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17 April 2014, 17:25 LBCI: State Security detected a suspected bomb-laden car in Arsal's Wadi Hmayyed and a military expert is inspecting it.
17 April 2014, 16:43 Salam: We have no reason to be doubtful over the elections. Lebanon's democracy will be respected.
17 April 2014, 16:42 Salam: I am optimistic over the possibility of staging the elections. There is no reason for the polls to be postponed seeing as democracy is being applied.
17 April 2014, 16:42 Salam on presidential elections: We believe that the polls can be held given that a government was formed and parliament has resumed its sessions.
17 April 2014, 16:41 Salam: We hope that the upcoming weeks will witness a breakthrough over the new wage scale.
17 April 2014, 16:39 Salam on presidential elections: It is our duty to comply with national demands, especially if they are made by Bkirki.
17 April 2014, 16:38 Salam: We hope the holidays will be joyous for all.
17 April 2014, 16:38 Salam: The patriarch is a leading spiritual figure in Lebanon and his words hold sway over fateful and daily affairs.
17 April 2014, 16:37 Salam after meeting al-Rahi: The patriarch is a source of trust for all the Lebanese.
17 April 2014, 16:21 VDL (93.3): Health Minister Wael Abou Faour held talks with U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale over the latest developments.
17 April 2014, 16:00 PM Tammam Salam has arrived in Bkirki to meet with Maronite Patriarch al-Rahi to congratulate him on the occasion of the Easter holiday, and to discuss the situation in the country.
17 April 2014, 15:08 Army Commander Gen. Jean Qahwaji held talks with MP Emile Rahme on the situation in the Baalbek-Hermel region in light of the security plan implemented in the Bekaa.
17 April 2014, 14:45 ISF Intelligence Branch found explosives, grenades and light weapons in a warehouse in Tripoli's Jabal Mohsen.
17 April 2014, 14:05 LBCI: The army intelligence arrested Palestinian Bilal Kheir Kayed, a member of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades terrorist group.
17 April 2014, 13:48 Health Minister Abou Faour: The prices of around 261 expensive medications will be slashed by 17%.
17 April 2014, 13:33 Military Examining Magistrate Fadi Sawan asked for the death penalty against 6 Palestinian fugitives on charges of forming an armed gang aimed at carrying out terrorist attacks.
17 April 2014, 12:36 Al-Jadeed: The Israeli army released the two women and the child whom it kidnapped along with two men in the South.
17 April 2014, 12:27 Al-Mayadeen: An Israeli unit crossed the technical fence and kidnapped two Lebanese shepherds in Kfarshouba.
17 April 2014, 12:19 Reports: The Israeli army kidnapped 5 shepherds, including 3 women, from a farm in Shebaa.
17 April 2014, 11:44 Israeli warplanes flew at medium altitude over Tyre and the western and middle Bekaa sectors.
17 April 2014, 11:23 TMC: Assailants assaulted a truck driver and took his keys in Dbayeh, causing heavy traffic.
17 April 2014, 11:18 VDL (93.3): Security Forces are in the process of saving a 13-year old boy who is trapped in a well in Bekaa's Taanayel.
17 April 2014, 11:11 Beirut Maronite Bishop Boulos Matar headed the Maundy Thursday rituals at St. Georges church in Downtown Beirut.
17 April 2014, 11:09 A meeting is underway between PM Tammam Salam and newly appointed head of the Civil Service Council Fatima Sayegh Owaidat.
17 April 2014, 11:06 Contract teachers held a protest near the education ministry at the UNESCO area in Beirut.
17 April 2014, 10:52 Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi arrived at Roumieh prison to head Maundy Thursday rituals.
17 April 2014, 10:19 VDL (93.3): The security meeting presided by President Michel Suleiman at the Baabda Palace concluded and talks focused on the progress in the security plans in Tripoli and Bekaa.
17 April 2014, 10:18 MP Atef Majdalani to VDL (93.3): We would have preferred to agree on one presidential candidate to run for the post so that he would have a better chance of winning.
