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13 November 2019, 00:27 Jumblat to supporters after death of Alaa Abu Fakhr: The state is our only refuge or else we will descend into chaos.
12 November 2019, 23:45 TV networks: The protester Alaa Abu Fakhr who was shot in Khalde has died of his wounds.
12 November 2019, 23:35 A protester was critically wounded as a dispute with a passerby erupted into gunfire at a road-blocking protest in Khalde.
12 November 2019, 22:30 Protesters on Ring highway: One person was injured after being beaten up by armed, plain-clothes elements claiming to be State Security agents.
12 November 2019, 22:01 Aoun to protesters: I tell the Lebanese that their behavior should not be always negative because this would lead to counter-negativity and we would definitely reach an inter-Lebanese clash.
12 November 2019, 21:57 Aoun: The country will die if protesters remain on the streets, even if we don't use force against them.
12 November 2019, 21:56 Aoun on first measures that must be taken after government’s formation: The return of citizens to their homes so that the cycle of life can return to normal and let the government work in light and not in darkness.
12 November 2019, 21:51 Aoun: There is no dollar shortage in Lebanon. Dollars were rather withdrawn from banks and stored in homes and this does not help the Lebanese economy.
12 November 2019, 21:47 Aoun: Banks that smuggle funds outside Lebanon will be held accountable.
12 November 2019, 21:45 Aoun: There is no direct communication between me and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
12 November 2019, 21:45 Aoun: I do not fear for the presidential tenure but rather for Lebanon.
12 November 2019, 21:44 President Aoun has warned protesters against continued blocking of roads and public institutions.
12 November 2019, 21:42 Protesters have blocked the Jiye, Dahr al-Baidar and Qab Elias roads.
12 November 2019, 21:41 Protesters have blocked one lane of the Ring flyover.
12 November 2019, 21:33 Aoun: I reassure everyone and tell them not to rush to banks and worsen the problem, seeing as their money is secure and we will solve the crisis.
12 November 2019, 21:31 Aoun on Hizbullah: No one can force me to eliminate a party that represents one third of the Lebanese people.
12 November 2019, 21:20 Aoun: There are papers that are better than Hariri's reform paper.
12 November 2019, 21:20 Aoun on Geagea’s call for a govt. of independents: Where can I find them? On the moon?
12 November 2019, 21:17 Aoun: Hariri was hesitant during our meeting and he has personal reasons.
12 November 2019, 21:16 Aoun: I back the formation of a government equally composed of politicians and technocrats.
12 November 2019, 21:11 Aoun: We cannot form a "shock government." A purely technocratic government cannot decide the country's policies.
12 November 2019, 21:10 Aoun: It is up to Minister Bassil to choose whether or not to be in the new government and no one has the right to put a veto on him.
12 November 2019, 21:06 Aoun: I agree to the protest movement’s demands and I have confidence in the people of the protest movement because they are citizens who have suffered and I’ve been searching for them.
12 November 2019, 21:02 Aoun: I do not absolve myself of responsibility, but given my jurisdiction I have weakness and I cannot impose my will.
12 November 2019, 21:01 Aoun: I told judges that I can protect them.
12 November 2019, 20:58 Aoun: Political interference is the first cause of corruption in the judiciary.
12 November 2019, 20:57 President Aoun said parliamentary consultations to name a new PM may be held Thursday or Friday if the parties concerned respond positively to the proposals.
12 November 2019, 20:52 Aoun: The consultations might be held Thursday or Friday pending the answers of the parties concerned and if they don’t respond we’ll have to postpone for a few more days.
12 November 2019, 20:47 Aoun on new government: We have resolved most obstacles.
12 November 2019, 20:45 Aoun: The protest movement must have a say in the new government.
12 November 2019, 20:44 Aoun: We must combat corruption, fix the economy and seek a civil state. This is how the state can be built.
12 November 2019, 20:43 Aoun on "all means all" protest slogan: Not all officials are corrupt.
12 November 2019, 20:42 Aoun: Confidence has been lost and restoring it needs time.
12 November 2019, 20:42 Aoun: We need a harmonious government to implement a plan and we must fight corruption.
12 November 2019, 20:40 Aoun: I have been obstructed by contradictions within the ruling class and contradictions within society.
12 November 2019, 20:36 Aoun: I have struggled for freedom, sovereignty and independence and now is the time for building a state.
12 November 2019, 20:36 Aoun: I have assumed the presidency to build a state.
12 November 2019, 20:34 Aoun: The people's demands are rightful, that's why I responded positively and invited them to a meeting but I did not receive an answer.
12 November 2019, 20:33 Aoun: We have a conflicted political community.
12 November 2019, 20:32 Aoun: The protest movement was initially driven by economic demands before it raised political demands... Their demands are legitimate.
12 November 2019, 20:00 Caretaker Education Minister Shehayyeb has ordered the resumption of classes on Wednesday.
12 November 2019, 18:48 Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi said the Lebanese should decide what they want instead of "waiting for solutions from abroad which might never come."
12 November 2019, 18:29 Informed sources to MTV: The date of the parliamentary consultations might be set over the few coming hours.
12 November 2019, 18:28 Informed sources to MTV: The contacts that Bassil has conducted have led to a solution formula that takes into consideration parliament's legitimacy and the people's uprising.
12 November 2019, 18:27 Informed sources to MTV: Contacts over the formation of the new government have reached an advanced stage.
12 November 2019, 17:55 A sit-in got underway outside the French embassy to denounce "French interference in Lebanese affairs."
12 November 2019, 17:06 The head of the Mideast dept. at the French foreign ministry Christophe Farnaud has arrived in Lebanon for talks with top officials.
12 November 2019, 15:58 The head of Lebanon's bankers syndicate said the general strike will continue tomorrow.
12 November 2019, 15:57 Speaker Nabih Berri and his wife Randa have signed memos lifting bank secrecy off their accounts inside and outside Lebanon.
12 November 2019, 14:09 UN official says Lebanese government would be in a better place to seek international aid if it chooses efficient figures known for their integrity.
12 November 2019, 13:52 University and school students gathered in masses in Downtown Beirut.
12 November 2019, 13:28 Aoun is holding talks with ambassadors of the International Support Group for Lebanon.
12 November 2019, 13:13 Numerous students who marched from their universities in different parts of Beirut arrived at the Ring Bridge area.
12 November 2019, 09:23 Lebanon’s bankers’ syndicate head said ATM machines will be stocked with cash.
12 November 2019, 08:53 In Sidon and Nabatieh protesters staged sit-ins in front of the state institutions in their areas.
12 November 2019, 08:42 Protesters blocked with burning tires the roads leading to Tripoli.
12 November 2019, 08:28 LBCI: Protesters blocked Qob Elias-Dahr al-Baydar highway with burning tires and the Lebanese army tried to convince them to open it.
12 November 2019, 08:21 LBCI: Protesters blocked the entrances to the Justice Palace and the Ministry of Social Affairs preventing access for employees.
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