Lebanon

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UNIFIL

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UN-led)
Authorization date: 03/78

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UNSCOL

Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon

Authorization date: 02/07

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News


Hezbollah claims drone hit (11.09.2019)

Hezbollah said it downed an Israeli drone in southern Lebanon in another flare-up raising tensions between the Iran-backed group and Israel.

Lebanon accelerating reforms to rein in public debt: PM Hariri (04.09.2019)

Lebanon is struggling with one of the world's heaviest public debt burdens, at about 150 percent of GDP. … On Monday, Lebanon declared a "state of economic emergency", with Hariri saying the government would take emergency measures to speed up economic reforms to help overcome a worsening crisis.

Hezbollah-Israel tension heightens fear of conflict (04.09.2019)

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has openly threatened Israel with attacks as the group has increased its military might. Two weeks before Israeli parliamentary elections, the risk of war is growing.

Lebanese army fires at Israeli drones near border (28.08.2019)

Incident comes days after alleged Israeli drone crashed in a southern Beirut suburb while another exploded nearby.

Netanyahu: Israel will defend itself 'by any means necessary' (27.08.2019)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hit back at critics following a series of alleged air strikes across the Middle East. Mr Netanyahu also accused Iran of producing "terror attacks" and said Israel would defend itself "by any means necessary". It comes after reports of strikes against...

'Israeli strikes' target Palestinian group in Lebanon (26.08.2019)

The Israeli military carried out air strikes on a Palestinian militant group backed by Syria's government in eastern Lebanon overnight, Lebanese media say. A position of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command near Qusaya was hit, the state-run National News Agency...

Lebanese cabinet meets after political crisis ends (10.08.2019)

Lebanese official says findings from investigation into a shooting incident which sparked political crisis would be reported to the cabinet, which is meeting for the first time in weeks.