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Tillerson says growing Hezbollah arsenal a threat to Lebanon

Related Articles BEIRUT: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that Lebanon’s security was threatened by the growing arsenal of the Iran-backed group Hezbollah and its involvement in regional conflicts.Speaking alongside Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri in a ...

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Polish PM visits Lebanon ahead of refugee donor conferences

BEIRUT: Poland’s prime minister is visiting Lebanon ahead of a series of European donor conferences to support the tiny Mediterranean country as it hosts nearly one million Syrian refugees.Lebanon says the international community must share the burden of the refugee ...

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Lebanon joins hunt for energy riches in Levant Basin

Related Articles LONDON: Lebanon has pledged to go ahead with oil and gas exploration near its disputed maritime border with Israel, despite Israel’s Defense Minister describing the move as “very provocative”.Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman was quoted by Reuters as saying: ...

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Lebanon signs deal with 3 international oil companies

Related Articles BEIRUT: Lebanon has signed a deal with an international consortium to start exploratory offshore drilling for oil and gas in what the country hopes will help boost its struggling economy.The signing ceremony was held Friday in Beirut and ...

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Israel wants US mediation in gas dispute with Lebanon

Related Articles BEIRUT: Israel offered on Wednesday to accept US mediation in a dispute with Lebanon over a potentially lucrative block of gas resources in the Mediterranean.The area known as Block 9 is part of the Leviathan field off the ...

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Lebanon looks to block Israeli frontier wall

Related Articles BEIRUT: Lebanon on Tuesday pledged a diplomatic push to prevent neighboring Israel’s construction of a dividing wall between the two countries as tensions mount over off-shore exploration for oil and gas.President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri and ...

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Lebanon tells Israel its border wall violates sovereignty

Related Articles BEIRUT: Lebanon said a wall Israel intends to build at the border marks a violation of Lebanese sovereignty during a meeting of Lebanese and Israeli military officers chaired by UN peacekeepers on Monday.Disagreement over the wall and Lebanon’s ...

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