I’m glad it was reported in the UK. The USA, or at least our major Internet information feeds, which these days _is_ Facebook for people like me who do not pay attention to news much, did not seem to.
Our media tends to lump everybody in that area of the planet into “Middle East” without much distinction but we remember France as “the country we like to hate and love at the same time” and as a language we took a french class in.
But when it comes to Lebanon, we think of an old conflict from many years ago in Beirut and don’t know much about it.
I’m stereotyping America of course but we have a lopsided education and lopsided media when it comes with anything that’s not USA.