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23 August 2014, 08:23 TMC: Two people were wounded in a traffic accident on the coastal road in Jal al-Dib.
22 August 2014, 22:47 VDL (93.3): An unknown assailant hurled a hand grenade near an army post in the vicinity of al-Nasseri Mosque in Bab al-Tabbaneh and the army responded by opening fire and staging patrols in the area.
22 August 2014, 21:01 Information obtained by LBCI: The abductee Majed al-Qadi who hails from al-Ain has been freed and he's now at Sheikh Mustafa al-Hujeiri's house in Arsal.
22 August 2014, 20:14 Mustaqbal bloc MP Jamal Jarrah to LBCI: The Change and Reform bloc's proposal is one of the most dangerous proposals for Christians and Aoun has suggested it because he is allied with Hizbullah and AMAL. Should these alliances change, Muslims will then decide who should be president.
22 August 2014, 19:41 Government sources to al-Manar: The release of the security personnel is a priority and the means to reach that will remain confidential in order to protect them.
22 August 2014, 18:34 Gemayel: We proposed with al-Rahi an initiative to end the obstruction of the polls.
22 August 2014, 18:33 Gemayel: Hizbullah and the Change and Reform bloc should take the initiative and end the obstruction of the polls.
22 August 2014, 18:32 Gemayel: We know that a certain camp is obstructing quorum at parliament.
22 August 2014, 18:32 Gemayel: Given the regional developments, we in are in great need to hold the presidential elections.
22 August 2014, 18:32 Gemayel: We are wasting the role of Christians and the presidency through the obstruction of the polls.
22 August 2014, 18:31 Gemayel: The proposed constitutional amendment is aimed at distracting us from the polls.
22 August 2014, 18:31 Gemayel: I had made this proposal 25 years ago when its implementation was viable, but today it isn't.
22 August 2014, 18:30 Gemayel: We also discussed some of the bizarre proposals to amend the constitutions regarding the presidential polls.
22 August 2014, 18:30 Gemayel: We thank al-Rahi for his trip to Arbil and hope it will pave the way for international action regarding the persecution of Christians.
22 August 2014, 18:29 Gemayel: The international community should not stand idly by at the developments in the region as extremism will reach the West eventually.
22 August 2014, 18:28 Gemayel: We hope that al-Rahi's trip to Arbil will be followed up on the international level.
22 August 2014, 18:27 Gemayel after meeting al-Rahi: The developments in Iraq should be a sign to all sides to take heed.
22 August 2014, 17:54 Muslim Scholars Committee: We urge the media to responsibly report matters linked to this file.
22 August 2014, 17:53 Muslim Scholars Committee: Our services will remain available to the premiership and army.
22 August 2014, 17:53 Muslim Scholars Committee: We have decided to suspend our negotiation efforts to allow others to try to take this role.
22 August 2014, 17:52 Muslim Scholars Committee after meeting Salam: Our initiative helped thwart the arrival of Arsal gunmen throughout Lebanon.
22 August 2014, 17:42 NNA: A Syrian national was killed after metal objects at a metal shop in Akkar landed on his head.
22 August 2014, 17:26 NBN: The Muslim Scholars Committee delegation announced that it will no longer pursue negotiations with the captors of the soldiers and security forces abducted from Arsal.
22 August 2014, 17:12 LBCI: Kataeb Party chief Amin Gemayel arrived at Bkirki.
22 August 2014, 17:11 Karam: Wherever his interest is, the general finds equal Christian-Muslim power-sharing, even in an axis containing "the regime of jails and graves" as Aoun called it during the Liberation War.
22 August 2014, 17:10 Karam: The road to Baabda now goes through Kasab and Mosul.
22 August 2014, 17:08 Karam: The refugee crisis started in late 2011 and continued into the period during which the bloc obtained seats in the cabinet, so why didn't it address this problem?
22 August 2014, 17:06 Karam: We were the first to demand the demarcation of the border with Syria and the prohibition of the movement of gunmen, but the March 8 forces quickly dismissed this suggestion because they want to keep the border loose and unsecured.
22 August 2014, 17:05 Karam: The bloc wants the threat against Christians to continue in order to exploit their plight and say that the regime in Syria and Hizbullah in Lebanon are their protectors.
22 August 2014, 17:04 Karam: The Change and Reform is exaggerating the threat without proposing a solution and it is obstructing every solution that does not suit the agenda of the axis it belongs to.
22 August 2014, 17:04 Karam: The ISIL's practices in Iraq are rejected, but the difference between the condemnations of the Aounists and others is that the bloc is seeking to exaggerate the threat, not out of keenness on minorities but rather to confirm the validity of its alliance with dictators.