17 April 2014, 09:57 Police in Dahr al-Baydar detained 29-year-old M. S. on charges of opening fire and injuring people.
17 April 2014, 09:28 President Michel Suleiman telephoned LF leader Samir Geagea to congratulate him on the announcement of his candidacy and his platform for having a clear vision of a strong Republic.
17 April 2014, 09:12 NNA: Human remains were found in in the Mount Lebanon town of Aley while plowing a land in Bemkin.
17 April 2014, 09:09 LBCI: A meeting is underway between President Michel Suleiman and PM Tammam Salam ahead of the security meeting scheduled for today at the Baabda Palace.
17 April 2014, 08:40 MP Jean Oghassabian to VDL(100.5): There is more than one candidate for the presidency in the March 14 alliance. Contacts are ongoing to agree on one before April 23.
17 April 2014, 08:14 ISF arrested 78 people for committing different crimes throughout Lebanon.
17 April 2014, 07:43 MP Elie Marouni to VDL (100.5): We believe that Gemayel could be a strong president.
16 April 2014, 22:19 Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi traveled to the Saudi capital Riyadh.
16 April 2014, 21:54 LBCI: A fire erupted at a clothes warehouse in Wadi al-Zeina in the Shouf region and no injuries were reported.
16 April 2014, 20:17 MP Sethrida Geagea to al-Jadeed: Communication with Berri has not been severed and Dr. Geagea's remarks will definitely make it harder for him to reach Baabda but he is not seeking to make compromises to reach the palace.
16 April 2014, 20:16 MP Hadi Hbeish to al-Jadeed: It's not wrong to have more than one March 14 presidential candidate but we must meet and agree on a single nominee.
16 April 2014, 20:14 MP Jamal al-Jarrah to LBCI: The panel must study the real revenues that can be utilized to fund the new wage scale.
16 April 2014, 20:13 LBCI: The MPs have not yet agreed on holding a session for the wage scale parliamentary panel and no agreement has been reached on choosing its chairman.
16 April 2014, 20:08 Al-Jadeed: The FPM has denied the presence of any rift inside it over the wage scale and it's saying that MP Nabil Nicola had voiced a personal objection during the session.
16 April 2014, 20:07 Al-Jadeed: The wage scale parliamentary panel has started holding coordinative meetings.
16 April 2014, 20:05 MP Alain Aoun to al-Jadeed: They are giving the issue of the wage scale a presidential undercurrent and we have not made any deal (with al-Mustaqbal).
16 April 2014, 20:05 MP Ahmed Fatfat to al-Jadeed: We did not manage to clarify the full figures of the new wage scale, so it was normal to delay its approval.
16 April 2014, 20:02 Kataeb deputy chief Sejaan Qazzi to LBCI: We don't have a veto on any March 14 candidate and president Gemayel is our normal candidate for the presidency but this issue has not been officially endorsed.
16 April 2014, 20:01 MP Ahmed Fatfat to LBCI: Contacts are still ongoing in a bid to choose a single March 14 presidential candidate before Wednesday.
16 April 2014, 20:00 March 14 General Secretariat Coordinator Fares Soaid to LBCI: The general inclination is towards supporting Geagea's presidential bid, but until the moment we cannot say that he is the official candidate.
16 April 2014, 19:59 LBCI: A 15-minute closed door meeting was held between Fatfat and Geagea after the latter announced his presidential program in Maarab and Fatfat has declined to disclose the details.
16 April 2014, 19:58 MTV: A misunderstanding at the education ministry led to the withdrawal of SCC chief Hanna Gharib from Minister Elias Bou Saab's press conference.
16 April 2014, 19:51 MP Alain Aoun to OTV: The issue of the wage scale must not be given political dimensions and we've asked for 15 days to study it because of our economic beliefs.
16 April 2014, 18:40 LBCI: President Suleiman received from MPs Antoine Zahra and Joseph Maalouf a copy of Geagea's presidential program.