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28 January 2015, 16:03 Al-Manar: Palestinians welcomed the heroic operation in the Shebaa Farms that demonstrated Hizbullah's credibility and leadership.
28 January 2015, 16:03 Israeli media outlets: A meeting will be held shortly between Netanyahu, Yaalon and Gantz in Tel Aviv to discuss the possible scenarios.
28 January 2015, 16:01 Israeli army Spokesman Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz confirmed that “seven troops were lightly to moderately injured” in Hizbullah's operation.
28 January 2015, 15:57 Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Shebaa operation: We will stand by the resistance against the Zionists.
28 January 2015, 15:55 The Foreign Ministry condemned the Israeli shelling of Lebanese land.
28 January 2015, 15:54 MTV: Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi contacted FM Jebran Bassil to discuss the developments in the South.
28 January 2015, 15:47 LBCI: The suspicious car in the Saifi-Port area did not contain any explosives.
28 January 2015, 15:32 The Israeli army announced that at least 7 troops were wounded in the Shebaa Farms operation.
28 January 2015, 15:28 Al-Mayadeen: Israel is promoting through some TV channels the equation of asking the resistance not to build posts in the Golan in return for avoiding war.
28 January 2015, 15:26 Israeli media outlets: Washington considered the Shebaa attack a dangerous incident but noted that it does not require a war.
28 January 2015, 15:24 Al-Mayadeen: The attack targeted an Israeli military convoy near the border fence on the road of the occupied Bustra farm.
28 January 2015, 15:23 A suspicious Kia car has been detected opposite the army's naval base in the Saifi-Port area and traffic has been diverted to the other lane.
28 January 2015, 15:16 Al-Mayadeen: The Israeli army's command has called on settlers to return to their routine activities while exercising caution.
28 January 2015, 15:09 U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag expressed “deep concern over the serious deterioration of the security situation in South Lebanon” following Hizbullah's operation.
28 January 2015, 14:58 VDL (93.3): PM Salam is holding a series of contacts to follow up on the situation in the South.
28 January 2015, 14:42 UNIFIL is carrying out contacts to defuse tension and exercise self-restraint.
28 January 2015, 14:38 Hamas: Hizbullah's operation in Shebaa is a natural and legitimate response to Israel's crimes.
28 January 2015, 14:27 Haaretz: Airports in Rosh Pina and Haifa were closed to civilian aircraft due to the escalation on the border with Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 14:26 MTV: Two Israeli vessels entered Lebanon's territorial waters and are cruising the shore line from Naqoura to Tyre.
28 January 2015, 14:24 Israel's Channel 10: The Israeli army is preparing to launch an incursion into southern Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 14:20 VDL (93.3): Berri carried out a series of contacts over the Shebaa operation and he also received telephone calls from PM Salam and Army chief Jean Qahwaji.
28 January 2015, 14:15 VDL (93.3): Gunfire was heard in the vicinity of the Grand Serail no further details have been reported.
28 January 2015, 14:14 Berri discussed with MPs during their weekly meeting on Wednesday the developments in the South, stressing that the attack on the Israeli vehicle occurred on Lebanese land.
28 January 2015, 14:08 Israel denied that Hizbullah captured one of its soldiers in the Shebaa Farms attack on an Israeli military vehicle.
28 January 2015, 13:58 Shadi al-Mawlawi via Twitter confirmed that he left the Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp.
28 January 2015, 13:55 The Spanish peacekeeper was reportedly killed in the Israeli shelling.
28 January 2015, 13:53 NNA: An Israeli soldier was captured during the Shebaa Farm operation.
28 January 2015, 13:51 Anatolia news agency: Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi called on the U.N. Security Council to intervene immediately to halt the deterioration of the situation on the Lebanese-Israeli border with Syria.
28 January 2015, 13:48 Israeli media according to LBCI: Israeli jets shelled a Hizbullah position in southern Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 13:27 The Israeli army spokesman: We consider Hizbullah responsible for the dangerous developments in the northern area.
28 January 2015, 13:19 Geagea: We are trying to agree with the FPM on a number of principles. It appears however that in the past 24 hours that disagreements have emerged over the Lebanese army's cooperation with Syria.
