Live News

02 October 2014, 13:13 Future TV: A suspicious bag was spotted near an army checkpoint in Nahr al-Awali at Sidon's northern entrance.
02 October 2014, 12:27 The families of the abducted soldiers reopened the Banks street in downtown Beirut.
02 October 2014, 12:25 Military Investigative Judge Fadi Sawwan indicted 8 Lebanese and a Syrian national for belonging to armed terrorist groups.
02 October 2014, 12:06 PSP chief Walid Jumblat headed to Paris.
02 October 2014, 11:38 VDL (93.3): The families of the abducted soldiers blocked the Banks Street leading to the Grand Serail in downtown Beirut.
02 October 2014, 11:05 Former Minister Salim Jreissati to al-Manar: Holding negotiations with the soldiers' captors differs from an exchange that is bound by state rules.
02 October 2014, 10:59 Abou Faour: Negotiations kicked off and progressing. We have surpassed the difficult stage.
02 October 2014, 10:57 Abou Faour: The political powers are agreed on finding a solution for the case of abducted soldiers and policemen.
02 October 2014, 10:54 Health Minister Wael Abou Faour is meeting with the relatives of Arsal captives who are holding a sit-in near the Grand Serail.
02 October 2014, 10:44 Cabinet session went underway at the Grand Serail.
02 October 2014, 10:35 Minister Sejaan Qazzi: We support the ongoing negotiations with the Islamist gunmen and reject any exchange process.
02 October 2014, 10:19 A demonstration by the families of the abducted soldiers is underway in front of the Grand Serail.
02 October 2014, 10:16 Minister Jebran Bassil from the Grand Serail: I wasn't tasked to meet the Syrian FM but it was normal to meet him.
02 October 2014, 10:15 Minister Mohammed Mashnouq ahead of cabinet session at the Grand Serail: We will tackle the negotiations with Islamist gunmen and Syrian encampments, the security situation.
02 October 2014, 10:15 Minister Nouhad Mashnouq from the Grand Serail: We should save Arsal from occupation. We are achieving progress regarding the Arsal captives.
02 October 2014, 09:21 TMC: The Dahr al-Baidar road is still blocked and the Tarshish-Zahleh and al-Qalamoun roads are accessible to vehicles.
02 October 2014, 09:08 MP Ghazi Youssef to VDL (100.5): The joint parliamentary committees will take a long time to re-discuss the new wage scale.
02 October 2014, 09:07 Minister Elias Bou Saab to VDL (100.5): We didn't reach any breakthrough regarding the presidential deadlock and the security situation in the region compels us to safeguard the state.
02 October 2014, 08:46 ISF detained 56 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
02 October 2014, 08:45 MP Serge Torsarkissian to VDL (93.3): Returning the new wage scale to the joint committees is necessary as it failed to safeguard the rights of some public employees.
02 October 2014, 08:36 TMC: One person was wounded in a traffic accident between a vehicle and a motorcycle on the Bkifaya main road leading to Ain Aar.
02 October 2014, 07:57 Minister Rashid Derbas to VDL (93.3): The measures undertaken by the interior ministry regarding the Syrian encampments in Arsal don't need a cabinet decision.
02 October 2014, 07:56 MP Salim Salhab to VDL (93.3): We are against the establishment of camps for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
01 October 2014, 22:07 Army Command: Three bags containing chemicals that can be used in making bombs have been found in Ain al-Shaab in Arsal.
01 October 2014, 20:22 LBCI: MP Walid Jumblat met yesterday evening in Clemenceau with ex-PM Fouad Saniora and Nader Hariri.
01 October 2014, 20:04 MTV: The Jumblat-Hizbullah talks focused on the issues of controlling the Syrian-Lebanese border in the Hasbaya area and facilitating a prisoner swap in the case of the captive troops.
01 October 2014, 18:56 MP Jumblat after meeting Hizbullah delegation: This is a special meeting and it won't be the last, but I won't reveal the details.
01 October 2014, 18:56 MP Jumblat after meeting Hizbullah delegation: Several domestic and foreign issues were discussed and the meeting was good. We hope practical steps will be taken.
01 October 2014, 18:54 MP Raad after meeting MP Jumblat in Clemenceau: We stress the need to elect a new president because the country needs a president as soon as possible.
01 October 2014, 18:53 MP Raad after meeting MP Jumblat in Clemenceau: The atmospheres are positive and we're all seeking to pull Lebanon out of the current dilemma with the least cost possible.
01 October 2014, 18:07 A Hizbullah delegation arrived in Clemenceau for talks with PSP leader MP Walid Jumblat.
01 October 2014, 17:48 LBCI: The SCC demanded that the joint parliamentary committees complete their discussions on the new wage scale within two weeks.
01 October 2014, 17:46 LBCI quoting MP Jumblat: There is a serious intention to approve the new wage scale and I hope the committees put a serious study that takes into account the financial situation and the economical downturn.
01 October 2014, 17:26 National News Agency: Customs agents arrested at Amchit's intersection a Syrian man suspected of involvement in the case of the Captagon pills that were seized yesterday at a wood factory in Jbeil's Hbaline area.
01 October 2014, 17:00 Bassil: Lebanon has diplomatic ties with Syria and the Lebanese foreign minister does not have the right to refuse to meet his Syrian counterpart, especially at the U.N.
01 October 2014, 17:00 FM Bassil from Beirut's airport: Aid offered to Lebanon is detrimental, because this aid is being directly supplied to the refugees, which would strengthen and guarantee their stay in Lebanon.
01 October 2014, 16:54 Defense Minister Moqbel met LF chief Geagea in Maarab and welcomed his suggestion on linking the Lebanese army's tactical operations center to that of the anti-IS coalition.
01 October 2014, 14:09 VDL (93.3): The army exchanged fire with a red Mercedes that failed to stop at a checkpoint in Tripoli's al-Zahiriya.