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30 January 2015, 18:21 Labor Minister Qazzi proposed launching 15-day negotiations as of Tuesday between the casino's board of directors and the dismissed employees, during which all decisions would be frozen, including the dismissal decision, and the casino would resume its operations.
30 January 2015, 18:15 Qazzi: No one can say that the decision cannot be reversed ... All things can be reconsidered.
30 January 2015, 18:09 Qazzi: It is prohibited to take measures against any new or old employee at the casino if they are attending and working.
30 January 2015, 18:08 Qazzi to dismissed employees: You are not only paying the price of the board of directors' decisions, but also that of the politicians' decisions.
30 January 2015, 18:08 Labor Minister Qazzi from Casino: Political decisions have nothing to do with bread, sickness and maternity. The uprising today is not only over the employees' rights but also to separate the casino from politics, to which it has been confined for decades.
30 January 2015, 18:05 MTV: Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi arrived at Casino du Liban to meet the sacked employees.
30 January 2015, 17:19 MP Simon Abi Ramia from Casino: The beginning of the end has started and we say thank you to George Nakhle and Hisham Nasser who have submitted their resignations. The board of directors is about to collapse and the employees are on the verge of victory.
30 January 2015, 17:16 LBCI: The young man Rawad Mohammed Ezzeddine has been released, after he was abducted by gunmen from the Arsal area of Wadi Hmeid.
30 January 2015, 17:12 Al-Khazen: The sit-in will not be suspended and the tents will not be dismantled before you reverse your unjust decisions.
30 January 2015, 17:11 Al-Khazen: I advise you not to test the people of Keserwan because their history of standing by the right is well-known. Today, Keserwan is fully ready to defend the bread of the poor.
30 January 2015, 17:10 Al-Khazen: The rights of the dismissed employees come before anything else and for the sake of these rights we tell you: we will keep standing by you and we won't settle before the rights return to their owners. As for the negligent and violating employees, they don't enjoy anyone's cover.
30 January 2015, 17:09 Ex-MP Farid al-Khazen at press conference attended by sacked employees of Casino du Liban: We will not allow this massacre to continue and we declare our support for everyone without any discrimination and we extend our hands to the officials to resolve the issue.
30 January 2015, 17:01 OTV: George Nakhle and Hisham Nasser have resigned from Casino du Liban's board of directors.
30 January 2015, 16:49 Nasrallah: From now on, if any member of Hizbullah is assassinated, then we will blame it on Israel and reserve the right to respond to it whenever and however we choose.
30 January 2015, 16:45 Nasrallah: We have the right to confront the enemy at any time, place, or manner.
30 January 2015, 16:44 Nasrallah: The resistance no longer cares about rules of engagement and we do not recognize them in confronting the enemy.
30 January 2015, 16:43 Nasrallah: We do not want a war, but we do not fear it.
30 January 2015, 16:41 Nasrallah: If Israel is banking that we fear war, then I tell it that we do not fear war and we will not hesitate in waging it if it is imposed on us.
30 January 2015, 16:40 Nasrallah: Israel must understand that the resistance cannot be deterred.
30 January 2015, 16:39 Nasrallah: Israel learned that it should not test us again given the Quneitra strike and Shebaa Farms operation.
30 January 2015, 16:38 Nasrallah: The takfiri groups, especially those on Israel's border, are a natural ally of the enemy and another form of the Lahd army, under Syrian guise.
30 January 2015, 16:37 Nasrallah: The Israeli people discovered that their leadership put them on the brink of war, jeopardizing their economy and security.
30 January 2015, 16:36 Nasrallah: Israel discovered that its leadership's assessment of the situation on the ground was idiotic.
30 January 2015, 16:35 Nasrallah: I salute the fighters who carried out the Shebaa Farms operation.
30 January 2015, 16:34 Nasrallah: Israel did not claim responsibility for the Quneitra attack, but Hizbullah claimed responsibility for the Shebaa operation soon after it took place.
30 January 2015, 16:31 Nasrallah: The resistance carried out its Shebaa operation in broad daylight in spite of the fact that Israel was at its highest level of preparation.
30 January 2015, 16:28 Nasallah: We prepared ourselves for the worst case scenario when we took that decision.
30 January 2015, 16:27 Nasrallah: We took no hesitation in making the decision that Israel should be punished for its crime in Qunietra.
30 January 2015, 16:23 Nasrallah: Israel immediately anticipated a Hizbullah retaliation to the Quneitra assassination and therefore took all precautions.
30 January 2015, 16:15 The Foreign Ministry submitted a complaint against Israel to the U.N. Security Council over its violation of Resolution 1701.
30 January 2015, 16:12 Nasrallah: Israel however felt threatened by six Hizbullah members and an Iranian general passing through Quneitra.
