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.

Lebanon talks up Palestinian state

TEHRAN, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Lebanon's parliamentary speaker called for Arab unity at a Tehran Arabic summit on achieving a Palestinian state, Beirut's Daily Star reported Sunday.

Lebanese P.M. gets support from Parliament

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 7 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Najib Mikati's government survived a vote of confidence Thursday, receiving support from just over half of Lebanon's parliament.
STL independent, France tells Beirut

STL independent, France tells Beirut

PARIS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon is an autonomous entity that should be free of external influence, the French prime minister said in Paris.

Resistance strong, Beirut leaders say

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 12 (UPI) -- An alliance between the Shiite Amal Movement and Hezbollah was intended to emphasize liberation, the Lebanese speaker of Parliament said.

Beirut talks of Arab summit boycott

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa intervened in a dust-up between Beirut and Tripoli over a threat to boycott the March summit for the Arab League.

Beirut wrestles with voting age

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in Lebanon suspended a session of Parliament while officials deliberated over lowering the voting age to 18 for municipal elections.

Measure against al-Manar frustrates Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in Beirut said an effort by Washington to impose restrictions on Hezbollah's al-Manar news station was a violation of Lebanese sovereignty.

Beirut awaits U.S. diplomatic efforts

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Beirut is waiting for the effects of U.S. diplomatic efforts as disputes over the right of Hezbollah to maintain an armed resistance drags on, lawmakers said.

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.

Telecom deal in Lebanon Cabinet?

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Lawmakers described the latest round of talks on a new government in Lebanon as positive as leaders discuss the next telecommunications minister.
Hariri expected to be renamed Lebanon PM

Hariri expected to be renamed Lebanon PM

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Lebanese President Michel Suleiman is expected to give Saad Hariri, head of the anti-Syrian camp, another shot at forming a government, officials say.
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