LATEST Lebanese News

Date: 21 - 22  October 2014


National News Agency: Flares were detected over the outskirts of Qousaya in the Eastern Mountain Range.

Al-Jadeed: State Security arrested a Syrian who belongs to a terrorist group in Akkar's Khirbet Daoud.

National News Agency: The sounds of a hand grenade explosion and gunshots were heard in Tripoli.

MTV: A hand grenade was hurled at an ISF vehicle in Tripoli as another was thrown at the Bab al-Tabbaneh police station, causing no casualties.

National News Agency: Israeli forces fired 8 flares over the al-Marsad post and Mount Hermon's western heights.

OTV: Khaled and Walid al-Hujeiri, who were abducted from Taalbaya and Masharii al-Qaa, have been freed.

Health Minister Wael Abou Faour to MTV: We have entered a dangerous phase of Sunni-Shiite tension and it's about time these two parties engaged in dialogue in Lebanon.

LBCI: Mufti al-Meis, Nader Hariri, Saniora and Berri are involved in the negotiations over the release of the abductees from the al-Hujeiri family.

LBCI: Mediations in the case of the al-Hujeiri abductees have not reached a happy ending until the moment.

LBCI: Manal Daou intends to file a lawsuit against Fattoush on Wednesday and she did not apologize, according to her lawyer Asaad Ghannam.

Mohammed Hamiyeh's father: Arsal's residents are our brothers and we have nothing to do with the kidnappings.

Al-Mustaqbal bloc called for "following a single standard in the implementation of security plans in all regions and towards all parties," while urging a "national settlement aimed at electing a consensual president."

VDL (100.5): MP Sami Gemayel held talks in Jeddah with the Saudi crown prince, foreign minister and Hariri.

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi returned from Rome: The MPs are violating the constitution and are opposing the people's rejection of the extension of parliament's term.

VDL (100.5): A fire broke out in the al-Dam wal Farz area in Mina in Tripoli.

Al-Jadeed: A young man called A. Arafat, of Turkmen origin, died due to the explosion of a shell in Adous plain in Bekaa.

Kanaan: When problems happen, the solution is to resort to elections, and we won't accept that the elections be usurped under various slogans.

Kanaan: We call on the government, parliament and political blocs to shoulder their responsibilities in the issue of refugees and Lebanon cannot withstand humanitarian slogans from now on.

Kanaan: Enough with mistakes and hiding behind slogans that have cost Lebanon a hefty security bill. Where is the seriousness regarding our demands in the issue of refugees?

Kanaan: We are serious more than anyone can imagine regarding respect for the Constitution and rejection of extension. This issue will be discussed with everyone and the stances and measures that we'll take will materialize in the coming days.

Kanaan: The bloc announces that it will resort to all legal measures to reject extension. All democratic measures are on the table.

Kanaan: Confining the presidential vote to the parliamentary polls is a grave and rejected mistake and preparations for parliamentary elections should have started a year and a half ago.

Kanaan: Is it a crime to resort to the people's will? Why isn't this a priority while extension (of the parliament's term) is a priority?

MP Ibrahim Kanaan after weekly meeting of Change and Reform bloc: We are with holding the presidential vote, but it must be preceded by an amendment that allows direct election by the people.

MTV: Residents of Bab al-Tabbaneh are staging a sit-in on Tripoli's Syria Street to demand that their compensations be paid.

Defense Minister Moqbel is meeting with Kataeb chief Amin Gemayel in Bikfaya.

VDL (93.3): A shell exploded in Syria Street in Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood.

A personal dispute between two men from the al-Arour family and another from the Abdullah family erupted into gunfire in Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh.

State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged detainee Ibrahim Bohloq and 5 Syrian fugitives with belonging to a terrorist group.

Saniora after talks with Berri: Extending the term of the parliament is a more pressing issue than the new pay hike.

Civil Defense: Firefighters are dousing a blaze at a 3-story residential building in Adonis.

OTV: Minister Ali Hassan Khalil and Nader Haariri joined a meeting held between Berri, Saniora and Makari.

LBCI: A man from al-Hujeiri family was kidnapped near the eastern town of Riyaq.

Al-Mustaqbal movement leader Saad Hariri's advisor, Nader Hariri, arrived in parliament.

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil from the parliament: I received the amendments of the defense ministry on the new pay hike.

Al-Jadeed: A meeting is underway between Berri, PM Tammam Salam, and head of the Mustaqbal bloc MP Fouad Saniora at parliament.

Speaker Nabih Berri hoped in remarks to MPs that they would agree on everything including the election of a president.

LBCI: The same members of the parliament's bureau were elected while the legislative committees witnessed amendments.

The parliamentary session on the election of committee members ended.

A parliamentary session went underway at Nijmeh Square.

LBCI: General Security arrested a Syrian, who is suspected of involvement in terrorism, during a raid in al-Dibbiyeh.

PM Tammam Salam held talks with Defense Minister Samir Moqbel.

EDL contract workers burnt tires near the Royal Tower to protest the delay in receiving their salaries.

Hizbullah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem: The Sunnis and Shiites around the world are united.

VDL (100.5): The Hijri New Year holiday will fall on Saturday.

MP Michel Moussa to VDL (93.3): Tuesday's parliamentary session will be a routine to elect the new members of the parliament's bureau and parliamentary committees.

NNA: An Israeli army patrol crossed the technical fence near Wazzani and stayed in the area for 3 hours.

MTV: The army detained several suspected Syrians during raids in the North.

Minister Nabil de Freij to VDL (93.3): Geagea and Sami Gemayel will discuss the local crises with senior Saudi officials.

LF MP Antoine Zahra to Radio Orient: We back the rotation of power and reject an adventure to hit all constitutional institutions.

ISF arrested 86 people for committing different crimes across Lebanon.

VDL (100.5): Families of the abducted al-Hujeiri men still block the Saadnayel-Taalbaya road near the Omar Ibn al-Khattab mosque.

MP Ali Khreis to VDL (100.5): The extension of parliament's term is bad but it is worse to head towards total vacuum.

VDL (93.): The army is carrying out raids in the area of Behnine.

TMC: A person was injured after a vehicle hit him on Cornich Mazraa road towards Barbir.


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