Lebanon gets anti-terrorist aid as clashes continue

Lebanon gets anti-terrorist aid as clashes continue

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Lebanon's army received $1 billion in aid from Saudi Arabia Wednesday to help in its fight against insurgents who overtook the town of Arsal.
Ed Adamczyk

Lebanon finally gets a government -- but the killing goes on

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Two suicide bombers killed five people in a Hezbollah-controlled district of Beirut Wednesday, graphically underlining how although Lebanon now has a government of "national interest" after 11 months of political gridlock, the country's increasingly becoming a battlefield between Sunni and Shiite militants.

Minister claims Lebanon faces 'conspiracy' over gas fields

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- As Lebanon's political leaders and sectarian chieftains squabble over who will control the Energy Ministry and the oil and gas bonanza in the eastern Mediterranean, Energy Minister Gebran Bassil accuses rivals of "conspiring against our oil."

'Hands off,' Lebanon's Hariri tells Iran

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A Lebanese political slate, which enjoys Western support, said Friday it was time for Iran to "keep its hands off" internal affairs.

Lebanon pols battle over energy ministry to control gasfields

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- As deeply divided Lebanon struggles to form a new government after 10 months of political paralysis, one of the key issues is which faction will control the Energy Ministry and the development of potentially rich offshore gas fields.
Tribunal opens for four suspects in killing of ex-Lebanese PM Hariri

Tribunal opens for four suspects in killing of ex-Lebanese PM Hariri

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The trial of four men accused of killing former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri began Thursday at The Hague, Netherlands, before a special tribunal.

Syria war boost jihadist threat in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Syria's increasingly sectarian civil war has given impetus to the rapid growth of Sunni Muslim jihadists in Lebanon, a powder keg of sectarian passions, emboldening them to extend their reach by attacking the Iranian-backed Shiite Hezbollah with deadly force on its home ground for the first time.

Lebanese officials condemn death of soldier in suicide attacks

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Two suicide attacks that resulted in the death of a Lebanese soldier in the city of Sidon were condemned Monday by Lebanon's leaders and lawmakers.

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.

Lebanon's feuding pols block Med gas drilling again

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Lebanon's problem-plagued efforts to launch a major gas exploration program in the eastern Mediterranean seems to be jinxed, largely because of feuding politicians who seem determined to sabotage the troubled country's hopes of economic salvation.

Hezbollah's role in Lebanon debated

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 19 (UPI) -- A Lebanese lawmaker said Friday Hezbollah's military activity is of greater concern than its role in Beirut's political affairs.

Lebanon receives U.S. military aid

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 18 (UPI) -- The Lebanese military said Thursday it received defense equipment from the U.S. Defense Department as part of an ongoing assistance program.

Al-Qaida suspects nabbed in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 15 (UPI) -- The Lebanese military said it intercepted a vehicle on its way to Syria carrying members affiliated with a militant group with ties to al-Qaida.

Lebanon's president accepts PM's departure

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 23 (UPI) -- Lebanese President Michel Sleiman accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Mikati Saturday, who said his decision was a personal one.

Nasrallah: Hezbollah not picking a fight

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said the group's armed wing is preoccupied with taking a defensive posture against Israel.
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Saad Hariri
United States President Barack Obama meets Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 24, 2010. This is the Prime Minister's first official visit to Washington. UPI/Ron Sachs/Pool

Saad-eddine Rafiq Al-Hariri (Arabic: سعد الدين رفيق الحريري‎; born 18 April 1971) is a Saudi/Lebanese billionaire who served as the Prime Minister of Lebanon from 2009 until 2011. He is the second son of Rafiq Hariri, the former Lebanese Prime Minister who was assassinated in 2005. Hariri was prime minister from 9 November 2009 until the collapse of his cabinet on 12 January 2011 and has also been the leader of the Movement of the Future party since 2005.

Saad Hariri was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and is the son of Rafiq Hariri and his first wife Nidal Al-Bustani, an Iraqi. He graduated in 1992 from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University with a major in Business Administration. He then returned to Saudi Arabia where he managed part of his father's business in Riyadh until his father's assassination in 2005. When his father was killed in February 2005, he inherited some USD $4.1 billion in 2005 earning him and each of his siblings a place on the 2006 Forbes list of richest people in the world.

According to Forbes, as of 2011 he is the 595th richest person in the world with a net worth of $2 billion.

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