28 January 2015, 13:18 Geagea: We are working on eliminating 30 years of hate and enmity with the FPM and I believe that we have succeeded.
28 January 2015, 13:17 Geagea: The dialogue between the LF and FPM is ongoing. We agreed on a few issues and disagreed on others that have been put aside.
28 January 2015, 13:17 PSP chief Walid Jumblat via twitter: It seems we will enter a big stage of turmoil.
28 January 2015, 13:16 Geagea: Hizbullah has no right to take such a step in Shebaa.
28 January 2015, 13:16 Geagea: How can Hizbullah take such a step in Shebaa given its dialogue with the Mustaqbal Movement and its repercussions on Lebanon?
28 January 2015, 13:16 Geagea: The Lebanese government and people will bear the consequences of the Shebaa attack.
28 January 2015, 13:15 Geagea: Hizbullah's role in the Golan Heights does not serve Lebanon or Palestine, but it serves Iran.
28 January 2015, 13:15 An army unit raided on Tuesday a building in Dikwaneh, arresting six Syrians, four Bangladeshis, an Iraqi and a Lebanese and seized personal weapons, ammunition, drugs in addition to robbed items.
28 January 2015, 13:14 Geagea questioned the purpose of the Mustaqbal-Hizbullah dialogue given “the party's expansionist plans in the region and the Shebaa Farms attack.”
28 January 2015, 13:13 Geagea: We reject any cooperation between the Lebanese army and any faction from Syria, including the regime.
28 January 2015, 13:11 Berri called on the joint parliamentary committees to hold a session on Tuesday to discuss 10 draft-laws.
28 January 2015, 13:10 Geagea: The army will bear the repercussions of the Shebaa Farms operations because it has not taken any decision over the matter.
28 January 2015, 13:10 Geagea: I salute the bravery of the Lebanese army in its border clashes with extremists.
28 January 2015, 13:10 Lebanese security source to Turkish Anadolu Agency: Hizbullah has evacuated its security positions in Beirut’s southerns suburb in preparation for a qualitative operation.
28 January 2015, 13:09 Geagea: We are discussing the presidency during our dialogue with the FPM.
28 January 2015, 13:08 LF chief Samir Geagea during press conference: The solution to the presidential impasse lies in having the boycotting blocs head to parliament.
28 January 2015, 13:03 Hizbullah: An Israeli convoy, comprised of several armored vehicles and including officers, was targeted in the Shebaa Farms with the adequate weapons.
28 January 2015, 13:01 Al-Manar: A Spanish peacekeeper was wounded in an Israeli strike on al-Abbasiyah mosque.
28 January 2015, 13:00 MTV: Intermittent shelling on Lebanese border villages.
28 January 2015, 12:53 Hizbullah claimed responsibility for the Shebaa Farms attack.
28 January 2015, 12:46 Al-Arabiya: Lebanese schools in the villages near the border with Israel are being evacuated.
28 January 2015, 12:43 Al-Arabiya: Israel declared its northern region as a military zone in the wake of the Shebaa attack.
28 January 2015, 12:43 Al-Manar: 9 Israeli military vehicles were targeted in the Shebaa Farms attack.
28 January 2015, 12:40 Netanyahu: Israel will retaliate with force over the Shebaa attack.
28 January 2015, 12:39 Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu according to VDL (93.3): Those who challenge Israel must remember what happened in the summer of 2006.
28 January 2015, 12:35 Israeli media said that the army command is holding an emergency meeting in the wake of the Shebaa attack.
28 January 2015, 12:34 Speaker Nabih Berri postponed the presidential elections session to February 18.
28 January 2015, 12:24 Hizbullah claimed the attack against the Israeli convoy.
28 January 2015, 12:24 Al-Arabiya: Israeli sources denied the abduction of any soldier in the cross-border operation.
28 January 2015, 12:23 LBCI: The cross-border operation on the Israeli-Lebanese border through the planing of explosives as Israeli vehicles crossed through Shebaa.
