Canada sends tiny glass pendant, circa 600 BC, back to Lebanon after almost 10 years: Ancient pendant seized by customs officers in Montreal in 2006 returns home to Lebanon a decade later (CBC News 04 September
Both Syria and its close ally Russia—who promised to send air-defense missiles to the Syrian government in the wake of Western powers lifting the ban on arms shipments to rebels in the region—denied the accusations Friday.
LEBANESE PRESIDENT: HEZBOLLAH ENSURES LEBANON'S 'RESISTANCE AGAINST ISRAEL'. After securing the backing of Hezbollah, 82-year-old Aoun filled a power vacuum left by a deadlock that paralyzed Lebanese politics for two-and-a-half-years, following the departure of former president Suleiman. “This wasn’t an alliance [with Hezbollah] but rather an agreement,” said Aoun. “Thanks to the agreement, we have been able to avoid civil war in Lebanon. I believe that I have saved the Lebanese state."