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06 May 2015, 23:05 National News Agency: A shell fired from Syria landed between the western Bekaa towns of al-Manara and al-Suwaira, causing no casualties.
06 May 2015, 22:49 MP Oqab Saqr: The Qalamun battle will have an impact on everything in Lebanon and on the government and the presidency.
06 May 2015, 22:47 MP Oqab Saqr: Assad's mother traveled from Dubai to Belarus and Rami Makhlouf has transferred his money and the officers who are fighting must realize that Assad has ended.
06 May 2015, 22:46 MP Oqab Saqr: Syrian regime officers contacted the Turks and the Saudis, including Ali Mamlouk, and the senior officers of them have been evacuated from Syria.
06 May 2015, 22:44 MP Oqab Saqr: Lebanon is part of the deal and Iran has abandoned Michel Aoun as a presidential candidate.
06 May 2015, 22:34 LBCI: Border clashes erupted between the Syrian army and an armed group that tried to enter Syria from Lebanon.
06 May 2015, 22:22 MP Oqab Saqr to Future TV: If the Saudi-Arab coalition senses that the Qalamun battle would inflame extremism, it will intervene, and we have started to see the intervention through the flow of arms to northern and southern Syria.
06 May 2015, 21:57 MP Oqab Saqr to Future TV: The Syrian regime is allowing the growth of the IS and al-Nusra in order to scare Christians and Shiites.
06 May 2015, 21:51 MP Oqab Saqr to Future TV: Hizbullah's declared policy proved futile after its intervention in Syria contributed to the growth of the terrorist groups in the region and led to 35 terrorist operations in Lebanon.
06 May 2015, 19:51 Aoun: The welfare that we enjoy will affect everybody and the evil we suffer will affect everybody. We have enough resolve to continue the journey and we promise you that the forces of takfirism and terrorism will not be able to defeat us.
06 May 2015, 19:49 Aoun: We feel that some parties have the same dream that the Ottomans had in the past and in Lebanon we're witnessing an inclination towards hegemony, which is making Christian leaders lose their role in disregard to what they represent.
06 May 2015, 19:47 Aoun: The Ottomans are to blame for the genocide after they refused to provide protection for the Christians and took part in the killings.
06 May 2015, 19:40 Aoun: The barbarity that we're witnessing today is uglier than that of the past. It has invoked the memories of the past and made us worry about the future.
06 May 2015, 19:35 FPM leader MP Michel Aoun at rally marking Martyrs Day: Because people who forget their history are doomed to repeat their mistakes, we won't accept any attempt at obliterating our history and we'll make this anniversary a national day for honoring our martyrs.
06 May 2015, 18:53 TMC: One person was wounded in a traffic accident on the Jibrayel highway in Akkar.
06 May 2015, 18:52 A rally organized by the FPM, the Tashnag Party and the Syriac League has kicked off at the Le Royal Hotel in Dbayeh and MP Michel Aoun is expected to deliver a speech.
06 May 2015, 18:36 The STL adjourned its session to Thursday.
06 May 2015, 18:32 Jumblat: My positions were political and I never claimed to have evidence in Hariri's assassination.
06 May 2015, 18:25 Jumblat: The STL is not politicized.
06 May 2015, 18:19 Jumblat: Assad requested that I apologize for statements I made at Martyrs Square, but I refused. I instead chose to describe those remarks as momentary slips.
06 May 2015, 17:50 Jumblat: Wissam al-Hassan was the most competent person who could have headed the ISF Intelligence Bureau.
06 May 2015, 17:36 The Defense began cross-examining Jumblat.
06 May 2015, 17:29 The Legal Representative of Victims started cross-examining Jumblat.
06 May 2015, 17:24 ISF: Three people were arrested on charges of drugs possession and opening fire and tossing a grenade in the Bekaa town of Younine.
06 May 2015, 17:22 The Prosecution concluded its cross-examination of Jumblat.
06 May 2015, 17:18 Jumblat: We were expecting more assassinations based on Assad's threat and attempt to kill Hamadeh.
06 May 2015, 16:54 National News Agency: A person was shot and wounded in a personal dispute in Tripoli's Bab al-Ramel.
06 May 2015, 16:47 Jumblat: We couldn't reach any leads in the assassination attempt against Hamadeh because the Syrian-Lebanese security apparatus hid all the evidence.
06 May 2015, 16:33 Jumblat: The Bristol gathering meetings were aimed at stressing Syrian hegemony.
06 May 2015, 16:28 Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi held talks with Army Commander Qahwaji.
06 May 2015, 16:13 Jumblat: Hariri used to use his foreign relations to avoid placing Hizbullah on the international terror list.
06 May 2015, 16:02 The STL resumed hearing the testimony of Jumblat.
06 May 2015, 15:57 Speaker Berri held talks with EU Ambassador Eichhorst.
06 May 2015, 15:11 NNA: Counter terrorism bureau in the north arrested three wanted individuals in al-Tall and al-Dinnieh on charges of killing attempts.
06 May 2015, 14:47 The STL adjourned its session for a lunch break.
06 May 2015, 14:35 VDL (93.3): Police arrested wanted Dib Shamas in Baalbek after he fled the southern suburb of Beirut as soon as the security plan was put into implementation.
06 May 2015, 14:28 NNA: Gunfire was heard in Tripoli's souks. It turned out to be he result of a personal dispute.
06 May 2015, 14:26 Jumblat: Hariri wanted to be reassured that he will be able to perform his duties as prime minister without Syria treating Lebanon as a Syrian province.
