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30 October 2014, 20:46 Ex-PM Hariri donated $20 million for reconstruction efforts in clashes-hit Tripoli and Bhannine.
30 October 2014, 20:31 National News Agency: A shell fired from Syria landed in the outskirts of the Lebanese town of al-Dabbabiyeh.
30 October 2014, 20:02 Families of captive servicemen: The prime minister put us in the picture of the current negotiations and he's awaiting the return of the Qatari envoy from Arsal.
30 October 2014, 20:01 Families of captive troops and policemen: We have decided to suspend our escalation until the return of the Qatari envoy (from Arsal) and we'll go back to to escalation if we don't sense tangible progress.
30 October 2014, 20:01 Families of captive servicemen: PM Salam did not give us any guarantees or positive indications.
30 October 2014, 20:00 LBCI: The meeting between the prime minister and the families of the captive servicemen ended a while ago.
30 October 2014, 19:56 MTV: Al-Nusra Front showed leniency in its demands, especially regarding the number of those it wants released.
30 October 2014, 19:56 MTV: The Qatari envoy started his meeting with the Islamic State group 10 minutes ago and talks are still underway.
30 October 2014, 18:11 Jreij: The Development and Construction Council was tasked with setting up power plants to tackle the gas emitted by the Naameh garbage dump.
30 October 2014, 18:09 Jreij: Ministers noted the poverty in some areas of Tripoli and Akkar. Cabinet therefore decided to dedicated LL30 billion to help these regions.
30 October 2014, 18:08 Jreij: Salam presented the results of the Berlin conference, where Lebanon presented its position on the Syrian refugees even though the aid to them was minimal.
30 October 2014, 18:07 Jreij: Salam highlighted the damage incurred in the city of Tripoli during the latest round of clashes.
30 October 2014, 18:07 Information Minister Ramzi Jreij after cabinet session: PM Salam reiterated at the start of the meeting the need to elect a president as soon as possible.
30 October 2014, 18:06 MTV: The meeting between the Qatari delegation and al-Nusra is still ongoing and the Syrian mediator said the main demand is still the prisoner exchange.
30 October 2014, 18:05 OTV: A delegation of the families of the Arsal captives is holding talks with PM Salam.
30 October 2014, 17:51 LBCI: The cabinet has approved LBP 30 billion in compensations for Bab al-Tabbaneh and Tripoli's old souks.
30 October 2014, 17:48 OTV: The cabinet adjourned discussions over the issue of waste disposal to next week.
30 October 2014, 17:03 Al-Jadeed: The finance ministry has finalized the transactions of the salaries of servicemen and General Security agents while measures related to other public administrations are still underway.
30 October 2014, 16:55 The Military Court received the detainee Ahmed Miqati and Saqr charged him as well as Othman, al-Ahmed and several fugitives with belonging to a terrorist group.
30 October 2014, 16:19 LBCI: The Qatari mediator has arrived in Arsal's outskirts.
30 October 2014, 16:09 Sources informed on case of captive troops to LBCI: The Qatari delegation made practical steps today in order to receive the demands of the abductors.
30 October 2014, 16:02 VDL (93.3): The Qatari delegation headed to Arsal's outskirts after it was escorted by a General Security team to the town.
30 October 2014, 15:38 The army arrested a man identified as B. F. as the Commando Regiment deployed in al-Buqaiaa and Wadi Khaled and raided some places in the area.
30 October 2014, 15:15 MTV: The Qatari delegation arrived in Arsal.
30 October 2014, 15:02 LBCI: The Qatari delegation, accompanied by General Security officers and a convoy of six aid trucks, headed to Arsal.
30 October 2014, 14:39 The families of captive servicemen granted the cabinet until 6:00 pm to brief them on the details of the case, warning of escalatory measures.
30 October 2014, 14:24 Beirut First Examining Magistrate Ghassan Oueidat issued an arrest warrant against the maid of Rakan family in the death of the child Celine.
