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00:10 Italian Foreign Minister: Hezbollah cannot be a "state within a state"
23:36 Ban Ki-moon condemns the escalating violence in Lebanon and calls upon all parties to resume talks to find a solution to the crisis also expressed his solidarity with the people of Lebanon and its government and its legitimacy
23:30 Omar Karami tells Aljazeera TV of Qatar ": opposition is still sticking to its original position which is: it still wants to participate through dialogue and still agrees to the Arab initiative conditional to the acceptance of the ( opposition) basket of demands and we welcome the Arab ministerial Committee and call on them to understand the internal situation and sensitivity and should be neutral"
Note: The basket of demands calls for a veto power in any newly formed government a demand that was rejected several times by the ruling majority
23:22 Camille Khoury tells OTV": If we they want partnership let the government cancel the resolutions issued and go to the dialogue table and discuss pending matters
23:16 Second Deputy Phalange Party Salim Sayegh tells OTV:" We do not want the political crises to turn into a security crises and we want dialogue and contacts are underway to try to resolve the crisis
23:10 Jumblatt tells "Al-Jazeera:" we have no issues with the army if it wants to search for arms depots in the mountains , but we will not allow under any circumstances any other party or group organization to take part in this matter. The people of the mountains, and Beirut have their own dignity will not allow anyone to violate it or undermine it. Our response to Hezbollah's actions will only be political... we have not asked for any outside military help and we do not want any American destroyers to come to our defense but let me say this the destruction and occupation of Beirut by Hezbollah has ended the myth that the Hezbollah arms were for resistance against Israel
22:10 Acting FM Tarek Mitri tells "LBC": The Arab initiative, including the statement is part of the implementation of any viable dialogue
22:00, Centrral bank Riyad Salameh, "Reuters:" There are unusual transfers of currency outside the country and the banking sector is working normally despite the crisis and the Lebanese pound and interest rates remain stable
21:55 March 14 alliance : We ask the government to declare the occupied city of Beirut a disaster area in all aspects: security, social and humanitarian concerns and we urge the military establishment to fulfill its commitment to the protection of civilians and maintaining peace and law and order
21:30 "LBC": a clash between members of Hezbollah and members of the Shamas family in Ouzai, a Hezbollah stronghold
20:55 Hussein Khalil , Hezbollah: attacks the government during a press conference and said "Nasrallah's speech was the resolution that we will not tolerate an attack on us after today than at any point he will not hesitate to defend ourselves"
20:42 Speaker Nabih Berri cancels the presidential election meeting set for May 13 and postpones till June 10 . this was the 20th postponement
20:35 Army announced on the application of stringent security measures starting from six o'clock on May 13 against anyone who breaches the security
20:31 Lebanese army adds new checkpoint in Rashayya and is patrolling in the region
20:25 Saudi Arabia calls upon all political concerns in Lebanon to listen to the voice of wisdom and the language of reason and put Lebanon's interest above all else
20:21 The Lebanese army found two hand grenades unexploded in the street that separates Syria road and Jebel Mohsen in Triploi area but was unable to detonate because of darkness and power outages, however, it warned the citizens against using the street
20:20 fragile truce in the region of Jabal Mohsen and Bab el Tabbaneh where people are meeting to coordinate with the army over ending of the violent clashes
20:11 Arslan told the "new TV": Army General Suleiman is eager to implement what was agreed upon by each and everyone and I want to assure the people of their security and at the same time I am asking the army to take control of the centers and to take all medium and heavy weapons if any are found
20:01 The White House: the Lebanese people deserve democracy, which they have all voted for
19:42 Karami confirmed to OTV that" the truce began in Tripoli at 6:PM and appealed to everyone to adhere to the ceasefire
19:33 Cautious calm prevails in Mt Lebanon
19:12 Rice applauds the Arab League's position that rejects violence in Lebanon a reference to Hezbollah's illegal weapons
18:45 Lebanese Forces denied that that anyone entered their center in the town of Hammana and confirmed that it is under the authority of law. Hezbollah's al Manar TV claimed earlier that the Army entered the center and took it over.
