Lebanon trying to stay out of regional fight

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 6 (UPI) -- Using Lebanese airspace to strike Syria is an act of aggression though the Lebanese government is trying to stay out of the fight, political leaders said.

Border attacks frustrate Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 15 (UPI) -- Lebanon is planning to send a formal complaint to the Arab League over Syrian conflict spilling over the border, the government said Monday.

Lebanon: Syrian strikes were non-military

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 11 (UPI) -- The Syrian shelling of a border town in Lebanon had no military objective and was therefore unjustified, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said.

Lebanon's PM supports Hezbollah resistance

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 8 (UPI) -- Hezbollah's weapons are a strong deterrent against Israel but its authority doesn't trump the central government, Lebanon's prime minister said.

Lebanon to review Syrian missile attack

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 4 (UPI) -- The Lebanese military is called on to submit a formal report to the government on a Syrian cross-border missile strike, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said.

Hezbollah lobbies for status quo

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 1 (UPI) -- Lebanon needs a government that recognizes the importance of national unity and the spirit of the resistance, a Hezbollah leader said Monday.
Ban stands in support of Lebenon

Ban stands in support of Lebenon

UNITED NATIONS, March 27 (UPI) -- Members of the political environment in Lebanon need to coordinate around the nation's president in the interest of stability, the U.N. secretary-general said.
Lebanese politics worry British government

Lebanese politics worry British government

LONDON, March 25 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague said he is worried about Lebanon's internal stability and national security after the prime minister resigned.

Tensions divide Syrian opposition group

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 17 (UPI) -- Tensions are dividing Syria's main opposition group over whether to reach out to members of the current regime to form a new government, officials said.

Britain to train Lebanese forces

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The British government will work in 2013 to train more than 2,000 members of the Lebanese military, British Foreign Minister William Hague said.

Lebanon, Cyprus agree on natural gas work

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The Lebanese and Cypriot governments have agreed to increase cooperation in the offshore natural gas sector, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said.

Lebanon, Cyprus to review offshore energy

NICOSIA, Cyprus, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Cyprus President Demetris Christofias announced plans to examine offshore Lebanon oil and natural gas potential during a trip to Beirut this week.

Shiite-Sunni violence plagues Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Egypt called on its citizens to be on alert after an Egyptian national was killed during violence in Lebanon pitting Shiite Hezbollah against Sunni rivals.

Lebanon's president calls for dialogue

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said "constructive political discourse" was the best way to address national issues given the tense situation in the country.

U.S. punches diplomatic weight in Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The Lebanese government confirmed a U.S. State Department official met with rival leaders amid strains on the country's political system.

U.S. backs political evolution in Beirut

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The United States supports a process in Lebanon that would lead to the formation of a new government responsive to its people, a spokeswoman said.

Envoy pushes holiday cease-fire for Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A United Nations envoy arrived in Lebanon Wednesday in a campaign for a cease-fire in Syria, which regime leaders call an "option" if rebel forces participate.

Religious freedom key for peace, pope says

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Religious freedom is "indispensable for peace" and forgiveness key to reconciliation, Pope Benedict XVI said in Lebanon Saturday.

U.N. stands ready to help Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 25 (UPI) -- The United Nations supports Beirut in its efforts to ensure stability and security in Lebanon is safeguarded, a U.N. delegate said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 25, 2012.
By United Press International

Al-Qaida suspect nabbed in Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 24 (UPI) -- Lebanese security forces said Thursday a gunman arrested following a standoff with police had connections to an al-Qaida cell.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 21, 2012.
By United Press International

Beirut pressed on tribunal mandate

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The U.N. secretary-general called on Beirut to respond to plans to extend the mandate for a tribunal probing Rafik Hariri's death, a political leader said.
Lebanon to consider Hezbollah's weapons

Lebanon to consider Hezbollah's weapons

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said all political figures are expected to prepare to discuss the status of Hezbollah's weapons.
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.
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