The civil society movement rallies from Sed El-Bouchrieh to Karantina in protest over the garbage crisis.
Hezbollah files a lawsuit against talk show host Dima Sadek on account of slander, after the latter has allegedly accused the party of financial corruption and its protection of drug cartels on her show of October 28 with Faisal Abdul Sater. Dima Sadek’s accusations were embedded in her questions to Sater.
In the presence of the Defense Minister and the Army Commander, Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil announces from the Defense Ministry a legal, yet exceptional measure aimed to pay overdue salaries to the army and the army command hopes that the delay will not be repeated.
An army intelligence force raids a nightclub in search of a drug dealer Mahdi Zouaiter and the shootout results in the death of the suspect along with five of his friends, including two young women, and two members of the army.
Mount Lebanon Prosecutor Judge Claude Karam files a lawsuit against ten people, five of which are Saudi nationals, including Prince Abdul Mohsen Bin Walid, on charges of smuggling Captagon pills and refers the suspects to Mount Lebanon’s First Investigative Judge.
The national dialogue table postponed until November 17.
The Parliament’s Bureau Committee convenes and prepares the legislative session’s agenda without specifying its date. The agenda includes the Nationality Recovery Law but excludes the parliamentary election draft law, which draws protest from the Lebanese Forces.
MP Talal Erslan announces that residents of Choueifat have rejected the creation of a landfill in the Costa Brava area in Khaldeh.
In response to the campaigns targeting and accusing him of illicit enrichment including the allegations raised by a report on LBC’s Haki Jales (Straight Talk) program, the Head of the Free Patriotic Movement Gebran Bassil assures that he does not own a private jet and that he has inherited his real estates he has now from his father and grandfather.
TV anchor Dima Sadek appears before the public prosecutor Judge Imad Qbalan in the case filed against her by Hezbollah and denies having thrown the alleged accusations at the party. In solidarity with Sadek, Sadek’s colleagues gather outside the court room during the hearing.
Speaker Nabih Berri calls for a legislative session on November 12 and 13 and says constitutionality means protecting the country instead of aggravating dysfunction.
Lebanese women protest in Riadh Solh Square in Beirut’s Downtown demanding equal rights to transfer their Lebanese nationality to their foreign-born spouses and children.
Explosion at Ersal targets a meeting for the Committee of Qalamoun Scholars, leaving four dead and ten injured and the finger is pointed at ISIS.
US ambassador Richard Jones arrives in Lebanon to take charge of the embassy’s tasks until the arrival of the new head of mission Elizabeth Richard.
MP Ibrahim Kanaan visits LF leader Samir Geagea to coordinate positions regarding the legislative session and says the agreed upon items must be approved, not only included on the agenda.
The Lebanese army shells militant posts in the outskirts of Ersal in retaliation of the explosion that targeted an army patrol injuring five members.
US chargé d’affaires Richard Jones initiates his activity with a visit to PM Tammam Salam and reiterates the US commitment to support Lebanon. Jones visits speaker Nabih Berri later.
Ghassan Bin Jeddo, Head of the Board of Directors at Al-Mayadeen TV channel, holds a press conference responding to Arabsat’s decision to ban the Al-Mayadeen broadcasting.
Head of the Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea visits Patriarch al-Rai in Bkerki and says the garbage crisis is much more precarious than the Parliament’s failure to hold a legislative session.
Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji inaugurates a choppers’ airstrip at Notre Dame de Secours University Hospital in Jbeil.
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg arrives in Lebanon and assures after meeting Lebanese officials of her country’s support for Lebanon in addressing the refugee crisis.
MP Sami Gemayyel assures that there won’t be any legislation amidst presidential vacuum.
Beirut’s Marathon kicks off under the auspices of the Central Bank and police forces close a number of roads and divert traffic away from the route.
Backtracking on his earlier approval to hold a legislative session, Patriarch al-Rai says in Sunday’s sermon that the higher priority is the election of a President of the Republic.
The General Security arrests a spy network in the south headed by a Syrian that is said to be collaborating with Israel. A member of the espionage network works for the UNIFIL.
March 8 and March 14 Forces split the two seats of the Bar Association in Tripoli.
In his press conference, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea urges Speaker Nabih Berri not to kill constitutionality and former PM Saad Hariri to maintain the legacy of his father.
Patriarch al-Rai calls on Parliament to devise a special technical measure concerning financial laws.
The Development and Liberation Bloc convenes and reaffirms the holding of a legislative session on Thursday. Speaker Nabih Berri meets MPs George Adwan and Ibrahim Kanaan to discuss the constitutionality of the session.
Head of the Marada Movement MP Suleiman Frangieh visits the Head of the Phalanges Party Sami Gemayyel and says there is no need to raise a dispute over the legislative session.
MP General Michel Aoun announces that the relations with Hezbollah are steadier than the temples of Baalbeck and lashes out at Joe Maalouf, the host of LBC’s Haki Jales (Straight Talk) program, promising decisive measures to be announced later today.
