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31 May 2016, 22:55 National News Agency: An army intelligence patrol arrested in the town of Brital the fugitive Mohammed Hussein Abdullah, who is wanted over kidnap operations.
31 May 2016, 22:24 MTV: A clash with medium-caliber weapons has erupted in Dar al-Wasaa between army intelligence agents and fugitives from the Jaafar family.
31 May 2016, 21:34 Hizbullah and al-Mustaqbal stressed "the urgent need to speed up the drafting of the new electoral law in order to hold the parliamentary elections."
31 May 2016, 20:27 MP Suleiman Franjieh on Twitter: "Dwarves see their shadows bigger at sunset."
31 May 2016, 19:22 Bassil: The LF and the FPM achieved a landslide victory in central Batroun except for the towns of Shabtin and Jdabra.
31 May 2016, 19:21 Bassil: For the fourth time, the city of Batroun has proven that its color is orange.
31 May 2016, 19:19 Bassil: Our only setback was in the Zgharta district but we know the reason. We received the message and we promise our supporters that we will regain our strength.
31 May 2016, 19:18 Bassil: Our results in Tripoli and el-Mina highlight our strong presence in the city.
31 May 2016, 19:17 Bassil: What happened in Tripoli was caused by the mentality of arrogance and hegemony and the result was a violation of the National Pact.
31 May 2016, 19:15 Bassil: What happened in the elections proved that the political parties have the upper hand and this does not eliminate the presence of families.
31 May 2016, 19:04 Bassil: They tried to deal us a political blow under the slogan that we don't represent 86 percent of Christians but they failed.
31 May 2016, 18:57 Bassil: Elections in the North have proved that the FPM is presence across all northern towns. I understand that a local leader might win the elections in his hometown, but this does not mean that he triumphed against a broad political movement.
31 May 2016, 18:55 Bassil: The FPM was not fully ready for the municipal polls due to its recent restructuring and the efforts that were exerted to postpone the elections.
31 May 2016, 18:52 Bassil: We hold those who formed the consensual list in Tripoli responsible for the exclusion of Alawites and Christians because they deliberately eliminated some parties.
31 May 2016, 18:50 FPM chief Jebran Bassil: The idea of postponing the municipal polls was floated intentionally and it was aimed at distracting people.
31 May 2016, 17:20 Kanaan: The electoral law is about representing all Lebanese in state institutions in a fair manner, the thing that has not happened since the Taef Accord was endorsed. This issue must be addressed in a serious manner and we want proper representation. We will attend the joint committees' session to follow up on the issue and we will confront any attempt to waste time with the aim of going back to the 1960 law.
31 May 2016, 17:16 Kanaan: Our objective is to establish our presence in state administrations and on Lebanon's developmental map. This experience returns us to the State and returns the State to us.
31 May 2016, 17:13 Kanaan: The elections experience was good in its results and it unveiled many things to us that we will take into consideration in any upcoming elections.
31 May 2016, 17:12 Kanaan: We achieved clear results in the municipal elections in Zahle, Jounieh, Hadath, Jezzine, Metn, Jbeil, Batroun and Akkar.
31 May 2016, 17:10 Kanaan: Parliamentary elections are a constitutional and democratic duty.
31 May 2016, 17:09 Kanaan: Nothing prevents holding the parliamentary elections.
31 May 2016, 17:09 MP Ibrahim Kanaan after weekly meeting of Change and Reform bloc: The results of the municipal polls proved that the FPM and its allies, especially the LF, are present across all Lebanese regions.
31 May 2016, 16:53 VDL (93.3): A hand grenade exploded on al-Zahriyeh's highway, inuring Jaber al-Mouri, Radwan Badiaa and a Syrian man.
31 May 2016, 13:20 VDL (100.5): PM Tammam Salam held a meeting with General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim.
31 May 2016, 12:06 PM Tammam Salam: We hope that we find the proper medicine for a country thriving to survive through the election of a president.
31 May 2016, 11:45 VDL (100.5): Israeli patrols checked the surveillance and spying devices on the barbed wire between the Adaishe and al-Mtolleh.
31 May 2016, 11:33 VDL (93.3): The parliamentary media committee meeting chaired by MP Hassan Fadlallah has kicked off in the presence of Telecommunications Minister Butros Harb.
31 May 2016, 11:24 LBCI: Political official of the Jamaa al-Islamiya in Tripoli and the North Ihab Nafaa has submitted his resignation.
31 May 2016, 10:32 Former Minister Faysal Karami: Staging the parliamentary elections is a constitutional and popular right.
31 May 2016, 09:50 VDL (100.5): The municipality of Tripoli began the removal of posters of the municipal election campaign from the streets of the city.
31 May 2016, 09:48 MP Robert Fadel to VDL (93.3): I will not withdraw my resignation from parliament even if Speaker Nabih Berri rejected it.
31 May 2016, 09:37 Education Minister Elias Abou Saad to MTV on the first day of the Brevet official exams: I have toured a number of stations where the exams are being held and sensed that the students are not strained.
31 May 2016, 09:18 Telecommunications Minister Butros Harb to VDL (100.5): The election results in Batroun have shown that there are balanced powers.
31 May 2016, 08:27 ISF arrested 61 individuals for committing various crimes throughout Lebanon.