LATEST Lebanese News

Date: 9 - 10 July 2015


MP Ziad Aswad to VDL (93.3): Friday's movements will not stop until real partnership demands are met.

ISF arrested 34 people for committing different crimes throughout Lebanon.

LBCI: The army arrested overnight the brother of Osama Mansour in Tripoli's al-Tabbaneh area.

Ex-PM Saad Hariri: With the death of Prince Saud al-Faisal, Lebanon has lost a supporter of its causes and a dear brother.

National News Agency: Head of al-Mustaqbal parliamentary bloc ex-PM Fouad Saniora and Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq have left for Jeddah.

MTV: A number of Mustaqbal officials left for Jeddah after the cabinet session to meet ex-PM Saad Hariri.

The Army Command reiterated that the military “did not use force against some protesters except after they assaulted soldiers and tried to cross the barriers.”

PSP chief MP Walid Jumblat held talks with LF bloc MP George Adwan in Clemenceau.

Loyalty to Resistance bloc: The Lebanese government must ensure national balance and consensus among the parties and we stress the importance of holding legislative sessions.

Information obtained by LBCI: A solution was reached during a meeting between Salam, Nouhad al-Mashnouq, Fneish and Bassil, and the latter did not apologize over what happened in the cabinet session.

FM Bassil at press conference: We have managed to halt the encroachment on the president's powers.

Traffic Management Center: The Batroun-North highway has been reopened.

Aoun: Those telling us to head to parliament to elect a president are the ones who are violating the Constitution.

Aoun: There won't be a president before approving a new electoral law.

Aoun: You cannot bypass Article 62 that deals with the cabinet's jurisdiction in the absence of a president.

Aoun: Find me a single legal interpretation that allows extending the parliament's term.

Aoun: How many violation have they committed against the Constitution and the civil and military laws? We cannot but take to the streets because those whom we are confronting are "thugs."

Aoun: All parties must understand that nothing can happen if it is against the Constitution.

Aoun: Do you think that the use of force will deter us? I ask the (army's Orientation Directorate) in Yarze about the purpose behind its statement. Is it to justify the assault on the protesters? No one attacked the security forces.

FPM leader MP Michel Aoun at press conference: We will regain everything that they usurped and you saw how the young men were assaulted by the armed forces.

LBCI: FPM supporters have blocked the Batroun-North highway.

Jreij: The PM said that conflicts can be solved in the cabinet.

Jreij: The PM stressed adherence to his jurisdictions and the constitution.

Jreij: The cabinet was able to save the country from sectarian tension.

Information Minister Ramzi Jreij after the cabinet session: PM Tammam Salam expressed resentment on what happened.

NNA: Grand Mufri Sheikh Abdul Latif Deryan met separately at Dar al-Fatwa with the Egyptian and Iraqi ambassadors.

Bou Saab after cabinet session: We never wanted to be pushed into a confrontation with the army or security forces.

Bassil before protesters: We obtained what we wanted, but the battle has just begun and it will not end.

Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas to LBCI: The disputes at cabinet have been postponed until after Eid al-Fitr.

LBCI: Ministers Jebran Bassil and Elias Bou Saab headed after the cabinet session to the protesters near the Grand Serail.

The Army: Seven soldiers have been injured in the clashes with the FPM near the Grand Serail.

Al-Jadeed: The cabinet session at the Grand Serail ended.

LBCI: Police foiled an attempt to kidnap two Lebanese nationals in Arsal while they were trying to sell food products.

MP Alain Aoun: We will continue our protest and we will continue to demand our rights through all peaceful means.

The army said in a statement that it will not be lured into any confrontation, stressing that it is tasked with protecting state institutions and the people.

LBCI: The army has called in additional reinforcements to the Banks street.

VDL (100.5): Prime Minister Tammam reiterated adherence to his jurisdictions.

One person was wounded in the scuffle, accusing the army of beating him on his head as the protesters were attempting to head to Grand Serail.

A scuffle broke out between the FPM supporters and army at Banks street.

VDL (93.3): The FPM supporters breached the army barrier at the Banks street and are trying to make their way to the Grand Serail.

MTV: The FPM decided to kick off mobilizations in Mount Lebanon and Beirut in the afternoon targeting specific positions.

VDL (93.3): MP Michel Aoun will make a statement following the cabinet session.

VDL (100.5): Security Forces freed FPM Toni Orion activist after a brief arrest.

VDL (93.3): A verbal dispute broke out between Health Minister Wael Abou Faour and Bassil during the cabinet session.

VDL (93.3): The cabinet session continues and efforts are ongoing to evade disputes and agree on a mechanism.

MTV: A second scuffle was reported between the security forces and FPM supporters.

Kanaan: We call on the government to resort back to the constitution, otherwise we will carry on with our mobilizations.

Change and Reform bloc MP Ibrahim Kanaan arrived at the Banks street near the Grand Serail.

LBCI: The session is about to conclude and no information has been obtained on whether the agenda was discussed.

The Civil Defense saved a citizen as he attempted to commit suicide by setting himself on fire under the Cola bridge.

FPM protesters are attempting to break the barrier to head to the Grand Serail.

PSP chief MP Walid Jumblat via Twitter: During such tense times, the most important thing is to remain calm. Reason must prevail once again.

VDL (93.3): A verbal exchange took place between the army and one of the FPM protesters near the Grand Serail.

Supporters of the FPM began arriving at ESCWA near the Grand Serail.

LBCI: The Banks street and roads leading to the Grand Serail and Hamra region have been blocked by security forces.

Al-Jadeed: The army blocked the road in front of the parliament building in Beirut.

VDL (93.3): Security forces brought reinforcements around the Grand Serail in anticipation of the arrival of FPM protesters.

The FPM protesters have decided to take their demonstration to the Grand Serail.

VDL (93.3): The army raided several Syrian encampments in Akkar's Aidamoun town and arrested tens of them for not possessing identity cards.

VDL (93.3): A dispute broke out between PM Tammam Salam and FM Bassil ahead of the cabinet session.

Head of the FPM youth department: We will not block roads and our demonstration will remain civilized.

The Fadlallah foundation announced that Friday, July 17 is the first day of Eid al-Fitr.

The contentious cabinet session is underway at the Grand Serail.

Minister Mohammed Fneish: I cannot predict what will happen at cabinet today. We have a main position about its agenda.

Industry Minister Hussein al-Hajj Hassan: We are demanding that the government mechanism that we agreed upon be respected.

Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi: The country is passing through a very difficult phase, but some sides are unfortunately too busy with personal interests.

Telecom Minister Butros Harb responding to Bassil: He should read the constitution before demonstrating for it.

VDL (93.3): FPM youth group members began gathering at the Mirna Chalouhi area.

Labor Minister Sejaan Qazzi: Today's cabinet session will be a regular one.

FM Jebran Bassil arrived at the Grand Serail with a copy of the constitution: I am demonstrating today with the constitution.

Information Minister Ramzi Jreij: Street action was better off demanding the election of a president, not the filling a vacant position.


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