Qaida-linked group al-Murabitoun, which is led by the Algerian Mokhtar Belmokhtar, has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on a hotel in Mali.
Lebanese civil aviation official: We reassure the Lebanese public opinion that flight operations at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport will not be interrupted.
National News Agency: The Foreign Ministry has not yet received any official request from Russia on the issue of avoiding flights over an area in the Mediterranean.
MEA: All of Saturday's flights will take off on time and some flights to the Gulf and the Middle East will now spend more time in the air due to the new routes.
The army announced the arrest of Ezzeddine Haidar in Tripoli's al-Qobbeh on charges of “belonging to terrorist groups.”
Authorities at Beirut's airport said they have been informed by Russia that it intends to stage a naval drill that will affect aviation in Lebanon's airspace.
Information obtained by LBCI: Russia has asked Lebanon to “divert civilian flights from the Lebanese airspace to the international airspace” as of midnight and the request was made to several countries.
National News Agency: Khaled al-Hujeiri, aka Khaled Nafi, was lightly injured as unknown gunmen opened fire at him in Arsal.
LBCI: The General Security announced the arrest of Lebanese national Y. D., saying he has confessed to belonging to al-Nusra Front and plotting a bombing with a suicide vest.
LBCI: The Seblin road has been reopened after it was blocked briefly by residents of the area.
TMC: A man was killed and another was injured in a collision between a motorcycle and a truck on the Yasuaa al-Malak and Zouk Mosbeh junction.
A young boy found detonators, used in making explosives, near a dumpster in al-Qobbeh.
VDL (93.3): Prime Minister Tammam Salam is holding talks with Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq.
NNA: Citizens from the area of Wadi Daoud blocked the Seblin road protesting the dumping of trash in the area's dumpster.
MTV: Speaker Nabih Berri is holding talks with former President Michel Suleiman at Ain el-Tineh.
VDL (100.5): Prime Minister Tammam Salam is holding talks with General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim.
NNA: The army is shelling with heavy artillery the positions of gunmen on the outskirts of Ras Baalbek.
Qahwaji: I hereby vow to follow up on the case of the abducted soldiers and exert all efforts needed to free them and bring them back to their families and institution.
NNA: An old mortar shell was found in the town of Mejdlaya.
Army Commander Gen. Jean Qahwaji addressing the military: The schemes of terrorism will fail before your vigilance and confrontation.
VDL (93.3): The army carries out raids in al-Qobbeh and Bab al-Tabbaneh with the assistance of reconnaissance planes. No arrests have been made so far.
ISF arrested 81 individuals for committing various crimes throughout Lebanon.
Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas to VDL (100.5): Exporting the waste is a bad idea because it is too expensive and we should reconsider the proposal to establish landfill.