On road to Syria, fear nearly turned Toom back
When about to enter into Syria from Lebanon this past weekend, MEP Yana Toom (Centre Party, ALDE) said she was actually about to turn around for the sake of security. EU imposed sanctions on Syria in 2011, extended this May till July 2017.
13.07.2016, Georgi BeltadzePM
Estonia gives EUR 4.1 mln to help Syria refugees
Estonia will pay altogether 4.1 million euros through various channels over the next two years to help the people who have fled the civil war in Syria.
Nighttime patrol where societies clash
It's nearing ten o'clock at night as the Estonian platoon near At Tiri, Lebanon, loads the guns and gets equipment onto two jeeps. The next five hours we spend in the darkness of the local night, on the mountain slopes where the steep declines mess with one's ears and in the rains the mud swallows whole cars. All this for just one aim: demotivate those who'd wish to disturb the peace.
19.01.2016, Oliver KundPM
Editorial: Estonians the conflict solvers
UN peacekeepers were taken to Southern Lebanon in 1978 to help the central government gain control over the region. Initially the security council gave its mandate for half a year. Till today, the mission keeps going in the restless region.
Estonian govt approves package of foreign mission bills for 2016
The Estonian government on Thursday approved proposals of the defense minister for using members of the defense forces to fulfil Estonia's international obligations on different missions.
Estonia eyes engagement against ISIS
At defence ministry, ideas have been put into writing regarding Estonia's options between three likely foreign missions looming. A scenario would take our soldiers back to Iraq, to train combatants fighting Islamic State.
26.10.2015, Oliver KundPM
Icelander's campaign makes pen-selling Syrian single dad a wealthy man
Abdul, a refugee from Syria, was in the right place at the right time. A photo taken of him became a global hit and by now the single father of two has been donated over €142,000. What will he do with the money? Underneath, an Icelander behind the campaign Gissur Simonarson talks to Postimees.
01.09.2015, Marian MänniPM
Estonian, Finnish PMs visiting Lebanon together
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas and his Finnish counterpart Juha Sipila have started a two-day visit to Lebanon to recognize members of the defense forces of Estonia and Finland serving together on the United Nations UNIFIL peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.
Estonian defense chief: Cooperation with Finns makes Lebanon mission historic
According to commander of the Estonian defense forces Lt. Gen. Riho Terras the mission of the defense forces in Lebanon is historic because for the first time Estonian soldiers will depart on a foreign operation with the Finnish.
Estonians head back to Estcoy-1 mission
In a couple of months, UNIFIL in Lebanon becomes Estonia’s largest military mission abroad – an endeavour altogether different than the decade spent in Afghanistan.
14.01.2015, Evelyn KaldojaPM
New Estonian ambassador to Lebanon presents credentials
Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon Miko Haljas presented his credentials to President of Lebanon Michel Sleiman. The ambassador resides in Ankara.
Estonian President appoints Miko Haljas ambassador to Lebanon
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves appointed Miko Haljas ambassador to Lebanon.