Breaking News

20 August 2014, 19:19 Qassam Brigades: Israel failed to kill Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif.

Live News

20 August 2014, 18:02 Bassil to FPM supporters: You should maintain your resistance and support for the army.
20 August 2014, 18:02 Bassil to Christians in Lebanon: You should remain true to your faith. We are here with you in your confrontation. We will not waver in our stance.
20 August 2014, 18:01 Bassil: Now is the time for partnership and cooperation. Or is it the time of ISIL-like political policies?
20 August 2014, 18:00 Bassil to fellow citizens: We were born here together. There will be no such thing as Lebanon without us or without you.
20 August 2014, 17:59 Bassil: I urge Muslims all over the world to assume their responsibilities regarding tarnishing the image of Islam.
20 August 2014, 17:58 Bassil: Who else will spread the message of Christianity if no Christians are left here?
20 August 2014, 17:58 Bassil: Emptying the East of Christians will negatively impact the Christian message.
20 August 2014, 17:57 Bassil: We urge the international community to take action and thwart the immigration of Christians in the region.
20 August 2014, 17:51 Bassil: We are being punished for our institutional thinking and contract workers are admitted and kicked out by force and then justifications concerning sectarian balance are given.
20 August 2014, 17:51 Bassil: We are being punished for our constructive thinking, whereby we see contract workers being hired and at other times being fired.
20 August 2014, 17:50 Bassil: Extremists have taken up Roumieh Prison as a base for their operations.
20 August 2014, 17:49 Bassil: In Lebanon, masked men are seeking to exploit religion for their interests.
20 August 2014, 17:48 Bassil: Israel is destroying Christians in Palestine, takfiris are eliminating Christians in Syria, and ISIL is eliminating Iraq's Christians.
20 August 2014, 17:47 Bassil: The persecution is aimed at erasing the message of Christianity.
20 August 2014, 17:47 Minister Jebran Bassil after Change and Reform bloc's weekly meeting: The developments in Iraq threaten the fate of Christians in the region.
20 August 2014, 17:31 Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako from Erbil: Self-defense is a holy right, but forming militias will ruin Iraq. State security forces should defend the people.
20 August 2014, 17:29 Al-Rahi: We need the help of the international community to protect the Christians and allow them to lead a normal life.
20 August 2014, 17:28 Al-Rahi: We are concerned with how to ensure that our brothers here remain in their land and how they would be protected. They need international protection as cultural and religious minorities.
20 August 2014, 17:27 Al-Rahi: ISIL killed Islam, civilization, and humanity.
20 August 2014, 17:22 Laham: We want to remain here in order to build a better world.
20 August 2014, 17:20 Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church Gregorios III Laham from Erbil: We are here for the sake of human dignity.
20 August 2014, 17:16 Aphrem: We are here to highlight the suffering that is taking place in front of the whole world. I urge U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon to visit the region to determine whether they can live this way.
20 August 2014, 17:15 Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church Ignatius Aphrem II from Erbil: We cannot tolerate the tragedy we have witnessed here today.
20 August 2014, 17:13 Syriac Catholic Patriarch Youssef III Younan from Erbil: We are here to show our support with those defending human rights.
20 August 2014, 17:11 Al-Rahi: We have great faith in local Kurdish officials.
20 August 2014, 17:10 Al-Rahi: It is not conceivable that in the 21st century people can be subject to IS persecution.
20 August 2014, 17:10 Al-Rahi: We are here to urge the international community to mobilize to save Christians in Iraq.
20 August 2014, 17:09 Al-Rahi: We sought during our visit to hold talks with various Kurdish officials.
20 August 2014, 17:08 Al-Rahi to Christians in Iraq: Now is not the time for immigration, but you must remain in your land because Christianity has existed here for 2,000 years.
20 August 2014, 17:07 Al-Rahi during press conference from Erbil: Our visit is aimed at offering humanitarian and moral support to Christians in Iraq.
20 August 2014, 16:57 Kurdistan President Massoud Barazani to the Patriarchs' delegation in Erbil: I hold onto Christian presence in Kurdistan and we live and die together. Extremist groups do not differentiate between religions.
20 August 2014, 15:01 Al-Rahi from Erbil: We cannot stand idly by and watch as evil oppresses the people. We will follow up on this case before the whole world.
20 August 2014, 14:22 Berri: I won't remain idle to the status quo. I still hold onto my stance to reject the extension of parliament's term.
20 August 2014, 13:07 Speaker Nabih Berri's weekly meeting with lawmakers is underway.
20 August 2014, 12:32 VDL (93.3): Strict security measures were taken near the government Serail in Sidon for candidates seeking to apply to the ISF.
20 August 2014, 12:29 VDL (100.5): MP Ibrahim Kanaan visited PM Tammam Salam at the Grand Serail.
20 August 2014, 12:09 Minister Michel Pharaon visited Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Beirut Elias Audeh.
20 August 2014, 10:33 VDL (100.5): One person was wounded in a collision between a truck and 2 cars in Kahhaleh.
20 August 2014, 09:31 NNA: A Syrian woman was found stabbed to death at her house in Barja.
20 August 2014, 09:29 Naharnet: A fire erupted near the grocery market of the eastern town of Ferzol.
20 August 2014, 09:18 ISF arrested 83 individuals for committing various crimes across Lebanon.
20 August 2014, 08:37 MP Jean Oghassabian to VDL (100.5): Constitutional work cannot be regulated without the election of a president.
20 August 2014, 07:21 Gasoline prices dropped LL400 and diesel prices remained unchanged.
19 August 2014, 22:21 OTV: The Arida border crossing was closed and precautionary measures have been adopted in the area.
19 August 2014, 22:11 Al-Jadeed: The publication of the new issue of the Official Gazette was delayed until the end of the cabinet's session, including the decision to call the electoral committees to prepare of parliamentary polls.
19 August 2014, 21:57 Jreij: The discussion over the solid waste issue was postponed to another session over time concerns.
19 August 2014, 21:57 Jreij: The cabinet supported the Minister of Education's proposed solution of issuing passing statements.
19 August 2014, 21:57 Jreij: We agreed on allowing different universities to found new branches and faculties and programs of study. We also gave a licence for establishing an anti-violence and human rights faculty, but discussion over giving licenses for opening new universities was postponed for further discussion.
19 August 2014, 21:56 Jreij: We signed a decree to call on the electoral committees (to prepare for parliamentary polls), which was referred by the Minister of Interior to the relevant authorities.
19 August 2014, 21:56 Information Minister Ramzi Jreij after the cabinet's session: PM Salam stressed on the necessity to elect a president as soon as possible to complete the work on constitutional institutions.
19 August 2014, 21:51 The cabinet session at the Grand Serail has ended.
19 August 2014, 21:37 Al-Jadeed: The cabinet postponed discussion over the waste issue to next week.
19 August 2014, 21:37 Al-Jadeed: The cabinet approved some of the proposals concerning faculties, but rejected giving licenses for new universities to discuss the matter more.
more

Spotlight