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26 March 2015, 22:11 LBCI: Mohammed Kh. H. was killed and Imad Z. was arrested at an illegal border crossing in an army ambush aimed at capturing the members of a gang that was smuggling people from Syria into Lebanon.
26 March 2015, 19:51 A personal dispute between two young men from the al-Sillo and Qaraali families erupted into gunfire in Tripoli's al-Tal Square.
26 March 2015, 17:56 The STL has adjourned its session to Thursday, April 9.
26 March 2015, 17:45 Saniora: I put myself at the disposal of the tribunal, and whenever you see that there is a need, I'm ready to participate and to tell you the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
26 March 2015, 17:44 Saniora concluding his testimony: I'm honored to have appeared before this court, because it gave me the chance to say the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, in order to reveal what I know about ex-PM Hariri and what he did to defend Lebanon and end its subjugation to the Syrian regime, as well as what he did against the Israeli attacks.
26 March 2015, 17:41 Saniora: I do not know Mustafa Badreddine at all.
26 March 2015, 17:33 Saniora: I strictly implemented the judicial decisions regarding the arrest of the four generals and consequently their release.
26 March 2015, 17:26 National News Agency: Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah will deliver a televised address tomorrow at 8:30 pm in which he will tackle the latest developments in Lebanon and the region.
26 March 2015, 17:25 STL Prosecution: Mr. Korkmaz cannot base his questions on a WikiLeaks document and it is inappropriate for him to rely on it.
26 March 2015, 17:20 The STL Prosecution objected against the Defense's reliance on WikiLeaks cables in its questions, describing them as leaked documents.
26 March 2015, 16:59 Saniora: I repeat that I did not discuss the issue of the generals' arrest with any foreign official.
26 March 2015, 16:54 Saniora: U.N. investigator Peter Fitzgerald personally told me that the crime scene was tampered with.
26 March 2015, 16:50 Saniora: Orders were given to fill the crater of the Feb. 14, 2005 blast and this is what was later confirmed through investigations.
26 March 2015, 16:29 Saniora: I remember that out of $1.8 billion in investments in Solidere, Hariri had only 120 million dollars, which is equivalent to 6.5-7%.
26 March 2015, 16:21 Hizbullah: We strongly condemn the Saudi-American aggression against the brotherly Yemeni people, its national army and its vital facilities.
26 March 2015, 16:09 Mustafa Badreddine's lawyer has resumed its cross-examination of Saniora.
26 March 2015, 14:06 Abou Faour on licensed daycares: They should not consider themselves immune from inspection.
26 March 2015, 14:04 Abou Faour: I signed an order to shut down all violating daycares immediately.
26 March 2015, 14:03 Abou Faour on the Dima daycare in Hayy al-Sellom: It was ordered shut. Its employees prevented Health Ministry inspectors from entering, ordering them to consult with political parties before coming to it.
26 March 2015, 13:58 Abou Faour regarding the Clarina et Zoe daycare: It was unlicensed, present at a school, and its employees were not qualified.
26 March 2015, 13:56 Abou Faour: In light of our warning, 85 daycares improved their situation, while 120 haven't.
26 March 2015, 13:56 Abou Faour: In March 2015, we issued a warning to violating daycares to improve their situations otherwise they will face closure by June.
26 March 2015, 13:55 Abou Faour: The Health Ministry had issued warnings in 2014 to violating daycares to improve their affairs.
26 March 2015, 13:53 Abou Faour: The parents have to be aware whether they are keeping their children at legitimate daycares.
26 March 2015, 13:52 Abou Faour: There are 205 unlicensed daycares out of a total of about 300 in Lebanon.
26 March 2015, 13:52 Abou Faour: I speak of ethics because of the death that have occurred at daycares.
26 March 2015, 13:51 Health Minister Wael Abou Faour during press conference on safety at daycares: Similar to many matters in this country, the law is rendered simply ink on paper.
26 March 2015, 13:51 Abou Faour: The reality of the situation at daycares demonstrates that we live in a jungle with total disregard to ethics.
26 March 2015, 13:51 Abou Faour: The main purpose of our food safety campaign was to break the lawlessness in Lebanon.
26 March 2015, 13:47 Jreij: The developments in Yemen are dangerous.
26 March 2015, 13:47 Jreij: The cabinet's stance will be expressed by its PM during the Arab summit in Egypt.
26 March 2015, 13:43 Jreij: The cabinet agreed on extending the aid system to municipalities regarding the solid waste management.
