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23 September 2014, 20:56 Nasrallah: We should keep this case away from overbidding and political calculations.
23 September 2014, 20:55 Nasrallah: No one in the world uses a single approach to deal with such a case. Several scenarios and options must be considered instead of relying on a single approach. Lebanon can have other choices and scenarios but they should not be discussed publicly or in the media.
23 September 2014, 20:53 Nasrallah: It is normal to seek the help of friends and even rivals and to listen to the demands and engage in negotiations, but bowing to the death threats is unacceptable.
23 September 2014, 20:52 Nasrallah: The government has the right to say we won't negotiate under the pressure of killing and slaughter.
23 September 2014, 20:52 Nasrallah: Everything said by some politicians is baseless. We have told officials that the negotiators should inform us of the abductors' demands so that we study them before taking the decision. Anyone saying otherwise is a liar and hypocrite.
23 September 2014, 20:50 Nasrallah: Lebanon has been suffering political humiliation for weeks due to some political practices.
23 September 2014, 20:46 Nasrallah: The mediators and the kidnappers must be informed of Lebanon's cards of strength.
23 September 2014, 20:46 Nasrallah: From the very first day, we have said that negotiations should be conducted from a position of strength. No one should deal with the kidnappers from a helpless position and all cards of strength must be put on the table before going to negotiations.
23 September 2014, 20:44 Nasrallah: Anyone telling you that Hizbullah has rejected the principle of negotiations would be lying for political motives. We have never rejected the principle of negotiations at all.
23 September 2014, 20:43 Nasrallah: It is normal to engage in negotiations and we had negotiated in an indirect manner over captives and the bodies of martyrs. Nowadays, we have martyrs and missing fighters and we have been negotiating for months, because this is the normal approach. We have never rejected the principle of negotiations.
23 September 2014, 20:42 Nasrallah: This case is the responsibility of the government before anyone else and everyone must support and cooperate with the government in this issue.
23 September 2014, 20:40 Nasrallah: Instead of blaming and condemning those who attacked the army, the accusations were made against other parties inside Lebanon.
23 September 2014, 20:40 Nasrallah: Everyone should have offered help and cooperation to resolve the case, but unfortunately some parties have turned the case into a substance for debate, sectarian incitement and distortion of facts. They have made demands that exceed the demands of the captors themselves.
23 September 2014, 20:39 Nasrallah: From the very beginning, all political forces in and outside cabinet and the media should have risen to the level of this cause. Everyone's goal must be to return the troops as soon as possible.
23 September 2014, 20:38 Nasrallah: This is a humanitarian, national and ethical cause that does not concern a single region, side or party, but rather entire Lebanon.
23 September 2014, 20:38 Nasrallah: A number of troops were taken hostage by the terrorist groups. I will not now discuss why and how that happened.
23 September 2014, 20:36 Nasrallah: We salute the army and its steadfastness and bravery.
23 September 2014, 20:34 Nasrallah: There is a distortion campaign that is being waged over the issue of the abductees.
23 September 2014, 20:33 Nasrallah: We preferred to discuss things inside the cabinet and away from the media but I am obliged to talk now.
23 September 2014, 20:32 Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in a televised address: We have avoided to take a stance on the issue of the captive troops because the kidnappers have their own mentality and calculations.
23 September 2014, 18:52 Families of abducted troops have reopened the Qalamun highway.
23 September 2014, 17:24 PM Salam to Al-Arabiya: The extremists are not only targeting our army bur rather entire Lebanon through sowing discord domestically. Therefore, our internal unity is the biggest weapon in the face of terrorism.
23 September 2014, 17:23 PM Salam to Al-Arabiya: The issue is not easy but it requires a follow-up. We were hoping that putting an end to executions would be a starting point for the negotiations.
23 September 2014, 17:22 PM Salam to Al-Arabiya: Attacks on Lebanese troops increase our determination to confront the extremist groups.
23 September 2014, 17:22 PM Salam to Al-Arabiya: We do not have a "magic wand" and we'll resort to all means to secure the release of the troops.
23 September 2014, 17:20 Information obtained by MTV: The missile that targeted the place where the captive troops are being held was fired by an unmanned drone.
23 September 2014, 17:07 Kanaan: We have a certain stance on each of the pending issues that will be addressed at legislative sessions.
