At least two people were reportedly been taken hostage in Paris on Tuesday, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported. The Paris Police Prefecture confirmed to CNN that there was "a police intervention" underway at Rue des Petites Ecuries in the 10th arrondissement of the French capital. Law enforcement officials cordoned off the area.
An investigation has been launched against a renowned Paris restaurant that has been declining reservations from Arab, African or veil-wearing customers.
Kataeb candidate for the Maronite seat in Metn, Elias Hankache, on Saturday cast doubt over the timing of the CEDRE conference which was held yesterday in Paris to garner financial support for Lebanon, questioning the government's motives behind it.