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21 August 2014, 17:02 Information Minister Ramzi Jreij after cabinet session: A report on solid waste was presented to the ministers.
21 August 2014, 16:42 PSP chief MP Walid Jumblat held talks with Beirut Maronite Bishop Boulos Matar on the latest developments.
21 August 2014, 16:13 Al-Jadeed: A rally marking the anniversary of the twin bombings at the Taqwa and Salam mosques kicked off in Tripoli.
21 August 2014, 15:31 Judicial sources to LBCI: The Military Court approved the release of Abou Taymour al-Dandashi, clarifying that he is not a leader of armed groups in Tripoli.
21 August 2014, 15:27 LBCI: Cabinet approved expanding the capacity of the waste-to-gas power plant at al-Naameh dump in order to provide power to nearby towns.
21 August 2014, 15:14 Al-Jadeed: A female Syrian refugee, N. al-Hamdo, was abducted in the North four days ago and her father has pleaded to the state to reveal her fate.
21 August 2014, 15:12 Future TV: The ministerial committee has a 15-day deadline to put plans with Sukleen and Lavajet for waste treatment.
21 August 2014, 15:06 LBCI: The fire that broke out in Jbeil's Obeidat has been extinguished.
21 August 2014, 15:05 OTV: The cabinet formed a committee constituted of PM Tammam Salam and five other ministers to communicate with companies concerned with waste treatment to put future plans.
21 August 2014, 14:29 LBCI: Abou Taymour al-Dandashi, the leader of a group involved in the fighting in Tripoli's al-Rifa, was released from Roumieh prison.
21 August 2014, 14:17 Sheikh Adnan Imama to LBCI: The Muslim Scholars Committee will meet with PM Tammam Salam on Friday to hear his response on the demands of the jihadists.
21 August 2014, 14:01 Civil Defense teams are working on extinguishing a fire that broke out at the cedar reserve in al-Shouf.
21 August 2014, 13:06 VDL (100.5): The army intelligence detained two Syrians in Chtaura over suspicion of having links to the clashes in Arsal.
21 August 2014, 12:32 LBCI: 10 Change and Reform blocs MPs proposed a draft-law for a constitutional amendment to have direct presidential elections.
21 August 2014, 12:09 Father Abdo Abou Kassam to VDL (93.3): Al-Rahi will head to the Vatican next week to address the conditions of the Christians in Iraq with the pope.
21 August 2014, 11:57 Students held a sit-in near the Education Ministry in UNESCO area to protest the issuing of passing statements.
21 August 2014, 11:47 SCC protesters said they will remain in their battle until the wage scale is approved.
21 August 2014, 11:23 The SCC held a sit-in near the economy ministry.
21 August 2014, 11:21 NNA: An Israeli infantry unit combed the area near Wazzani.
21 August 2014, 11:20 LBCI: A fire swept through the bushes of the towns of Menyara and Sheikh Taba in Akkar.
21 August 2014, 10:58 Future TV: The Army conducted patrols in the inner markets and in several streets of Tripoli.
21 August 2014, 10:45 The cabinet convened under PM Tammam Salam at the Grand Serail.
21 August 2014, 10:12 Minister Abou Faour: The case of abducted security personnel is being thoroughly followed by the premier.
21 August 2014, 10:06 Ministers began arriving at the Grand Serail to attend a cabinet session.
21 August 2014, 09:56 Police arrested 6 people in Dahr al-Ain in Koura for assaulting the offices of ex-PM Najib Miqati in Tripoli.
21 August 2014, 08:44 ISF arrested 79 people for committing different crimes throughout Lebanon.
21 August 2014, 08:40 MP Khodr Habibi to VDL (93.3): All political parties should assume their responsibilities, however, some are counting on vacuum in state institutions.
21 August 2014, 08:39 MP Atef Majdalani to VDL (100.5): We will take decisions that are the least damaging to Lebanon.
21 August 2014, 08:38 MP Qassem Hashem to VDL (93.3): We back the staging of parliamentary elections despite we are not convinced with the current electoral law.
21 August 2014, 08:28 TMC: One person was injured after his vehicle turned on its died on Camille Chamoun highway.
21 August 2014, 08:19 TMC: A person was killed and three others were injured after a mini-bus flipped over on Shekka highway towards Beirut.
21 August 2014, 07:56 Minister Rony Araiji to VDL (100.5): Several proposals were made during Jumblat's visit to Bnashii but no solution was reached regarding the presidential deadlock.
21 August 2014, 07:50 VDL (93.3): Gunmen robbed Abbas Mohammed Nasser on the Sareen road in the Bekaa Valley.
21 August 2014, 07:37 TMC: One person was injured in a collision between 4 vehicles on Jounieh highway.
20 August 2014, 22:02 Al-Jadeed: The army arrested Palestinian Ibrahim Zeidat who infiltrated Lebanese territory coming from the occupied Palestinian territories by crossing the barbed-wire fence.
20 August 2014, 19:36 Future TV: Different parties are in constant contact at this stage that should witness the adoption of a state Budget and the Eurobonds, and to discuss the parliamentary polls or the extension of the parliament's tenure.
20 August 2014, 19:35 Future TV quoted informed political sources: Speaker Berri stressed on the necessity for the parliament to convene and legislate to vote on many crucial issues.
20 August 2014, 19:34 NNA: The Civil Defense's coast guards managed to rescue Syrian national Ahmed Ali Ismail who was at 500 meters below sea level in Dbayeh.
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.