30 January 2015, 16:11 Nasrallah: Netanyahu is not at all concerned by the presence of al-Nusra on Israel's border.
30 January 2015, 16:10 Nasrallah: Thousands of members of al-Nusra Front are present along the border with Israel in the occupied Golan Heights.
30 January 2015, 16:06 Nasrallah: Israel was surprised when Hizbullah announced the name of its martyrs within a short time of the strike.
30 January 2015, 16:03 Nasrallah: Israel has not yet claimed responsibility for the airstrike believing that Hizbullah is weak and would disregard the attack.
30 January 2015, 16:00 Nasrallah: Our brothers in Quneitra were killed in a clear assassination, in a decision taken by Israel.
30 January 2015, 15:59 Nasrallah: Given this reality in the region, the Quneitra airstrike took place on January 18. An Israeli helicopter targeted two civilian vehicles transporting our seven brothers in the area.
30 January 2015, 15:57 Nasrallah: There is no such thing as an Arab League or an independent Arab stance when it comes to Israel. Arab positions and arms are available when it comes to Yemen, Iraq, and Syria.
30 January 2015, 15:55 Nasrallah: Israel is taking advantage of the divisions in the region and the complete absence of the stances of the Arab countries, especially the so-called Arab League.
30 January 2015, 15:54 Nasrallah: Israel believes that it can threaten all armies and governments in the region whenever it pleases and without being deterred.
30 January 2015, 15:53 Nasrallah: In Syria, Israel has been backing the extremist groups and shelling regime positions under various excuses. In Lebanon, it does not recognize resolution 1701 and has committed thousands of violations against its sovereignty.
30 January 2015, 15:52 Nasrallah: Israel has in recent years resorted to the same arrogant practices it had adopted decades ago. It carried out a bloody campaign against Gaza and it has violated the most basic of Palestinian rights.
30 January 2015, 15:51 Nasrallah: Since 1948, the region has been suffering from a cancerous growth called Israel.
30 January 2015, 15:48 Nasrallah: The mix of Lebanese and Iranian blood on Syrian soil in Quneitra represent the unity of our battle and fate.
30 January 2015, 15:45 Nasrallah: The Quneitra martyrs represent a number of generations of the resistance.
30 January 2015, 15:43 Nasrallah: I salute the resistance martyrs of the Quneitra attack.
30 January 2015, 15:42 Nasrallah: It is our duty, as we commemorate the martyrs of the resistance, to salute the martyrs of the Lebanese army, who were killed in Ras Baalbek as they were defending the Bekaa against takfiri terrorists, who prove everyday that they are serving the Israeli agenda.
30 January 2015, 15:40 Nasrallah: I salute the supporters of the resistance, who stood by us the moment the Quneitra strike took place.
30 January 2015, 15:39 Nasrallah: I dedicate a special thanks to the fighters in the resistance who were up to the responsibility of the Quneitra attack.
30 January 2015, 15:38 Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah during televised speech commemorating the “Resistance's Martyrs in Quneitra”: I salute the families of the martyrs and thank all those who offered their condolences to us.
30 January 2015, 15:36 Heavy celebratory gunfire renewed in Beirut as Sayyed Nasrallah's speech got underway.
30 January 2015, 15:17 Naharnet: Heavy gunfire is being heard across Beirut.
30 January 2015, 15:15 Naharnet: The sounds of RPG blasts have been heard in Beirut.
30 January 2015, 15:06 A ceremony commemorating the "Resistance Martyrs in Quneitra" is underway and Hizbullah chief Nasrallah is set to make a speech at the event.
30 January 2015, 14:05 Boroujerdi from Ain el-Tineh: I talked with Speaker Berri about ways to consolidate ties between Lebanon and Iran.
30 January 2015, 14:03 VDL (93.3): The army is carrying out a raid in al-Sabil street in Tripoli's Tabbaneh neighborhood.
30 January 2015, 13:47 U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag held a meeting with FPM chief Michel Aoun.
30 January 2015, 13:34 MTV: 2,000 kilograms of expired fish were seized during a raid on a depot in Bir Hassan.
30 January 2015, 13:02 Al-Jadeed: One person was wounded in a traffic accident between two vehicles on the Safra highway leading to Jounieh.
30 January 2015, 12:55 Ali after meeting Bassil: Responding to Israel lies in targeting the IS and al-Nusra groups, because they are an extension of the Israeli army.
30 January 2015, 11:58 VDL (93.3): FM Jebran Bassil is holding talks with Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim Ali.
30 January 2015, 11:54 Boroujerdi: The more ties were consolidated among countries in the region, the more there will be stability.
30 January 2015, 11:53 Boroujerdi: Iran's policy is based on building the best of relations with the region's countries, including Saudi Arabia.
