Lebanon forms national unity government

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 11 (UPI) -- Lebanese officials have organized a national unity government with 30 members, Cabinet Secretary-General Suhayl Buji said Friday.

Analysis: Hezbollah's armory up for debate

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Hezbollah's recent flexing of its muscles in Lebanon may well lead to an unintended effect -- the long-overdue disarming of the militant group.

Analysis: Damascus summit stresses schism

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- As expected, there were no surprises at the Arab summit in Damascus that ended Sunday without any breakthrough regarding the Lebanese presidential crisis. .
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Arabs leaders decry 'rise of Islamophobia'

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 30 (UPI) -- Arab leaders ended a summit in Syria Sunday by issuing a statement lamenting what they see as growing anti-Islamic sentiment around the world.

Lebanon leader's vote delayed 13th time

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Political bickering will delay the Lebanese parliamentary vote for a new president until February, the house speaker announced.

Lebanon presidential vote postponed

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The Lebanese parliament postponed voting to approve a new president until Saturday after the body failed to reach a consensus on the issue Monday.

Lebanese elections delayed for 7th time

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Friday delayed the parliamentary session to elect a new head of state for the seventh time.

U.N. verification team end Lebanon mission

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 11 (UPI) -- A United Nations team sent to Lebanon to make sure Syrian forces have left the country has concluded its mission. An official U.N. statement issued Wednesday said the international team thanked Lebanese army Gen. Michel Sleiman, then left to prepare its r

Syria completes Lebanon withdrawal

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 26 (UPI) -- Syria completed its military and intelligence withdrawal from Lebanon Tuesday, ending more than 29 years of a controversial presence. An official farewell ceremony was held at the Rayak military base in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa valley attended by Lebanese
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