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Al-Rahi: We hope that a just solution is reached in Syria. 39 minutes
Al-Rahi: We pray to God to take care of those affected by regional crises. 40 minutes
Al-Rahi: We hope that the new president will be up to the challenges facing Lebanon. 41 minutes
Al-Rahi: The whole world expects the parliament to elect a new president and that they elect the best president for Lebanon. 41 minutes
Al-Rahi: We hope that a strong and capable president will be elected through consultations among the political parties. 42 minutes
Al-Rahi: We thank God for the formation of the new government, which is working hard to carry out its duties. 42 minutes
Al-Rahi stressed the need to introduce reform and safeguard the state institutions, which will create stability in Lebanon. 43 minutes
Al-Rahi urged politicians to carry out their national duties towards the people. 44 minutes
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi is delivering his Easter address. 1 hour
TMC: Two people were wounded in a traffic accident between two vehicles on the main road in Toura, Tyre. 1 hour
LBCI: Three shells launched from the Syrian side of the border landed on the outskirts of al-Noura town in Akkar, and gunshots were recorded near the Grand River stream. 12 hours
LF sources to MTV: We will request an appointment to meet with Hizbullah officials but we are not sure they will be responsive. But we have to do but we have to do. 14 hours
Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi to al-Jadeed: Gemayel is a natural candidate for presidency. He is a de facto nominee. He doesn't need an electoral program first because he has a political history and second, because the system in Lebanon is not a presidential system. 14 hours
Kataeb sources to MTV: Ex-PM Hariri hailed Gemayel's nomination and we haven't started negotiating with the LF. 14 hours
MTV: MP Sethrida Geagea telephoned Kataeb party leader Gemayel right after LF leader Geagea announced his presidency, asking for an appointment to coordinate in matters related to the presidential vote. 14 hours
Health Minister Wael Abou Faour to al-Jadeed: U.N. organizations attempted to trick the state and establish camps for Syrian refugees but they were prevented. 14 hours
FPM MP Alain Aoun to LBCI: The circumstances are not ripe yet to elect a new president and all data indicate that a leader cannot be elected on Wednesday. 14 hours
LBCI: PSP leader Aoun will not take part in the parliamentary session on April 23 if consensus was not reached to elect him as president. Hizbullah will commit to the decision made by Aoun, thus will also not head to the parliament along with AMAL who abides by March 8's decision. 14 hours
Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi to OTV: Reports about ongoing contacts between the LF and the Kataeb party are not accurate, and talks were not hampered at all on the presidential vote. 14 hours
ISF: The Baalbek police department arrested fugitive M. S. on charges of opening fire. 15 hours
Fatfat: We are waiting for Kataeb Party leader Gemayel's final decision before announcing March 14's candidate for presidency. Reports said ongoing contacts are taking place between LF and Kataeb over this matter and we think that this is a positive sign. 18 hours
Al-Mustaqbal MP Fatfat to al-Arabiya: Geagea has introduced a new approach of political work in Lebanon and a new aspect of democracy by announcing his candidacy, because the tradition before was having negotiations behind the scenes. 18 hours
MTV: A LF delegation will visit FPM leader MP Michel Aoun in the coming hours to hand him over Geagea's presidential program and to discuss the upcoming elections with him. 18 hours
VDL (100.5): ISF arrested several people at a checkpoint in Dahr al-Baydar for possessing drugs. 18 hours
LBCI: Latest reports revealed that LF leader Samir Geagea, not MP Sethrida Geagea, is the person in contact with the Kataeb Party. 18 hours
The Wadi al-Jamous-Aleppo highway was blocked after a dispute between two families erupted into a fire exchange in the region. Security forces later reopened the blocked road. 18 hours
LBCI: MP Sethrida Geagea was the person tasked with contacting the Kataeb party over the presidential elections. 19 hours
LBCI: Contacts between Bikfayya and Maarab are close to consensus on the presidential elections. 19 hours
Italian deputy Defense Minister Domenico Rossi arrived in Beirut to inspect his country's UNFIL contingent before traveling later on Friday. 21 hours
LBCI: Al-Mustaqbal sources denied that Hariri would return to Lebanon to attend the parliamentary session to elect a president. 21 hours
A fire swept through a sponge factory in Louseh in West Bekaa. Firefighters are battling the blaze. 22 hours
TMC: 4 people were injured in a collision between a pickup truck and a car on the Shekka highway. 22 hours
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi telephoned LF leader Samir Geagea on Thursday night to congratulate him on the announcement of his candidacy and his presidential platform. 23 hours
Good Friday service attended by President Michel Suleiman is underway at Kaslik. 23 hours