LATEST Lebanese News

Date: 28 - 29 August 2015


VDL (100.5): One person was killed in Arsal over a dispute over traffic right of way.

LF chief Samir Geagea is holding talks at Maarab with Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon.

Interior Minister Mashnouq after meeting MP Sami Gemayel: I pledged to exert all possible efforts to remove the garbage from Kesreouan and al-Metn.

LBCI: The "We Want Accountability" protesters arrived at the Interior Ministry amid heavy security measures.

The "We Want Accountability" campaign kicked off a rally from Riad al-Solh Square to the Interior Ministry.

“You Stink” campaign: We demand parliamentary elections.

“You Stink” campaign: We want to hold Mashnouq responsible for last week's unrest and demand the resignation of Environment Minister Mohammed al-Mashnouq.

“You Stink” campaign: We call for a rally for a rally from the Interior Ministry to Martyrs' Square.

“You Stink” campaign: We started off as dozens as protesters and now we are in the thousands.

“You Stink” campaign: We toppled the waste management bids and the wall of shame in less than 24 hours.

“You Stink” campaign during press conference on eve of protest: After we were beaten up, it became clear that the government chose to cover its head in the sand rather than face the truth.

Army chief Jean Qahwaji: The military will not allow outlaws steer protests towards violence.

NNA: State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr referred salafist Ahmed al-Asir to the permanent military court over the Abra incidents.

Parliament police command responding to Mashnouq: We did not open fire at protesters and our members were inside the parliament building. We will await the investigation in the unrest.

Mashnouq announced that he suspended his membership in the ministerial committee tasked with tackling the waster disposal crisis.

Mashnouq: I urge maximum restraint during Saturday's scheduled protests.

Mashnouq: Camera footage can attest that some politically-affiliated thugs got involved in the civilian rally and led it to take a violent turn.

Mashnouq: Since Sunday, not a single live bullet was shot during the rallies in downtown Beirut.

Mashnouq: An investigation will be held in the shooting at the protests and the results will be announced next week.

Mashnouq: The ISF and parliament guards were the sides that opened fire during the protests.

Mashnouq: The security forces cannot be portrayed as violators because they too were injured in the rallies. Mistakes were committed.

Mashnouq: Since Sunday, the security forces performed their duties to the fullest.

Mashnouq: We acknowledge that there was an excess use of force at the rallies and those responsible will be held accountable for Saturday's unrest.

Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq during press conference: We support demonstrations on condition that they do not violate public property.

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea via twitter: I praise the civil society's vigilance. They have presented solutions to the problems.

VDL (93.3): Pro-IS slogans have been sprayed on walls of buildings of the Hariri project in Tripoli's al-Qobbeh.

The FPM demonstration will be held next Friday in downtown Beirut's Martyrs Square at 5:30 pm.

TMC: An individual was injured in a collision between a car and a motorcycle in Shwaifat.

NNA: Saudi ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Assiri traveled to London through the Rafic Hariri International Airport.

Aoun: There are discussions to resolve the cabinet crisis.

NNA: Najm al-Fleiti was released by his captors hours after being kidnapped in the outskirts of Arsal.

Aoun invited the FPM supporters to carry out protests next Friday to ask for reform, to call for fighting corruption and ask for participation in decision-making.

Aoun: We partly agree with the demonstrators because unlike what they claim there are reformist politicians in Lebanon.

Aoun: The parliament's extension of its term twice blocked the way to an agreement on an electoral law.

Aoun: We are glad that the people woke up and began demanding for their rights.

But Aoun said the rulers have lost the people’s backing because of rampant corruption which is “blocking the state's arteries.”

Aoun addressed the friendly countries which always call for stability in Lebanon and announce their backing to the government.

Aoun called for the formation of a government that introduces reforms. This is the only reformist plan.

Aoun called for the approval of an electoral law based on proportional representation.

Aoun: We want elections that consolidate legitimacy.

Aoun: We back the latest street protests because the demonstrators have rightful demands.

Aoun reiterated his demand for the election of a president by the people.

Aoun said no ruler can be legitimate if the people don't recognize his legitimacy.

Change and Reform leader MP Michel Aoun said in a press conference that legitimacy is given to the authorities by the people.

VDL (93.3): Unknown assailants kidnapped Lebanese national Najm al-Fleiti from the town of Arsal and had taken him to an unknown destination.

VDL (93.3): Employees of the municipality of Tripoli hold a sit-in demanding a full time employment.

Naameh municipality rejected the reopening of the landfill, saying it hoped that the issue won't be even discussed by politicians.

VDL (93.3): The army raided areas in Tripoli's Abi Samra and arrested Adnan Mohammed on suspicions of belonging to the Islamic State group.

NNA: A three-year-old boy died after his house in the Akkar town of Harar was engulfed in flames.

MP Salim Salhab to VDL (93.3): Boycotting the cabinet sessions was a positive move. The ball is now in Salam's court to answer our demands starting with the security appointments.

TMC: A man succumbed to his wounds after being hit by a car overnight on the Habboush road in Nabatieh.

NNA: Three trucks transporting wastes from Beirut to Arsal were stopped in al-Labweh overnight.

ISF arrested 63 individuals on drug crimes, theft and fraud.





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