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28 November 2014, 20:47 LBCI: Ali al-Bazzal's wife quoted Sheikh Mustafa al-Hujeiri as saying that al-Nusra is determined to execute her husband and that it has not backed down from the deadline it had given to the government.
28 November 2014, 20:10 Nusra source to Anatolia news agency: We have not backed down from the decision to execute the captive soldier and we have not extended the deadline. The equation is clear: freeing a female prisoner in Lebanon in return for halting the execution.
28 November 2014, 20:05 MTV: A Syrian source said al-Nusra Front refused to meet Sheikh Mustafa al-Hujeiri and will not respond to negotiations aimed at convincing it to back down from murdering al-Bazzal.
28 November 2014, 19:25 The families of the captive troops have reopened the Saifi road.
28 November 2014, 19:20 NBN: Al-Nusra Front has backed down from its threat to execute al-Bazzal, following efforts and indirect contacts by the Lebanese General Security.
28 November 2014, 18:58 National News Agency: MP Hadi Hbeish arrived in Saifi to meet the families of the captive troops and the road is still blocked in both directions.
28 November 2014, 18:53 LBCI: General Security contacted the Qatari side, which informed Maj. Gen. Ibrahim that the mediator will head to Lebanon in the coming hours.
28 November 2014, 18:32 LBCI: Sheikh Mustafa al-Hujeiri is in Arsal's outskirts in an attempt to prevent the execution of Ali al-Bazzal.
28 November 2014, 18:10 Former president Michel Suleiman is meeting at his Paris residence with ex-PM Saad Hariri.
28 November 2014, 18:05 National News Agency: Two people were arrested at the Dahr al-Baidar checkpoint over the possession of a quantity of hashish.
28 November 2014, 17:59 Ali al-Bazzal's wife to LBCI: I will visit Sheikh Mustafa al-Hujeiri to inquire about the outcome of his contacts with al-Nusra and if necessary I'll go to Arsal's outskirts before the end of the 8-hour deadline.
28 November 2014, 17:59 National News Agency: Gunfire from Syria is targeting the outskirts of the Akkar towns of Amar al-Baikat, Qashlaq, Wadi al-Har and Hikr Janine.
28 November 2014, 17:57 The army arrested al-Asir supporter Maarouf H. in Sidon.
28 November 2014, 17:40 Army troops shot and wounded a fugitive who did not stop at a checkpoint in al-Sharawneh.
28 November 2014, 17:07 The families of the captive servicemen have blocked the Saifi road in both directions.
28 November 2014, 15:27 Al-Nusra Front: There are only eight hours left to release the sister Joumana Hmayyed or face the execution of the captive Ali al-Bazzal.
28 November 2014, 14:58 Abou Faour: The assault against the demonstrators only shows the use of oppressive force that was misguided.
28 November 2014, 14:57 Health Minister Wael Abou Faour: The assault against the families of the Arsal captives is shameful for the state and unjustified.
28 November 2014, 13:24 FPM leader Michel Aoun told his visitors that the decision of the Constitutional Council is wrong.
28 November 2014, 13:22 The families of Arsal captives: Our sons are more precious than you are. These endeavors will lead to bloodshed.
28 November 2014, 13:21 The families of Arsal captives: Thank you for your acts. You have lost your conscious.
28 November 2014, 13:18 The families of Arsal captives to Mashnouq: It is shameful that the state assaulted the relatives of military personnel.
28 November 2014, 13:01 The army has arrested two suspects during raids near the Airport road.
28 November 2014, 12:47 A meeting is underway between PM Salam and Bishop Boulos Sayyah.
28 November 2014, 12:42 PSP chief Walid Jumblat described the clampdown on the relatives of hostages as shameful.
28 November 2014, 11:39 LBCI: The Constitutional Council rejected the appeal against the extension of parliament's term in order to avoid prolonging vacuum at constitutional institutions.
28 November 2014, 11:37 Al-Mashnouq: We are dealing with the states that have influence on the jihadists who abducted the servicemen.
28 November 2014, 11:36 Al-Mashnouq: The relatives should not succumb to the demands of the terrorist groups.
28 November 2014, 11:36 Al-Mashnouq: I am ready to resign if my resignation would help secure the release of the hostages.
