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31 March 2015, 13:33 The relatives of servicemen: We will not escalate our endeavors.
31 March 2015, 13:32 The relatives of kidnapped servicemen: The prisoners swap deal is ready and the cabinet is ready.
31 March 2015, 13:31 The relatives of servicemen: Ibrahim is following up negotiations with Qatar and Turkey.
31 March 2015, 13:29 General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim informed the families of abducted servicemen that the state responded to the demands of abductors.
31 March 2015, 13:25 The SCC: We have been protesting over the years and we are convinced that our demands are righteous but politicians only aimed at undermining our endeavors.
31 March 2015, 12:58 SCC kicked off a rally near the Ministry of Education in Beirut's UNESCO area.
31 March 2015, 12:38 VDL (93.3): PM Salam is holding talks with Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah.
31 March 2015, 12:37 Hizbullah media office: The responses to Nasrallah's speech attempted to divert attention from his main idea, which is calling the Yemeni people to hold dialogue and reach a political solution to their crisis.
31 March 2015, 12:00 Beirut police detained 16 Lebanese, 3 French nationals, a Palestinian and a Syrian and confiscated 61 violating motorcycles.
31 March 2015, 11:47 Salam said Lebanon hopes that the conference would achieve good results.
31 March 2015, 11:47 Salam: The direct humanitarian assistance should be made to the refugees. But it should intend to create a sustainable development in the Lebanese economy.
31 March 2015, 11:47 Salam: The problem should not be ignored. The Syrian presence should be managed through a more than $1 billion plan prepared by the Lebanese government.
31 March 2015, 11:44 Salam called on donors and the international community to prevent the refugee crisis from turning into a demographic tragedy.
31 March 2015, 11:43 Salam: The price that our country is paying is more than it can handle.
31 March 2015, 11:42 Salam thanked donor states and organizations that supported Lebanon in confronting the unprecedented challenges caused by the Syrian refugees.
31 March 2015, 11:41 Salam: The Syrian crisis caused several repercussions on Syrians and the region's countries.
31 March 2015, 11:41 Salam: Lebanon is hosting around 1.5 million refugees. The country is already suffering from infrastructure-related problems and political issues.
31 March 2015, 11:40 PM Tammam Salam at the Kuwait donors conference: We thank Kuwait and its Emir who had always been a leader in humanitarian assistance.
31 March 2015, 10:44 NNA: The Israeli army is carrying out intensive patrols in Ghajar, Wazzani, Abbasieh, Shebaa and Kfar Shouba.
31 March 2015, 09:51 PM Tammam Salam arrived at the conference hall at Kuwait's Bayan Palace where the third donors conference for Syria will be held.
31 March 2015, 09:12 ISF detained 77 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
31 March 2015, 08:48 MP Fadi al-Habr to VDL (100.5): Revenues are diminishing and things are nor easy to approve the wage scale.
31 March 2015, 08:47 VDL (93.3): Armed men opened fire in Arsal at ISIS member Ali Safwan from the Syrian town of Flita and he was transported to hospital.
31 March 2015, 08:44 SCC member Nehme Mahfoud to VDL (93.3): We will escalate measures if the political efforts do not seek to solve the stalemate and reach a joint agreement for the wage scale problem.
31 March 2015, 07:54 Nizam Mughit, a family member of one of the hostages, warned through VDL (100.5) that the escalatory measures include the closure of roads, Beirut Port and the Casino.
30 March 2015, 20:32 PM Salam left for Kuwait at the head of a delegation to take part in the conference of donor countries.
30 March 2015, 19:54 Saudi Ambassador Asiri to MTV: We're against any foreign interference in Yemen and we're fighting Iran's approach there while it is publicly supporting a certain sect.
30 March 2015, 19:53 Saudi Ambassador Asiri to MTV: The failure of some political forces to elect a president has made them search for excuses.
30 March 2015, 19:52 Saudi Ambassador Asiri to MTV: Nasrallah's remarks contained unjust accusations and reflected a psychological crisis.
30 March 2015, 19:40 Hizbullah Minister Hussein al-Hajj Hassan: Salam's stance at the Arab Summit was not discussed in cabinet and it does not reflect the viewpoint of all Lebanese.
30 March 2015, 18:49 Spokesman for families of captive servicemen to VDL (93.3): They are burning tires outside the Grand Serail in protest at the procrastination in the case.
30 March 2015, 17:54 Finance Minister Khalil: Customs raided a depot for manufacturing dietary supplements and proteins in Beit al-Shaar and there will be no leniency with violators.
30 March 2015, 17:53 National News Agency: Unknown gunmen kidnapped the citizen Hussein Seifeddine in the town of Arsal and took him to its outskirts.
30 March 2015, 17:43 Kataeb Party: We back the government's official position that was supportive of the Arab stance on Yemen's events.
30 March 2015, 15:33 Closing statement of Bkirki spiritual summit: We have decided to turn the spiritual summit into an institution and to meet on periodic basis. The captives and detainees must be released and we laud the role of the army and security forces in protecting Lebanon's security and stability. We call for providing all the needs of security forces so that they can continue performing this national mission.
30 March 2015, 15:32 Closing statement of Bkirki spiritual summit: These waves of violence have not spared any of the religions and sects. Christians were persecuted, oppressed and displaced, and the last example was the attacks on Assyrians.
30 March 2015, 15:32 Closing statement of Bkirki spiritual summit on political and military developments in the region, specifically Yemen: We hope these developments will be contained in a manner that preserves the Arab countries' unity, security and stability.
30 March 2015, 15:31 Closing statement of Bkirki spiritual summit: Christian presence in our countries is authentic and predates Islam by several centuries and it will continue.
30 March 2015, 15:31 Closing statement of Bkirki spiritual summit: Christian presence has an essential role in giving this Levant a key role.
30 March 2015, 15:29 Closing statement of Bkirki spiritual summit: The phenomenon of terrorism in the region must be confronted culturally, educationally and politically. It must be fought through unifying the ranks of moderation, boosting its position and modernizing the religious rhetoric.
30 March 2015, 15:28 Closing statement of Bkirki spiritual summit: The circumstances of the refugees require active international action and an increase in aid and the international community must realize that Lebanon's capacity is limited.
30 March 2015, 15:28 Closing statement of Bkirki spiritual summit: The wars in Syria and Iraq have caused countless disasters, including displacement, and the unorganized entry of Syrian refugees surpassed Lebanon's coping capacity at several levels, from security to housing, labor, health, education, transport and food reserve, which has depleted a treasury that is reeling under the burden of debt.
30 March 2015, 15:27 Closing statement of Bkirki spiritual summit: It is necessary to resort to the ballot boxes in the parliament in line with the Constitution. We encourage dialogue, but all these dialogue sessions have only yielded little results, as the election of a president must remain a critical and vital issue because the Maronite Christian president is the guarantee for coexistence.
30 March 2015, 15:26 Closing statement of Bkirki spiritual summit: We urge officials to give the social and economic affairs utmost attention and we call for speeding up the adoption of the state budget, curbing unjustified expenditure, and boosting investment spending in order to activate the economic cycle.
30 March 2015, 15:26 Closing statement of Bkirki spiritual summit: We call on all political forces to abide by the national interest in order to exit the dilemma of vacuum.
30 March 2015, 15:25 Closing statement of Bkirki spiritual summit: The delay in electing a president is negatively affecting all public and constitutional institutions, which are being paralyzed one after another.
30 March 2015, 15:23 Closing statement of Bkirki spiritual summit: We express our concern over the continued presidential vacuum, given the threat this constitutional vacuum poses to Lebanon's sovereignty, security and cultural formula.
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