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30 September 2020, 19:41 Lebanon recorded 1,257 new coronavirus cases and six deaths over the past 24 hours.
30 September 2020, 18:38 LBCI: The legislative session has been adjourned to October 20.
30 September 2020, 18:36 MTV: Berri has reportedly postponed the session and the debate of the amnesty law to October 20 after quorum was not secured.
30 September 2020, 18:15 MTV: No quorum has yet been secured for parliament's evening session and Speaker Berri is waiting.
30 September 2020, 17:50 MTV: The panel tasked with studying the general amnesty draft law has not reached a result and it seems that the approval of the law will be postponed.
30 September 2020, 17:48 Hariri, Miqati, Saniora and Salam called Nasrallah's reminder of the May 2008 events a threat and said they have not tried to form the cabinet on Adib's behalf.
30 September 2020, 16:19 The EU announced that it will "assist Lebanon in economic recovery" but added that "the Government of Lebanon must commit and deliver on reforms."
30 September 2020, 16:15 Al-Jadeed: Judge Sawan heard the testimonies of ex-justice minister Ashraf Rifi and retired judge Marwan Karkabi in the port blast probe.
30 September 2020, 14:28 LBCI: Parliament approves a dollar rate at 1,515 Lebanese pound for students studying abroad.
30 September 2020, 12:56 Kanaan: The law on illicit enrichment was approved without excluding ministers, deputies, or any public servant.
30 September 2020, 12:52 Berri formed a committee that will deliberate on the general amnesty draft law.
30 September 2020, 11:40 MTV: Protesters staged a sit-in in downtown Beirut protesting against the banks' policies towards depositors.
30 September 2020, 11:35 The legislative session at UNESCO palace kicked off with lawmakers observing a moment of silence for the passing of Kuwaiti Emir.
30 September 2020, 11:21 MP Eddi Maalouf to MTV: Draft laws related to rebuilding Beirut and combating corruption must be approved. As for the general amnesty draft law, we refuse to have it discussed in its current form.
30 September 2020, 11:01 LBCI: Strong Lebanon bloc tends to participate in the legislative session after Berri's decision to postpone discussions into a general amnesty draft law.
30 September 2020, 10:51 MTV: Berri postponed discussions into the controversial general amnesty draft law supposed to be deliberated during the legislative session.
30 September 2020, 10:47 LBCI: The Strong Lebanon parliamentary bloc is likely to boycott the legislative session
29 September 2020, 21:53 Nasrallah: We welcomed President Macron's role and the French initiative for helping Lebanon, but not for him to become a prosecutor, a ruler or a custodian over us. We still support the French initiative but the rhetoric must be reviewed, because national dignity was insulted two days ago.
29 September 2020, 21:44 Nasrallah to Macron: If you want to know who foiled your initiative, look for the Americans who imposed sanctions and are threatening to impose more and look for King Salman’s speech at the U.N.
29 September 2020, 21:43 Nasrallah: Iran does not interfere in the Lebanese affairs and it does not make dictations and we in the Shiite duo take the decisions.
29 September 2020, 21:43 Nasrallah: We still welcome the French initiative, but the approach that was followed last month cannot be continued.
29 September 2020, 21:34 Nasrallah: We do not accept that anyone addresses us with this language.
29 September 2020, 21:33 Nasrallah: We are not part of the corrupt political class.
29 September 2020, 21:33 Nasrallah to Macron: A settlement is different than surrender. We do not practice the game of terrorism and intimidation against anyone in Lebanon.
29 September 2020, 21:32 Nasrallah: It was not us who chose war, the Zionists rather occupied our land.
29 September 2020, 21:31 Nasrallah: We did not go to Syria to fight civilians. We went there at the invitation of the Syrian government to fight terrorist groups.
29 September 2020, 21:31 Nasrallah to Macron: Our enemies and friends know that we honor our pledges.
29 September 2020, 21:30 Nasrallah to Macron: What you are asking from us contradicts with democracy. You are asking the parliamentary majority to bow and cede power to the parliamentary minority.
29 September 2020, 21:29 Nasrallah to Macron: We did not say around the table that we would accept any government.
29 September 2020, 21:26 Nasrallah: President Macron, who accused us of intimidation, is the one who practiced the intimidation policy against the heads of parties in order to pass the government.
29 September 2020, 21:21 Nasrallah: What if a new government decides to sell the state's assets.
29 September 2020, 21:20 Nasrallah: What if a government accepts the conditions of the IMF without any discussions.
29 September 2020, 21:20 Nasrallah: We should be in the government to protect the back of the resistance, so that Lebanon does not witness a government similar to the May 5, 2008 government.
29 September 2020, 21:19 Nasrallah: We cannot stay out of the government because we fear for the country and its people.
29 September 2020, 21:14 Nasrallah: The coercion method does not work in Lebanon, regardless of its advocates and sponsors, be them the U.S., France or Europe.
29 September 2020, 21:12 Nasrallah: What was proposed last month was not a salvation government but rather a government named by the club of ex-PMs.
29 September 2020, 21:12 Nasrallah: The French initiative does not mention the number of ministers nor the rotation of portfolios.
29 September 2020, 21:07 Nasrallah: Some wanted to eliminate the parliamentary blocs and the President’s powers and they sought to introduce new norms.
29 September 2020, 21:03 Nasrallah: The naming of ministers for all sects in Lebanon by a single person is dangerous for the country.
29 September 2020, 21:00 Nasrallah: It was not Adib who was negotiating with us over the government, but rather ex-PM Saad Hariri, and the club of ex-PMs wanted to distribute the portfolios and name the ministers alone.
29 September 2020, 20:57 Nasrallah: Adib did not consult with President Aoun.