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09 October 2015, 17:55 U.S. defense official: We will stop trying to build Syrian rebel units to fight the Islamic State group and focus instead on training and arming vetted leaders.

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09 October 2015, 16:30 Relatives of Arsal captives after sit-in outside Salam's home: What is the fate of our sons?
09 October 2015, 15:54 The civil society protest movement has called for a 7:00 pm sit-in outside the Interior Ministry in solidarity with detained protesters.
09 October 2015, 15:41 The relatives of the Arsal captives have reopened the Hamra road near the Interior Ministry and headed to Msaitbeh to stage a sit-in outside PM Salam's home.
09 October 2015, 14:07 VDL (93.3): Civil society activists reopened the Damour highway and gave roses to passers-by.
09 October 2015, 14:05 The relatives of the Arsal captives headed towards the Interior Ministry to escalate their actions.
09 October 2015, 13:59 NNA: Judge Saqr Saqr carries out interrogation with ISF detainees and is set to free those with no charges against them.
09 October 2015, 13:57 VDL (100.5): Former Minister and MP Elias Skaff reportedly passed away.
09 October 2015, 13:56 The relatives of the Arsal captives blocked the banks street in downtown Beirut.
09 October 2015, 13:47 Civil society activists blocked the highway of al-Damour demanding the release of the activists who were detained during Thursday's protests.
09 October 2015, 13:43 MTV: Civil society activists said they will hold a sit-in near the Justice Palace at 6:00 pm.
09 October 2015, 13:38 Judge Imad al-Zein issued an arrest warrant against Ibrahim al-Atrash for belonging to the IS, al-Nusra Front and booby-trapping vehicles.
09 October 2015, 13:26 The army announced the arrest of 70 Syrians on the border Masnaa region.
09 October 2015, 13:08 MTV: One of the female detainees remains in custody after police released four others.
09 October 2015, 12:59 Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq: I have sought hard to solve the trash crisis, and i am shocked of procrastination and the inability of the political forces for over five weeks to solve it.
09 October 2015, 12:50 The lawyers of the detainees said they told Judqe Saqr Saqr that the military tribunal cannot bring into trial civilians.
09 October 2015, 12:41 VDL (93.3): Asiri left the Grand Serail without making a statement.
09 October 2015, 12:15 VDL (93.3): Security forces are beginning to remove the cement barriers from Martyrs Square following Thursday's protests.
09 October 2015, 12:01 VDL (93.3): PM Tammam Salam held talks with the Saudi Ambassador.
09 October 2015, 10:46 Civil society activists began gathering to hold a sit-in near the military tribunal in the Mathaf area to call for the release of those detained during Thursday's protest.
09 October 2015, 10:28 Civil Society lawyer to LBCI: There are more than 60 activists who were detained yesterday and some of them need to be admitted to the hospital.
09 October 2015, 10:14 A road accident on the al-Masnaa road at night developed into a gunfight.
09 October 2015, 10:08 VDL (93.3): Prime Minister Tammam Salam holds a meeting with State Prosecutor Samir Hammoud.
09 October 2015, 09:58 The Lebanese army arrested 111 individuals in raids on Syrian encampments in the border region of Masharii al-Qaa.
09 October 2015, 09:46 NNA: The FPM will erect tents on Saturday on the road of the presidential palace in Baabda on the anniversary of the ouster of MP Michel Aoun on October 13, 1990.
09 October 2015, 09:37 NNA: Two cars were badly damaged when assailants tossed two grenades at the house of a teacher in Berqayel high school that lies on the main road of Khirbet Daoud.
09 October 2015, 09:17 NNA: The ISF arrested three people on drug and counterfeiting charges in Dhour Zahle.
09 October 2015, 09:07 VDL (100.5): The public works ministry is working on pumping out the water that has accumulated on Safra highway and which has caused heavy traffic.
09 October 2015, 08:54 VDL (100.5): The Khaldeh road has been blocked because of the heavy rain.
09 October 2015, 08:54 Minister Boutros Harb to VDL (100.5): The promotion of al-Qobayati does not shut the door to the settlement of military promotions.
09 October 2015, 08:50 MP Jamal al-Jarrah to VDL (93.3): We back civil society activists in their demands but their movement is turning violent.
09 October 2015, 08:19 The ISF said it has arrested 66 individuals for committing different crimes across Lebanon.
09 October 2015, 08:17 George Kettaneh said the Red Cross transported 39 injured policemen and demonstrators to hospitals during Thursday's protest.
08 October 2015, 21:55 March 14 General-Secretariat: We urge the protesters to purify their ranks of suspicious elements and we call on the government to put an end to the chaos that the capital is witnessing.
08 October 2015, 21:48 Protest organizers: We will not leave the street before the release of all detainees.
08 October 2015, 21:34 FPM chief Jebran Bassil to LBCI: My resentment over the electricity file is bigger than that of the civil society protest movement and the electricity projects were obstructed.
08 October 2015, 21:13 Protest movement lawyer Mazen Hoteit: At least 25 protesters have been arrested.
08 October 2015, 21:11 The Red Cross announced transferring 35 people to hospitals after they suffered suffocation injuries due to tear gas inhalation.
08 October 2015, 21:06 ISF: The number of policemen injured in the central Beirut clashes has risen and an officer was critically wounded.
08 October 2015, 20:17 Security forces have once again fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse the Martyrs Square protesters.
08 October 2015, 19:33 National News Agency: Ten protesters suffered suffocation injuries due to tear gas inhalation.
08 October 2015, 19:24 Security forces are once again firing water cannons at protesters.
08 October 2015, 19:17 Security forces have started firing tear gas to disperse protesters in Martyrs Square.
08 October 2015, 19:10 Protesters are once again trying to remove the metallic barriers separating them from al-Nejmeh Square.
08 October 2015, 19:05 LBCI: Protesters are hurling rocks and water bottles at security forces.
08 October 2015, 18:59 Security forces have opened water cannons at protesters.
08 October 2015, 18:58 Activist Asaad Zebian: Protesters have decided to try entering al-Nejmeh Square from all entrances.