ISF: The Dahr al-Baydar road has become passable for all vehicles, including trucks.
Traffic Management Center: The Dahr al-Baydar road is only passable for equipped cars and SUVs and closed for trucks due to snow.
MTV: Harb suggested another formula, which is "the right of the state, supported by the Lebanese, to resist occupation" but it was also rejected by the March 8 forces.
MTV: Harb suggested the formula "the government holds onto the right of its army and all people to resist occupation and confront attacks" but Minister Ali Hasan Khalil described it as "muddled."
LBCI: Salam hinted that he might take a decisive stance before Monday and sources said he intends to resign.
MTV: During today's meeting over the policy statement, March 14's ministers were in contact with their leaderships and they voiced the unified stance of these leaders, who reject the resistance's actions outside state authority.
Information obtained by OTV: Salam will immediately resign in case of failure to agree on a policy statement on Monday.
OTV: At the end of the panel statement meeting, a March 8 minister asked whether the statement would be put to a vote and Salam said no.
March 8 ministerial source to OTV: The formula suggested by Harb aims to besiege the resistance, especially that the state is not capable through its means to defend Lebanon.
OTV: The Berri-Jumblat formula -- which includes "the right of Lebanon and the Lebanese to resistance", the spirit of the previous sessions' discussions and Bassil's formula -- was not raised during today's meeting.
President Suleiman received a phone call from Patriarch Yazigi, who thanked him for his efforts and instructions that helped liberate the Maalula nuns.
March 8 ministerial sources to al-Manar: What happened today was aimed at impeding the course that started with the formation of the cabinet and the option of new parliamentary consultations will be on the table if we don't reach an agreement before Monday.
Ministerial sources to al-Manar: There won't be a vote in cabinet over the policy statement without a political agreement that precedes it.
Army Command: Three people were hurt and properties were damaged when 3 rockets fired from across the border with Syria hit the town of al-Nabi Sheet and its surroundings.
A meeting is underway between Minister Harb and LF chief Samir Geagea in Maarab.
President Suleiman urged the warring parties in Syria to neutralize the Lebanese border towns from their shelling, asking the army to take all measures necessary to defend the residents.
LBCI: Cabinet will convene on Thursday to address the dispute over the government policy statement.
National News Agency: Three members of the same family were injured when a rocket fell near a house in al-Nabi Sheet.
Qazzi: The March 8 and 14 camps are not seeking their own statements. The government should in the least recognize the authority of the Lebanese state.
Qazzi: Bassil did not present the panel with the proposal he made before the Arab foreign ministers meeting.
Qazzi: It is clear that a camp does not want to mention the state's authority in the policy statement.
Qazzi: The cabinet will take the appropriate position over this issue.
Qazzi: We did not shy away from our disputes by referring the discussions to cabinet. We will simply say that we failed to agree on a policy statement.
Qazzi: Minister Harb proposal that the the state be responsible for the resistance.
Qazzi: The nature of the discussions at the panel meetings proved that an agreement was not possible at the moment.
Qazzi: The panel is willing to convene again if positive developments emerge over the policy statement.
Labor Minister Qazzi: Hizbullah is insisting on maintaining the resistance's freedom away from the state. We have therefore resorted to cabinet to resolve this issue.
The panel drafting the ministerial policy statement finished its meeting and decided to refer the debate to the cabinet.
Head of the Nabi Sheet municipality told LBCI that a man was injured in the rocket attack from Syria.
MP Ibrahim Kanaan after weekly meeting of Change and Reform bloc: We urge everyone who has a will to preserve the Lebanese state and stability to facilitate the work of cabinet to start preparing for the presidential and parliamentary elections because vacuum is lethal to the political system in Lebanon.
MP Ibrahim Kanaan after weekly meeting of Change and Reform bloc: We cannot accept that the policy statement be delayed.
MP Ibrahim Kanaan after weekly meeting of Change and Reform bloc: Amid the fiscal deficit we have, how can we continue with our disputes?
MTV: At least 4 rockets fired from Syria hit the al-Qantara area in al-Nabi Sheet's outskirts.
MP Ibrahim Kanaan after weekly meeting of Change and Reform bloc: Is it true that we're unable to draft an acceptable policy statement for a cabinet that will last 2 or 3 months? The cabinet's mission is preserving security and preparing for the presidential vote, so how can it preserve them through vacuum?
MP Ibrahim Kanaan after weekly meeting of Change and Reform bloc: We know the extent of interest in the domestic violence law and we're with equality between men and women and if there has to be a quota, let it be 50%, although we prefer open competition between men and women.
MP Ibrahim Kanaan after weekly meeting of Change and Reform bloc: We call for putting an end to discrimination between men and women at all levels.
VDL (93.3): Four rockets have struck al-Nabi Sheet in the Bekaa until the moment, causing material damage.
Sources from policy statement meeting to LBCI: Discussions have not made any progress until the moment.