28 November 2014, 11:36 Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq: From the first moment, the government has been working on the release of the hostages in accordance to certain principles.
28 November 2014, 11:31 The families urged the judiciary to investigate and interrogate any ISF member who ordered the assault on them.
28 November 2014, 11:30 The families of the hostages: Our protests will continue until the release of our loved ones.
28 November 2014, 11:28 The families of the hostages: We were surprised by the political decision that suppressed the relatives but failed to release the abductees.
28 November 2014, 11:28 Lebanese poet and writer Said Akl passed away at the age of 102
28 November 2014, 11:21 OTV: The Constitutional Council session ended.
28 November 2014, 10:45 VDL (93.3): The relatives of the hostages returned to the site of their protest camp in Riad al-Solh.
28 November 2014, 10:39 ISF via twitter: As police if we had the right to protest then 27,000 members would protest along with the families of the abducted servicemen.
28 November 2014, 10:34 The families of abducted servicemen demanded Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq to step down.
28 November 2014, 10:30 Telecom Minister Butros Harb via twitter: I welcome Hariri's initiative to engage in dialogue with all the Lebanese factions.
28 November 2014, 10:23 The Constitutional Council convened to discuss the FPM challenge against the parliament's term extension.
28 November 2014, 10:20 NNA: A female relative of one of the hostages was taken to hospital after fainting.
28 November 2014, 10:13 U.S. Ambassador David Hale left Lebanon heading to Frankfurt en route to the United States.
28 November 2014, 10:08 The Saifi road was reopened after police used water cannons against the protesters.
28 November 2014, 10:05 Free Lebanon Radio: The protesters moved from the Saifi road and gathered at the pavement.
28 November 2014, 09:59 TMC: Two individuals were injured when their vehicle flipped over in Tripoli's al-Salam roundabout.
28 November 2014, 09:55 The relatives of the soldiers and policemen taken hostage by jihadists in August were sprayed with water to force them to open the Saifi road.
28 November 2014, 09:52 An LBCI reporter was assaulted by a policemen after he refused to hand over his mobile phone to him.
28 November 2014, 09:50 Security forces and the relatives of the hostages clashed as police tried to open the Saifi road.
28 November 2014, 09:45 Security forces and some journalists clashed in the Saifi area after they were banned from the site of the protest of the relatives of the hostages.
28 November 2014, 09:44 Fire engulfed Tan armored car used to transport money on Mseileh road towards Nabatiyeh.
28 November 2014, 09:43 Security forces banned journalists from the area of the sit-in in Beirut's Saifi.
28 November 2014, 09:11 The relatives of the hostages: We won't disappoint Abou Faour. We will make a decision soon.
28 November 2014, 09:09 Abou Faour: Secrecy is one of the reasons for the success of the negotiations.
28 November 2014, 09:07 Abou Faour said he is not in Beirut. But he will meet with the relatives when he returns.
28 November 2014, 09:07 Minister Wael Abou Faour to LBCI: I spoke to the relatives and urged them to open the road and give the Lebanese government some time to allow it to work.
28 November 2014, 08:55 VDL (100.5): Firefighters extinguished a fire that erupted in an apartment in Tripoli's al-Maarad street. Only material damages were reported.
28 November 2014, 08:30 Minister Nabil de Freije to VDL (100.5): Stability in Lebanon and the ban of local use of arms are two key matters on the agenda of Hizbullah-Mustaqbal dialogue.
28 November 2014, 08:29 The relatives of the so-called Arsal hostages blocked the Saifi road at Beirut's entrance.
28 November 2014, 08:12 The Red Cross: A car turned over in Sed al-Baushrieh. Rescuers are on the way.
28 November 2014, 08:01 ISF detained 60 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
28 November 2014, 07:55 NNA: Israeli troops fired at dawn five flares over the town of Shebaa.
28 November 2014, 07:47 NNA: Two people were injured in a dispute in Bourj al-Shamali refugee camp in Tyre.
28 November 2014, 07:27 Father of abducted soldier Mohammed Youssef to VDL (100.5): We'll only block the Saifi road briefly at 8:00 am. We have carried out contacts with al-Nusra via mediators to end the threats.