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8:19pm Opposition sources to Al-Jadeed: Opposition factions now have a 65-seat majority in Parliament, including seven from Jumblat’s bloc.
6:26pm March 14 members and activists will hold a “consultative meeting in defense of the republic” on Saturday to discuss the dangerous and fateful situation that is threatening Lebanon and the achievements of the Cedar Revolution.
7:47pm A hand grenade exploded in the Tripoli neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh, causing no damage.
Albalad: Sunni sheikhs in the north refuse to support universal Hariri to head the government and reject any other candidate
former Lebanese MP Sulaiman Frnajieh tells MTV that "the current political crisis in Lebanon is the last crisis in the country"
Wahhab: Opposition made the decision to take over power and Hariri could not form the government because the opposition will not participate
8:54pm LF leader Samir Geagea will hold a news conference tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.
army is heavily deployed throughout beirut...roads are almost empty
“Since the country did not reach a deadlock, there is no need for the visit.”
UN Force UNIFIL Takes Precautions Following Tension In Lebanon
The Lebanese daily Al-Nahar said that the French rapid intervention unit, which has the authority to act throughout southern Lebanon, conducted a joint exercise with the Lebanese armed forces
Environment Minister Mohammad Rahhal: my personal opinion, March 14 will not participate in the government of the opposition
Hezbollah sources deny rumors that they will make a move in Beirut after midnight
alarabiya: people are rushing to stock up food
Comments from Hariri camp indicate that the balance of power has change
youm7 quotes Kuwaiti newspaper: US deploying aircraft carrier to the coast of Lebanon
Albalad: Walid Jumblatt, afraid for his life and the Druze community
Minister Rahal March 14 is worried about the return of assassinations, violence
Jumblatt, Nasrallah discussed the next phase during their meeting today
Anti-U.S. Iraqi cleric Sadr returns to Iran
Protesters march across Jordan calling for government to step down (AP)
Western complacency over Iran's nuclear drive, saying in a study that Tehran last year boosted its capacity to build an atomic bomb.
Iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, denying Western charges it seeks to build bombs.
The Egyptian-born diplomat, who headed the International Atomic Energy Agency for 12 years until November 2009, pointed to a US intelligence report released in 2007 which suggested Iran had indeed been working on a nuclear weapons programme but abandoned it 2003.
"This assessment is still accurate today," ElBaradei said in comments reproduced in German.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
I'll rather believe him than warmongers like the US/Israel militaro industrial complex.
Tony Blair: Iran must be dealt with even at the price of war (Ch. 10)
Iran rejects bilateral meeting with U.S. at nuclear talks (Reuters)
Report: Iran has the technical capability to make a nuclear weapon (Reuters)
World powers 'disappointed' by Iran stance in nuclear talks (Reuters)
Iran says nuclear talks will resume, no date yet (Reuters)
Lebanon Christian leader slams Druze leader's backing of Hezbollah (Ch.10)
Israel warns of a establishment of the Government of Iran in Lebanon
March 14 meeting this afternoon to discuss the latest developments
Hossam Zaki (spokesman of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) says Egypt is ready to help Lebanon
1:07pm Hariri’s press office: Hariri didn’t sign on the clauses of the Saudi-Syrian initiative.
Palestinians report artillery fire from Israel in Gaza
geagea: hariri is the only democratic choice
Egypt: what is going on is a coup backed by force of arms to impose solutions on the expense of democracy
Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom
"This is not just about a terror organization which operates with Iran’s support and inspiration any more, but rather a real sovereign government."
"There is no doubt this is a dangerous development which forces us to follow (Lebanon) closely. We will be prepared for any future development"
Albalad: opposition sources confirm to they have 7 seats from Jumblatt alliance, and work is underway to persuade a lawmaker from Tripoli
Ynet: Panic in Lebanon: 'War soon'
Citizens transfer savings from local pound into dollars, international students advised to leave
Geagea: Hezbollah will turn Lebanon into another Gaza
March 14 supporters protest in front of Hotel "Le Gabriel"
The foreign ministers of Egypt and France stressed during talks in Cairo “the necessity to respect legitimacy in Lebanon and to fully apply the Taef Accord.”
