NNA: The bag found near ex-PM Fouad Saniora's house in Sidon contained denting tools, not explosives.
LBCI: General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim will ask Qatari officials about the case of kidnapped photographer Samir Kassab and will demand a video that proves the two abducted bishops are doing well.
LBCI: General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim's visit to Qatar was scheduled one week ago, and the issue of the kidnapped nuns was added on the agenda.
Rifi: We have information that some factions want a confrontation with the army but we will prevent this and we have to cooperate to ensure stability in Tripoli. We will work towards this.
Rifi: We prevented a confrontation with the army whose troops we protect carefully.
Rifi on the security plan in Tripoli: We are not inventing new laws and what is allowed and prohibited according to the laws is known.
Rifi: We will give a chance to the army's procedures in Tripoli and we will follow up on them and support them as long as they provide security and balance between different factions in the city.
Rifi: We will file lawsuits with international courts if it was allowed.
Rifi: We prepared a documentary on the mosques' double blast and we will follow up on the case until justice takes place. We do not want revenge.
Rifi: Focus must be on the big crime and those who think we will forget about it are delusional. Tripoli has offered many martyrs and the mosques' crimes are of concern to all the city's residents.
Rifi: We support going forward with all arrest warrants and judicial warrants but not all crimes can be equated with the big crime, which is the mosques' bombings. This is a terrorist crime.
Rifi on preventing Tripoli's Christians from celebrating Christmas in Tripoli: This is a defamation and we have contributed in paying for Christmas trees and we will set them up in mane places.
Rifi: There is no stability in Tripoli without social justice.
Rifi: I hope this chance is an opportunity to restore stability.
Former ISF chief Ashraf Rifi after a meeting with Tripoli's MPs: We urge citizens to cooperate with security forces to achieve stability in Tripoli.
MTV: A suspicious bag was found near the house of ex-Prime Minister Fouad Saniora in Sidon and security forces have cordoned off the area.
A meeting is underway between former ISF chief Ashraf Rifi and Tripoli's MPs at his residence in Tripoli.
Caretaker PM Najib Miqati will head on Sunday to South Africa to participate in the funeral of late President Nelson Mandela.
The army said reports about torching shops and houses in Tripoli as a result of sectarian tension are not true, adding that the reason behind the blaze is an electric friction.
Suleiman: I pledge to work on establishing democracy and a culture of peace.
Suleiman: The next president must be strong enough to match the constitution's requirements and historical experiences have proven that extreme choice are not tolerable. Moderation on all levels is needed.
Suleiman: Consensus does not mean dividing quotas.
Suleiman: Development inside the state's institutions is more effective than change exerted in other bodies.
Suleiman: With the date of the presidential elections nearing, I call on political leaders not to abandon their duty and their representation of the people, to avoid a vacuum in the presidency. Both the 1988 and the 2007 experiences have proved that vacuum leads to the deterioration of security and economic conditions.
Suleiman: What sets us apart is adopting rotation of power and holding elections based on a law that assures just representation.
Suleiman: The issue of illegal arms should be approached through dialogue, not through policies of elimination and throwing accusations.
Suleiman: Illegal arms became a tool to destabilize civil peace.
Suleiman: Tension in the country is a result of the duality of the state and illegal weapons.
Suleiman: Every time the Lebanese deviate from neutrality, problems that have been concealed since 1958 erupt.
Suleiman: The neutrality of Lebanon from regional axes and conflicts is reflected in allying with Arabs when they are in agreement only.
Suleiman: The stability of Lebanon is based on a free contract that ensures political partnership and opens the door in front of developing the Taif Accord towards establishing a modern civil state.
Suleiman: Revolutions in the region have turned into crises and led to the awakening of religious identities in the country that are dominant over the Lebanese identity. This is a recipe for war.
Suleiman: The issue of identity has drawn foreign interference and it was only the result of local mistakes.
Suleiman: Our meeting today is to revive the cause, which is the idea of a democratic, sovereign, pluralistic, free and independent Lebanon.
Suleiman: It is true that the presidents' achievements during their rule is left to be judged by history, but this step is a national heritage although misery is ongoing in the country as a crisis that is affecting everyone hit the country.
Suleiman: For 44 years, Baabda Palace was a symbol of the republic and of rule in Lebanon and 12 presidents took office during 70 years of independence.
President Michel Suleiman speaking at an event to unveil the busts of the 12 Lebanese presidents that have ruled the country since its independence in 1943: South African leader Nelson Mandela has passed away but the legend remains alive.
NNA: Preliminary information indicated that the fire in the Souq al-Qamh area resulted from a friction in electric wires.
An event in Baabda has kicked off to unveil the busts of the 12 Lebanese presidents that have ruled Lebanon since its independence in 1943.
The highway between Dbayeh and Nahr al-Mot is witnessing a huge traffic jam.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: A Hizbullah fighter was killed and many losses were recorded among the Syrian army in Qalamoun's Nabuk.
Ziad Allouki denied in comments to LBCI torching a shop owned by an Alawite in Souq al-Qamh.
Arab Democratic Party media official Abdul Latif Saleh to LBCI: Yehia Allouki the brother of Ziad Allouki torched a shop in Souq al-Qamh, which is owned by Firas Hashem from Jabal Mohsen.
VDL (93.3): A fire erupted at Souq al-Qamh in Tripoli caused by an electrical friction.
LBCI: Several shops owned by Alawites were torched in Tripoli's Souq al-Qamh.
President Michel Suleiman tasked Caretaker PM Najib Miqati with representing him at the funeral of ex-South African president Nelson Mandela.
Caretaker PM Najib Miqati declared Tuesday a day of mourning over the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
MP Ibrahim Kanaan referred the new wages report to the parliament's General Secretariat.
Security forces raided a nightclub in Ballouna, arresting a prostitution ring.
LBCI: General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim was tasked by President Michel Suleiman to travel to Qatar later on Saturday to tackle the Maalula nuns kidnapping.
Mustaqbal MP Nabil de Freij to VDL (100.5): We would not be witnessing car bombings in Lebanon had it not been for Hizbullah's fighting in Syria.
Security forces arrested 64 suspects throughout Lebanon for committing various crimes.