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27 May 2015, 09:58 Health Minister Wael Abou Faour asked the Industry Ministry to close the Lavender company's factory in Debbiyeh in Shouf district for violating health and environmental standards.
27 May 2015, 09:50 MP Michel Moussa to VDL (100.5): Any effort to elect a president is an asset, but the demands will be suggested to Berri through the committee tasked by Bkirki.
27 May 2015, 09:38 VDL (100.5): The U.S. ambassador in Bustros Palace met with Head of the Political Affairs Ambassador Charbel Wehbe where the location of the new embassy's headquarters will be announced.
27 May 2015, 09:27 MP Samir al-Jisr to VDL (93.3): Everyone agrees to keep the government because no one wants or dares to devoid the country.
27 May 2015, 08:44 ISF detained 76 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
27 May 2015, 08:15 NNA: Three people were killed and 14 injured in an accident of a passenger van on the Arsal-Labweh road.
27 May 2015, 07:43 VDL (93.3): The army raided overnight al-Zahiriyah neighborhood in search of suspects, erecting checkpoints and inspecting the IDs of passersby.
27 May 2015, 07:42 Gasoline and diesel prices rose LL200 while kerosene rose LL400.
26 May 2015, 23:05 Aoun: Everyone is counting on the army so when will it launch a military battle that honors it? The Lebanese army is currently incapable to repel the extremists' attacks and it might receive the weapons after the end of the war in the Middle East.
26 May 2015, 23:01 Aoun: We will talk about the mistakes of the Lebanese army command at the appropriate time and many mistakes that were committed last time (in Arsal) have not been corrected.
26 May 2015, 22:58 Aoun: What will the army do in Arsal's outskirts? We want to know. Will it allow the militants to continue occupying the land in Arsal? Arsal is not insulated because wounded fighters are moving across the border. Yesterday a member of al-Nusra was abducted from the town.
26 May 2015, 22:55 Aoun: The responsibility falls on the entire government to know what is going on in Arsal. The battle is on our border and there are thousands of militants and their numbers are increasing.
26 May 2015, 22:30 Aoun: Hariri accepted the proposal and we both agreed to inform our allies. The meeting was also attended by Nader Hariri, Hani Hammoud, Ghattas Khoury and Jebran Bassil.
26 May 2015, 22:28 Aoun: I told Hariri that Shamel Roukoz is my candidate and he proposed Samir Shehadeh and Imad Othman for the ISF.
26 May 2015, 22:26 Aoun: I don't have a problem with General Qahwaji, but why should we keep a civil servant in his post in an illegitimate manner?
26 May 2015, 22:25 Aoun: The defense minister is “unique”. He is entrusted with implementing the law not with doing what he wants. If he does not want to implement the law, confidence must be withdrawn from him.
26 May 2015, 22:22 Aoun: Why should I accept the presence of an illegitimate army commander?
26 May 2015, 22:20 Aoun: What did they rely on to accuse me of abandoning equal power-sharing? We're currently practicing six-party power-sharing due to the unjust electoral law.
26 May 2015, 22:19 Aoun: Those who lie in politics can accuse others of what they want and this is what's happening in the issue of the constituent assembly.
26 May 2015, 22:18 Aoun: I'm not trying to impose anything on anyone and the right imposes itself. The Constitution distributed authorities among the sects and we have the right to name Christian officials.
26 May 2015, 22:05 Aoun: The declaration of intent with the LF is almost ready and political changes will not affect it.
26 May 2015, 22:03 Aoun: Some parliamentary blocs have approved of our proposal on limiting the presidential elections to the two strongest candidates, but the presence of the third candidate Henri Helou has rendered this proposal infeasible.
26 May 2015, 21:46 Aoun: Ask the people what they want.
26 May 2015, 21:44 Aoun: My presidential proposals do not require any constitutional amendment.
26 May 2015, 21:42 Aoun: I am trying to make a reformist achievement and this is why I'm being fought.
26 May 2015, 21:38 Aoun: I sent Ban Ki-moon a letter about the STL and we're willing to pass its funding but in a legitimate manner and not through coercion, as it has committed several violations.
26 May 2015, 21:35 LBCI: An army soldier was killed and 3 others were wounded when an armored personnel carrier flipped over in Tripoli's el-Mina.
26 May 2015, 21:33 Aoun: I did not talk with Hariri about the presidential issue during the February 18 dinner. We rather discussed the appointments.
26 May 2015, 21:22 Aoun: I think I have failed to become a consensual candidate.
26 May 2015, 21:21 Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun in an interview on OTV: I ranked first in recent polls about the presidency.
26 May 2015, 20:08 Salam: Until we achieve that, we will continue our work at the head of the national coalition government, while keeping our eyes focused on the interest of Lebanon and the Lebanese.
26 May 2015, 20:07 Salam: Any other solution that implies a triumph for one camp over another is a recipe for generating a bigger and more dangerous crisis.
26 May 2015, 20:07 Salam: The higher interest obliges us to immediately seek a consensual solution for the vacuum crisis.
26 May 2015, 20:06 Salam: It is no longer acceptable to keep the political life in Lebanon suspended and to keep the Lebanese prisoners of the crises surrounding us.