Maj. Gen. Jamil Sayyed: Hariri's false witnesses and false allegations expose the truth
Kahwagi: Army agrees to provide security and stability, whatever the political developments
Ministerial sources also informed Asharq Al-Awsat that Lebanese President Michel Suleiman may accept proposals for the formation of a single-party government
Abbas warns of a return to violence should peace efforts fail again -Maan News
Israel VP Silvan Shalom: Walid Jumblatt's decision to join the Hezbollah is a threat to Israel
Israeli VP Shalom: Hezbollah government in Lebanon creates an Iranian government on our northern border
Lebanon Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji: We stress that the army will remain watchful for anyone who may try to incite sedition
Qassam, two mortar shells strike open area in Negev, no casualties or damage reported (Ch. 10)
Syrian backed Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command ( PFLP-GC ) carried out Saturday a military exercise at their Qosaya base in the Bekaa, in eastern Lebanon near the Syrian borders according to Central news Agency
Grenade thrown into Abu Ali River in Tripoli, Lebanon
OTV: Bomb at wheat market in Tripoli
People who are following the situation fear another hostage crisis
Arab states have already warned its citizens to leave
Safadi: indicators of a serious crisis
Wahhab: false witnesses have been designed in the home of hariri
Naharnet: War of Words between Berri, Hariri over Settlement Demands
MP Hajjar to OTV: The Hizbullah-led camp, which wants to impose a premier on the Lebanese, may decide to postpone parliamentary consultation
Egypt foreign ministry : Any attempt at exclusion, or force in Lebanon will have serious consequences
Army carrying out intensive patrolling in Tripoli
LBC: Tripoli MPs Najib Miqati and Ahmed Karami have not yet decided on the direction of their votes. Miqati visited Saudi Arabia in the past few hours.
Al-Jadeed: Tripoli MPs Mohammed Safadi, Najib Miqati, Ahmed Karami and Qassem Abdul Aziz will announce their decision concerning the parliamentary consultations tomorrow. It is likely that Miqati and Safadi won’t vote for Hariri.
MTV: Ahmed Karami and Mohammed Safadi will vote for Hariri
MTV: Najib Miqati and Nicola Fattoush are still mulling their choices
According to analysts, under no circumstances will Syria allow Hezbollah to completely control Lebanon for security reasons. Complete control of Lebanon will spell disaster for Syrian security , because any war between Israel and Hezbollah will mean a war on Syria too.
Analysts also believe that just like his father (the late Hafez Assad) , Syrian president Bashar Assad will invade Lebanon and his target will be Hezbollah as his father targeted his former allies the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1976.
Jordan calls for maintaining the stability of Lebanon and respect for the Constitution and the traditions
Lebanon army chief says army following anyone who would try to start civil war (Ch.10)
All roads near the Baabda Palace will be locked from tomorrow night because parliamentary consultations
Al-Manar: Hizbullah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah will deliver a televised speech tomorrow at 8:30 p.m.
Albalad: It is expected that Mr. Hassan Nasrallah refuses to postpone parliamentary consultations in his speech tomorrow
Emergency meeting today of the Council of muftis
opposition source: we are convinced that the outcome of parliamentary consultations will be to our advantage
Faisal Karami: no organized force able to fight a battle in Tripoli, Lebanon
Sfeir: the general situation in the country is a matter of concern
Israeli aircraft carrying out mock raids in the skies of southern Lebanon
Liberation and Development bloc MP Ali Khreiss: The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is politicized by the United States for sabotage motives
Caretaker Justice Minister Ibrahim Najjar to VDL (100.5): President Michel Suleiman is in a difficult position and we fear that we may once again head towards the unknown.
LBC: 4 nation meeting postponed, it was scheduled to be held in Paris today, which included Saudi Arabia, France, Turkey and Qatar
United States will stop aiding Lebanon if Hezbollah seizes power in the country, the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat quoted a U.S. official as saying on Sunday.
Netanyahu to Hold Security Talks on Situation in Lebanon
Israeli Deputy Knesset Speaker: Lebanese Druze leader supports Hezbollah due to threats
Israeli VP Shalom: Iran using Hezbollah to create a new persian empire
Israeli VP Shalom: government led by Hizbullah would be very dangerous
Jordanian PM: Relations with Israel are at lowest point since peace deal in 1994 (Ch. 10)
Lebanon's Sunni leaders warn Hezbollah not to ignore their sect in parliamentary talks (AP)
Turkey: We are 'appalled' at findings of Israeli inquiry panel on Gaza flotilla raid (Reuters)
10:04am Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir during Sunday sermon: The situation in the country is worrisome and most people, especially the politicians, are trading accusations. No one knows how matters will end.
