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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
By United Press International

8 years after Hariri, the killing goes on

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- As Lebanon marks the anniversary of the assassination of Rafik Hariri, his allies still face the threat of assassination amid political turmoil.

Lebanon grapples with spread of jihadists

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Islamist militant cells linked to al Qaida appear to be proliferating in Lebanon, spurred in large part by the growing presence of Sunni hard-liners in Syria.

Terror charge adds to Hezbollah's problems

Bulgaria's allegation that Hezbollah was behind a deadly bus bombing last summer has intensified international pressure on the Iran-backed group.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013.
By United Press International

Lebanon tense after Assad's speech

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The Lebanese military said it was able to keep the security situation in north Lebanon stable following a weekend speech by Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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.

U.S. helps Beirut investigate bomb attack

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department said the government plans to send FBI investigators to Lebanon to help investigate a deadly bombing last week in Beirut.

Lebanese fear new killings after bombing

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The bomb assassination of one of Lebanon's top intelligence chiefs has intensified fears the divided country faces another wave of political murders.

Clashes break out at huge Beirut funeral

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Gunfire and tear gas erupted in downtown Beirut Sunday during the funeral for Lebanon's slain intelligence chief, witnesses said.

London issues alert after Beirut blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The British government issued an advisory Friday warning its citizens in Lebanon to stay away from demonstrations following a deadly bombing in Beirut.

Lebanese students stage anti-Syria rally

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Supporters of the Lebanese opposition slate rallied Tuesday at a university campus in Beirut calling for the expulsion of the Syrian envoy to Lebanon.

Syrian helicopters near Lebanese border

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Security officials in Lebanon said Syrian military helicopters were seen flying over eastern Lebanon as concerns about an escalating regional crisis grow.

Hariri tribunal upholds legality

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Challenges to the jurisdiction of the U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 killing of the Lebanese prime minister are dismissed, the court ruled.

Hariri plot: New indictments mean trouble

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 31 (UPI) -- The Special Tribunal on Lebanon says it plans to issue five new indictments in the 2005 murder of Rafik Hariri, a move likely to escalate sectarian rivalries.

Beirut urged to maintain security

MOSCOW, May 22 (UPI) -- Lebanese authorities are called on to show restraint as political violence from neighboring Syria spills over their borders, the Kremlin said.
Hariri suspects challenge tribunal

Hariri suspects challenge tribunal

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands, May 10 (UPI) -- The defense team for suspects in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri says the special tribunal lacks jurisdiction to try the case.
Lebanese jihadist 'killed in Syrian blast'

Lebanese jihadist 'killed in Syrian blast'

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 24 (UPI) -- If reports a senior terrorist was killed in Syria are true, it could be a sign of a growing presence of jihadist veterans in what could become a sectarian war.

Syria boosts fears of Sunni-Shiite war

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 19 (UPI) -- The bloodbath in Syria is developing into a battle between Islam's mainstream Sunni sect, led by Saudi Arabia and Turkey, and the breakaway Shiites, led by Iran.

Lebanese politician says shots fired

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 5 (UPI) -- The head of the Lebanese Forces Party says shots were fired at his home in Beirut in what may have been an attempt to assassinate him.

Praise, concerns for Beirut on anniversary

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- Though fundamental challenges remain, Washington recognizes Lebanon's political will to maintain peace and stability, the U.S. State Department said.

Tribunal to amend Hariri indictment

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands, March 2 (UPI) -- The Special Tribunal for Lebanon announced Friday it was seeking to amend an indictment in its case in the assassination of Rafik Hariri.

Hariri tribunal gets new prosecutor

UNITED NATIONS, March 1 (UPI) -- Appointing a prosecutor to a tribunal set up to try those accused of slaying a Lebanese leader is a sign of a commitment to justice, a U.N. official said.

Mandate for Hariri investigation extended

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Extending the mandate for a tribunal investigating the killing of a former Lebanese prime minister highlights the commitment to justice, the U.N. chief said.
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