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BEIRUT: Employees at Beirut’s international airport warned the government Friday they would join public sector workers in their strike over the delay in referring a wage scale draft to Parliament.
BEIRUT: The crisis in Syria is accelerating at an unprecedented pace unseen in recent years, the head of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees warned Friday in Beirut, and described the two-year-old conflict across the border as representing an “existential threat” to Lebanon.
BEIRUT: The head of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees kicked off a two-day visit to Lebanon by visiting Syrian families in the Chouf town of Ketermaya, pledging to ease their difficult living conditions.
BEIRUT: Lebanon’s defense minister warned Thursday that “exceptional efforts” were required to avoid civil strife in Lebanon, while the commander of the Army pledged that the military would not suffer a split along sectarian lines.
BEIRUT: Lebanese political and religious leaders welcomed Thursday the election of Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina as the head the Catholic Church and expressed hopes that he would help bring peace to the region.