8:03am Mustaqbal bloc MP Khaled Zahraman to VDL (93.3): The situation is very difficult and it appears that Lebanon has entered a crisis, regardless who is appointed PM. We will also witness a crisis over forming a new Cabinet that could last months.
Sources: Berri and Nasrallah's associates visited Syria yesterday
MTV: Atmosphere in Damascus indicates that Monday’s parliamentary consultations may be postponed
Abboud: delay in consulting will not lead to radical changes
The four Tripoli MPs, former PM Najib Miqati, minister Mohammed Safadi, Ahmed Karami and Qassem Abdelaziz, who convened on Sunday will refrain from naming any of the candidates for the position of prime minister
NowLeb: PM Saad Hariri reportedly meets with Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh at latter’s urgent request
Ynet: Israeli Defense Committee Chairman Shaul Mofaz: Hezbollah military, political power will grow
Defense Committee Chairman Shaul Mofaz toured the Northern Command base on Sunday and discussed the situation in Lebanon.
Mofaz added that the committee feels the IDF is prepared for any scenario and can successfully defend the residents in the north.
Albalad: Israeli VP Shalom has warned against a Hizbollah government
Albalad: normal movement at the Rafik Hariri International Airport and bookings at the usual rates
Russia: Lebanon crisis does not represent a test of the strength of institutions, but also increase the tension
3:36pm Council of Muftis in Lebanon during an extraordinary meeting under Grand Mufti Qabbani: We warn of the consequences of slipping into the dangers of resorting to a Government imposed under pressure.
Iranian Minister in Damascus tomorrow to discuss the Lebanese crisis with Assad
Albalad: Church attacked in Fanar
increased security around churches after one is attacked, security services on alert
4:43pm Hizbullah’s Nabil Qaouq: The Resistance is not seeking seats in the government but wants to defend Lebanon against U.S. conspiracies.
14 March Official Site : the chances that Hariri could return to the prime minister is zero up to now
BBC Arabic: Omar Karami, Mohammed AlSafadi, and Najeeb Miqati, are the opposition's candidates for PM.
FPM leader Michel Aoun :Lebanon can be another Tunisia
Al-Mabarrah football match cancelled due to security reasons
Druze community leader: community fully support the positions of Jumblatt
Lebanese blogs say that there is a mass exodus from Lebanon.
Israeli Defense Committee Chairman Mofaz: "the IDF is preparing for every military scenario at its northern border with lebanon"
march14 leaders in an open letter to suleiman "hezbollah has started a coup against the state, has toppled gov't of national unity and this coup targets lebanon's freedom"
Egyptian FM Gheit on Sunday warned Lebanon was in a "dangerous situation" as fears of violence rise in the crisis-hit country
6:04pm March 14: Lebanon is in danger and you (Suleiman) have a tremendous responsibility before God, the nation and history.
14 March: We will not accept the transformation of Lebanon into a religious dictatorship like Iran
March 14 pleaded with President Suleiman to urge the Arab League and the U.N. Security Council to protect Lebanon
Hizbollah supporter: March 14 inviting the western forces to carry out a coup
Kuwait embassy in Lebanon advice Kuwaitis to avoid visiting Lebanon
Crowds try to force a Lebanese MP to vote for a certain candidate for PM and brake his furniture
Army arrests 7 in Fourzol with weapons
March 14: "We will not accept a takeover of the state by militias"
FPM leader Michel Aoun in an interview with BBC: The first (person) involved in false testimonies is not Mohammed Zuhair Siddiq, but Saad Hariri.
The oppossition decided to nominate Najib Miqati for PM : aljazeera
Originally posted by Shenon
What do you think of the palestine-papers ? More trouble for Israel i think...
Originally posted by Throwback
Man these countries are so intertwined between each other, conflict in one country will definitely spread to others, seeing as all of them are looking to hold some form of influence over the region.