The time shown on the left is the local time in Beirut.
00:34 stun grenade was tossed near Nahr el Maout close to Gallery Mobile Top just before the Geant department store
23:45 Saj'an Qazzi: The Army Command has approved the initiative put forward by Siniora during his speech today and the government has approved the initiatives taken by the army command before they were taken and announced regarding Brigadier General Shoukair and the Hezbollah communications network . Qazzi, a writer and political analysts was commenting on the announcement, by the army command of the proposed settlement that was approved by the majority and the opposition
23:32 Clashes continue between supporters of the Hezbollah-led opposition and the government supporters and in the areas of Jabal Mohsen, and Tabbaneh. The citizens have appealed to the Lebanese army to intervene
23:24 McCain, Republican party presidential nominee: The control of Beirut by Hezbollah which is backed by Syria and Iran requires us to take immediate actions
23:11 Talal Arslan tells " Hezbollah's Al-Manar:" Siniora's speech is a betrayal of Lebanon . Arslan, a former MP and former minister is a staunch ally of Syria and a member of the opposition
22:54 Tripoli parliament Bloc : Warns that "the nation is in danger"
22:47 MP Musbah Ahdab tells LBC TV:" We do not want a war but all we want to say Hezbollah was wrong in what it did
22:34 Basil tells New TV: Blind policies adopted brought us here ... to wait for changes in regional conditions to solve our crisis
22:26 the number of people killed in clashes between the t Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party ( SSNP) gunmen in Akkar to 14, mostly SSNP members
22:12 intensive gunfire in the Bekaa village of Saadnayel
22:06 Alloush tells New TV": the response of Ali Hassan Khalil was not encouraging and no one should think that if they possess wepons they can dictate and impose their own political will on all of the Lebanese people
21:53 Geagea tells LBC: I was not surprised to hear the reaction of the opposition , after all they have been after his head for a long time
21:42 Geagea tells LBC: What good is the army for if it does not protect the citizens or be able to open the road to the airport ?
21:36 Geagea tells LBC:" There is a group of Lebanese that wants to impose its own opinion on all the citizens and when this effort fails they use their arms to impose their will by force. This is not how democracy works
21:00 the total number of people killed since Wednesday has risen to 40
19:30 MP Saad Hariri calls on Future Movement supporters in the North to remain calm and allow the army to control the situation.
19:18 34 killed in Lebanon clashes since Wednesday.
19:00 Special to Ya Libnan : Mr. Gharzedine , a prominent member of the municipality of Aley was critically wounded in the clashes that took place yesterday between the PSP and Hezbollah and is still at the hospital . The Mayor of Aley Wajdi Murad and another member Mr. Chehayeb were also wounded but were already treated and have left the hospital
The clash took place yesterday at the 888 hill in Aley after Hezbollah kidnapped 4 people from Aley who are members in the Aley municipality . The whereabouts of the kidnapped are still unknown, but Hezbollah has confessed to the kidnapping. The son ( 15 years old) of one of those that were kidnapped ( Mr. Ghannam ) was shot during the kidnapping and he is in critical condition at a hospital in the Chouf region.
As soon as the news of the kidnapping was received by the Mayor of Aley he quickly assembled a group of PSP fighters and went up to the 888 hill accompanied also by other members of the municipality to investigate the incident. As they reached the hill they were attacked by Hezbollah gunmen who wounded many of the PSP and municipality members . This developed into an armed clash. Unconfirmed reports stated that the clash resulted in the killing of 7 Hezbollah gunmen.
18:10 LBC TV : 3 members of the Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) and 9 members of Syrian Social Nationalist Party ( SSNP) were killed in the clashes that occurred in Akkar
18:23 A prominent member of the municipality of Aley was wounded in the clashes that took place yesterday and the area is boiling as a result of this incident
18:10 LBC TV: 3 members of the Future Movement (Al Mustaqbal) and 9 members of Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP) were killed in the clashes that occurred in Akkar
18:01 Hezbollah led-Opposition : "We have decided to end the armed presence and will surrender the capital to the army , but will maintain the civil disobedience ( sit-in ) until we achieve our demands"
17:50 The airport road may be opened within 24 hours is response to the statement by the army command
17:44 Preliminary information indicates that three were killed and 13 were wounded in a Syrian bus that was subjected to shooting. No details on who shot at the bus.
