LATEST Lebanese News

Date: 21- 22 July 2014 

The unified newscast in solidarity with Gaza, " are not alone," got underway on all local television channels.

Al-Jadeed: Gunmen abducted three people from a car on al-Hillaniyeh road in Baalbek and took them to an unknown destination.

The Kataeb party renewed calls for ending the presidential vacuum, and becoming aware of the repercussions of not electing a president.

Kabbara: There is a clear attempt to undermine the security plan in Tripoli.

Kabbara: The state is not performing its duties against the attacks of the party of arms (Hizbullah) and Assad in the North and the Bekaa.

Kabbara: The conferees discussed recent remarks about the intent to address the "security tragedy" of the General Security's so-called "subjugation lists", under which Sunni youths are being arrested. Despite optimism, the conferees stressed the need to release everyone.

Kabbara: There is accumulating anger due to the fact that fugitives belonging to (Hizbullah) and Assad's intelligence agencies have not been arrested despite their involvement in terrorist operations, which means that the arrests are only targeting the Sunnis who defended Tripoli's residents.

Kabbara: The arrest was suspicious and it must be reversed and Hussam al-Sabbagh must be released immediately.

Kabbara: Hussam al-Sabbagh did not go into hiding and he was practicing his influence over residents to prevent them from clashing with the army. The conferees wondered why he was arrested in the wake of ex-PM Hariri's initiative and about the reason behind this rejected gambling with the city's stability on the eve of Eid al-Fitr.

Kabbara: We hope Salam will quickly correct the violations through deeds, not words.

Al-Mustaqbal MP Mohammed Kabbara after the National Islamic Gathering's meeting: The conferees discussed the cabinet's light comments on correcting the implementation of the security plan, and this mean there is an acknowledgment that there are practices in Tripoli that need to be dealt with.

LBCI: The al-Beddawi road has been blocked in protest at the arrest of Tareq al-Hassan and Ali Dib at Deir Amar's checkpoint as they were returning from Monzer al-Hassan's funeral.

The office of Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah: Monday is the first day of the Fitr holiday.

Muslim scholars held a sit-in near the Tripoli Serail to demand the release of Sheikh Hussam al-Sabbagh.

VDL (100.5): The body of al-Monzer al-Hasan, the man who provided the Duroy bombers with explosives, arrived at his hometown of Bazbina in Akkar.

VDL (93.3): A meeting is underway between PM Tammam Salam and Health Minister Wael Abou Faour.

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah will make a televised speech on Friday at 5:00 pm on the occasion of Jerusalem Day.

A parliamentary delegation headed to Tehran to participate in an emergency meeting for the Parliamentary Union of Islamic Cooperation (PUIC).

VDL (100.5): Saniora and Nader Hariri discussed with Amin Gemayel in Bikfaya ex-PM Saad Hariri's roadmap.

Former PM Najib Miqati on latest developments in Tripoli: I decided to set up an investment fund for the city.

The Christian Gathering: Hariri's speech maintains vacuum regarding the mechanism that would guarantee the election of a new president.

Ex-PM Saad Hariri congratulated in a cable newly appointed British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammonds.

The SCC is staging a sit-in in front of the Grand Serail in Beirut.

ISF detained 50 people for committing various crimes throughout Lebanese territories.

Former MP Elie Ferzli to VDL (93.3): Hariri's initiative will resolve the crises as it doesn't recognize the Christian's role.

MP Assem Araji to VDL (93.3): Hariri's roadmap is the only solution and the most adequate amid the developments in the region.

Nasrallah expressed solidarity with the Palestinian people in a phone call with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal: We stand by the intifada and the resistance.


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