Russia to give 6 choppers, 31 tanks and 500,000 munitions to Lebanon.
Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday wrapped up a two-day official visit to Russia, after talks with President Dmitry Medvedev that tackled the situations in the Middle East, the stalled peace process and the means of boosting...
France claims that a Russian military plane made a low pass over the warship "Aquitaine" off the Lebanese coast, claiming the aircraft was in deliberate breach of international law. 2018-04-10 (Context: Lebanon, Russia)
Following Russian airstrikes, the Syrian army and allied Lebanese Hezbollah militia take control of a highland area in Idlib province close to insurgent-held positions, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. 2015-10-11 (Context: Lebanon, Russia)
Human Rights Watch claims both Georgia and Russia violated rights of the civilian population during the conflict. Georgian ground offensive in South Ossetia included shelling of Tskhinvali, capital of South Ossetia, with Grad rocket systems and 'indiscriminate' use of tanks in the city, which caused 'numerous' civilian casualties and 'extensive' destruction. HRW says 'a hospital, apartment buildings, houses, schools, kindergartens, shops, administrative buildings, and the university' in Tskhinvali were 'severely damaged' during Georgian night-long 'uninterrupted' shelling of South Ossetian capital on August 7-8. Russian airforce, HRW reports, carried out bombardments of the two buildings in Georgian village in South Ossetia, 'that could be housing the Georgian military', and attacked presumably civilian convoy of several dozen cars. HRW also confirmed the Russian military's use of cluster bombs in two towns in Georgia, killing at least 11 civilians. 2008-08-20 (Context: Russia, tank)
Israel ground troops invade the West Bank and Gaza Strip in her largest offensive since the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. Dozens of tanks occupy Ramallah. Thirty-seven total dead so far, Israeli and Palestinian. 2002-03-12 (Context: Lebanon, tank)
Lebanon holds its first parliamentary election since 2009. 2018-05-6 (Context: Lebanon)