26 May 2015, 20:06 Salam: The implementation of the Constitution is not a point of view, but rather a sacred national duty.
26 May 2015, 20:06 Salam: The continued vacuum in the presidential post is threatening the Lebanese entity itself and inflicting major damage on Lebanon as a country of coexistence and partnership.
26 May 2015, 20:04 Salam: Some parties had their own interpretation of consensus, which slowed down the work of the government, but we eventually managed to find a new approach that overcame the policy of obstruction.
26 May 2015, 20:03 Salam: Political disputes have unfortunately prevented the adoption of urgent and critical resolutions that are related to vital economic sectors.
26 May 2015, 20:03 Salam: No one can replace the president of the country who should be elected by parliament and the Constitution has allowed the government to practice his powers for a temporary period.
26 May 2015, 20:02 Salam: Some parties are not in a hurry to end the presidential vacuum despite the threats that the country is facing.
26 May 2015, 20:02 Salam: The presidential vacuum is obstructing the interests of the state and the Lebanese.
26 May 2015, 20:01 Prime Minister Tammam Salam in televised address marking one year since the presidential vacuum started: Lebanon has appeared as a failed state and the Lebanese have given the impression that they are incompetent to solve their problems on their own.
26 May 2015, 19:55 Traffic Management Center: A person was killed after being hit by a vehicle on the highway between Tyre and Sidon.
26 May 2015, 19:52 Sources to MTV: The Change and Reform bloc will take a series of escalatory steps in the cabinet in the next two weeks that might reach the extent of suspending participation in the sessions.
26 May 2015, 19:42 LBCI: The Judicial Council ordered the release of 11 Islamist detainees, among them Hussam al-Sabbagh.
26 May 2015, 19:08 Civil Defense: A shipping container fell off a truck and slammed into a car on the Nahr el-Mot highway, lightly wounding two people.
26 May 2015, 16:50 National News Agency: A person was killed and another injured in a traffic accident in the al-Bayyad area on the Dinniyeh road.
26 May 2015, 16:11 National News Agency: A woman was wounded in a traffic accident on the seaside road in Amchit.
26 May 2015, 15:44 National News Agency: Two Syrians suffocated to death as they were cleaning a water well in the Nabatiyeh district town of Ibba.
26 May 2015, 13:57 VDL (93.3): The families of Islamist inmates staged a sit-in in front of al-Taqwa mosque in Tripoli, blocking the international highway in the area.
26 May 2015, 13:23 MP Atef Majdalani after meeting al-Rahi: We demand from Bkirki that Lebanon and its presidency no longer remain hostage of Hizbullah and the FPM.
26 May 2015, 13:15 Civil defense teams extinguished a blaze that erupted near Ogero company in Zahle.
26 May 2015, 13:13 Zahra: We are all paying the price of the vacuum.
26 May 2015, 13:12 MP Antoine Zahra after meeting al-Rahi: We had to voice our rejection of attempts violate the constitution and national pact. We demand the election of a president.
26 May 2015, 12:26 Al-Rahi: We must remain faithful to Lebanon and set it as a priority above all sectarian and political interests.
26 May 2015, 12:26 Al-Rahi: We must respect the constitution in ending the presidential vacuum.
26 May 2015, 12:26 Al-Rahi: All sides must acknowledge the errors they have committed.
26 May 2015, 12:26 Al-Rahi: Ending the presidential vacuum lies in adhering to coexistence, the national pact, and the country's system.
26 May 2015, 12:24 Al-Rahi: The national pact has survived various challenges throughout Lebanon's history.
26 May 2015, 12:23 Al-Rahi: The national pact organizes all aspects of political life in Lebanon.
26 May 2015, 12:23 Al-Rahi: Lebanon is built on coexistence, the national pact, and a system that implements this pact.
26 May 2015, 12:21 Al-Rahi after meeting March 14 delegation: We share your disappointment in the failure to elect a new president.
26 May 2015, 11:47 The meeting between Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi and the March 14 delegation is underway at Bkirki.
26 May 2015, 11:24 MP Robert Ghanem: Bkirki's initiative is a first step and we hope next time all lawmakers attending the presidential election sessions would join us.
26 May 2015, 11:22 Civil Defense: Firefighters extinguished a fire that erupted in the town of Haris in Bint Jbeil.
26 May 2015, 11:22 MP George Adwan according to VDL (100.5): Our meeting at Bkirki is aimed at expressing our rejection of the current situation because restoring order at institutions is linked to the presidency.
26 May 2015, 11:16 Minister Butros Harb according to VDL (93.3): Today's Bkirki meeting is a response to those obstructing the presidential elections and an initiative will be launched to resolve the deadlock.
26 May 2015, 11:15 VDL (93.3): A gang, comprised of Lebanese and Syrians, was arrested in Zahle on counterfeit charges.
26 May 2015, 11:15 March 14 lawmakers began arriving at Bkirki.
26 May 2015, 11:14 VDL (100.5): A meeting is underway between PM Tammam Salam and the Armenian FM to Lebanon.
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