22 August 2014, 17:03 Karam: Aoun was the first person to accuse the Syrian regime of blowing the threat of fundamentalist movements out of proportion with the aim of playing the role of the "maniac fireman" while claiming to be the people's defender in the face of takfiris.
22 August 2014, 17:03 Karam: Aoun was the first person to urge Nasrallah to pounce on the Christian community.
22 August 2014, 17:02 Karam: Those who have marginalized the Sunni moderation do not have the right to criticize the ISIL.
22 August 2014, 17:02 Karam: Those who killed the moderate Sunni forces in Lebanon are the same ones who killed the forces of moderation in Syria.
22 August 2014, 17:01 Karam: The ISIL is terrorizing Christians while the March 8 forces are covering up for those who blew up Christian and non-Christian politicians and planted bombs in Christian areas.
22 August 2014, 17:01 Karam: The ISIL is vacating Mosul of Christians while the Change and Reform bloc is vacating the presidency of Christian political presence.
22 August 2014, 17:00 LF bloc MP Fadi Karam responding to Change and Reform's proposal on presidency: The bloc that is mourning over Christian presence has forgotten that the ISIL and it are two faces of the same coin.
22 August 2014, 15:56 Al-Jadeed: Salam is holding talks with a Muslim Scholars Committee delegation at the Grand Serail on the soldiers and security forces abducted from Arsal.
22 August 2014, 15:42 VDL (100.5): The rally commemorating al-Sadr has been called off and replaced with a televised speech for Berri.
22 August 2014, 13:49 Salam handed the ambassadors of Arab countries letters to share the 280 million dollar cost to rebuild the Nahr al-Bared camp.
22 August 2014, 13:43 VDL (100.5): An ISF patrol came under fire while removing a construction violation in Baalbek.
22 August 2014, 13:36 MTV: The captors of Lebanese citizen Saadallah al-Saklawi in Nigeria demanded a ransom of USD500,000 for his release.
22 August 2014, 13:30 NNA: An army officer was injured in a traffic accident in Akkar.
22 August 2014, 13:26 Speaker Nabih Berri held talks with General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim.
22 August 2014, 12:41 VDL (93.3): A Lebanese national was kidnapped in Nigeria .
22 August 2014, 12:17 VDL (100.5): A meeting is underway between Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi and Defense Minister Samir Moqbel.
22 August 2014, 11:51 Free Lebanon radio: Former Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir underwent a minor surgery at Notre Dame de Secours Hospital and he is doing well.
22 August 2014, 11:43 Kanaan called for the amendment of clause 2 of article 49 of the constitution to consolidate democracy and rotation of power.
22 August 2014, 11:41 Kanaan on the proposed draft-law: The president should be elected by the people in two rounds.
22 August 2014, 11:40 Kanaan: A strong president is capable of being committed and implementing his vows.
22 August 2014, 11:39 Kanaan: We now have the opportunity to abide by the National Pact. The Christians should not rush the election of a president who should be strong.
22 August 2014, 11:39 Kanaan: Any quorum in any electoral round would bring a president who is not qualified and his election would be based on settlements.
22 August 2014, 11:38 Kanaan: An electoral draft-law based on proportionality should have been adopted in 2013 to lead to the election of a president in 2014. But the parliament's term was extended rather than approving the Orthodox Gathering proposal.
22 August 2014, 11:36 Kanaan: The Christians have been marginalized because they are being elected from people from outside their sects.
22 August 2014, 11:34 MP Ibrahim Kanaan during a press conference at parliament: The problem in the election of the president is not the lack of quorum but the unconstitutional practice of politics.
22 August 2014, 11:29 TMC: 2 people were injured in a collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle on al-Assad highway near Cocodi tunnel.
22 August 2014, 11:22 VDL (100.5): PM Tammam Salam is meeting with MP Bahia Hariri at the Grand Serail.
22 August 2014, 11:17 MP Ahmed Fatfat to LBCI: The Change and Reform bloc proposal is not serious and is unacceptable under the current circumstances.
22 August 2014, 11:09 EDL contract workers: Our protest is peaceful and civilized.
22 August 2014, 11:09 EDL contract workers: The lawsuit filed by Kamal al-Hayek against three workers targets 2000 employees.
22 August 2014, 11:08 EDL contract workers called on the company's board of directors to support them.
22 August 2014, 11:07 EDL contract workers: We had no other solution but to escalate our endeavors.
22 August 2014, 11:07 EDL contract workers: We are not criminals and we are demanding the implementation of the law.
22 August 2014, 11:06 EDL contract workers: Those responsible for the deterioration of the company should be referred to the general prosecution.
22 August 2014, 10:56 VDL (100.5): Fire erupted near the electricity station in Tripoli's Bahsas area and firefighters are working on extinguishing it.