Heading Lebanon’s delegation, PM Tammam Salam leaves for Riyadh to attend the Summit of South American-Arab Countries. Salam voices support for a parliamentary session to run the affairs of the people and meets Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The Future Movement announces after its meeting full support for the efforts exerted to convene the chamber.
Speaker Nabih Berri says in front of a Press Syndicate delegation that he is the father of constitutionality and that the legislative session’s agenda does not derail from the ‘legislation of necessity’.
Speaker Nabih Berri adjourns the 32nd session scheduled to elect a President of the Republic until January 2.
PM Tammam Salam returns to Beirut after having met the Saudi Crown Prince and the former PM Saad Hariri in Saudi Arabia.
LF leader Samir Geagea lauds the stance of Saad Hariri who has committed not to convene any legislative session where the electoral law is not included. Thus, the Lebanese Forces and the Free Patriotic Movement agree to attend the session while the Phalanges Party continues its boycott.
In a speech he delivered on the occasion of the Martyrs Day, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah calls for a holistic political settlement that would include the presidency of the republic, the government, the legislature and the electoral law.
Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdul Lahyan visits Speaker Nabih Berri during his visit to Lebanon and stresses that he will continue to work towards the election of a president as soon as possible.
Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in Burj El-Barajneh killing 43 people and injuring 239; ISIS claims accountability for the bombings.
Parliament convenes its first legislative session in a year and approves a number of laws including the Nationality Recovery and the Food Safety Laws. Street movements accompany the session including a protest rally by the Phalanges Party.
Parliament proceeds with its legislative session and passes the anti-money-laundering law and the law on fighting terrorism.
PM Tammam Salam chairs a ministerial security meeting at the Grand Serail.
The Burj El-Barajneh bombing draws massive condemnation and the victims are laid to rest in a number of regions in the South and Beqa’a.
Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouq holds a press conference where he reveals the identity of the Syrian suicide bombers of Burj El-Barajneh and lauds the efforts of the Intelligence Branch in finding the masterminds behind the attack. Mashnouq adds that the Burj El-Barajneh bombings had been planned to take place at the Rasoul al-Aazam Hospital.
Hezbollah’s Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah renews calls for a comprehensive political settlement, noting that the Burj El-Barajneh attack was an attempt to trigger strife and put pressure on the resistance.
FPM candidate Antonio Hashem elected Head of the Beirut Bar Association.
The Phalanges Party and the Lebanese Forces report bewilderment over the government’s failure to convene under the critical present circumstances.
Former President Amine Gemayyel visits the Hague-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
Outraged after Internal Security Forces at a checkpoint asked him to pay outstanding fines or have his car impounded, a Palestinian taxi driver sets himself on fire close to the Salim Salam tunnel.
For security reasons, the National Dialogue table convenes its tenth session at Berri’s residence in Ain Tineh instead of the Parliament’s headquarters. The attendees agree to deport garbage and continue to explore ways to activate the work of institutions. The next dialogue session is scheduled for next Wednesday.
Security forces crack down on an apartment laden with explosives and suicide belt materials weighing around 250 kilograms in Tripoli.
The Future Movement describes Nasrallah’s talk as positive and hopes to crown it with the election of a president.
The Maronite Foundation in the World reports that four million people descending from Lebanese origins may now recover their Lebanese nationality.
Parliament’s Bureau Committee convenes under the chairmanship of Speaker Nabih Berri and approves the formation of a ten-member parliamentary committee tasked with deliberating and approving a new parliamentary election draft law. The committee is to start activity in the beginning of December and discussions are to span for two months.
Security Forces arrest in Tripoli more suspects involved in the explosions of the Burj El-Barajneh or in the preparation for new bombings.
Beirut Governor, Judge Ziad Chbib, lights in the presence of French Ambassador to Lebanon, Emanuel Bonn, the Raouché Rock in Beirut with the Lebanese and French flag in solidarity with the victims of the two terrorist attacks carried out in Lebanon and France. The event coincided with a protest demanding the release of George Abdallah from the French prison.
The Permanent Military Court postpones the trial of Saja Dulaimi, ex-wife of ISIS chief Abou Bakr El-Baghdadi, until the 28th of December.
MP Suleiman Frangieh and former PM Saad Hariri are rumored to have met in Paris but circles close to both parties deny the rumors.
Former President of the Republic Michel Suleiman visits PM Tammam Salam at the Grand Serail wondering whether it takes more than fifty martyrs for the Lebanese to unify.
Speaker Nabih Berri receives a letter from the Lebanese Petroleum Administration reporting that Lebanon’s offshore oil sources face an imminent danger resulting from Israeli actions at the sea.
The Russian government notifies its Lebanese counterpart that the Russian Navy will be carrying out maneuvers for three days in the Mediterranean and requests it to halt air traffic and suspend flights at the Beirut Airport. The Lebanese government refuses to close its airspace but diverts the routes of certain flights.
