Visiting Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov stressed Friday that Moscow is seeking "accord and comprehensive national dialogue that respects the interests and rights in Lebanon and Syria."
Lebanon's southern city of Sidon is best known for its Crusader castle and ancient market, but a more modern landmark has marred its Mediterranean shoreline for decades -- a towering "mountain" of trash.
An unknown number of members of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah were killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the outskirts of Damascus over the weekend, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, SOHR, said Monday.
Anger erupted in eastern Lebanon early Saturday after al Qaeda-linked Syrian extremist group the Al-Nusra front said it had killed a captured Lebanese policeman to avenge the arrest of Islamic militants` wives and children.
Seeking to clear the confusion over the identity of the woman detained by Lebanon, the country's Interior Minister has confirmed that the lady is the ex-wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Lebanon`s government has decided to cancel Independence Day celebrations for the first time since the 1975-1990 civil war because of the country`s presidential vacuum, the Information Minister said Friday.