12 detained in Beirut assassination plot

12 detained in Beirut assassination plot

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 20 (UPI) --Twelve suspected members of ISIS reportedly planning to assassinate a Shiite political leader were detained by Lebanese security forces Friday in Beirut.
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Lebanon's speaker says al-Qaida group tried to kill him

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said Wednesday the terrorists behind the attack on the Iranian embassy were the same who tried to kill him last year.

Lebanese official says embassy attackers also tried to kill him

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The speaker of the Lebanese Parliament says suicide bombers who attacked the Iranian Embassy in Beirut are from the same group that threatened to kill him.

Lebanon's energy minister boasts gas reserves skyrocket, but ...

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Energy Minister Gebran Bassil says that the natural gas reserves off Lebanon's Mediterranean coast are far greater than previously estimated, and boasts of the possibility of 95.9 trillion cubic feet, plus 865 million barrels of oil.

Lebanese Parliament sessions canceled due to MP boycott

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 29 (UPI) -- Parliament sessions in Lebanon were postponed Monday for the third time this month as a result of a repeat boycott by lawmakers, officials said.

U.N. weapons team lands in Beirut en route to Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 23 (UPI) -- A U.N. mission investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria arrived Tuesday in Beirut on its way to Syria, the Lebanese government said.

Lebanon feeling heat from Syrian war

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 19 (UPI) -- Lebanese leaders need to work quickly to prevent sectarian conflict from erupting as the threat from Syria's war moves closer, the speaker of Parliament said.

Syria rockets cross Lebanese border

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 20 (UPI) -- Rocket shells fired from the Syrian side of the border were found six miles inside Lebanese territory, national security officials said Wednesday.

Lebanon feeling strain from Syrian war

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 5 (UPI) -- Lebanon is feeling increasing strain due to refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war, Europe's neighborhood policy chief said Tuesday.

Political divisions in Lebanon grow

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A Lebanese opposition movement said it would boycott the government amid continued tensions following an October bombing blamed on Syria.

Lebanon hopes for Obama's support

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The speaker of the Lebanese Parliament called on U.S. President Barack Obama to support democratic developments in a country strained by the Syrian war.

Lebanon to probe case of missing cleric

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- There has been considerable "talk and speculation" about the whereabouts of a missing Shiite cleric, a Lebanese official said on his way to Tripoli.
Source: Lebanese cleric died in Libya

Source: Lebanese cleric died in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A Shiite cleric revered in Lebanon and missing since 1978 likely died 13 years ago in a Libyan prison, a source inside Libya's transitional government said.
Hezbollah warns against aggression

Hezbollah warns against aggression

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Hezbollah and their Shiite allies in Lebanon vowed to support Iran and Syria against potential intervention by Western countries.

Eight injured in campus clash

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Eight people were injured at Lebanese American University in Beirut in a clash between supporters of rival political groups, students said.
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Nabih Berri
On a surprise visit to Lebanon U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets with prominent Amal (Workers) Leader and Shia Moslem Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri at his home in Beirut, Monday July 24, 2006. The U.S. is looking to Berri to take a greater role in containing Hezbollah. After her visit to Lebanon, Rice will continue on to Israel to meet with officials there. Tens of thousands of foreign nations have fled Lebanon over the past two weeks to escape the bombing throughout the country. (UPI Photo)

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Nabih Berri (Arabic: نبيه بري‎; born January 28, 1938) is the Speaker of the Parliament of Lebanon. He heads the mostly Shi'a Amal Movement.

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