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France pursues Lebanon diplomacy

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 28 (UPI) -- France's foreign minister was in Lebanon Saturday to try to ease tensions between supporters of Lebanon's prime minister and pro-Syrian opposition.

Arab League delegation in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 20 (UPI) -- Delegates from four Arab countries were in Lebanon Wednesday to try to mediate tensions between the government and opposition forces.

U.N. chief urges reconciliation in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 30 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday called for "national reconciliation" in Lebanon.

Political crisis still grips Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 23 (UPI) -- Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora accuses his political opposition of "breaching the Constitution" to create a political crisis.

Lebanese president rejects Hariri tribunal

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Lebanese President Emile Lahoud has rejected a Cabinet proposal to create a tribunal to try suspects in the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Another Lebanese minister quits

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Another Lebanese minister has resigned, deepening Lebanon's political crisis seen by some as an Iranian-Syrian plot.

Lahoud: Israel wants to destroy Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The president of Lebanon, in an interview with a Kuwaiti newspaper, said that Israel wanted to destroy his country because they are commercial rivals.

Israel intends to kill Hezbollah leader

JERUSALEM, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Israel intends to kill Hezbollah militia leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, a senior Israeli commander says.

Lebanon president respects Hezbollah

BEIIRUT, Lebanon, July 25 (UPI) -- The president of Lebanon tells a German magazine that he respects Hezbollah.

Rice makes surprise visit to Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a surprise visit to Lebanon Thursday in an effort to bolster a struggling government.

Mourners go anti-Syria in Tueni funeral

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Mourners of Lebanese journalist and politician Gibran Tueni took to the streets of Beirut shouting anti-Syrian chants.

Sunni radical arrested in Hariri probe

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Police in Lebanon have made their first arrest in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri since the release of a U.N. report on the incident.

Denial by groups cited in U.N. report

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A pro-Syrian Palestinian group and a Lebanese Muslim extremist party denied Friday any involvement in the assassination of former Lebanon Premier Rafik Hariri.

Lahoud denies talk with Hariri suspect

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Lebanese President Emile Lahoud called for the strict punishment of anyone involved in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Lebanon PM wants good relations with Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Fouad Siniora stressed Wednesday that Lebanon seeks to have the best relations with neighboring Syria on the basis of mutual respect.

Most Lebanese trust Hariri investigation

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- An opinion poll has found that a large majority of Lebanese trust the international committee probing the slaying of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The private Beirut Center for Information and Research conducted the poll from Sept. 13 to 18, coverin

Hariri's son also threatened with death

PARIS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The son of Lebanon's former prime minister, who was killed by a bomb blast in February, has said certain parties planned to assassinate him as well. Saad Hariri, a member of parliament who inherited his father's political career, was quoted Tuesday by Sau

Lebanese journalist loses limbs in blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A prominent Lebanese journalist whose car was bombed is in stable condition after having her left arm and leg amputated, medical sources said Monday. May Chidiac, a news anchor at Lebanese Broadcasting Corp., was gravely injured Sunday afternoon north of

EU determined to punish Hariri's killers

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The European Union has stressed that any official implicated in the death of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri should be punished regardless of rank.

Hariri probe eyes officials' bank accounts

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- International investigators into the slaying of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri want to examine the bank accounts of Lebanese and Syrian officials.

Controversial president heads to New York

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Lebanese President Emile Lahoud traveled to New York Monday to take part in U.N. meetings despite being advised to stay home due to his controversial status.

PM hints of Syrian role in Hariri slaying

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Lebanon's prime minister hinted Wednesday that former security chiefs suspected in former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's slaying could not have acted alone.

Ban on private TV in Lebanon lifted

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The Lebanese parliament amended a law on the use of audio-visual media in election campaigns, removing a ban on a private television station.

Report on Hariri slaying due next month

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A U.N. spokesman said an international investigator looking into the death of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri will submit a final report next month.

Arab states observe official mourning

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Arab countries deplored Monday the death of Saudi King Fahd and announced three days of official mourning with flags flying at half staff.
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