Vice-President Joe Biden arrives in Beirut ahead of crunch polls in the highest-level US diplomatic visit for nearly 30 years.
The Egyptian businessman and politician Hisham Talaat Moustafa was sentenced to death for the murder of the Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim in July.
The agreement will face resistance in Congress after a video, depicting the torture of an Afghan man by a member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi, raised concerns about the Emirates.
It was the second day of attacks aimed also at Iraqi police officers and members of American-allied Awakening Councils.
Vice-President Joe Biden is to visit Beirut to voice Washington’s support for an “independent” Lebanon, the US says.
A former US soldier convicted of rape and murder in Iraq is spared the death penalty by a jury in the state of Kentucky.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Jerusalem will never again be divided, as he marks 42 years of annexation.
Israeli police destroy an unauthorised outpost in the West Bank, amid rising US pressure to halt settlement activity.