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Lebanon's Hezbollah denies claiming it is now 'an army'

Birut - Lebanon's powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah on Wednesday denied quotes in a Lebanese newspaper attributed to its second-in-command Sheikh Naim Qassem saying it had become "an army".

Lebanon's new PM a vocal critic of Hezbollah, Syria

Beirut - Lebanon's new prime minister Saad Hariri, the son of former billionaire premier Rafik Hariri, is a vociferous critic of Hezbollah and the Syrian regime which he blames for his father's assassination.

Lebanon's Hariri to form government, but path tough

Birut - Former prime minister Saad Hariri was nominated Thursday to form Lebanon's next government but the process is likely to be hampered by deep differences with the powerful Hezbollah movement.

Lebanon's Hariri to form government, but path tough

Birut - Former prime minister Saad Hariri was nominated Thursday to form Lebanon's next government but the process is likely to be hampered by deep differences with the powerful Hezbollah movement.

Lebanon's Hariri to form government, but path tough

Birut - Former prime minister Saad Hariri was nominated Thursday to form Lebanon's next government but the process is likely to be hampered by deep differences with the powerful Hezbollah movement.

Lebanon elects Aoun president, ending two-year vacuum

Birut - Lebanese lawmakers ended a two-year political vacuum on Monday by electing as president ex-army chief Michel Aoun, who promised to protect the country from spillover from the war in Syria.

Ex-army head Aoun tipped for Lebanon presidency

Birut - Lebanon's powerful ex-premier Saad Hariri is expected to endorse Hezbollah ally Michel Aoun for president, a post that has been vacant for almost 30 months, a senior politician said Wednesday.

In Lebanon, saving the hearts of Syrian refugee babies

Sidon - Nine-month-old Amena al-Helou's skin sizzles as the surgeon cauterises an incision in her chest, beginning a heart operation at a south Lebanon hospital to save the Syrian refugee's life.

Chief of Lebanon's Hezbollah calls for protests in solidarity with Yemen

Birut - The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement late Tuesday called for widespread protests in solidarity with Yemen after an air strike there killed at least 140 people.

Lebanon's Hezbollah backs Syria truce deal

Birut - Hezbollah has announced its support for a US-Russia truce deal for Syria, where the Lebanese Shiite movement has intervened militarily on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad.

Investigation after boy sneaks onto Beirut-Istanbul flight

Birut - Officials at Beirut's international airport said Friday they were investigating how a teenage boy was able to sneak onto a flight and travel to Turkey without a ticket or passport.

Garbage crisis returns to parts of Lebanon

Birut - A garbage crisis has returned to Lebanon with trash piling up in regions north of Beirut months after the government headed off a political crisis over uncollected waste.

'Crisis' in Lebanon for Syrian children out of school

Birut - Mariam Khatib, a 15-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon, says she has just one wish in life -- to be able to go back to school.

UN court rules Lebanese paper, editor in contempt in Hariri case

Leidschendam - A special UN court set up to try the killers of ex Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri convicted a Beirut-based newspaper and its editor of contempt Friday for publishing information about confidential witnesses in the case.

Lebanon charges three over suicide bombings

Birut - Lebanon's military prosecutor has charged three people, including two Syrians, with links to the Islamic State group and involvement in suicide bombings in a village on the Syrian border.

France rejects Russia's 'unfair' criticism of UN Syria envoy

Birut - France on Tuesday rejected as "unfair" Moscow's criticism of the UN envoy on Syria, calling for a ceasefire and lifting the Aleppo siege to allow the peace process to resume.

Decade after war, Israel's 'main enemy' Hezbollah mired in Syria

Jerusalem - Israel this week marks a decade since its 2006 war with its "main enemy" Hezbollah, but the Lebanese militia's involvement in Syria has made another conflict less likely for now.

Suicide bombings hit Lebanon village near Syria

Birut - Two waves of suicide bombings struck a mainly Christian village near Lebanon's border with war-ravaged Syria on Monday, killing and wounding several people before dawn and in the evening.

Multiple suicide bombings kill five in eastern Lebanon

Birut - A string of suicide bombings early Monday killed at least five people in a Lebanese village near the volatile border with war-ravaged Syria.

Fight for Aleppo 'greatest battle' in Syria: Hezbollah chief

Birut - The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement said Friday that the offensive on the city of Aleppo was the "greatest battle" in Syria, pledging to dispatch more fighters to support Syrian regime forces.

Explosion rocks bank HQ in Lebanese capital

Birut - A bomb blast rocked the western part of the Lebanese capital late Sunday, with the interior minister saying the target was a major bank.

Suspect in 1980 Paris synagogue attack ordered back to jail

Paris - A French court on Tuesday ordered the chief suspect in a deadly attack on a Paris synagogue in 1980 to be sent back to jail, ten days after he was released on bail.

Suspect in 1980 Paris synagogue attack freed on bail

Paris - The chief suspect in a deadly attack on a Paris synagogue in 1980 has been released on bail after being held for 18 months, judicial and investigation sources told AFP Tuesday.

Michel Temer's Lebanese homeland fetes his success

Btaaboura - In his ancestral village in Lebanon, Michel Temer's rise to power in Brazil is a source of both pride and amusement in a country with no president of its own due to political deadlock.

Grassroots campaign tackles entrenched parties in Lebanon poll

Birut - Lebanese voters headed to the polls for the first time in six years for municipal elections including in Beirut, where a new grassroots campaign is taking on entrenched parties.

In first, civic campaign vies for power in Beirut vote

Birut - Armed with a 10-point platform and a shot of ambition, an unlikely alliance of Lebanese citizens will for the first time take on Beirut's powerful political class in Sunday's municipal elections.

Australian TV crew fly home after Beirut kidnap deal

Sydney - An Australian television crew accused of helping a mother kidnap her two children from their father in Lebanon were flying home Thursday amid reports of a multi-million dollar deal struck with him to drop abduction charges.

Australian TV crew fly home after Beirut kidnap deal

Sydney - An Australian television crew accused of helping a mother kidnap her two children from their father in Lebanon were flying home Thursday amid reports of a multi-million dollar deal struck with him to drop abduction charges.

Australian TV crew fly home after Beirut kidnap deal

Sydney - An Australian television crew accused of helping a mother kidnap her two children from their father in Lebanon were flying home Thursday amid reports of a multi-million dollar deal struck with him to drop abduction charges.

Australian mother, TV crew freed on bail in Lebanon abduction case

Birut - An Australian woman and four journalists accused of kidnapping her children from their Lebanese father in Beirut were released on bail Wednesday after he dropped the charges against them.
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Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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The city of Tripoli
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A view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
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Beirut, Lebanon.
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Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
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Lebanese soldiers on patrol
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Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
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