26 March 2015, 13:43 Information Minister Ramzi Jreij after cabinet session: The Btedei crime has been referred to the judicial council.
26 March 2015, 13:43 Saniora: Abdul Halim Khaddam and Hikmat al-Shehabi had power in Lebanon under Hafez Assad, but the main decision-making power rested with the Syrian president.
26 March 2015, 13:41 The cabinet referred the Btedei Crime to the Judicial Council.
26 March 2015, 13:38 The STL resumed its session.
26 March 2015, 13:30 The cabinet session at the Grand Serail ended.
26 March 2015, 13:02 The STL adjourned for a short break.
26 March 2015, 12:54 Saniora: Even though he did have such strong relations with foreign powers, Hariri could not have swayed all 15 members of the Security Council to vote for resolution 1559.
26 March 2015, 12:53 VDL (100.5): Israeli warplanes hovered over the southern region of Marjeyoun.
26 March 2015, 12:40 Al-Manar: The army carried out raids in Syria Street in Bab al-Tabbaneh in Tripoli.
26 March 2015, 12:39 Saniora: The extension of Lahoud's term may have been a factor in issuing U.N. Security Council resolution 1559, but other factors came into play in the resolution.
26 March 2015, 12:31 Saniora: Hariri exerted all possible efforts to overcome differences with Lahoud, but to no avail.
26 March 2015, 12:31 Saniora on whether Hariri had an issue with Lahoud personally: The two officials shared different mentalities and approaches and so it was hard for them to get along.
26 March 2015, 12:25 Saniora: Given the choice between Hrawi and Lahoud, Hariri opted for the former.
26 March 2015, 12:24 Saniora: Hariri exerted all possible democratic efforts to extend President Elias Hrawi's term.
26 March 2015, 12:09 LBCI: Unknown assailants tossed a grenade at the Miyeh Miyeh Palestinian refugee camp. No casualties were reported.
26 March 2015, 11:56 Saniora: Hariri's resignation letter in 2004 did not contain any criticism against Hizbullah.
26 March 2015, 11:51 Saniora: Hariri opposed the extension of Lahoud's term, while Hizbullah supported it.
26 March 2015, 11:49 Saniora: There was constant keenness between Hariri and Hizbullah to ensure that work flowed at parliament.
26 March 2015, 11:48 Saniora: The most I knew of Hariri's meetings with Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah was just brief summaries of the talks.
26 March 2015, 11:45 Saniora: The Syrian regime used to fuel the flames and later offer its services to extinguish them.
26 March 2015, 11:42 Saniora: The negotiations between Rafik Hariri and Rustom Ghazaleh focused on bringing a "new Lahoud" to power following the extension of his term.
26 March 2015, 11:41 The Israeli army carried out a live ammunition military drill in the occupied Shebaa Farms.
26 March 2015, 11:36 The STL Defense resumed it cross-examination of Mustaqbal bloc chief MP Fouad Saniora.
26 March 2015, 11:06 NNA: A bakery went ablaze in Nabatieh's al-Sharqia town when a gas container exploded.
26 March 2015, 10:58 Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi to VDL (100.5): It's normal for Saudi Arabia to launch an offensive in Yemen after the Huthis toppled legitimacy and put the Saudi territories at risk.
26 March 2015, 10:50 NNA: A Syrian baby accidentally fell and drowned in a fish pool in Nahr al-Assi's al-Shawageer area.
26 March 2015, 10:26 PM Tammam Salam chaired a cabinet session at the Grand Serail.
26 March 2015, 10:09 MP Salim Salhab to VDL (93.3): Dialogue between the FPM and the LF is ongoing and new details will be revealed to the public soon.
26 March 2015, 09:53 MP Ammar Houri to VDL (93.3): Dialogue with Hizbullah will continue and we hope that the tension in Yemen does not reflect on the internal situation.
26 March 2015, 09:09 PSP chief MP Walid Jumblat via Twitter: The developments in the region are advancing at a scary pace.
26 March 2015, 08:39 Security forces arrested 58 individuals throughout Lebanon for committing various crimes.
26 March 2015, 08:31 VDL (100.5): Employees of Sidon's Government-run hospital hold a sit-in at the facility's courtyard.
26 March 2015, 08:24 VDL (93.3): The Amchit public high school has been subject to a robbery and investigations have been opened in the case.
26 March 2015, 07:54 The price of 98-octane rated fuel and gas dropped by LL100 while diesel prices dropped by LL300.