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Israel says all Hezbollah cross-border tunnels found

Jerusalem - Israel said Sunday it had uncovered all cross-border attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon and will bring its operation to find and destroy them to an end after more than a month.

UN chief names veteran diplomat to be Lebanon envoy

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Jan Kubis, who has led UN missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, to be the new UN special coordinator in Lebanon, the UN announced Wednesday.

Hariri warns Lebanon must form govt after months of deadlock

Beirut - Lebanon's prime minister-designate, Saad Hariri, warned Tuesday a government needs to be formed as the country faces a tough economic situation after months of political deadlock.

Hundreds take to Beirut streets over corruption

Beirut - Hundreds of Lebanese took to the streets Sunday in Beirut to protest rampant corruption and poor living conditions, as anger mounts over political deadlock that has left the country without a government since May.

Israeli army says destroys Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon

Jerusalem - The Israeli army said Friday it has blown up a cross-border tunnel dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon, the first of four it has uncovered -- and pledged to destroy -- in recent weeks.

UN find Hezbollah tunnels under Israeli side of border

New York - A UN investigation showed Wednesday that two tunnels allegedly dug by the Lebanese militia group Hezbollah snaked under the Israel side of the tense border -- but the probe did not find any exits located there.

Israel urges UN action over Hezbollah 'attack tunnels'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United Nations Security Council Wednesday to condemn Hezbollah for digging cross-border "attack tunnels" and to demand Lebanon prevent such activity from its territory.

Netanyahu says UN force should rein in Hezbollah more

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday that the Italian-led UN peacekeeping force in south Lebanon should do more to rein in Hezbollah.

Israeli opposition chief says Netanyahu overplayed border operation

Jerusalem - Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday of over-dramatising the army's discovery of Hezbollah tunnels infiltrating its territory from Lebanon for political gain.

Israel launches operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels

Jerusalem - Israel's army said Tuesday it has discovered Hezbollah tunnels infiltrating its territory from Lebanon and launched an operation to destroy them, a move likely to raise tensions with the Iran-backed group.

Israel launches operation to cut off Hezbollah infiltration tunnels

Jerusalem - The Israeli army said Tuesday it had detected Hezbollah tunnels infiltrating its territory from Lebanon and had launched an operation to cut them off.Israeli army spokesman Jonathan Conricus said the "attack tunnels" detected were not yet operational.

Murder suspected in British radio presenter death: security source

Beirut - British radio presenter Gavin Ford who hosted one of Lebanon's most popular shows was found dead in his home on Tuesday in an apparent murder, a security source said.

US takes aim at Hezbollah regional role, sanctioning leader's son

Washington - The United States on Tuesday branded the son of Hezbollah's leader a "terrorist" subject to sanctions as it offered rewards to capture three militants in Lebanon with close ties to Iran.

US targets Hezbollah Iraq network with new sanctions

Washington - The US Treasury expanded its attack on Hezbollah's financial network Tuesday, hitting key representatives of the Lebanese militant group in Iraq with sanctions.

'Lebanese Connection' drug trial to open in Paris

Paris - Fifteen alleged members of a vast crime ring accused of laundering Colombian drug money through luxury jewellery and using shadowy middlemen from the Lebanese diaspora go on trial in Paris on Tuesday.

Lebanon PM backs Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi case

Beirut - Lebanon's premier-designate Saad Hariri threw his support behind Saudi Arabia Tuesday as it faces outrage over the murder of Saudi journalist and government critic Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate.

Germany, Saudi Arabia to restore envoys after Lebanon row

New York - Germany and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday agreed to return ambassadors some 10 months after the kingdom fumed over criticism about its role in Lebanon.

Hezbollah defies Israel, says has 'precision missiles'

Beirut - Lebanon's Hezbollah said Thursday it had acquired "precision missiles" despite extensive efforts by neighbour and foe Israel to prevent the Shiite movement developing this capability."It has been done.

Lebanon's Hariri demands 'justice' for slain father at trial

Leidschendam - Lebanon's incoming prime minister called for "justice" but not revenge on Monday as the trial of four Hezbollah suspects over the assassination of his father Rafiq Hariri in 2005 entered its final stretch.

Hariri suspects absent as Lebanon tribunal nears climax

Den Haag - The Hezbollah defendants are still on the run and have never even spoken to their lawyers, but the special UN tribunal into the 2005 assassination of Lebanese ex-prime minister Rafiq Hariri starts its final phase this week.

With Hezbollah in mind, Israel builds a new wall

Rosh Haniqra - High in the hills above the Mediterranean, Israeli troops worked while soldiers from a country still technically at war with them peered down from only metres above.

Palestinians in Lebanon fear aid cuts will slash school access

Beirut - It's back to school for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, but funding cuts to the UN agency supporting them means students may only be in class until the end of month.

As cabinet formation drags, Lebanon risks economic tailspin

Beirut - Despite three months of wrangling, Lebanon's premier-designate has been unable to form a new cabinet, threatening to paralyse the country's institutions and launch its already-frail economy into a dangerous tailspin.

Security Council renews Lebanon peacekeeping force's mandate

New York - The UN Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to renew for another year the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon.

Push for law to uncover fate of Lebanon missing

Beirut - The Red Cross and Lebanese activists made a plea Thursday for the passage of a law to uncover the fate of thousands of people missing since the country's devastating civil war.

Israel says won't be bound by post-war deals on Syria

Jerusalem - Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday that Israel will not be bound by whatever agreements the international community may reach on Syria after its civil war.

In Lebanon, Russia uses softer touch to win influence

Aley - In a dimly-lit classroom in a Lebanese mountain town, students of all ages pore over Cyrillic workbooks and repeat carefully after their blonde instructor."Privet. Kak dela?" -- "Hello, how are you?

More Syrians in organised return home from Lebanon

Cheba - Dozens of Syrian refugees left Lebanon by bus on Monday in the latest of a wave of returns to their war-torn country, Lebanese authorities said.

In Lebanon, volunteers speak up to battle suicide

Beirut - Her trainers beating down on the pavement along Beirut's seafront, Nour Safieddine, 24, cuts past strollers ambling in the evening sun. In her bright pink t-shirt, she is running to survive.

Lebanon's hash farmers fear going legal may hit profits

Bechou - The sun-soaked cannabis fields are just out of reach of a nearby army checkpoint. Its production is lucrative in Lebanon, but growers fear legalising its medical use could slash profits.
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Firefighters extinguish a fire from a building at the site of an explosion in the Haret Hreik area, in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Beirut January 21, 2014. The explosion rocked Beirut's southern suburbs hitting a Hezbollah stronghold
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The man buying watermelon from a roadside stand in Lebanon can trace his ancestry back to the ancient Canaanites.
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The Bekaa Valley is the fertile farm land of Lebanon, located east of Beirut and stretching south to the Israeli border
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A group raising the Hezbollah flag
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Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
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Prime Minister David Cameron made his first visit to Lebanon, visiting a refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley. The camp is just one of 1,000 camps spread across the country.
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Old City Cafe in Cranford New Jersey
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Lebanese President inspects UNIFIL Guard of Honour with UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Graziano.
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