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 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 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.”
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 […]
If a plot targeting Lebanese community leaders proves to be true, the country needs to reevaluate its security agreement with Syria, Ameen Gemayel, leader of the Phalange Party and former Lebanese President said on Monday in a press conference.
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati who is in Rio de Janeiro for the Rio+20 conference on the environment, called Thursday for shifting in Lebanon to an environmentally friendly economy and working on eradicating poverty, National News Agency reported.
The Israeli army has begun building a wall that will run several kilometres along part of its border with Lebanon, a military spokeswoman has said. “This construction, which began on Monday, is being carried out in co-ordination with UNIFIL
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.
France will cut the number of its troops participating in a U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon by 400 to around 1,000 by the summer to speed up a transfer of responsibility to Lebanese forces, the French foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
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