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Lebanon bids farewell to prominent ex-Maronite patriarch

Birut - Lebanon on Thursday laid to rest its former Maronite patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, after a packed religious service for the respected power-broker.

Central bank strike cripples Lebanon stock exchange

Beirut - The Beirut Stock Exchange said Monday it had been forced to halt trading because of an open-ended strike by central bank employees over proposed cuts to their benefits.

Amnesty urges Lebanon to help end domestic worker abuse

Beirut - Amnesty International on Wednesday urged Lebanon to end what it described as an "inherently abusive" migration sponsorship system governing the lives of tens of thousands of foreigners working in private homes.

Hezbollah condemns US decision on Iran Guards

Beirut - The head of Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah on Wednesday condemned as foolish a US decision to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guards a "terrorist group", praising the elite force as a key regional power.

Putin says body of missing Israeli soldier found by Russian army

Moscow - The body of an Israeli soldier missing since the 1982 Lebanon War was found by the Russian and Syrian armies, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.But Syrian state news agency SANA said Damascus had no details on the discovery of the corpse.

Lebanon sees eastern EU refugee hardline as model to follow

Prague - Lebanon said on Wednesday it wanted to follow the example of eastern EU states that have largely rejected refuging its own refugee crisis as a way of resolvs.

Lebanese artist turns shrapnel into sculptures

Birut - There is a violinist, a farmer tilling his field, and a cockerel with a propeller for a head. All were once rockets, artillery shells, or bullets falling on Lebanon's battlefields.

Israel says uncovers Hezbollah unit led by notorious commander

Jerusalem - Israel's army said Wednesday it has uncovered a unit created by Hezbollah across the ceasefire line in the Syrian Golan Heights and led by a commander previously jailed over an attack on US forces.

Israel says uncovers Hezbollah unit led by notorious commander

Jerusalem - Israel's army said Wednesday it had uncovered a unit recently created by Hezbollah across the ceasefire line in the Syrian Golan Heights and led by a commander previously jailed over an attack on US forces.

Lebanon's Hezbollah appeals for donations to combat sanctions

Beirut - Lebanon's Hezbollah movement on Friday called for donations from its popular base because it says it is coming under financial pressure as a result of Western sanctions.

Saudi says British Hezbollah ban 'constructive'

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday welcomed Britain's decision to outlaw the political wing of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, describing it as an "important and constructive" step.

Iran says British Hezbollah ban 'irresponsible'

Tehran - Iran condemned Britain’s decision to outlaw the political wing of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement on Saturday, describing it as "wrong and irresponsible.

Hezbollah says British ban is an 'insult' to Lebanon

Beirut - Lebanon's Hezbollah movement on Friday condemned Britain's decision to outlaw its political wing, describing the move as an "insult" to the Lebanese people.

Lebanese demand civil marriage on home soil

Beirut - Dozens of protesters rallied in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Saturday, calling on the government to recognise civil marriages carried out on home soil.

Lebanon's new cabinet: up to the challenge?

Beirut - Lebanon's new cabinet includes three posts for Hezbollah, a Shiite group subject to US sanctions.The incoming government will need to carry out vital reforms to stave off an economic crisis.

Lebanon announces government after 8-month delay

Beirut - Lebanon announced a government line-up Thursday, ending an eight-month wait that had heightened fears of a major economic collapse.

In Lebanon's hills, Carlos Ghosn winery presses on

Batro - Nestled in green hills north of Lebanon's capital Beirut just a few kilometres from the Mediterranean coastline, a winery co-founded by detained tycoon Carlos Ghosn presses on with trade.

Netanyahu warns Hezbollah chief of Israel's 'lethal' power

Jerusalem - Israel's prime minister warned the head of Lebanon's Hezbollah of his army's "lethal" power on Sunday, in reaction to Hassan Nasrallah cautioning the Jewish state against further strikes in Syria.

Lebanon foreign minister urges Arab League to readmit Syria

Beirut - Lebanon's foreign minister on Friday called for the Arab League to readmit Syria ahead of a regional economic summit in Beirut, more than seven years after it suspended Damascus' membership.

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.
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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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Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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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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Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
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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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Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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The United Nations refugee agency blames the current refugee crisis on deplorable conditions at refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. UN agencies are running out of money, unable to provide basic needs. And that's forcing families to flee.
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The city of Tripoli
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A group raising the Hezbollah flag
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A view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
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Beirut, Lebanon with President G.W. Bush
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Lebanese President inspects UNIFIL Guard of Honour with UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Graziano.
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Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
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Lebanese Red Cross personnel cover a body near a destroyed car believed to be the vehicle in which former finance minister Mohamad Chatah was travelling in, after an explosion in Beirut's downtown area December 27, 2013
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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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