of a president.
27 November 2015, 10:05 VDL (93.3): PM Tammam Salam is holding talks with General Prosecutor Judge Samir Hammoud.
27 November 2015, 08:09 ISF arrested 73 individuals for committing various crimes throughout Lebanon.