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30 August 2014, 22:46 Al-Nusra Front official: The freed Lebanese soldiers are Ahmed Ghiyyeh, Ibrahim Shaaban, Saleh al-Baradei, Mohammed al-Qaderi, and Wael Darwish.
30 August 2014, 22:45 Al-Nusra Front official: We released 5 Sunni Lebanese soldiers who were in our captivity and they are now in Arsal.
30 August 2014, 21:56 The residents of the town of Mishha blocked the highway near Meniara to protest the abduction of soldier Ibrahim Mustafa Shaaban.
30 August 2014, 21:43 Army Command: An Israeli drone crossed into Lebanese airspace and staged circular flights over the Bekaa regions of Riyaq and Baalbek.
30 August 2014, 21:21 VDL (93.3): Families of kidnapped troops blocked the Rashaya-al-Rafid road in the Western Bekaa with burned tires.
30 August 2014, 18:16 A group of men in the Wadi Khodr region near the Bekaa's Nahle attacked and kicked out employees of the water authority in the area who were transporting water to the neighborhood.
30 August 2014, 17:41 Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq signed a decree to pay the municipalities' dues from the mobile phone sector's revenues.
30 August 2014, 17:10 Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb: A March 14 initiative concerning the presidency will be announced soon to overcome the 2-leader phase and start looking for alternatives.
30 August 2014, 16:46 Mufti of Tripoli and the North Sheikh Malek al-Shaar: The torching of a ISIL flag at the Sassine Square was an individual act and we condemn attacking religious symbols, regardless of which sect they represented.
30 August 2014, 16:42 NNA: The international road in Akkar was reopened but the tent set up for protests stayed in place.
30 August 2014, 16:42 LBCI: The international highway near al-Qalamun was blocked by protesters demanding the release of the abducted troops.
30 August 2014, 16:38 Mashnouq: Arsal is a region where clashes continuously take place and this requires important political decisions related to the presence of Syrian refugees and to dealing with the military situation.
30 August 2014, 16:30 Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq: There is more than one party involved in the efforts to release the kidnapped soldiers.
30 August 2014, 15:18 Muslim Scholars Committee to MTV: We are ready to back to negotiations over the kidnapped soldiers when the situation allows.
30 August 2014, 15:12 NNA: Syrian warplanes flew over the Arsal plains and carried out strikes targeting gunmen positions in the area.
30 August 2014, 14:30 VDL (93.3): A Kuwaiti national was abducted in Baalbek and the kidnappers are demanding a million dollars in exchange for his release.
30 August 2014, 14:11 LBCI: MP and lawyer Ibrahim Kanaan decided to defend the youth who burnt down the ISIL flag in Ashrafieh.
30 August 2014, 13:36 EDL: The work at the facility will not be organized unless those who are occupying it withdraw.
30 August 2014, 12:51 OTV: Families of the kidnapped soldiers and policemen blocked Tripoli's al-Beddawi road.
30 August 2014, 11:30 A meeting is underway between Minister Ali Hassan Khalil and U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly.
30 August 2014, 11:11 LBCI: The relatives of Arsal captives in Talia blocked the Baalbek international highway.
30 August 2014, 10:57 FM Bassil ordered the Lebanese missions and embassies to start preparing for the expats voting during the parliamentary election.
30 August 2014, 10:43 MP Ziad al-Qadri to LBCI: The republic is in a difficult situation because of the current vacuum.
30 August 2014, 10:41 The relatives of Arsal captives erected a tent on al-Abdeh highway, vowing no retreat until the release of the kidnapped soldiers and policemen.
30 August 2014, 10:32 VDL (100.5): A Lebanese-Syrian fraud ring was busted in the Bekaa.
30 August 2014, 10:23 The relatives of the Arsal abductees reopened the al-Labweh-Arsal road.
30 August 2014, 10:16 Beirut police detained 10 Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians and seized 34 violating motorcycles and 9 other vehicles.
30 August 2014, 09:44 Minister Butros Harb to VDL (93.3): The Lebanese should unite and the case of Arsal captives must be resolved away from any political interests.
30 August 2014, 08:39 The relatives of the Arsal abductees blocked the al-Labweh-Arsal road.
30 August 2014, 08:38 ISF detained 55 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
30 August 2014, 08:22 VDL (93.3): The Lebanese army upped its measures in Arsal and the areas surrounding it to limit the movement of gunmen.
30 August 2014, 07:21 VDL (93.3): The residents of Fneideq in Akkar blocked the road connecting Tripoli with Akkar.
30 August 2014, 07:00 TMC: A car went up in flames on the Zouk Mosbeh highway, causing only material damage.