Lebanese President Michel Aoun, center, stands for the national anthem of Lebanon during the signing ceremony with an international consortium to start exploratory offshore drilling for oil and gas in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. The ceremony was attended by officials from the consortium's three oil companies, Italy's Eni, France's Total and Russia's Novatek. Bilal Hussein AP Photo
Lebanese President Michel Aoun, center, stands for the national anthem of Lebanon during the signing ceremony with an international consortium to start exploratory offshore drilling for oil and gas in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. The ceremony was attended by officials from the consortium's three oil companies, Italy's Eni, France's Total and Russia's Novatek. Bilal Hussein AP Photo

Risking Israeli dispute, Lebanon signs deal with 3 oil firms

February 09, 2018 01:13 PM