LATEST Lebanese News

Date: 24 - 25  October 2014


MTV: Gunmen entered the Syriac church in al-Zahriyeh's churches street and the army has encircled it.

MTV: The sound of a shell explosion was heard during the clashes between the army and gunmen in Tripoli's old souks.

MTV: Clashes have spread in Tripoli and sniper gunfire is targeting several neighborhoods.

VDL (100.5): Clashes between the army and gunmen have escalated in Tripoli amid reports of casualties.

Tripoli News Network: Two army troops were injured in the clashes with armed groups in Tripoli's old souks.

MTV: An exchange of gunfire erupted between an army patrol and gunmen in the al-Souwaiqa-Khan al-Askar area in Tripoli.

OTV: The army is clashing with gunmen in Wadi Hmeid in Arsal's outskirts.

LBCI citing reports: A clash erupted between gunmen and an army patrol in the Tripoli area of Khan al-Askar.

LBCI: The only negotiations channel that the government acknowledges is the Qatari channel.

OTV: The army repelled an armed group that tried to infiltrate Arsal through Wadi Hmeid.

Source to OTV: Any talk of a barter is rejected and the government has put a ceiling for the kidnappers' demands. No date has been set for the return of the Qatari envoy.

Sources to OTV on the issue of captive troops: Hopes and wishes are something and implementation is something else.

Al-Jadeed: Pierre Michel Pharaon has filed a slander lawsuit against MP Nicolas Fattoush before the public prosecution.

National News Agency: A man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head from a hunting rifle inside his house in the town of Shhim.

Information obtained by LBCI: The Beirut Bar Association has removed the name of MP Nicolas Fattoush from the list of lawyers.

The Judicial Council issued an in absentia verdict against the fugitives Bilal al-Hawli, Mohammed Moussa and Munjed al-Fahham on charges of "conspiring against the state's security through contributing to Fatah al-Islam's crimes."

Army chief General Jean Qahwaji arrived at the Grand Serail for talks with PM Tammam Salam.

MTV: The army arrested a man from the Dinnawi family and another from the Salha family during a raid on their house in Tripoli's al-Mankoubin that involved an exchange of gunfire.

LBCI: There are disputes among the groups holding the captive servicemen over the issue of limiting negotiations to the Qatari envoy.

Beirut Bar Association: MP Nicolas Fattoush's insults against the head of the bar association and his violation of the law regulating the profession require taking the appropriate measures against him.

MTV: Firefighters are battling a blaze that erupted in two abutting residential buildings in Jbeil.

Al-Jadeed: Several people were injured when a car overturned on the Jiyyeh highway.

Al-Jadeed: The police vehicle in Qashlaq came under fire from the Syrian side of the border.

MTV: A joint security patrol came under fire near Qashlaq in Akkar, causing material damage only.

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi arrived in Sydney on a two-week pastoral visit.

NNA: Two people were arrested after they tried to rob a taxi driver in Shwaifat.

OTV: A body was found in Wadi Ata in Arsal.

Daryan called on the Lebanese to hold onto the state and their constitutional institutions no matter how much efforts they should exert.

Daryan: We are a single nation and army.

Daryan: Who is benefiting from the emigration of the Lebanese?

Daryan rejected the spread of chaos.

Daryan: The Taef ended the civil war and the Lebanese established the state again. But since 2005 we are seeing efforts to contain the state, which has cost the Lebanese bloodshed.

Daryan: Fighters are using religion as a cover in their greed for power.

Daryan: Muslims today are fighting and killing each other.

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan on the occasion of Islamic New Year: Our religion today is in crisis because of divisions and the rise of extremism.

MP Farid al-Khazen to VDL (100.5): Our stances are coordinated and we reject the extension of the parliament's tenure and resigning from the general assembly is useless.

ISF arrested 61 people for committing different crimes across Lebanon.

MP Jamal al-Jarrah to VDL (93.3): There is still time to discuss whether to attend the parliament's extension session or not.

TMC: Two people were injured when a car hit them on the Mirna Shalouhi highway.

MTV: The army arrested 11 suspects during raids in Dekwaneh.

MP Ahmed Fatfat to VDL (100.5): I was informed two weeks ago to limit my movement as a safety precaution. I wasn't surprised by the uncovering of Asoun network.

LBCI: Among the names received by the government are Naim Abbas, Omar al-Atrash, Joumana Hmeid, Omar Bakri, two inmates accused of involvement in the al-Tal and Behsas bombings, and the abductors of the Estonians.

LBCI: The list received by the government tonight includes the names of 44 inmates at the Roumieh and al-Rihaniyeh prisons.

National News Agency: Syrian aircraft raided the outskirts of the town of Beit Saber in Mount Hermon, dropping two barrel bombs.




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