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17 December 2014, 20:02 Sheikh Wissam al-Masri to LBCI on case of captive servicemen: I don't expect to get an official authorization from the government.
17 December 2014, 19:50 OTV: The international envoys to Lebanon were told that the final say in the issue of the presidency goes to Hizbullah.
17 December 2014, 19:48 OTV: Geagea's meetings in Riyadh focused on possible dialogue with the FPM and the issue of the presidential juncture.
17 December 2014, 19:42 Future TV: The talk of the presidential void is still filling the political saloons but the diplomatic initiatives towards Lebanon have not made the needed breakthrough.
17 December 2014, 19:41 Future TV: Travel bookings to Lebanon during the holiday season have showed a 12% increase compared to the same time in 2013.
17 December 2014, 19:39 Parliamentary sources to al-Manar: The LF is to blame for any paralysis in the work of institutions.
17 December 2014, 19:38 Kataeb bloc MP Fadi al-Haber to al-Manar: We are against the suspension of the sessions of the electoral subcommittee.
17 December 2014, 19:34 National News Agency: Two people were arrested as security forces raided a Syrian refugee encampment in Anfeh and seized 8 violating motorbikes.
17 December 2014, 18:24 Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq and head of the Mustaqbal bloc MP Fouad Saniora traveled to Riyadh.
17 December 2014, 15:32 Lebanese Army: A soldier was injured in clashes with gunmen in Hermel's Bowaida. They were caught with 500g of hashish in their possession.
17 December 2014, 15:01 Families of Arsal captives: We have decided to form a committee to follow up on our sons' case and we will hold talks with the heads of parties to determine who is obstructing progress.
17 December 2014, 14:59 Berri is holding talks with British Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Tobias Ellwood.
17 December 2014, 14:09 MP Robert Ghannem to VDL (100.5): Thursday's electoral committee meeting was postponed.
17 December 2014, 13:19 Speaker Nabih Berri's weekly meeting with lawmakers kicked off in Ain el-Tineh.
17 December 2014, 13:08 MTV: One person was killed in a traffic accident on the airport road.
17 December 2014, 13:03 Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5): The Environment and Health Ministers issued warnings to 19 private hospitals and 9 other public hospitals to abide by the health regulations regarding the disposal of its medical waste products.
17 December 2014, 12:49 The ISF Intelligence Bureau arrested A.Kh. on charges of drug smuggling in Sin el-Fil.
17 December 2014, 12:27 Aoun: We should change our attitude towards the families, who should be in on the truth.
17 December 2014, 12:26 LBCI: Syrian warplanes carried out raids on gunmen in the areas of al-Zamarani and Wadi al-Khail on the outskirts of Arsal.
17 December 2014, 12:24 Aoun: Any negotiation with the gunmen has a price.
17 December 2014, 12:24 Aoun: We hope the crisis cell would take this proposal into consideration.
17 December 2014, 12:24 Aoun: An officer from the security forces and another from the army should be tasked with keeping the families up-to-date with the latest developments in the case of the captives.
17 December 2014, 12:23 Aoun: The families have the right to know what is happening.
17 December 2014, 12:23 Aoun after meeting families of Arsal captives: We discovered that we have wronged them because we know nothing of the negotiations.
17 December 2014, 12:22 Ghanem: National interests are above all others.
17 December 2014, 12:21 MP Robert Ghanem after meeting Speaker Berri: We hope to continue our work at the parliamentary electoral subcommittee.
17 December 2014, 12:21 Ghanem: The speaker will continue his consultations in a hope of a breakthrough in the discussions over a new electoral law.
17 December 2014, 12:14 VDL (100.5): A meeting is underway between PM Salam and the Italian ambassador to Lebanon.
17 December 2014, 12:09 Health Minister Wael Abou Faour: Priority should be placed on the safety of the people and our food safety campaign will continue.
17 December 2014, 12:09 A meeting is underway between a delegation from the families of abducted soldiers and FPM leader Michel Aoun.
17 December 2014, 11:57 Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil: There are no limits placed on the state's executive authority in restoring the people's faith in its institutions.
17 December 2014, 11:43 Industry Minister Hussein al-Hajj Hassan: We will force all factories to train their workers on food safety.
17 December 2014, 11:08 VDL (100.5): Police arrested several men after a dispute that left one person injured in Sidon.
17 December 2014, 10:58 LBCI: State security in Bekaa's north arrested Syrian Salah al-Dik, who is an al-Nusra Front member, for participating in the battles in Arsal and the North.
17 December 2014, 10:52 VDL (100.5): The army arrested Syrian Ayad Mahmoud Fattous on suspicion of belonging to armed groups in Arsal's outskirts.
17 December 2014, 10:50 NNA: France hailed the agreement with Lebanon on arming its troops saying it would enhance the army's capabilities to defend its land and combat terrorism.
17 December 2014, 10:45 Al-Jadeed: Kh.B. was arrested for participating in the attacks on the army during the Arsal gunbattles in August.
17 December 2014, 10:16 VDL (100.5): A tripartite security meeting is underway at the UNIFIL headquarters in al-Naqoura.
17 December 2014, 10:14 ISF: International Anti- Theft Crimes Office arrested an individual in Hadath.
17 December 2014, 09:25 NNA: Israeli warplanes are flying over the Bekaa's North and Hermel.
17 December 2014, 09:13 Bishop Boulos Matar to VDL (93.3): The papal ambassador's expectations for the election of a president in March are merely based on his optimism.
17 December 2014, 08:40 TMC: One person was injured after a car drifted from a lane to the other in Bourj al-Ghazaleh area.
17 December 2014, 08:28 MP Joseph Maalouf to VDL (93.3): Geagea's visit to Saudi Arabia is the first stop in a tour on several other countries after he met with al-Faisal in Paris.
17 December 2014, 08:16 OTV: George Salameh was released shortly after he was kidnapped in Baalbek.
17 December 2014, 08:13 ISF arrested 71 people for committing different crimes across Lebanon.
17 December 2014, 08:08 OTV: Bernard George Salameh, 18, was kidnapped by assailants near his residence in Baalbek. The kidnappers asked for ransom.
17 December 2014, 07:39 Security forces heavily deployed in Ain el-Hilweh after a bomb exploded at dawn in the refugee camp.
17 December 2014, 07:18 VDL (93.3): The army raided overnight the house of detainee Ahmed Miqati in Tripoli's al-Dabbaqha.
17 December 2014, 07:18 VDL (93.3): The voices of clashes between the Syrian army and gunmen could be heard in Asal al-Wared near the town of Brital.
17 December 2014, 07:16 Fuel prices dropped by LL1,100 while diesel prices dropped by LL1,000.
17 December 2014, 07:09 TMC: 2 people were killed in a collision between a truck and a car on the Amyoun highway.