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Maronite bishops condemn Israeli airstrike in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 5 (UPI) -- Maronite bishops, ripping Israel's latest airstrike on Hezbollah, Wednesday said Syrian airstrikes on Lebanon were the price of intervening in the crisis.

Lebanese officials condemn death of soldier in suicide attacks

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Two suicide attacks that resulted in the death of a Lebanese soldier in the city of Sidon were condemned Monday by Lebanon's leaders and lawmakers.

Upcoming presidential elections worries Lebanon

Dec. 10 (UPI) --As the term of current Lebanese President Michel Sleiman approaches its end this year, political figures in Lebanon have expressed concern that failure to elect a new leader to the post could result in the country's ruin.
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Lebanon's gas boom-in-waiting goes into deep freeze

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Lebanon's energy boom-in-waiting seems to be more or less on permanent hold these days, with little prospect that the country's perpetually feuding politicians can set aside their sectarian rivalries to get exploration under way.
Lebanese prime minister urges effort to free kidnapped bishops

Lebanese prime minister urges effort to free kidnapped bishops

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Lebanese President Michel Sleiman Monday pledged to help free two Christian bishops kidnapped in April near the Turkish border.
Obama announces new aid for Lebanese army

Obama announces new aid for Lebanese army

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- President Obama, in a bilateral meeting at the United Nations, said the United States will give $8.7 million in new support for the Lebanese army.
Obama schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 24

Obama schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York Tuesday, the White House said.

Hezbollah rails against EU decision

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 23 (UPI) -- Hezbollah criticized Europe's decision to blacklist its military wing, calling it aggressive and unjust, and saying there was no evidence to support it.

Salam named Lebanese prime minister

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 7 (UPI) -- Lebanese President Michel Sleiman Saturday appointed Tamman Salam prime minister.

Army breaks up clashes in Lebanon

TRIPOLI, Lebanon, March 24 (UPI) -- The Lebanese army moved into the city of Tripoli to quell street clashes between supporters and opponents of Syria's government, officials said Sunday.

Lebanon's president accepts PM's departure

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 23 (UPI) -- Lebanese President Michel Sleiman accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Mikati Saturday, who said his decision was a personal one.

In Beirut, teachers vow to extend strike

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Leaders of a teachers' union in Lebanon called for the government to pass a wage hike, as an open-ended strike continued Wednesday.

Clashes break out at huge Beirut funeral

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Gunfire and tear gas erupted in downtown Beirut Sunday during the funeral for Lebanon's slain intelligence chief, witnesses said.

Pope urges new ideas for Mideast peace

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The Vatican said more than 350,000 people attended Pope Benedict XVI's Sunday mass in Lebanon.

Lebanon seeks journalist death probe

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 10 (UPI) -- Lebanon asked Syria to investigate the death of a Lebanese cameraman shot by Syrian soldiers as the Tuesday deadline for a U.N.-brokered peace plan was ignored.
Suleiman pledges more protection for UNIFIL

Suleiman pledges more protection for UNIFIL

DEIR KIFA, Lebanon, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Lebanese President Michel Suleiman promised Thursday more protection for U.N. peacekeepers two weeks after five French peacekeeping troops were attacked.
U.S. official visits Lebanese officials

U.S. official visits Lebanese officials

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. diplomat arrived in Beirut as the United States ramped up pressure on Lebanon to fund a U.N.-backed probe into the 2005 slaying of Rafik Hariri.
Obama cites Lebanon arms smuggling

Obama cites Lebanon arms smuggling

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday he discussed the "extensive" arms smuggling ongoing in Lebanon with President Michel Suleiman.

Sleiman: Equal power-sharing must be kept

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A proposal to end Lebanon's political sectarianism must preserve diversity and power sharing, President Michel Sleiman says.
Lebanese president to visit Obama

Lebanese president to visit Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Lebanese President Michel Sleiman will visit U.S. President Barack Obama Dec. 14, the White House said Wednesday.

Clinton: U.S. won't 'sell out' Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States will never "sell out" the Lebanese people by making any deals with neighboring Syria.

Sleiman OKs regional, not Israeli, talks

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 19 (UPI) -- Lebanese President Michel Sleiman says he would support regional peace talks for the Middle East instead of direct talks with Israel.

Lebanon accuses Israel of violations

PARIS, March 18 (UPI) -- Lebanon's president is accusing Israel of continually violating his nation's territory.

Abbas: Let refugees return

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon have the right of return to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said during a visit to Beirut.

Sarkozy welcomes Syria's Assad

PARIS, July 12 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad arrived in France Saturday and met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on the eve of a major Mediterranean summit.
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