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Beirut to increase army forces on border with Israel

Increasing Lebanon’s military forces on their southern border is viewed as a way for Beirut to contain Hezbollah’s expansion and control throughout Lebanon’s heartland.
• PM Saad Hariri: Israel still remains Lebanon’s primary threat.

By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff


Lebanon plans to increase its military presence along its southern border with Israel, Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Thursday at a meeting in Rome, where he is seeking financial support for the armed forces.

Bolstering Lebanon’s army and internal security forces is seen as a way for the international community to keep Hezbollah, which has helped sway the Syrian civil war in President Bashar Assad’s favor, from broadening its clout in the Lebanese heartland. Continue Reading »

Exiled Hariri willing to return to Lebanon & share power with Hezbollah


Currently in exile in Saudi Arabia, former Lebanese PM Saad Hariri who’s currently in The Hague, says he is optimistic of a  coalition deal that would unite Sunni & Shi’ite Muslim groups.



THE HAGUE- Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he is now ready to share power with his rivals Hezbollah if that’s what it takes to help Lebanon finally form a government after nine months of political deadlock.


Saad Hariri in Hague Jan 16 2014 – Photo: REUTERS

Linking up with the powerful Shi’ite group would be a sharp turnabout for Hariri and his Future party, a Sunni Muslim group that supports the Sunni revolt against Shi’ite-backed President Bashar Assad in neighboring Syria’s civil war. Continue Reading »