30 October 2014, 14:18 MTV: The cabinet dedicated a financial grant to aid Tripoli after it was considered a disaster zone.
30 October 2014, 14:00 The ISF said it arrested one of the top robbery suspects in the Bekaa after he tried to escape from a police patrol in Brital.
30 October 2014, 13:49 Kataeb MP Sami Gemayel arrived in Bnashii for talks with Marada movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh.
30 October 2014, 13:23 NNA: An old grenade was found on the outskirts of Alma Zgharta. The military expert is defusing it.
30 October 2014, 13:11 LBCI: A decree to pay public sector salaries has been signed to be paid at the beginning of November.
30 October 2014, 12:24 VDL (93.3): The mother of captive soldier Khaled Moqbel attempted to set herself on fire in protest against the government's stalling.
30 October 2014, 12:13 Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim to NBN: We are waiting to receive the demands of the abductors and they are demanding to hand them over only to the Qatari negotiator.
30 October 2014, 11:47 NNA: Army chief Jean Qahwaji is inspecting army positions in Tripoli and Akkar.
30 October 2014, 11:44 Speaker Nabih Berri scheduled a parliament session for Wednesday to discuss projects and draft-laws on its agenda.
30 October 2014, 11:20 LBCI: ISF special panthers unit was brought it to guard the entrance of the Grand Serail.
30 October 2014, 11:04 The families of abducted servicemen: The zero hour for our escalation will start when the Qatari envoy returns from Arsal.
30 October 2014, 11:01 MTV: The relatives of the Arsal hostages calmed down after Salam promised to meet them following the cabinet session.
30 October 2014, 10:58 The Notre Dame University in Louaize suspended the student elections for the current academic year.
30 October 2014, 10:51 A cabinet session is underway at the Grand Serail under PM Tammam Salam.
30 October 2014, 10:50 LBCI: The St. Joseph University decided to suspend student elections for the 2014-2015 academic year.
30 October 2014, 10:27 VDL (93.3): The relatives of the Arsal hostages met to decide on their next step after Salam informed them that he could not meet them before the cabinet session.
30 October 2014, 10:21 VDL (93.3): The families of the captive servicemen are demanding to meet with PM Salam ahead of a cabinet session at the Grand Serail.
30 October 2014, 10:18 TMC: A man was injured in a collision between 5 vehicles on Monsef highway.
30 October 2014, 09:49 NNA: The army detained 13 suspects in raids in al-Dreeb town in Akkar.
30 October 2014, 09:49 VDL (93.3): Heavy deployment of security forces from Shekka to Qalamoun and Tripoli.
30 October 2014, 09:47 Minister Michel Pharaon to VDL (100.5): The priority should remain for the presidential elections, the extension of the parliament's tenure and the security developments.
30 October 2014, 09:35 The EDL committee denied reports saying that a quarrel occurred between protesters in Mar Mikhael.
30 October 2014, 09:17 VDL (93.3): Army helicopters overflew Tripoli, Bhannine and Akkar at low altitude.
30 October 2014, 09:17 MP Joseph al-Maalouf to Free Lebanon radio: We hope that Hizbullah and the FPM would awaken their conscience over the presidential crisis.
30 October 2014, 09:15 NNA: EDL contract workers clashed with sticks and knives near the site of their protest in Mar Mikhael.
30 October 2014, 08:51 MP Assem Araji to VDL (93.3): We should resort to resolution 1701 and the UNIFIL to safeguard our eastern border.
30 October 2014, 08:50 MP Antoine Zahra to Radio Orient: The parliament's extension session will not lack quorum. All Christian MPs, that are not affiliated to the FPM, will attend.
30 October 2014, 08:45 ISF arrested 92 people for committing different crimes across Lebanon.
30 October 2014, 08:38 EDL contract workers set tires on fire near New Royal tower in Mar Mikhael.
30 October 2014, 08:13 Father of abducted soldier Mohammed Youssef to VDL (100.5): The Nusra Front informed us that Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim is obstructing the release of our sons.