Lebanon prime minister resigns

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Lebanon's Prime Minister Rafik Hariri submitted his resignation Wednesday and declined a Presidential request to form a new government.

Lebanon government crisis looming

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Four Lebanese ministers resigned Monday in protest of a constitutional amendment allowing an extension of President Emile Lahoud's term.

Germany seeks to restart Mideast process

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- German Foreign Minister Joshka Fisher said Friday his country is seeking to reactive the stalled Middle East peace process with its EU partners.

Allawi: no unilateral peace with Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 26 (UPI) -- Iraqi Premier Iyad Allawi Monday denied a ban on travel to Israel had been lifted and said there would be no unilateral peace deals with Israel.

High security for Allawi's Lebanon visit

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 24 (UPI) -- Security measures were increased in the Beirut area Saturday on the eve of Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's visit that comes amid harsh criticism.

Premier defeated in south Lebanon election

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 24 (UPI) -- Billionaire Prime Minister Rafik Hariri suffered a painful defeat Monday in his hometown of Sidon on the third phase of Lebanon's municipal elections.

Bulgaria invites Gadhafi to talk

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 17 (UPI) -- Bulgaria has invited Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to visit to help resolve the issue of five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death.

U.N. envoy upholds road map

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 10 (UPI) -- The U.N. Secretary General's special Middle East envoy, Terje Roed Larsen, said Monday Israel's withdrawal from Gaza should be in line with the road map.

Damascus blasts condemned

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 28 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia Wednesday denounced the blasts that rocked the diplomatic neighborhood in Damascus followed by clashes between police and gunmen.

Lebanon's PM ranked 108th world billionaire

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has been ranked 108th on Forbes' annual list of the World's Richest People, with an estimated net worth of $4.3 billion.

Iran's key role in capturing Saddam

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Iran played a key role in capturing deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein near his hometown of Tikrit last month, a Lebanese newspaper reported.

Lebanon upset with Israeli border shooting

JERUSALEM, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The bodies of the two armed Lebanese who crossed the border into Israeli territory Tuesday have been returned to Lebanon by the United Nations.

Music show grips Arab world

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Jordanian fans poured into the streets and let off fireworks in honor of a teen singer who won a televised pop idol-style contest.

Journalist: Chirac's eyes on Arab world

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Jacques Chirac is not soft on Islamist terrorism or Saddam Hussein, but his foreign policy must be understood in terms of France's relations with the Arab world

Beirut's reconstruction artfully depicted

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Rafik Hariri, Lebanon's prime minister, is a man who wears many hats. He is a politician, a banker, a businessman and now a publisher of fine books.

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