Former President of the Republic Michel Suleiman visits Speaker Nabih Berri and calls for the election of a President before the approval of a new electoral law.
In his speech on Independence Day, Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji calls for deterring terrorism and maintaining civil peace.
Lebanon’s mobile operators introduce the Lebanese anthem as a ringtone on all phone lines in celebration of the Independence Day.
Rallies staged in Beirut and a number of other regions in celebration of the Independence Day.
Former PM Saad Hariri meets MP Walid Jumblat in his residence in Paris and discussions focus on finding a comprehensive settlement for the crises marring the country.
Air traffic returns to normal at the Beirut Airport after the end of Russia’s naval maneuvers.
The US congress approves sanctions against Hezbollah.
MP Dory Chamoun rules out the possibility of accepting Suleiman Frangieh as a presidential candidate in the presence of a Lebanese Forces delegation.
Former PM Saad Hariri receives MP Sami Gemayyel at his residence in Paris before returning to Saudi Arabia.
US President Barack Obama addresses PM Tammam Salam in a message saying that the time is convenient to work on electing a president.
Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil meets members of the diplomatic corps on the occasion of the Independence Day.
The March 14 Secretariat Coordinator, former MP Fares Souaid, visits Speaker Nabih Berri for the first time in ten years.
The National Dialogue table convenes its 11th session in Ain Tineh in the absence of General Michel Aoun. Discussions cover the activation of government’s work and the electoral law and MP Suleiman Frangieh reports that his nomination for presidency is serious but not yet official. Until the official announcement of his nomination, Frangieh assures that Michel Aoun remains the presidential candidate of March 8 Forces. The dialogue table schedules its next session for December 14.
In an interview with Al-Modon website, MP Walid Jumblatt says he does not mind the nomination of Suleiman Frangieh as a ‘compromise candidate’ in order to surmount the current presidential impasse.
Charges filed against a network of 26 people including 13 suspects implicated in the attack at Burj El-Barajneh.
Saudi Arabia blacklists 16 Hezbollah-members and freezes their financial assets in Saudi Arabia. Among them are Ali Moussa Daqdouq, Abdul Nour Shaalan, Adham Tabaja, Ibrahim Ouqial and Fouad Shukr.
Health Minister Wael Bou Faour says after meeting the Head of the Phalanges Party Sami Gemayyel that the nomination of Suleiman Frangieh is serious and progressing.
Michel Samaha’s trial postponed until January 10 after the attorney’s request to ensure the defendant’s rights before the hearing.
Information reported about the approaching release of the soldiers detained by An-Nusra Front after a swap with a number of Roumieh’s inmates. The General Security to is to announce any future developments in the case.
A Phalanges Party delegation visits MP General Michel Aoun to discuss the parliamentary election law.
PM Tammam Salam attends the opening of the Beirut Book Fair in BIEL and reiterates the importance of dialogues, stressing that the election of a President of the Republic is the utmost priority for the time being.
Ahmad Hariri praises the efforts of the former PM Rafik Hariri in the presidency dossier (the nomination of Suleiman Frangieh).
LF leader Samir Geagea says the principles of the March 14 Forces put Lebanon first.
The army arrests one of the An-Nussra Front militants who participated in the killing of soldier Mohammad Hamieh during his attempt to travel to Turkey.
The March 8 Forces win the student elections at the American University of Beirut.
LF leader Samir Geagea receives a delegation from the Phalanges Party and assures there will be no going back to the 1960s law.
PM Tammam Salam cancels his visit to France to partake in the climate conference in order to follow up on the issue of the detainees and their potential release.
MP Suleiman Frangieh receives a phone call from PM Saad Hariri.
MP Walid Jumblatt heads the meeting of the Democratic Gathering and talks suggest that Frangieh’s nomination is in limbo.
Head of the Free Patriotic Movement Minister Gebran Bassil meets MP Suleiman Frangieh in Batroun and the discussions revolve around the nomination of Frangieh for presidency and Frangieh’s talks with Hariri in Paris.
Mass held in Zahle in the absence of Greek Catholic Bishop Issam Darwish to mark forty days after the death of the former Minister and MP Elias Skaff and Myriam, Skaff’s wife, announces that she will uphold her husband’s legacy and chair the Popular Bloc.
George Salibi, a candidate backed by the Free Patriotic Movement and by an all-party coalition, elected Head of the Order of Pharmacists.
In an interview with Russia Today, MP General Michel Aoun says he has not been notified about the agreement to nominate Suleiman Frangieh for presidency, adding it is not acceptable that former PM Saad Hariri is deciding who is fit to be a President of the Republic.
Hezbollah and the Future Movement hold their 21st dialogue session.
Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, arrives in Lebanon and hopes that the Grand Serail will hold presidential elections soon and agree on a candidate accepted by everyone.