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No deal yet in Lebanese-Australian child custody case

  • A Lebanese plainclothes policeman prevents Australian TV presenter Tara Brown from looking towards journalist as she was taken from a Lebanese courthouse where she was questioned by an investigative judge over suspicion of taking part in an abduction attempt of two Lebanese-Australian children, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday April, 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    A Lebanese plainclothes policeman prevents Australian TV presenter Tara Brown from looking towards journalist as she was taken from a Lebanese courthouse where she was questioned by an investigative judge over suspicion of taking part in an abduction attempt of two Lebanese-Australian children, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday April, 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Lebanese plainclothes policeman prevents Australian TV presenter Tara Brown from looking towards journalist as she was taken from a Lebanese courthouse where she was questioned by an investigative judge over suspicion of taking part in an abduction attempt of two Lebanese-Australian children, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday April, 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    A Lebanese plainclothes policeman prevents Australian TV presenter Tara Brown from looking towards journalist as she was taken from a Lebanese courthouse where she was questioned by an investigative judge over suspicion of taking part in an abduction attempt of two Lebanese-Australian children, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday April, 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Lebanese plainclothes policeman pushes Australian TV presenter Tara Brown as she is escorted from a Lebanese courthouse where she was questioned by an investigative judge over suspicion of taking part in an abduction attempt of two Lebanese-Australian children, In Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday April, 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    A Lebanese plainclothes policeman pushes Australian TV presenter Tara Brown as she is escorted from a Lebanese courthouse where she was questioned by an investigative judge over suspicion of taking part in an abduction attempt of two Lebanese-Australian children, In Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday April, 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)  (The Associated Press)

The Lebanese father of two children at the heart of a high-profile custody dispute says he will not drop the attempted kidnapping charges against his estranged Australian wife, who tried to take the children from him two weeks ago.

Ali Al-Amin said Monday he does not "have anything against Sal," referring to his estranged wife, but does not want to drop charges.

Sally Faulkner is being held in a Lebanese jail with an Australian TV crew -- two Britons, and two Lebanese -- on charges relating to a botched attempt to seize her two children. Faulkner says al-Amin moved the children to Lebanon last year without her permission.

An investigative judge has asked lawyers for all the parties to come up with a comprehensive deal before the case reaches court.