30 January 2015, 11:53 Chairman of Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi after meeting PM Salam: The political developments in the region help consolidate stability in Lebanon.
30 January 2015, 11:23 A meeting is underway between head of al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc MP Fouad Saniora and U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag.
30 January 2015, 11:17 Boroujerdi: Iran has a close relationship with Hizbullah, and Iran has the will to enhance relations with Saudi Arabia.
30 January 2015, 11:12 A meeting is underway between Foreign Minister Jebarn Bassil and U.S. Ambassador David Hale.
30 January 2015, 11:07 Boroujerdi is meeting with Prime Minister Tammam Salam.
30 January 2015, 10:48 TMC: A man was injured in a car crash on the al-Nakkash road.
30 January 2015, 10:46 A meeting is underway between FM Jebran Bassil and Chairman of Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi.
30 January 2015, 09:13 MP Marwan Hamadeh to VDL (93.3): Hizbullah will not be dragged to a war and it is keen to preserve the military equations.
30 January 2015, 08:44 MP Atef Majdalani to VDL (100.5): Although there is a difficulty to implement the Baabda declaration at present, that must not stop us from demanding a commitment to it.
30 January 2015, 08:39 VDL (100.5): Gunmen robbed people at Lock Stock pub in Mar Mikhael area and then escaped in a Kia Cerato.
30 January 2015, 08:28 ISF detained 77 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
30 January 2015, 08:17 TMC: An individual was injured after his vehicle hit a wall on the Jiyyeh highway.
30 January 2015, 07:42 LBCI: Gunmen kidnapped Rawad Mohammed Ezzeddine from Arsal's Wadi Hmeid area and took him to the town's outskirts.
30 January 2015, 07:29 Casino du Liban employee Hadi Chehwan to VDL (100.5): Our escalatory moves will be limited to the premises of the casino and we will not block roads or burn tires.
29 January 2015, 22:56 MTV: An armed group has kidnapped the citizen Rawad Ezzeddine from Wadi Hmeid.
29 January 2015, 22:52 LBCI: The sacked Casino du Liban employees have started erecting tents outside the casino.
29 January 2015, 22:46 Syrian source from Qalamun to MTV: The Islamic State group denied appointing al-Asir as emir over Lebanon, noting that an emirate in Lebanon is still a premature move.
29 January 2015, 22:45 The ISF Intelligence Bureau found a Nissan Pathfinder SUV in the Furzol plain, after its owner Mazen K. had reported it stolen to the Chtaura police station at noon.
29 January 2015, 21:43 MTV: A man identified as M.D. was arrested after a shooting while several stolen cars were seized in a raid carried out by the ISF Intelligence Branch in central Bekaa's Chtaura and al-Marj.
29 January 2015, 21:42 MTV: The army contained an individual dispute between two families in al-Qobbeh's al-Handase road.
29 January 2015, 20:56 Israeli Defense Minister Yaalon: The Quneitra assassination was necessary and had we given Jihad Mughniyeh more time, he would have carried landmark operations against Israel within weeks.
29 January 2015, 20:55 Israeli Defense Minister Yaalon: Hizbullah does not need tunnels because its fighters can cross the border without them.
29 January 2015, 20:22 Employees of Casino du Liban: We declare tomorrow a day of mobilization in Keserwan and Lebanon. Our initiative with Qazzi was aimed at reconsidering the list of sacked employees, but we discovered that no one is responsible and that there is a conspiracy against the casino.
29 January 2015, 19:59 MTV: Minister Fneish responded calmly to Qazzi, saying "the operation took place on occupied soil and this is our right."
29 January 2015, 19:58 MTV: Qazzi stressed during the cabinet session that any response against Israel must happen from outside Lebanese territory "because Lebanon cannot bear further deterioration."
29 January 2015, 19:57 Future TV: Security sources in Bint Jbeil confirmed that no projectiles were fired at the Biranit settlement, describing the situation as "very calm."
29 January 2015, 19:57 Security sources to VDL (100.5): The situation is calm on the border.
29 January 2015, 19:37 Al-Arabiya's al-Hadath channel: The army locked down the area near the Biranit settlement after a blast was heard.
29 January 2015, 19:35 Al-Arabiya's al-Hadath channel: The Israeli army confirmed that no rocket had landed in the north.
29 January 2015, 19:30 Haaretz: The sounds of blasts were heard in Israel's north and the Israeli army is investigating.
29 January 2015, 19:26 Al-Arabiya: An RPG has landed near the Biranit settlement near the border with Lebanon.
29 January 2015, 19:17 MTV: The Judicial Police conducted a raid in Brital and arrested a key suspect involved in kidnap operations.
29 January 2015, 19:17 Health Ministry: 13 meat shops have been shut down and sealed with red wax in Sabra for violating food safety standards.
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