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02 September 2014, 17:05 Jreissati: MP Michel Aoun was never opposed to negotiations to release the captives, but they should be conducted with the countries supporting the extremists.
02 September 2014, 17:05 Jreissati: Any negotiations with extremists should preserve our sovereignty.
02 September 2014, 17:04 Jreissati: We will not take into consideration that does not address our national proposal.
02 September 2014, 17:04 Jreissati: The March 14 alliance's initiative disregards our proposal.
02 September 2014, 17:02 Former Minister Salim Jreissati after Change and Reform bloc's weekly meeting: We reject the initiative that was proposed today and deem it as useless and contradictory of coexistence.
02 September 2014, 16:51 VDL (93.3): Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi returned to Beirut from a trip to Rome.
02 September 2014, 16:46 Mustafa al-Habri was killed and two others wounded in a diesel tank blast that was being repaired in Bar Elias.
02 September 2014, 16:15 Two Syrians were arrested in the southern town of al-Nmeiriyeh with ISIL paraphernalia in their possession.
02 September 2014, 15:24 The Muslim Scholars Committee condemned the beheading of a Lebanese soldier, urging the abductors to "stop such acts that do not serve the Syrian cause or Lebanon's civil peace."
02 September 2014, 15:22 Al-Jadeed: The Baalbek international highway has been blocked by the relatives of captive soldier Ali al-Hajj Hassan.
02 September 2014, 15:12 TMC: A collision between a crane and a car inside the airport tunnel killed a man and left three injured.
02 September 2014, 14:34 UNIFIL Commander Maj. Gen. Luciano Portolano met with Speaker Nabih Berri, reiterating the mission's commitment to its mandated tasks under resolution 1701.
02 September 2014, 13:43 VDL (100.5): PM Salam is holding talks with Turkish Ambassador to Lebanon Inan Ozyildiz.
02 September 2014, 12:45 Adwan: It was compelling for us to open the door for a compromise president to salvage Lebanon.
02 September 2014, 12:42 LF MP George Adwan: We won't make settlements unless there is full agreement among the March 14 alliance's officials.
02 September 2014, 12:41 Saniora: Contacts aimed at reaching a settlement based on the Taef accord starts with the immediate election of a president.
02 September 2014, 12:39 Saniora: March 14 alliance holds onto the candidacy of Geagea but is ready to agree on another candidate who receives the backing of all the Lebanese.
02 September 2014, 12:38 Saniora: Out of our keenness to hold the elections, the March 14 alliance calls for rotation of power.
02 September 2014, 12:38 Saniora from parliament: The failure to elect a president is being accompanied by terrorist activities in the region.
02 September 2014, 12:12 TMC: The Ouzai road was reopened after it was blocked by protesters.
02 September 2014, 12:00 Al-Jadeed: The army raided two buildings housing Syrian refugees at the entrance of al-Qarya town east of Sidon.
02 September 2014, 11:58 Jreij: The numbers showed an increase in the financial deficit.
02 September 2014, 11:57 Jreij: Salam said that the session only discussed the financia situation in the country.
02 September 2014, 11:57 Information Minister Ramzi Jreij: Salam said that security situation in the country is being followed and it will be discussed on Thursday.
02 September 2014, 11:51 The cabinet session ended.
02 September 2014, 11:47 TMC: Demonstrators blocked the Ouzai highway to protest power cuts.
02 September 2014, 11:32 Judge Imad al-Zein issued arrest warrants against 7 detainees who are linked to the case of Imad Jomaa.
02 September 2014, 11:09 MP Antoine Zahra criticized PM Salam for calling for a cabinet session that coincides with the parliament's session.
02 September 2014, 11:08 MPs began arriving at the parliament.
02 September 2014, 11:01 A Syrian boy was killed when the tractor he was driving in the Bekaa area of al-Saqi in Ali al-Nahri overturned.
02 September 2014, 10:45 MP Jamal al-Jarrah to Free Lebanon: Hizbullah brought ISIS to Lebanon. Aoun does not have a chance to reach the presidency.
02 September 2014, 10:34 VDL (93.3): 18 Syrians managed to escape from a warehouse in Shmestar after being held captive in retaliation to the abduction of security personnel in Arsal.
02 September 2014, 10:07 The cabinet convened at the Grand Serail under PM Tammam Salam.
02 September 2014, 10:00 Al-Jadeed: The families of the kidnapped soldiers and policemen held a sit-in on the Baalbek-Hermel highway at the area of Douris.