28 January 2015, 12:22 Lebanese security officials said Israel fired 25 artillery shells into Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 12:19 Al-Mayadeen: At least 15 Israeli soldiers were killed in the Hizbullah attack on northern Israel.
28 January 2015, 12:17 Sources to al-Maydeen Network: Hizbullah carried out the attack against the Israeli convoy.
28 January 2015, 12:11 Al-Arabiya: At least 2 Israeli soldiers were killed in the attack on the military vehicle.
28 January 2015, 12:09 Israeli media: Six soldiers were wounded, four critically, in the shelling from Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 12:08 Israeli media: The Israeli army is investigating the possibility of the kidnapping of a soldier on the border with Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 12:06 Lebanese source to al-Arabiya: Eight shells fired from Israel landed in southern Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 12:02 Yedioth Ahronoth: Four Israeli soldiers were wounded in the shelling on northern Israel.
28 January 2015, 12:01 LBCI: The Lebanese army deployed near Ghajar and combed the area.
28 January 2015, 11:59 Al-Jazeera: Israel shelled an area near Kfarshouba.
28 January 2015, 11:56 Haaretz said an anti-tank missile hit an Israeli military vehicle near the border with Lebanon.
28 January 2015, 11:55 Reports that 3 people were injured in the suspected shelling in northern Israel.
28 January 2015, 11:54 Israeli media said two cars were engulfed in flames near the border with Lebanon after a suspected shelling.
28 January 2015, 11:51 Israel TV said several shells were fired from Lebanon on northern Israel.
28 January 2015, 11:07 TMC: An individual was injured in a car crash on the main road of Fayda-Marj in Zahle.
28 January 2015, 10:45 LBCI: The labor unions at Casio du Liban asked for a meeting with Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi.
28 January 2015, 10:44 VDL (100.5): PM Tammam Salam is holding talks with the Australian Ambassador at the Grand Serail.
28 January 2015, 10:21 Israeli media reports said the Jewish State's army began digging work on the northern border with Lebanon in search for Hizbullah tunnels.
28 January 2015, 10:12 VDL (100.5): The ultra elite Strike Force raided the Handasa street in Tripoli's Qobbeh and detained Kh. al-Khayat and others.
28 January 2015, 10:09 NNA: The Lebanese army arrested Palestinian Rami Lutfi al-Zankari in the camp of al-Bass in Tyre for the possession of two hand grenades.
28 January 2015, 09:50 NNA: The ISF Intelligence Branch arrested in Zahle a suspect wanted for committing robberies and theft.
28 January 2015, 09:23 TMC: An individual was injured after being hit by a car on the Bikfaya main road.
28 January 2015, 09:16 Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi to VDL (100.5): It is important to keep politics away from the crisis at the Casino du Liban and reforms couldn't be made by discharging employees.
28 January 2015, 09:15 MP Ammar Houri to VDL (93.3): The security plan should be implemented in all Lebanese territories.
28 January 2015, 09:07 MP Robert Ghanem to VDL (100.5): There is no possibility to carry out a constitutional amendment to prevent the MPs from obstructing the presidential elections.
28 January 2015, 08:47 NNA: Syrian national Samer Mohammed Sobhi was found dead with a shot in the head in Akkar's border town of al-Dababiyeh.
28 January 2015, 08:31 TMC: A van collided into the traffic-light pole on al-Musharrafieh's Sayyed Hadi highway but only material damages were reported.
28 January 2015, 08:19 TMC: A collision between four vehicles on al-Jamhour's Bsous road caused bumper-to-bumper traffic. Only material damages were reported.
28 January 2015, 08:05 NNA: Israeli warplanes are heavily flying over the eastern sector as armors carried out unprecedented movements along the border near the Wazzani Hills and the Shebaa heights.
28 January 2015, 08:03 ISF detained 85 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.
28 January 2015, 07:43 MTV: The bullet-riddled body of Aa. F. was found in Ain el-Hilweh camp.
28 January 2015, 07:15 Gasoline prices dropped LL400 and diesel LL1,000.
27 January 2015, 22:08 National News Agency: An Algerian man was arrested at the entrance of the Akkar town of Shadra for entering the country illegally.
