Beirut blast kills top security official

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A car bomb in the Ashafieh district of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday killed at least eight people, including a top Lebanese security official, authorities said.

Lebanon's political crisis continues

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Lebanon's political future appears to be in the hands of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt of the Progressive Socialist Party, media reports indicate.
Netanyahu convening Security Cabinet

Netanyahu convening Security Cabinet

JERUSALEM, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The situation in Lebanon and the Gaza flotilla investigation were among issues on the agenda for a meeting of Israel's Security Cabinet.

Israel 'very afraid' of Hezbollah

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 22 (UPI) -- The Israeli government is "very afraid" of militants with Hezbollah following the July 2006 conflict, the Iranian parliamentary speaker said.
Lebanese telecoms infiltrated by Israel

Lebanese telecoms infiltrated by Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 19 (UPI) -- The leader of Hezbollah wants an official government investigation into how Lebanese nationals working in a mobile phone company became Israeli spies.

Lebanese PM-designate steps down

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri stepped down Thursday after a Hezbollah-led parliament minority rejected his proposed Cabinet.

Lebanese generals freed by U.N. court

UNITED NATIONS, April 29 (UPI) -- Four generals detained in the 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri were released Wednesday.

U.S. pledges support for Hariri probe

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The United States says it will give more funding to efforts to solve the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

U.N. Security Council extends Hariri probe

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council Wednesday extended the mandate of the independent probe into the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

U.N. tribunal on Lebanon to start March 1

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The United Nations said Sunday the tribunal that will try those accused of the assassination of a former prime minister of Lebanon will convene in March 2009.

Analysis: A change in the Middle East?

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- A Lebanese politician predicts a new war between Israel and Syria and that Hezbollah's power in Lebanon would suffer a new assault from Israel.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Hariri: Syria hopes to disrupt Lebanon

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Saad Hariri, son of slain Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, charges Syria is using assassination to prevent political stability in Lebanon.

Bush airs concern about Lebanese elections

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush said he was concerned about foreign influence in Lebanese elections during a meeting with Lebanese leader Saad Hariri.

Bomb kills six outside Lebanese capital

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A car bombing outside the Lebanese capital of Beirut Wednesday killed six people, including one member of the nation's parliament.

U.N. asks Dutch to host Hariri tribunal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, July 24 (UPI) -- The United Nations has officially asked the Netherlands to provide a location for an international tribunal for the killers of Lebanese leader Rafiq Hariri.
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Rafiq Hariri
Lebanese President Emile Lahoud (L) meets with Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri at the Baabda presidential Palace near Beirut. Hariri resigned after weeks of political uncertainty and vowed he would not head the next government. (UPI Photo/Handout)

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Rafic Baha El Deen Al-Hariri (November 1, 1944 – February 14, 2005, Arabic: رفيق بهاء الدين الحريري‎), was a business tycoon and the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 1992 to 1998 and again from 2000 until his resignation, 20 October 2004.

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