File - Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri gestures upon his arrival at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Friday, Aug 8, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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Hariri revives 2010 arms grant from MoscowAs part of his efforts to bolster the Lebanese Army's ability to battle terrorism, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri has revived a 2010 arms grant from Moscow that would provide the military with helicopters and tanks, political sources said Monday. Hariri announced last month a $1 billion Saudi grant to help the Lebanese Army and security forces in their battle against terrorism, following five days of ferocious fighting between the military and Al-Qaeda-linked militants in the northeastern town of Arsal.
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