LATEST Lebanese News

Date: 20- 21 April 2014 

National News Agency: A man wanted on charges of attempted murder has been arrested in the southern town of al-Shahabiyeh.

MTV: Ex-PM Saad Hariri has called LF leader Samir Geagea and told him "this is the first phone call to greet our presidential candidate on the occasion of Easter."

The ISF said the mother of the minor who was found in Bourj Hammoud has arrived at the area's police department to pick him up.

OTV: It will be difficult to secure quorum for Wednesday's session due to disputes among the ranks of March 14 and since March 8 has not yet named its candidate.

The army said troops shot and wounded the fugitive Kamal Ezzeddine after he crossed a checkpoint in Arsal in his pickup and opened fire at the soldiers.

Loyalty to Resistance bloc MP Ali Fayyad: Whoever wants the interest of the nation and the country cannot reject the resistance and those rejecting it are doing so for factional interests.

VDL (100.5): The body of young woman Stephanie al-Zoghbi was found in the Keserwan area of Okaibe.

Hizbullah official Sheikh Nabil Qaouq urged "those betting on the election of an anti-resistance and anti-Syria president" to "cease their bets."

LBCI: 21-year-old Stephanie Jack al-Zoghbi went missing after she left her parents house in Ajaltoun without her cellular phone.

Abdul Hakim J. was killed in the town of Bakhoun in Danniyeh in an individual dispute with his relative.

ISF: 17-year-old Syrian national M. D. A. was found hanged in the Bourj Hammoud-Nabaa area.

Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Beirut Elias Awdeh in his Easter sermon: The state should raise awareness and citizenship in people instead of sectarianism.

Al-Rahi: Electing a new president should be within a democratic process.

Al-Rahi called on lawmakers to carry out their role, which obliges them to attend all parliamentary sessions that Speaker Berri calls for.

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi expressed hope in his Easter sermon that money wouldn't impact the presidential elections.

Suleiman: My ties with Hizbullah is normal. We have different points of view and this is democracy .

Suleiman: On May 25 I'm going home.

Suleiman: I praised the presidential program launched by Geagea but won't benefit him as i can't vote.

Suleiman: The president preserves the constitution and the country's sovereignty and doesn't represent anyone.

Suleiman: The important matter is the stances taken by the upcoming president and not if he was consensual or affiliated in a certain party.

Suleiman: I've been continuously reiterating my rejection to any attempt to extend my tenure.

Suleiman: The Lebanese people are unified more than the political parties.

Suleiman voiced hope after talks with al-Rahi that arch-foes would be unified concerning upcoming constitutional deadlines.

Suleiman: Praised stability in Lebanon despite the shaky situation in the region.

LBCI: Berri and Hariri held separate telephone conversations with al-Rahi regarding the presidential elections.

Al-Rahi before meeting with Suleiman: The word vacuum shouldn't be mentioned cause its similar to death.

Al-Jadeed: A behind-closed doors meeting is underway between Suleiman and al-Rahi in Bkirki.

VDL (100.5): President Michel Suleiman arrived at Bkirki to attend the Easter mass headed by Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi.

Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Beirut Elias Awdeh headed the Easter mass at the St. George Cathedral in downtown Beirut.

TMC: A mini-bus overturned after hitting a barrier in the middle of the road on Karantina highway towards Beirut's Charles Helou.















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