Sayegh: Lebanese sovereignty violated daily by Syria

Former Minister Salim Sayegh told LBC TV that Lebanon’s sovereignty is being violated on a daily basis by the Syrian artillery. His comment comes after March 14 called in a petition to President Michel Suleiman last Tuesday for the deployment of U.N. troops along the northern border with Syria in response to Damascus’ repeated violations

Syrian warplanes, helicopters violate Lebanon airspace

Syrian warplanes and helicopters flew Thursday morning over the northern region of Wadi Khaled at a low altitude, The Daily Star reported The warplanes have been hovering over the border villages of Mqaybleh, Heesheh and Mashta Hasan since 6 a.m. on Thursday , security sources told the Daily Star.

Syrian envoy dismisses calls for stationing UNIFIL forces

Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdel Karim dismissed on Tuesday Lebanese calls for deployment of UNIFIL forces along Lebanon’s border with Syria . He told Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television that the peacekeeping troops were stationed along Lebanon’s southern border “with an enemy state… and not with Syria—a country with brotherly ties with Lebanon.”

U.N. warns against threats to Lebanon amid Syria spillover

The U.N. Security Council warned on Thursday against attempts to threaten the security and stability of Lebanon amid outbursts of violence and escalating tensions in the country fueled by the 17-month conflict in neighboring Syria. The warning was contained in a resolution unanimously passed by the council to renew a 11,500-strong U.N. peacekeeping force in […]

Targeting sustainable tourism in Southern Lebanon

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), and the Union of Tyre Region Municipalities held today a workshop in the southern Lebanese city of Tyre to raise awareness about responsible eco-tourism in the framework of green economy and sustainable development.

Lebanon: UN Chief is ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Hezbollah Arms

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon who is in Lebanon on an official visit said on Friday that he is “deeply concerned” over the lack of disarmament of the militant and political group Hezbollah. At a press conference Friday not far from Hezbollah’s Beirut base, Mr. Ban said he encouraged Lebanese leaders