23 September 2014, 17:07 Kanaan on some blocs' willingness to return to legislative sessions: We had long been demanding a return to legislation, which should be bound to constitutional principles.
23 September 2014, 17:05 Kanaan: We reject all claims of attempts to create strife in the country seeing as the takfiri groups were the first to assault Lebanon.
23 September 2014, 17:04 Kanaan: MP Michel Aoun had warned against holding negotiations with the militants. We are not here to settle scores.
23 September 2014, 17:03 MP Ibrahim Kanaan after Change and Reform bloc's weekly meeting: We discussed the latest developments in Arsal.
23 September 2014, 16:53 Wife of captive soldier Ali al-Bazzal: Al-Nusra said it won't stop the executions but will rather postpone them to allow the government to act.
23 September 2014, 16:51 Wife of captive soldier Ali al-Bazzal: We're not the ones who want strife but it is rather the incompetent government.
23 September 2014, 16:51 Wife of captive soldier Ali al-Bazzal to PM Salam: The solution is in your hand and stop evading the families of the captives. You must negotiate if you are a capable prime minister.
23 September 2014, 16:49 Wife of captive soldier Ali al-Bazzal at press conference: I threaten the sons of every official, because their lives are not more precious than the lives of the troops.
23 September 2014, 16:42 MTV: The captive Lebanese troops held by al-Nusra Front are all in good health and they had been transferred to a safe location.
23 September 2014, 16:32 Al-Jazeera: Al-Nusra Front said the captive troops were not hurt in the shelling.
23 September 2014, 16:28 Al-Nusra Front's Qalamun branch: The place where the Lebanese troops are being held has been targeted by a guided missile.
23 September 2014, 16:10 Captive troops' families from Qalamun highway: Let the government take things into consideration. Until the moment, we're acting according to our ethics, but should things go out of control, the government will be responsible for that.
23 September 2014, 16:08 Captive troops' families from Qalamun highway: Expect everything from us and the Qalamun highway will be blocked for 3 hours. We will also carry out further escalatory steps.
23 September 2014, 16:03 MTV: The families of the kidnapped soldiers re-blocked the Qalamoun highway.
23 September 2014, 15:20 Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah held talks with Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan.
23 September 2014, 13:12 Geagea: The boycott has led to a vacuum and it will later lead to the election of the weakest possible candidate due to foreign meddling.
23 September 2014, 13:11 Geagea: Despite all we have endured, we still have a chance to elect a president. This vote will not be influenced by foreign powers.
23 September 2014, 13:10 Geagea: We have gone beyond what was required of us.
23 September 2014, 13:09 Geagea: If the other camp agrees, we are willing to reach an understanding with the other camp over the polls even before heading to the electoral session at parliament.
23 September 2014, 13:09 Geagea: I am a candidate who is willing to accept the nomination of another.
23 September 2014, 13:08 Geagea: We presented our candidate, proposed a solution to the deadlock, and attended electoral sessions. What else was the March 14 camp required to do?
23 September 2014, 13:07 Geagea: The divide between the March 8 and 14 camps is natural among political blocs and such divisions take place all over the world.
23 September 2014, 13:06 Geagea during press conference: Four months without a president is unacceptable, especially since there are no international or regional impediments in the elections.
23 September 2014, 12:43 LF MP George Adwan: We decided to legislate because the other party forced us to do so as a result of its paralysis of parliament.
23 September 2014, 12:30 The parliamentary session on the election of a president was adjourned to October 9 after lack of quorum.
23 September 2014, 12:28 TMC: A person was injured in a collision between a car and a motorcycle on the Jal el-Dib highway.
23 September 2014, 12:26 LF chief Samir Geagea via Twitter: We have not yet received a response from the other camp to the March 14 camp's initiative on the presidential deadlock.
23 September 2014, 12:19 Al-Jadeed: The Tripoli-Dinnieh road was blocked in solidarity with the army after the death of soldier Mohammed Khaled Hussein.
23 September 2014, 12:18 LBCI: The army carried out raids in Arsal in search for suspects.
23 September 2014, 11:52 MP Ammar Houri to MTV: We will continue to attend all the electoral sessions until a new president is chosen.
