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Lebanon reviews national security options

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 8 (UPI) -- Security officials in the coastal city of Sidon called for additional military patrols to ensure regional stability, the Lebanese government said Monday.

Abbas reaffirms neutrality in Hezbollah-Lebanon conflict

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 6 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wrapped up a three-day visit to neighboring Lebanon where he affirmed his neutrality in the Syrian conflict.

U.S. gives Lebanon security assurances

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 1 (UPI) -- The Lebanese government said Monday it received assurances on national security from visiting U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns.

Lebanon reports more fighting in Sidon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 28 (UPI) -- The Lebanese government said Friday its soldiers were fighting with Sunni gunmen in a municipality of Sidon, the scene of deadly weekend clashes.

Beirut weighs formal options with Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 18 (UPI) -- Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said Tuesday he was considering filing a formal complaint against Syria with the United Nations and Arab League.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 25, 2013.
By United Press International

Carney says U.S. condemns Hezbollah support of Assad regime

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- Hezbollah's efforts to help the Assad regime win the civil war in Syria is a concern to the United States and its allies, a White House spokesman said Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
By United Press International

U.N. peacekeeping chief arrives in Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 15 (UPI) -- A relative sense of calm along a U.N.-demarcated boundary between Israel and Lebanon is a sign of multilateral support for peace, a U.N. official said.

Bombing in Turkey frustrates Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 13 (UPI) -- The Lebanese government said Monday it wanted to see those responsible for a weekend bombing in Turkey held accountable to the rule of law.

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.
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Michel Suleiman
Lebanon's recently elected President, Michel Suleiman (L) walks with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad during the Mediterranean Summit in Paris on July 13, 2008. Sixty-four years after independence from French rule both Syria and Lebanon have agreed to exchange diplomatic missions. Forty-three nations from the Mediterranean, including Israel and Arab States, are attending a summit; one of the major topics being discussed is to create a zone free of weapons of mass destruction among countries in the Mediterranean. (UPI Photo/Dalati & Nohra)
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Michel Suleiman or Sleiman (Arabic: ميشال سليمان‎, born 21 November 1948) is the President of Lebanon. Before assuming office as President, he held the position of commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces. After LAF commander Émile Lahoud took office as president in November of 1998, Suleiman succeeded him, taking his place in December. Suleiman was later elected President and was sworn into office on May 25, 2008.

Suleiman was born in Amsheet. He joined the Lebanese Armed Forces in 1967 and went on to graduate from the Military Academy as 2nd Lieutenant in 1970. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Administrative Sciences from the Lebanese University. He is married to Wafaa Suleiman and has three children. His mother tongue is Arabic and he is also fluent in both French and English.

During his military service, he progressed from an infantry platoon leader to a Battalion Commander, and then assumed the position of a trainer in the Military Academy and in the non-commissioned officer School. From December 4, 1990 until August 24, 1991 he was appointed as the Chief of the Intelligence Branch of Mount Lebanon. The Lebanese Army Intelligence of Mount Lebanon was after the detention of hundreds of anti-Syrian demonstrators with some cases of reported torture. On August 25, 1991 he was reassigned to the post of the Army Staff Secretary-General until June 10, 1993. He was Commander of the 11th Infantry Brigade from June 6, 1993 to January 15, 1996, a period that witnessed violent confrontations with the Israeli forces in the West Beqaa Valley and South Lebanon regions. On January 15, 1996 he was appointed as Commander of the 6th Infantry Brigade and remained in this position until December 21, 1998, when he was appointed as the Commander of the Armed Forces.

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