LATEST Lebanese News

Date: 29 - 30 September 2014


OTV: A meeting was held between Kanaan and Adwan and they agreed to continue talks tomorrow after the Change and Reform bloc gives its feedback.

LBCI: Calm returned to the Ain el-Hilweh camp after the withdrawal of the masked gunmen who had raised Islamist banners at the vegetable market intersection.

National News Agency: Masked gunmen belonging to Bilal Bader's group have deployed at the intersection of the vegetable market in the Ain el-Hilweh camp as part of a “security day.”

Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil: The Netherlands has promised to assist the Lebanese army with weapons worth 2.3 million dollars.

MTV: The army is carrying out raids in the Burj al-Barajneh area as part of the security operation.

Head of private school teachers syndicate Nehme Mahfoud called on general assemblies in all regions to convene tomorrow to vote on starting an open-ended strike from Wednesday.

Kataeb: "Necessary legislation" is only a suspicious move aimed at coping with the presidential void, in a manner that would turn the presidency into a marginal, expendable post.

General Security: Rumors that the director general's convoy was attacked in Tripoli or that the directorate general has deported Syrians are totally baseless.

A blaze erupted in the outskirts of the southern town of Barish and Civil Defense crews are trying to douse it.

Progressive Socialist party leader Walid Jumblat sent a letter to French President Nicolas Sarkozy offering condolences on the beheading of French hostage Herve Gourdel in Algeria.

The Development and Liberation bloc said it approved the wage scale in accordance with the latest amendments introduced to the draft-law.

PM Tammam Salam issued a circular and stated that the Eid al-Adha holiday for public sector employees will be on the 4th, 5th and 6th of September.

Judge Abu Ghida issued an indictment against Hussein al-Hussein who was managing the Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade's twitter account and called for his trial at the military court.

Al-Nusra Front warned against a deal between the Lebanese and Syrian governments, saying the General Security handed over 10 Syrians refugees to the Assad regime.

The army said it referred a Syrian to the judiciary on charges of arms smuggling and drug trading.

The Higher Shiite Council said that Sunday Oct. 5 is the first day of Eid al-Adha.

Adwan: We should unite and cut the road to strife to guarantee the safety of the nation and the return of our loved ones from captivity.

Adwan said the issue of the hostages will be discussed during the parliamentary session on Wednesday.

Adwan was interrupted by protesters who said the government was not taking any action: All politicians are liars.

MP George Adwan during a meeting with the families of the Arsal captives at their protest site in Dahr al-Baidar: Road blocking is not the solution.

Hamadeh: We did not discuss about the extension of parliament’s term during the meeting.

Hamadeh: The agenda of the session includes important loans and the wage scale.

Hamadeh: I hope that the wage scale would be approved during the legislative session.

MP Marwan Hamadeh after the meeting of parliament's bureau: We put the agenda of the session that Berri would call for Wednesday.

VDL(93.3): The Information Minister called for a meeting on Wednesday to tackle the issue of abducted soldiers in Arsal.

VDL (100.5): A meeting is underway between PM Salam, Minister al-Mashnouq and General Security chief Ibrahim.

VDL (100.5): French Ambassador Patrice Paoli visited Grand Mufti Sheikh Daryan.

Speaker Berri chaired the meeting of parliament’s bureau.

VDL (100.5): PM Tammam Salam held talks with General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim.

NNA: A 35-year-old woman was injured in her legs after her uncle opened fire on her in the town of Hanaway in Tyre over family differences.

LBCI: Some vehicles are using dirt roads to avoid the Dahr al-Baidar road blocked by the relatives of the so-called Arsal hostages.

Beirut police arrested 6 Lebanese, a Syrian and an Egyptian for committing different crimes.

LF leader Samir Geagea via twitter: Aoun and Hizbullah have turned the cabinet into a tribal council.

The families of the hostages urged al-Nusra Front not to threaten to kill the captives.

Al-Sayyed: We exchanged viewpoints on these issues and discussed the policies we should adopt.

Hizbullah official Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyed after meeting the mufti: We discussed the developments in our country and the region.

VDL (100.5): A Hizbullah delegation visited Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan.

VDL (100.5): PM Tammam Salam is holding talks with Defense Minister Samir Moqbel.

ISF arrested 52 people for committing different crimes throughout Lebanon.

MP Ibrahim Kanaan to VDL (93.3): The wage scale will likely be approved before the Eid al-Adha.

The Tripoli seaside road and the Qlamoun highway were reopened.

VDL (100.5): The Tripoli road near the Palma beach resort was blocked by the relatives of the troops taken captive by jihadits

LBCI: The Tarshish-Zahle road was reopened.

Tripoli's Mufti Sheikh Malek al-Shaar to VDL (93.3): An invitation is being sent to officials in the North to hold a large-scale meeting over the situation in Tripoli.

VDL (93.3): Armed men are hiding arms in the caves of Maaraboun in Baalbek to hand them over to Lebanese people, who back them, in an attempt to spread chaos.

MP Atef Majdalani to VDL (100.5): There is no red line to the mission to save the so-called Arsal captives.

The Lebanese army stopped an new infiltration attempt by jihadists on the outskirts of Arsal.

The Qalamoun and Tarshish-Zahle roads were blocked this morning to protest the continued captivity of the Lebanese soldiers and police by jihadists.


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