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France: Lebanon's $3 Billion Arms Deal to Go Ahead

France will soon provide weapons and military equipment to the Lebanese army as part of a $3 billion grant from Saudi Arabia to help it fight jihadis encroaching into Lebanon from Syria, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday. One of the few institutions not overtaken by the sectarian divisions that plague Lebanon, the army has few resources to deal with the instability on its border and has been seeking to modernize its military hardware. “All the work is done and the...

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