VDL (93.3): No one was injured when a rocket landed between the towns of Janta and al-Nabi Sheet in the Bekaa.
The tenth meeting of the panel drafting the ministerial policy statement got underway at the Grand Serail.
Finance Minister Hasan Khalil: We'll propose a formula that includes the spirit of the discussions that occurred in the previous sessions in addition to Bassil's formula.
Health Minister Abou Faour confirmed holding talks with ex-PM Saad Hariri.
Health Minister Abou Faour: The Berri-Jumblat formula can generate a solution but it needs a political decision.
Qazzi denied claims that an agreement was reached over a policy statement: The problem lies in Hizbullah's refusal to acknowledge the state's authority.
Al-Jadeed: The members of the panel drafting the policy statement began arriving at the Grand Serail.
Bassil: The statement made at the Arab foreign ministers meeting paves the way for an agreement over a policy statement.
Qazzi: There will be no compromise in linking the resistance to the authority of the state.
Future TV: Few positives will be available at the meeting for the panel drafting a policy statement.
FM Jebran Bassil according to al-Jadeed: No one has the right to abandon the resistance.
Minister Sejaan Qazzi arrived at the panel drafting a policy statement meeting.
Harb: We back any proposal that facilitates the drafting of the statement and that does not infringe on our demands. Bassil's proposal does not reflect our position.
Telecom Minister Butros Harb: The panel drafting a policy statement will hold its last meeting today whether they reach an agreement or not.
NNA: The Rafik Hariri International Airport customs thwarted an attempt to smuggle narcotics into Lebanon, that a Brazilian national hid in his luggage. Investigations were opened in the case.
LBCI: Mohammed Rajab Karam was shot in Tripoli's al-Zahriyeh area.
NNA: A landmine left over from the Israeli war on Lebanon exploded in the area of Ibel al-Qameh in Marjeyoun when a livestock guardian dog stepped on it.
A giant water turtle was found on the main road of the Akkar town of al-Abboudiyeh.
NNA: Members of Marda and Murtada families exchanged fire in the area of al-Maali in Hermel over differences on the purchase of a car.
Suleiman: The management of Lebanon's oil resources is very good so far and we hope it would continue that way.
Suleiman: The strategy includes the appointment of competent people in the institutions.
U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Plumbly said after meeting Patriarch al-Rahi that the international community is still committed to backing Lebanon in facing political and security challenges caused by the Syrian crisis.
Suleiman: We should come up with a comprehensive strategy on the public and private sector.
Suleiman: A huge international support paved way for the Saudi grant for the Lebanese army.
Suleiman: The future governments should follow up on the donations made by certain countries to help the Lebanese army and the country's economy.
Suleiman: Those not respecting the decisions of the Group would be held responsible for the failure to implement them.
Suleiman: The Baabda Declaration was the major reason for the creation of the International Support Group for Lebanon which has taken major decisions.
Suleiman: Some parties have backed off from the Baabda Declaration.
Suleiman: We haven't made enough efforts to force certain parties to respect the agreements we've reached.
Suleiman: The most important thing is the implementation of agreements we reached.
Suleiman: We should apologize to the Lebanese people.
Suleiman: Unfortunately we haven't respected what we've agreed to in parliament and the national dialogue sessions in Baabda.
Suleiman: The Baabda Declaration serves the National Pact.
Suleiman: The policy statement should be based on national consensus.
President Michel Suleiman is giving a speech during an awards ceremony at Baabda Palace.
MP Robert Ghanem called after meeting Patriarch al-Rahi for agreeing on a policy statement and holding the presidential elections on time.
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi met with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly in Bkirki.
PM Tammam Salam met with Secretary-General of the Higher Lebanese-Syrian Council, Nasri Khoury.
Judge Abou Ghida completed his probe into the Tripoli mosque bombings and referred the file to Judge Saqr.
Naim Abbas' lawyer filed motions with Judge Imad al-Zain in the case of Jamal Daftardar.
VDL (100.5): Masked men robbed Rabih Riashi and stole his car in Dekwaneh.
Fletcher expressed hope after meeting Salam that the policy statement deadlock would be resolved as soon as possible.
VDL (100.5): PM Tammam Salam is holding talks with British Ambassador Tom Fletcher.
Beirut police arrested two suspects in a Hyundai van after chasing them and exchanging fire with them.
Four people, including 3 students, were injured in a collision between a van and a car in Tyre.
MP Hadi Hbeish to VDL (93.3): The state should be the umbrella for everyone. We hope the committee would reach results on the policy statement during its meeting.
Former Minister Mario Aoun to VDL (93.3): I expect the ministerial committee to be decisive today based on the statement to be delivered by Minister Jebran Bassil at the Arab Foreign Ministers meeting.
MP Jean Oghassabian to VDL (100.5): Lebanon has the right to resist Israel. But that should come under the authority of the state.