06 May 2015, 14:23 Jumblat: Hariri wanted Lebanon to be governed independently from Syria and its security agencies, but while remaining its ally.
06 May 2015, 14:07 Jumblat: I believe that Muallem was seeking to appease Hariri before his assassination. I know the ways the Syrian regime works. It acted the same way weeks before the assassination of Kamal Jumblat.
06 May 2015, 14:03 Speaker Nabih Berri during his weekly meeting with MPs: The joint parliamentary committees must assume their duties and study pending draft-laws.
06 May 2015, 13:43 Civil Defense firefighters head to douse a fire that erupted in woods in Jezzine's Kfarjarra town.
06 May 2015, 13:42 NNA: 400 kg of narcotics were found in a cavern in Akkar's Jdaidet al-Kaytaa.
06 May 2015, 13:32 Jumblat: Hariri met Nasrallah on February 9, 2005 to reassure him over his rejection of Resolution 1559.
06 May 2015, 13:17 Jumblat: Hariri used to complain about the reports that were defaming his image and being sent to the Syrian leadership.
06 May 2015, 13:17 Jumblat: Syrian intelligence agencies sought through Rustom Ghazaleh to tarnish Hariri's image at Bashar Assad's order.
06 May 2015, 13:02 VDL (93.3): Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq is holding talks with General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim.
06 May 2015, 12:46 Qahwaji said the army will carry out its sacred role in preserving stability.
06 May 2015, 12:46 Qahwaji said the political disputes will not stop the army from carrying out its duty in defending Lebanon.
06 May 2015, 12:44 Qahwaji reassured the Lebanese that the army is immune to the challenges it is facing.
06 May 2015, 12:43 Qahwaji: Israel and terrorism are the two sides of the same coin.
06 May 2015, 12:43 Army chief Gen. Jean Qahwaji during a speech on the National Day for Army Martyrs: I salute the captives taken by militants. We will exert all efforts for you to return to your families.
06 May 2015, 12:42 The Maronite Bishops Council stressed after its monthly meeting the need to resolve the presidential deadlock and elect a president.
06 May 2015, 12:30 Jumblat said he had agreed with Hariri to resign from the parliament if Franjieh's electoral draft-law was approved.
06 May 2015, 12:02 Jumblat: Franjieh accused me back then of being an Israeli agent.
06 May 2015, 12:00 Jumblat: Suleiman Franjieh is a good friend of Assad. He used to act as a gang leader when Interior Minister.
06 May 2015, 11:47 Jumblat: Hariri was working on expanding the opposition on the unconstitutional extension of Lahoud's term.
06 May 2015, 11:39 Jumblat: There were no discussions on Hizbullah's arms in the years 2004 and 2005. The Bristol hotel conferees had different viewpoints on the Taef Accord and UNSCR 1559.
06 May 2015, 11:35 Jumblat: Hizbullah and its allies are part of the country. We can't ignore this. Dialogue with them is important.
06 May 2015, 11:32 VDL (100.5): A meeting is underway between PM Salam and EU Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst.
06 May 2015, 11:28 Jumblat said he did not know why Syrians approved to establish diplomatic ties with Lebanon after Hariri's assassination.
06 May 2015, 11:26 Jumblat: Syrian officials have expressed reservations on diplomatic ties with Lebanon because it meant we were asking for Lebanon's independence.
06 May 2015, 11:25 VDL (93.3): The army is patrolling al-Sharawenah neighborhood in Baalbek after a series of raids overnight in search of suspects.
06 May 2015, 11:24 Jumblat: In January 2005, I called for the first time for the importance of having diplomatic ties between Lebanon and Syria.
06 May 2015, 11:19 Jumblat: Diplomatic ties are part of Lebanon's recognition of the Syrian state.
06 May 2015, 11:05 PSP chief MP Walid Jumblat resumed his testimony at the STL.
06 May 2015, 10:51 VDL (93.3): PM Tammam Salam met with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag at the Grand Serail.
06 May 2015, 10:43 VDL (100.5): The army carried out raids in the are of al-Nabi Yousheh in Minieh in search for wanted fugitives.
06 May 2015, 10:34 VDL (100.5): Health inspectors sealed with red wax a pastries shop in Ablah.
06 May 2015, 10:10 The Maronite Bishops meeting headed by Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi kicked off at Bkirki.
06 May 2015, 09:51 VDL (93.3): Gunmen are targeting army posts in Ras Baalbek with sniper fire.
06 May 2015, 09:45 TMC: A man was injured in a vehicle collision on the Ajaltoun highway.
06 May 2015, 09:25 TMC: An individual was injured after he was hit by a vehicle on the seaside road in Dbayeh.
06 May 2015, 09:19 Firefighters doused a blaze that erupted at an apartment in Bourj Hammoud.
06 May 2015, 09:19 MP Khodr Habib to VDL (93.3): No one can bear the consequences of the government’s collapse, but there is consensus on preserving it and achieving progress in some of the files.
06 May 2015, 09:05 MP Jamal al-Jarrah to VDL (100.5): Our biggest concern is the fate of the servicemen taken hostage by al-Nusra Front.
06 May 2015, 09:03 Education Minister Roni Araiji to VDL (100.5): The state is not delinquent but its capabilities do not allow it to totally control the security situation.
06 May 2015, 08:47 Gasoline and diesel prices rose LL500.
06 May 2015, 08:10 VDL (100.5): The ISF Intelligence Branch has arrested 3 Syrians in Sidon for hoisting a banner for the Baath Party carrying the photos of Assad and Nasrallah.
06 May 2015, 08:08 ISF detained 83 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.