02 September 2014, 09:46 ISF detained 77 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
02 September 2014, 09:40 Minister Ali Hassan Khalil ahead of cabinet session: The session is to discuss and explain all the financial facts.
02 September 2014, 09:10 Future TV: The army made a huge deployment in Tripoli's churches street and the internal markets.
02 September 2014, 09:08 VDL (100.5): Al-Abdeh road in Tripoli was blocked by protesters to demand the release of the abducted security personnel.
02 September 2014, 08:57 MP Fadi Karam to Radio Orient: The LF is not calling on its supporters to take up arms.
02 September 2014, 08:56 MP Khaled Zahraman to VDL (100.5): We should negotiate with the captors of the soldiers. There is no other way to release them.
02 September 2014, 08:43 LF MP Antoine Zahra to VDL (93.3): An initiative could be made today. It won't give up the candidacy of Geagea without a settlement.
02 September 2014, 08:34 VDL (93.3): Threats were written on the walls of Mar Elias Church in Tripoli, vowing to slaughter the "worshipers of the Cross."
02 September 2014, 08:14 Rashid Jomaa of the Bhannes Center for Seismic and Scientific Research to VDL (100.5): There were no aftershocks following the small tremor that hit Lebanon on Monday night. There are no signs that a strong quake would shake the country.
02 September 2014, 08:04 MP Qassem Hashem to VDL (93.3): We reject exchanging the abducted soldiers with criminals or yielding to the demands of the kidnappers.
02 September 2014, 07:45 TMC: Two people were injured after two cars collided on Jal El-Dib highway at dawn.
01 September 2014, 22:40 Al-Mayadeen: Iranian Deputy FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will visit Beirut and Damascus next week.
01 September 2014, 22:23 Syrian National Coalition: Hizbullah cannot take the decision of avoiding the Qalamun battle to rescue the lives of the abducted Lebanese troops.
01 September 2014, 22:07 Slain Sergeant Ali al-Sayyed's family issued a statement urging Fnaydeq's residents not to attack "Syrian guests."
01 September 2014, 22:06 Traffic Management Center: A person was killed and another injured as a car crashed into the road median on the Damour-Beirut highway.
01 September 2014, 22:06 Traffic Management Center: Two people were injured as two trucks collided on the Nahr el-Mot-Zalka highway.
01 September 2014, 20:01 MTV: The IS sent with the body of the martyr al-Sayyed a list containing the names of the prisoners it want freed and if these detainees are convicts, the issue will require a decree signed by all ministers.
01 September 2014, 19:55 MTV: A brief conversation took place between the Muslim Scholars Committee representatives and those of the IS in Qalamun and the latter threatened to behead another soldier within 24 hours if the government does not fulfill their demands.
01 September 2014, 19:54 LBCI: The body of the martyr Ali al-Sayyed was buried in the outskirts of the Syrian town of Flita and the Syrian air raids on the area delayed the body's arrival.
01 September 2014, 19:44 Sources to al-Manar: Jumblat is trying to reach a settlement over the names of the president, premier, army chief and a new electoral law.
01 September 2014, 19:44 Sources to al-Manar: Tomorrow's presidential election session will not be different than the previous ones and reports claiming otherwise are not true.
01 September 2014, 19:35 PM sources to al-Manar: The issue of the abducted troops might be raised during tomorrow's session that is dedicated to discuss the financial situation.
01 September 2014, 19:05 VDL (100.5): Families of abducted trooped erected 2 tents in Qalamun and they intend to block the Tripoli-Beirut international highway at the footbridge after sunset and to reopen the seadside road.
01 September 2014, 18:40 VDL (100.5): Patriarch al-Rahi is holding talks in Rome with the ambassadors at the Vatican.
01 September 2014, 18:39 ISF: The Intelligence Bureau arrested A.Aa. in Sid al-Bauchrieh for the possession of cannabis.
01 September 2014, 18:34 LBCI: The body of martyr sergeant Ali al-Sayyed has arrived at the military hospital.
01 September 2014, 17:36 Anatolia news agency quoting informed sources: The Lebanese government is inclined to release Islamist detainees in a legal manner in return for the security personnel held by al-Nusra and the IS.
01 September 2014, 17:32 Members of Ali al-Sayyed's family confirmed to AFP that relatives had been summoned to the military hospital in Beirut to provide DNA for testing.
01 September 2014, 17:09 Army Command: The Intelligence Directorate has received the body of one of the missing soldiers and it will be transferred to the central military hospital for DNA testing.
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