27 January 2015, 21:41 National News Agency: Fierce clashes are underway in the al-Khashaa area in the Eastern Mountain Range opposite Nahle's outskirts.
27 January 2015, 21:40 LBCI: The Syrian army is repelling an assault by the takfiri groups on the al-Khashaa area which is adjacent to Nahle's outskirts and fierce clashes are underway.
27 January 2015, 21:06 OTV: Clashes erupted between Hizbullah fighters and takfiri militants in Nahle's outskirts on the eastern border.
27 January 2015, 20:13 Arsal sources to LBCI: There is no proof that al-Mawlawi has entered Arsal and only a ministerial or security convoy can secure his entry, because he would have to cross 10 checkpoints.
27 January 2015, 20:12 Maj. Gen. Munir al-Maqdah to LBCI: All reports indicate that al-Mawlawi has left the Ain el-Hilweh camp, but there is no 100% confirmation. Even if he is still in the camp, he won't stay for long, because there is no popular embracement for him.
27 January 2015, 20:03 Abi Ramia: At the personal level, I will file a lawsuit because I own two shares in the casino. I will open the file of corruption and fund squandering in the casino as of October 11, the moment the current board of directors assumed its duties.
27 January 2015, 20:02 Abi Ramia: Reform should start through sacking the casino's board of directors, because reform must begin from the top.
27 January 2015, 20:02 Abi Ramia: We call on the central bank governor to reverse the arbitrary measures and to deem all dismissal letters null and void.
27 January 2015, 20:01 MP Simon Abi Ramia at press conference from Casino du Liban: We were demanding a reform plan because the casino's situation was deteriorating and we were with the reform plans, but we were surprised by an arbitrary decision that was planned in "dark rooms" and led to firing 191 employees, without whom Casino du Liban would not have existed.
27 January 2015, 19:58 Sources close to Berri to LBCI: Speaker Berri has not interfered in the issue of Casino du Liban and he has left it to the Intra company and the central bank to take the appropriate measures.
27 January 2015, 19:51 Casino du Liban's administration: The taken measures are aimed at salvation and at serving the public interest away from politicization or hidden agendas.
27 January 2015, 19:51 OTV: The casino's gaming rooms, theater and all sections have shut down and will remain closed until morning, according to the employees.
27 January 2015, 18:56 Al-Jadeed: MP Walid Jumblat arrived in Ain al-Tineh for talks with Speaker Nabih Berri.
27 January 2015, 18:55 Israeli drones are hovering over the Shebaa Farms and Israeli reinforcements have been sent to the border, including Merkava tanks and personnel carriers.
27 January 2015, 17:11 Jreissati: The army should not just request political cover, but it should end the battle with extremists and bolster its positions. It should request arms from whichever side is willing to offer it.
27 January 2015, 17:10 Jreissati: We are still awaiting the shipment of weapons to the army that will enable it to properly confront terrorists.
27 January 2015, 17:07 Jreissati: Why hasn't the case of the fourth basin at Beirut port been tackled by cabinet?
27 January 2015, 17:06 Jreissati: Military posts should be bolstered and cooperation should take place with Syrian army to protect Lebanon's border.
27 January 2015, 17:05 Jreissati: The bloc noted that the Ras Baalbek attack came a day after Army chief Jean Qahwaji's visit to the area, in a sign of the extremists' belittling of the military.
27 January 2015, 17:04 Jreissati: We condemn the clashes in Ras Baalbek and the violation of Lebanese territory by terrorist groups.
27 January 2015, 17:04 Ex-Minister Salim Jreissati after Change and Reform bloc's weekly meeting: We hope that Saudi Arabia will continue to unite the Arab world, starting with confronting Israeli and extremist terrorism.
27 January 2015, 16:23 ISF: Security forces in Tariq al-Jedideh arrested 3 suspects for selling spoiled chicken to restaurants, seizing 250 kgs of chicken.
27 January 2015, 16:15 Al-Jadeed: The sacked employees have blocked the roads leading to Casino du Liban.