17:40 The Progressive Socialist Party, headed by MP Walid Jumblatt welcomed the statement by the army command
17:36 Khoja tells Aoun's TV": The situation in Lebanon is very bad and what happened in Beirut is unhealthy and required us to evacuate our nationals from Lebanon. The Saudi media is not biased but at an equal distance from everybody in Lebanon
17:20 Kanaan of the "new": the only way out of the crisis is a return to dialogue and the pro-government forces to be convinced that no other group in Lebanon
17:18 MP Saad Hariri welcomed the statement by the army command and believes that it opens the door to ending the crises
17:09 Preliminary information indicates that 14 people were killed in Halba , Akkar fight between the Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party ( SSNP) gunmen
16:56 Geagea tells UAE's Al Arabiyeh TV: the army and security forces should suppress the armed presence and if they do not do so this is negligence on their part and a breach of their national duties . March 14 is holding on its positions in the face of violence by the Hezbollah militia "
16:46 The army command transfers the file of the Hezbollah communication network to the Lebanese army
16:45 The army command announced that Brigadier General Wafik Shoukair will be reinstated in his current position at the airport and demanded that all parties should immediately withdraw their gunmen from the streets . Promised to address the issue of the Hezbollah communications network taking into consideration the public interest and the security of the resistance
16:30 Several roads were closed in the capital with dirt barriers
16:00 Very dense armed presence in the Hamra district
15:58 trucks offloaded their cargo of dirt on the Dahr al-Baydar road to block it and the main road between Syria and Lebanon and the main road in Shttoura is completetely blocked
15:55 The area around Jdeeta is at high alert in anticipation of an invasion by Hezbollah militia after the area was subject to RPG missile attacks. Alertness on the seriousness of the gunmen in anticipation of the entry opposition elements to it, especially after targeting Pal "RPG"
15:51 army removes barriers between Tripoli, Halba and spreads along the road where the shooting of the Syrian bus took place
15:50 Shooting on a bus that was transporting Syrian workers from Lebanon to Syria, resulted in the the killing and wounding a number of Syrians
Siniora: The formula for solution is as follows:
. The two decisions of the government have not yet been decreed, and will be left to the discretion of the army.
. The immediate withdrawal of gunmen from the streets
. Ending and removal the sit-in tents from down town Beirut and other areas
. The election of a consensus President immediately
. Formation of a national government without any veto power for any party
. An electoral law based on the Qadaa's ( county) size district
. Media calming
14:50 Siniora: We will no longer accept the current status of the Hezbollah arms .
14:46 Siniora: We never declared war on Hezbollah but at the same time we will not allow and we do not accept the destruction of private and public property that they did nor their armed incursions into the western sections of Beirut
14:40 Siniora: Our problem with Hezbollah is that it wants to impose its own culture on us and is leaving us with no other options
14:36 Siniora: Our homes are now in the grip of Brothers to us who want to impose on us their own opinion at gunpoint
14:32 Siniora of the Grand Serail: The government will not fall under the control of the putschists who engineered this coup d'etat, against the nation and the citizens of this country completely reject any and all violations against their own freedom
14:30 the Dahr al-Baydar - Maxi road is closed . Clashes between the t Future Movement (Al Mustaqbal) and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party ( SSNP) gunmen near Jdeetah
14:21 The names of two of those killed in the funeral procession are Moussa el Khouzi and Ali Al Masri Egyptian . Their bodies were been transferred to the al Makassed Hospital
14:15 Government supporters storm several Tripoli centers of the Hezbollah-led opposition and clashes continue in Akkar between supporters the Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party ( SSNP) gunmen
14:10 Nimr Hussein Sabbagh was arrested in Karantina and accused of shooting at the funeral procession . He was handed over to the Attorney-General office. UAE's Al Arabiyeh TV has reported earlier that the fire at the funeral procession at the Tariq el Jadeedah originated from the Amal Movement militia, but Amal denied
14:01 Cautious calm in the city of Sidon (Saida - south Lebanon ) and the traffic movement is normal
13:51 cautious calm in Tripoli (Tarablus, capital of north Lebanon) . From time to time some rounds of machine guns are heard . roads are almost deserted
13:49 Armed clashes continue in Halba - Akkar between supporters the Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party ( SSNP) gunmen
13:44 The Lebanese Army is attempting to reach the Tareeq al Jadeedad to enhance security after 6 people were reported dead and 35 injured during a funeral procession
13:40 The Baath Party office in Tripoli was set on fire . This is the same Baath party that has been ruling Syria for the past 4 decades
13:36 Violent armed clashes in the town of Adeel - Akar
13:30 Renewed armed clashes in the Saadnayel area of Bekaa region
13:27 Amal Movement denies that the armed man opened fire at a funeral procession ( pictured right reaction by the residents to the shooting) in the Tariq al Jadeedah. UAE's Al Arabiyeh TV has reported earlier that the fire at the funeral procession at the Tariq el Jadeedah originated from the Amal Movement militia
13:24 A Saudi Arabian diplomatic delegation traveling from Syria to Lebanon is being prevented from passing through the al Masnaa road crossing by armed elements. Shooting was heard but no injuries were reported
