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22 July 2014, 17:08 Aoun: Hariri did not propose anything against us, that's why we don't believe that our proposal is targeted against anyone. If he is saying that the president must be elected first, I'm saying the parliamentary polls must come first and the legislature would then elect the president.
22 July 2014, 17:06 Aoun: The U.N. Security Council must address the crimes against humanity in Mosul and refer them to the International Criminal Court.
22 July 2014, 17:05 Aoun: How would the popular election of a president breach the Taef Accord? How would the Orthodox Gathering electoral law violate Taef, knowing that it respects the stipulations of the National Pact?
22 July 2014, 17:04 Aoun: The mechanism of the proposed law would secure the representation of all minorities of all sects, as there are Christian as well as Muslim minorities that are being deprived of representation under the current laws. The Orthodox Gathering law does not encroach on the rights of any other sect, and through this justice, national unity and coexistence would be preserved. At that point, no one would feel that someone else is trying to dominate them through stripping them of their (political) representation.
22 July 2014, 17:03 Aoun: Scaring people of the electoral law that guarantees rights reflects unjustified concerns.
22 July 2014, 17:03 Aoun: Foreign powers usurp the president's foreign policy and put him on tracks which he cannot break free from. Thus, electing him by the people would guarantee the interests of people.
22 July 2014, 17:02 Aoun: Some parties are trying to disregard national pacts in the presidential elections. Some parties are bargaining over the presidential seat but we don't care who gets elected, as our battle is aimed at reforming the laws of presidential and parliamentary elections, which would prevent any president from being subordinate to foreign powers.
22 July 2014, 17:01 Aoun: This way, Israel will manage to win acknowledgement that it is a Jewish state and will get rid of any possible threat against its entity.
22 July 2014, 17:01 Aoun: The events in Gaza are aimed at displacing the people who remain in the occupied territories. After eliminating the Palestinian identity, efforts got underway to exterminate the Christian component, and this will end Arab nationalism and replace it with sectarian conflicts.
22 July 2014, 17:00 Aoun: All the choices Christians are being offered will eventually lead to their elimination.
22 July 2014, 17:00 Aoun: The takfiris in Syria and Mosul are a crime against humanity that is taking place amid Arab silence and international action that resembles "offering condolences after death."
22 July 2014, 16:59 FPM leader MP Michel Aoun after weekly meeting of Change and Reform bloc: We salute the steadfastness of Gaza's people in the face of the Israeli massacres, which are taking the form of ethnic cleansing aimed at eliminating the Palestinian identity. Israel does not want a solution and it seems to be awaiting the disintegration of Arab states so that it can later have a partnership with the Islamic State in restructuring it.
22 July 2014, 15:17 VDL (93.3): The meeting between Berri and Salam is still ongoing in Ain al-Tineh.
22 July 2014, 15:06 Finance Minister Khalil from Ain al-Tineh: Any increase in spending will need legislation and the issue will be raised in cabinet. Should there be no law there won't be any salaries.
22 July 2014, 14:58 Al-Jadeed: Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil arrived at Ain al-Tineh.
22 July 2014, 14:58 PM Tammam Salam left Ain el-Tineh without delivering a statement.
22 July 2014, 14:57 LBCI: Speaker Nabih Berri insists to pass the public sector wages issue at the parliament.
22 July 2014, 14:12 VDL (93.3): The army arrested a leading member of the Nusra Front in the western Bekaa as he was being smuggled to a hospital in the area.
22 July 2014, 13:32 MTV: Salam arrived at Ain el-Tineh for talks with Speaker Nabih Berri.
22 July 2014, 13:22 General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim met with UNIFIL commander Maj. Gen. Paolo Serra on a farewell visit.
22 July 2014, 13:20 The General Security Directorate announced the arrest of two Syrian females at the Abboudiyeh border-crossing for the attempted smuggling of a girl using forged documents.
22 July 2014, 12:49 The army carried out raids in Brital over the abduction of three Syrians on Monday night.
22 July 2014, 12:10 Former President Michel Suleiman arrived at the Grand Serail for talks with Salam.
22 July 2014, 12:02 VDL (100.5): Shots were fired from the Syrian side of the border towards the northern Akkar region.
22 July 2014, 11:48 VDL (93.3): PM Tammam Salam held talks with UNIFIL commander Major General Paolo Serra on a farewell visit.
22 July 2014, 11:46 Several members of the Higher Islamic Council led by Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani stepped down.
22 July 2014, 09:12 MP Shant Janjanian to Free Lebanon radio: It's sarcastic how the FPM accuses the LF and the March 14 alliance of impeding the presidential elections.
22 July 2014, 09:04 TMC: One person was killed in a traffic accident near the Shekka tunnel towards Beirut.
22 July 2014, 09:03 ISF detained 54 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
22 July 2014, 08:52 MP Ahmed Fatfat to VDL (93.3): Al-Mustqabal movement adopts a policy of mitigating the government's work.
22 July 2014, 07:57 Culture Minister Rony Araiji to VDL (93.3): The LU dispute should be tackled from an academic perspective.
22 July 2014, 07:19 VDL (93.3): The army raided al-Mankoubin area in Tripoli in search of wanted suspects.
22 July 2014, 07:18 NNA: Unknown assailants in the outskirts of Shebaa fired a rocket at 2:00 am that landed within Lebanese territories.
21 July 2014, 20:11 The unified newscast in solidarity with Gaza, "Palestine...you are not alone," got underway on all local television channels.
21 July 2014, 19:51 Al-Jadeed: Gunmen abducted three people from a car on al-Hillaniyeh road in Baalbek and took them to an unknown destination.
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