23 September 2014, 11:50 NNA: A cyclist was hit by a car near Tyre's coast. He was taken to hospital.
23 September 2014, 11:30 NNA: 12 Syrians were arrested during raids in Zgharta.
23 September 2014, 11:27 OTV: Gunmen who back ex-MP Emile Naufal opened fire on an energy ministry contractor and his workers.
23 September 2014, 11:19 MP Antoine Zahra from parliament to LBCI: We regret that the head of the presidency is severed by unmasked people.
23 September 2014, 11:11 FM Bassil attended a ceremony held by Turkish President Erdogan at the Turkish embassy in New York.
23 September 2014, 11:10 MPs began arriving at the parliament to attend a session on the election of a president.
23 September 2014, 10:59 NNA: Israeli forces crossed the demarcation line at Lebanon's Ross Mountain and combed the area.
23 September 2014, 10:50 EDL's contract workers burned tires near Tannous building at the Dora bridge.
23 September 2014, 10:47 Al-Rahi called for the election of a president and the control of illegitimate weapons.
23 September 2014, 10:46 Al-Rahi: It is our duty as religious officials not to keep silent to violations of the country's principles and constitutional framework.
23 September 2014, 10:46 Al-Rahi: No party has the right to have hegemony over the country and change the type of democracy we have. There should be loyalty to Lebanon first.
23 September 2014, 10:45 Al-Rahi: It is unacceptable years after the approval of the National Pact to wonder which Lebanon we want.
23 September 2014, 10:44 Al-Rahi: It is our duty to urge our politicians to work for the people's benefit and improve the state's values.
23 September 2014, 10:44 Al-Rahi: Personal and social development is the new face of peace.
23 September 2014, 10:43 Al-Rahi: There should be administrative decentralization.
23 September 2014, 10:43 Al-Rahi: We should cooperate with the civil sector to have sustainable development.
23 September 2014, 10:42 Al-Rahi: The recent developments, economic collapse and corruption tarnished the image of the Lebanese human being.
23 September 2014, 10:42 Al-Rahi: We have a big challenge which is the protection of our common culture and its development.
23 September 2014, 10:41 Al-Rahi: The Christians and Muslims in Lebanon are a single family with the same culture.
23 September 2014, 10:41 Al-Rahi called for unity and cooperation with the Mufti on social and development issues.
23 September 2014, 10:40 Al-Rahi from Dar al-Fatwa to Mufti Daryan: We back your inauguration speech.
23 September 2014, 10:36 Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi arrived at the Dar al-Fatwa for talks with Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan.
23 September 2014, 10:29 EDL contract workers: We will continue to hold strikes, and if need be we will erect tents but we won't block roads.
23 September 2014, 10:28 Health Minister Wael Abou Faour held talks with MP Ahmed Fatfat.
23 September 2014, 09:48 MP Ammar Houri to VDL (100.5): The al-Mustaqbal bloc has no information on any developments regarding an agreement on a president.
23 September 2014, 09:45 Army radio: Israel downs Syria aircraft on Golan Heights
23 September 2014, 08:54 Minister Rony Araji to VDL (93.3): The army will be under the constant threat of kidnapping if any swap was made.
23 September 2014, 08:51 LBCI: Syrian warplanes raided the area of Sarj al-Ghanam on Arsal's outskirts to target gunmen.
23 September 2014, 08:47 MP Khaled Zahraman to VDL (93.3): Strong efforts are being exerted to hold a legislative session to approve essential issues.
23 September 2014, 08:42 ISF arrested 73 people for committing different crimes across Lebanon.
23 September 2014, 08:40 VDL (93.3): Soldier Mohammed Hussein was killed when the Beddawi barracks came under fire.
23 September 2014, 08:30 VDL (93.3): 3 soldiers were injured when gunmen opened fire on the Lebanese army's barracks in al-Beddawi.
23 September 2014, 08:08 VDL (100.5): One person was injured in a crash on Elias Hrawi highway.
23 September 2014, 08:03 TMC: One person was killed in a traffic accident on Jal el-Dib highway.
22 September 2014, 22:38 LBCI: The Qalamun sit-in committee has given the government 12 hours to act, threatening to block the Mhammara-Dahr al-Baydar road and the Qalamun highway from 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm.
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