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Ex-PM Hariri deplored the Dammam attack, noting that Saudi Arabia “is capable of foiling strife through the unity of its sons and wisdom of its king, crown prince and deputy crown prince.” 2 hours
UNIFIL commander Italian General Luciano Portolano: UNIFIL continues to assist Lebanon and its people to stop aggression. 4 hours
Speaker Nabih Berri met with U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale. 5 hours
VDL (100.5): Gemayel left the Interior Ministry without making any statement. 6 hours
Health Ministry inspectors disposed of food at Zahle's Pinocchio restaurant. 6 hours
Ibrahim: I am optimistic that the case of Nusra Front hostages will successfully end soon. 6 hours
NNA: A 38-year-old Syrian worker died after falling from the 3rd floor of a building in Jezzine. 7 hours
VDL (100.5): Kataeb leader Amin Gemayel arrived at the Interior Ministry for talks with Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq. 7 hours
The Lebanese army said it has arrested 47 people for entering Lebanon illegally and on suspicion of belonging to terrorist organizations. 7 hours
LBCI: Health Ministry inspectors closed a bakery in Sidon and a mill at Miyeh Miyeh camp for not meeting health standards. 7 hours
VDL (93.3): General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim arrived at NDU in Zouk Mosbeh. 7 hours
VDL (100.5): Families of the Arsal captives arrived at the Grand Serail to meet with PM Tammam Salam. 8 hours
NNA: The Syrian girl, who had been hit by a car along her mother in the town of Ain el-Zeit in Akkar, passed away while the woman was taken to hospital. 10 hours
Minister Alice Shabtini to VDL (100.5): The appointment of military personnel is still early and tackling it at this timing is not adequate. 10 hours
MP Jamal al-Jarrah to VDL (100.5): The army leadership is carrying out its duties. But there are campaigns targeting it. 10 hours
NNA: A car hit a woman and her son near the town of Ain el-Zeit in Akkar. They were taken to a hospital in the region. 10 hours
ISF detained 51 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories. 11 hours
Gunfire could be heard in the Shebaa Farms amid the hovering of Israeli helicopters. 11 hours
Minister Rashid Derbas to VDL (93.3): Reaching a settlement in the appointments crisis is impossible. 11 hours
VDL (93.3): Baalbek police arrested a Syrian while heading from Baalbek to Tripoli on suspicion of belonging to terrorist groups. 11 hours
Geagea: I have concerns over possible assassinations against al-Mustaqbal movement leaders to scare people and tell them "it is the IS." 20 hours more
Geagea: If we want to fight terrorism, we must protect and help moderate Sunnis in Lebanon. This cannot happen through fighting in Syria or Yemen or through issuing a verdict similar to Samaha's verdict. 21 hours more
Geagea: Hizbullah's presence in Syria and a verdict such as Michel Samaha's verdict are factors that pave the ground for the presence of groups similar to the IS in Lebanon. 21 hours more
Geagea: We don't want anyone to protect the churches of Christians in Lebanon. Has Nasrallah defended Syria's Christians and or prevented the enslavement of women in Iraq? We have men who know how to defend. 21 hours more
Geagea: Who devises the defense strategies in Lebanon? 21 hours more
Geagea: Hizbullah is sitting and talking with Nouhad al-Mashnouq, so why don't they talk with him about the issue of Arsal instead of launching this media campaign? 21 hours more
Geagea: If there are terrorists in Arsal, let Sayyed Hassan give their names to the army so that it performs its duty. 21 hours more
Geagea: Does Sayyed Hassan know about Arsal more than its residents? Who represents Arsal, al-Mustaqbal movement or Hizbullah? 21 hours more
Geagea: The army is deployed in all the corners of Arsal. 21 hours more
Geagea on Arsal: The Lebanese army has the ability to control the situation and there are no indications that the IS will enter Lebanon. 21 hours more
Geagea: Hizbullah will not endorse any president that it does not want but we will maintain our stance that calls for a strong republic. 21 hours more
Geagea: When we finish the presidential elections, we will propose a constitutional amendment to prevent the obstruction of the elections in the future. 21 hours more
Geagea: The quorum for the election of a president during the first session is half+1 and this debate has been running for 50 years in Lebanon. Boycotting sessions is not the right approach and any constitutional article not confined to a certain quorum should follow the half+1 rule. 21 hours more
Geagea: All parties are not ready for parliamentary elections but I would be the first to participate in legislative polls if it was scheduled. 21 hours more
Geagea: We agreed with our allies over the issues that require urgent legislation, such as the electoral law, the state budget and the law of renaturalization. 21 hours more
Geagea on Aoun's latest initiative: We did not discuss Aoun's initiative prior to its launch and when I met the Change and Reform delegation we agreed that a referendum would require a constitutional amendment. The issue would rather be a poll but everyone already knows that Aoun and Geagea are the strongest candidates. 21 hours more
Geagea: I agreed with Aoun on coordinating our stances regarding the characteristics that the next president must enjoy and we didn't agree on the principle of picking a third candidate. 21 hours more
Geagea: Aoun respects the Constitution, but according to his own interpretation. 21 hours more
Geagea: Aoun's characteristic is his representation of popular bases. 21 hours more
Geagea: A real president is one who respects the Constitution and the laws, who has courage and who has a vision to overcome the current crisis. 21 hours more
Geagea: My nomination was not at any moment aimed at blocking Aoun's candidacy and it was a normal thing for me to run for the presidency. 21 hours more
Geagea: I'm still a presidential candidate. My chances are low but not nonexistent and from the very first moment I did not insist on my nomination. I said if there is a presidential race, I'm willing to nominate myself, but noted that I would congratulate the winner. 21 hours more
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea in an interview on LBCI: If we are real Lebanese, we must not surrender to the ongoing events and we must activate the culture of life. 21 hours more