Al Manar , the mouthpiece of Hezbollah militia has been spreading false rumors for the past 6 days
18:25 Omar Karami told the "new": army acting with all the wisdom, we are fully cooperating with him and we are calm and we call on everyone to contact us at the start of any form because the atmosphere is very tense and shots were fired and one that could cause a big problem
18:20 Geagea meets with Maj. Gen. Rifi to discuss the developments in the presence of Tourism Minister Joe Sarkis
18:00- Al Jazeera TV: The Saudi Arabian Embassy is now closed after the departure of Ambassador Khoja from Lebanon earlier today, heading back with his family to Saudi Arabia via Cyprus
17:49, Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV : The Lebanese army takes over from the Lebanese Forces their center in Hammana, upper Metn region of Mt Lebanon
17:45 Jumblatt cancels his press conference, which was scheduled for this afternoon. No reasons given
17:35 Hariri discussed the current developments in telephone conversations with President of Senegal and the Prime Minister of Qatarand Arab League chief Amr Moussa
17:30 renewed clashes in el Tabbaneh and Mount Mohsen in Tripoli area
17:28 National News Agency: The Lebanese Army was handed over the PSP Centers in Aley , Falougha and Khalwat of the Metn region
17:20 National News Agency: Army continued to deploy in the towns Beysour , Aytat , Ain ehnob , Aley and on the main road between Aley and Mudeirig passing through the summer resort towns of Bhamdoun , Sofar and Baalichmay
17:15: The Ministry of Economy announced that the wheat quantities available in the Beirut port silos and the mills in all the regions is enough for more than six months
17:12 National News Agency: Army deployed in the north between el Tabbaneh and Mount Mohsen in Tripoli area
17:10 OTV: US ambassador Michele Sison meets with PSP leader Walid Jumblatt before scheduled press conference.
16:40 Samir Geagea after meeting with Siniora: What Hezbollah is doing is against religious doctrine and against the Lebanese public, and Hezbollah won't make any political gains by force.
16:34 General Michel Aoun holds a press conference after Change and Reform bloc meeting, in which he defends Hezbollah actions and attacks the government and calls on the government to resign before the Arab delegation arrives in Beirut on Wednesday
16:21 The Lebanese Army succeeds in the release of five opposition abductees that were kidnapped near Abdul Nasser Mosque in Mazraa, western Beirut earlier today
16:13 : Saudi ambassador to Lebanon leaves Lebanon for Cyprus with family .
16:01 : The Arab delegation will arrive in Beirut wednesday via the hariri International Airport
15:55 : Armed pro government loyalists kidnapped 5 opposition gunmen near Abdul Nasser Mosque in Mazraa
15:54 MP Akram Chehayeb tells LBC: The four municipality employees in Aley who were taken hostage by Hezbollah-led opposition gunmen have been released.
15:38 Al-Arabiya: Heavy gunfire reported in Abou Samra, Tripoli.
15:34 Security source to Reuters: Clashes in the Chouf mountain leaves 36 people dead, including 14 Hezbollah gunmen.
15:34 Security source : Clashes in Lebanon leave around 59 dead and more than 200 wounded.
15:26 Arslan: Today is a decisive day; either we succeed or everything will break down.
15:26 Arslan: All military positions and arms depots have to be handed to the army today.
15:25 Arslan: We agreed on a ceasefire and on PSP handing over all military and security positions to the Lebanese army.
15:25 Arslan: The ceasefire is underway, and the army is deploying in all parts of the Chouf, Aley, rural areas and the upper Metn
15:24 Talal Arslan: The Chouf Mountain has passed through very delicate times, and when it explodes, all of Lebanon explodes.
14:41 The army is detonating bombs in the Damour area.