13:20 LBC TV : Total number of people killed during the funeral procession at the Tariq el Jadeedah has risen to 6 and a the number of people wounded has risen to 35 , some of them in critical condition
13:16 intensive gunfire reported in Tripoli in the areas of at Al-Tal, and the boulevard in Tripoli
13:10 LBC TV: Lebanese PM Fouad Siniora will explain in his address to the nation at 2:00 PM the government's position with regard to the recent events and why.. what happened.. perceptions ..the address will focus on the points raised in the declaration issued following yesterday's meeting of the March 14 ruling alliance in Maarab
13:01 Romania denounced the violence in Beirut and called for an immediate cessation of violence and the resumption of dialogue to reach a peaceful solution to the crisis. It and called on its citizens in Lebanon to continue to exercise caution and to stay in touch with the Embassy regarding any travel advisories
12:57 Lebanese PM Fouad Siniora : Will address the Lebanese people on the recent developments in Lebanon at 2:PM Beirut time
12:55 Hezbollah's Al Manar Television station says it is sorry for what happened to the Future ( Al Mustaqbal) TV and the suffering of the journalists that followed . This is very ironic. It is worth noting that Al Manar is owned by Hezbollah and it is the Hezbollah Militia that have set on fire and destroyed the Future ( Al Mustaqbal) TV stations
12:32 The total number of people killed since the clashes on Wednesday between the of pro-government supporters and the Hezbollah -led opposition militias is 27
12:52 UAE's Al Arabiyeh TV : Preliminary information indicates that the fire at the funeral procession at the Tariq el Jadeedah in which 4 were killed and 12 injured originated from the Amal Movement militia
12:50 Attempts to reopen the al Masnaa (border crossing) is being opposed by armed elements
12:45: Update : Four dead and 12 injured during the shooting on the funeral procession on the Tareeq al Jadeedah road
12:36 UAE's Al Arabiyeh TV : : One killed, 3 wounded in shooting on the funeral procession on the Tareeq al Jadeedah road
Map of Beirut
This map shows the areas taken by Hezbollah and zones put under army control. An uneasy calm has settled across Lebanon after the Hezbollah militia seized control of west Beirut in three days of deadly fighting with pro-government forces, triggering fears of all-out civil war
12:16 Five people killed in the clashes between the Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party ( SSNP) gunmen in Akkar
12:12 UAE's Al Arabiyeh TV : Hezbollah militia and SSNP militia gunmen besiege journalists and heads of municipalities in Akkar
12:10: Traffic is light in Ain el Mreisseh, Rosha and Hamra
12:06 LBC: The Armenian Radio Station "Radio Sevan" in Mar Elias ( Beirut) that is owned by Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) was set on fire by Hezbollah militia gunmen . It is still burning
12:03 UAE's Al Arabiyeh TV : Hezbollah militia gunmen occupy a building belonging to the TV future in the Aisha Bakkar
12:00 New TV: Entrances to the Tariq el Jadeedah road are closed and armed elements have mostly withdrawn from most of the neighboring areas
11:58 Wael Abu Faour tell LBC TV: The only solution is a political settlement that satisfies all parties but not at gunpoint
11:54 Voice of Lebanon: Hezbollah militia gunmen entering the buildings in Beirut where there centers for Future ( Al Mustaqbal) TV and are destroying them
11:52: Tense situation in Akkar, Halba and clash between Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party ( SSNP) gunmen continues
11:45 UNIFIL strongly denied the report ( as reported by Berri's NBN TV ) of being attacked by Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) in the Massnaa road near the border crossing with Syria
11:43 calm prevails in Aley region
11:25 Voice of Lebanon: some people killed in the attack on the Syrian Social Nationalist Party ( SSNP ) center in Halba
11:30 One grenades was tossed at the Phalange Party office in Jell Deeb and another one in front of the Lebanese forces center in Beit el Shaarr
11:28 UAE's Al Arabiyeh TV: Two Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) supporters were shot and killed in Akkar
11:13 Voice of Tomorrow: Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) supporters block the Alraouda - Bar Elias road in the Beqaa region
11:10 Aoun's OTV : Cautious calm in Keifoun , Qumatiyeh and 888 hill in Aley
11:07 Berri's NBN TV: Elements of the Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) block some roads in Jeb Jenin and surrounding villages and set checkpoints and mobile barriers
11:02 hundreds of journalists gathered in front of Burj al-Ghazal ( pictured below) to start a march of solidarity with the "freedoms and the democratic system in Lebanon" all the way to building of future TV in the Quntari
11:00 Berri's NBN TV: Elements of the Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) block the Masnaa road linking Lebanon with Syria
10:59 Aoun's OTV : Violent clashes between the Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) in Halba and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party gunmen
10:55 LBC TV: Many Lebanese nationals are stranded in Cyprus and airlines are refusing to fly them to Lebanon in view of the tense security situation . They are waiting for a ferry ship to return them to Beirut
10:48 Minister Marwan Hamadeh told the "Voice of Lebanon": The government is not too happy with the role of the army during the past few days in facing the Iranian project of transforming Lebanon into a real military base on the Mediterranean sea. In Reference to Hezbollah's occupation of western Beirut. Hezbollah was created by Iran and continues to be funded , trained and managed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards
10:41 Berri's NBN TV: Elements of the Future Movement ( Al Mustaqbal) hands over its center and weapons in Daria Iqleem el Kharroub to the Lebanese army
10:38 Cautious calm in the Corniche Mazraa and Barbour
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