Latest Lebanese military personnel Stories

2006-04-19 17:05:56

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria threatened Lebanese parliamentarians and gave them "direct instructions" to ensure President Emile Lahoud a third term in office, according to a report by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

2006-04-19 15:58:35

(Corrects term number in fourth paragraph to ...assume a second three-year term...

2006-03-22 10:13:12

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rival Lebanese leaders failed to agree on the fate of pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud on Wednesday, highlighting the wide gaps among Syria's allies and foes trying to end Lebanon's worst political crisis in 16 years.

2006-03-18 13:24:47

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Emile Lahoud said on Saturday he would not cave in to mounting pressure to resign and that the country's pro-Syrian Hizbollah guerrillas should keep their arms. "I will not meet their demand and leave office.

2006-03-03 15:09:48

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rival Lebanese leaders failed on Friday to bridge sharp differences over the fate of pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud and the disarming of Hizbollah guerrillas at a second day of talks to end Lebanon's political crisis.

2006-02-27 10:38:20

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Emile Lahoud has accused "foreign powers allied to Israel" of planning to oust him in favor of the country's main anti-Syrian coalition which has been calling on him to quit.

2006-02-23 03:35:01

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Lebanon under tight security on Thursday to show support for a government working to shake loose the influence of its former political master Syria.

2006-01-26 13:31:18

By Lin Noueihed RABIEH, Lebanon (Reuters) - Lebanese Christian opposition leader Michel Aoun said on Thursday the government should resign if it was unable to end a political crisis that has paralyzed decision-making.

2005-09-04 06:27:43

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's pro-Syrian president came under mounting pressure to step down on Sunday after four generals close to him were arrested on murder charges over the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

2005-07-26 01:36:55

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Christian former militia chief Samir Geagea left prison on Tuesday after 11 years in jail for crimes committed during the 1975-1990 civil war.

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