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06-19-13
Anticipating that more than 1 million Syrian refugees will register in the country by the end of 2013, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres Tuesday launched the largest ever funding appeal for Lebanon. Together the U.N. and Lebanese government called for some $1.7 billion to cope with the crisis.

06-19-13
Caretaker Energy Minister Gebran Bassil blasts his ally Hezbollah for disloyalty toward the Free Patriotic Movement.

06-19-13
SIDON, Lebanon: The Lebanese Army deployed Tuesday in the suburb of Abra, south Lebanon, after clashes between supporters of Sheikh Ahmad Assir and the Resistance Brigades, a pro-Hezbollah group, claimed the life of one resident, security sources told The Daily Star.

06-19-13
A group of 10 council members tasked with looking into legal challenges to the extension of Parliaments term failed to meet for the third time Tuesday, all but guaranteeing that the planned extension would go ahead this week.

06-19-13
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Tuesday voiced the blocs commitment to Lebanons security and prosperity, and urged all groups to abide by its disassociation policy and the Baabda Declaration.

06-19-13
The March 14 coalition called Tuesday for an immediate withdrawal of Hezbollah from the fighting in Syria and the deployment of the Lebanese Army along the tense border to prevent recurrent attacks on Lebanon.

06-19-13
SIDON, Lebanon: In the latest outburst of violence linked to the Syrian conflict, Sidon was jolted Tuesday by clashes between supporters of Salafist Sheikh Ahmad Assir and a pro-Hezbollah group that left at least one man dead.

06-12-13
President Michel Sleiman implicitly called Tuesday on Hezbollah to end its military intervention in Syria by adhering to the governments self-declared policy to disassociate Lebanon from the 2-year-old war in the neighboring country.

06-12-13
SHEBAA, Lebanon: European Union Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst said Tuesday that Lebanon should be prepared to receive more refugees fleeing Syria and described the humanitarian situation of the displaced Syrians as the worst since the Second World War.

06-12-13
Riyadh is concerned with the situation in Lebanon in light of the developments in Syria, Saudi Ambassador to Beirut Ali Awad Asiri reiterated in remarks published Tuesday.

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