14:32 OTV: Ministry of public works denies that its is ready for the opening of the airport in Qulei'at
14:30 LBC: reports say Damour town and surrounding area was hit by Hezbollah missiles
14:23 Voice of Lebanon: the return of a cautious calm in Bab el Tabbaneh and Mount Mohsen. It is expected that a meeting will be held today at the dar el Fatwa sponsored by the Mufti of Tripoli to announce the result of the efforts to spare the city of further clashes and to make sure there are no armed elements except the Lebanese army.
14:15 US ambassador Michelle Sison is meeting with speaker Nabih Berri at his residence in Ain el Tineh
14:10 Arab League: No date yet set for the visit of the Arab Ministerial Committee to Lebanon
14:05 Wahab: the "Larsen of the Arabs" Amr Moussa is not welcome in Beirut, and there were no winners nor losers in the battles of mount Lebanon (the Druze strongholds)
14:00 Caucious calm in the city of Aley but the streets are deserted and the shops remain closed (following yesterdays violent clashes with Hezbollah gunmen who tried to occupy the strategic 888 hill but failed. The army has set up checkpoints in the town of al Gamhour (near Aley) and the army is deployed throughout the city of Aley
13:55 Free Lebanon: significant armed presence in the Western Bekaa, Rashaya and Hasbayya provinces. It appears that Hezbollah is shifting the war violence to this region
13:42 Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea has arrived government headquarters in the Grand Serail, accompanied by Tourism Minister Joe Sarkis to meet with Prime minister Fouad Siniora
13:40 New TV: Opposition welcomes the visit of the Arab ministerial committee to Beirut. This contradicts the statement later made by Wahab
13:37 LBC TV: cautious calm in Bab el Tabbaneh and Mount Mohsen
13:35 Lebanese army deployed along the Shouifat highway (Autostrad) and the road leading to Sidon and there is a meeting today to spare the region further clashes
13:33 schools in Sidon and the neighborhood area are closed for another two days because of security conditions
13:30 "Voice of Lebanon": security source reported calm in the streets of Beirut, particularly Sodeco and Bishara el Khouri areas did not record any armed presence and the traffic is normal
13:25 New TV: One killed and several wounded in Tripoli where the clashes continue
13:22 National Agency: El Tabbaneh is being hit by mortar shells fall from the Mount Mohsen area
13:20 OTV: one wounded in Bishamoun shooting, the army intervenes to stop the fighting
13:03 Siniora received a call from Amr Moussa, regarding the results of the meeting of the Arab foreign ministers which was held Sunday in Cairo
13:00 The Lebanese army blocks the road to Shouifat due to allow for the transfer of corpses of those killed in yesterday's clashes to the university hospital of Rafik Hariri
12:55 Arslan tells OTV: the army has deployed extensively in the areas of the mountains and and we are in constant contact with the leadership of the army to begin the second step which is the handing over of the weapons. so far things are moving smoothly
12:52 shooting was heard in Tripoli at around 12 noon today
12:46 New TV: renewed clashes El Tabbaneh and Mount Mohsen area - using automatic weapons and ballistic missile
12:40 ABC: the Arab ministerial delegation plans to visit Beirut on Wednesday, Amr Moussa insisting that the delegation comes through Rafik Hariri International Airport, which remains closed because the roads to the airport were closed by the Hezbollah gunmen
12:25 National Agency: 3.6 degrees earthquake was felt strongly by the residents of Srifa in the district of Tyre just after midnight, there were no injuries and no damage of any significance was reported
06:30 Al Safir Newspaper: Qulei'at Airport will be open for military planes, Arab or foreign nationals evacuated from Lebanon
06:02 Opposition to al Safir: we do not add any new conditions. all we are demanding is partnership. Once the the government rescinds its resolutions and we sit at the dialogue table, not only we will end the civil disobedience but we may take other good faith steps
05:57 Opposition to al Safir: a hint of American use of force will mean dropping all the red lines set by the opposition
05:54 Ruling majority to al Safir: we condemn all external interference and any use of force like the coup by Hezbollah that is going on. What we want is an independent free and sovereign state
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