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Mine kills 3 Lebanese soldiers near Syria border: army

Birut - Three Lebanese soldiers were killed Sunday when a mine exploded under their vehicle in the east of the country along the border with Syria, the army said in a statement.

Lebanon army advances against IS in border battle

Birut - Lebanese soldiers renewed fire on Islamic State group positions on the country's eastern border with Syria on Sunday after capturing a third of the territory held by jihadists in the area.

Lebanon army launches offensive against IS on Syria border

Birut - Lebanese troops on Saturday launched an offensive against the Islamic State group on the country's eastern border with Syria, seeking to drive the jihadists from a long-time stronghold.

Lebanon scraps reviled rape law after campaign

Birut - Lebanon's parliament on Wednesday scrapped a controversial law allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, official media and activists said, after a high-profile campaign for its repeal.

Lebanon war adoptees abroad dig to unearth roots

Birut - Dida Guigan was just two weeks old when she was whisked out of war-torn Beirut by her new parents, one of thousands of children adopted internationally during Lebanon's civil war.

Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian children in Lebanon

New York - George and Amal Clooney plan to help nearly 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon, where the United Nations says around 200,000 Syrian refugee children are out of education.

New study shows ancient Israelites didn't wipe out the Canaanites

The Bible suggests the Canaanites were wiped out by the ancient Israelites, at least that's what the O.T. Book of Deuteronomy tells us. However, a new genetic study shows that 90 percent of Lebanese are descended from the survivors of the slaughter.

Ceasefire reached on Lebanon-Syria border: reports

Birut - Fighting between Lebanon's Hezbollah movement and a former Al-Qaeda affiliate on the Syria-Lebanon border halted Thursday after a ceasefire was reached, Lebanese media and Hezbollah outlets reported.

Trump won't let Assad get away with 'horrible' crimes

Washington - US President Donald Trump accused Syria's leader Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of committing "horrible" crimes against humanity and vowed to prevent his regime from carrying out any more chemical attacks.

Lebanon's Hezbollah launches Syria border operation

Birut - Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah group said on Friday its fighters had begun an operation against militants on both sides of the country's border with Syria.

3 tigers resettled in France after Lebanon rescue

Birut - Three Siberian tigers rescued in Lebanon from an attempt to smuggle them into war-ravaged Syria were being resettled to France on Tuesday, an animal rights group said.

UN refugee cash card scheme boosts Lebanese grocers

Birut - In three years, Lebanese grocer Ali Khiami hired six staff, invested in property and funded his children's university education. Business is booming -- thanks to Syrian refugees using UN debit cards.

Lebanon's Hezbollah says Israel boosting border defences

Naqoura - Lebanon's Hezbollah sought Thursday to show that Israel is building up defences in anticipation of another conflict, after a string of statements from Israeli officials warning of a potential confrontation.

Lebanon's Hezbollah says Israel boosting border defences

Naqoura - Lebanon's Hezbollah sought Thursday to show that Israel is building up defences in anticipation of another conflict, after a string of statements from Israeli officials warning of a potential confrontation.

Lebanon's Hezbollah says Israel boosting border defences

Naqoura - Lebanon's Hezbollah sought Thursday to show that Israel is building up defences in anticipation of another conflict, after a string of statements from Israeli officials warning of a potential confrontation.

US Syria strike 'doesn't address problem': Amnesty chief

Birut - A US strike on a Syrian air base is no substitute for a proper investigation and accountability after a devastating suspected chemical weapons attack, Amnesty International's chief said on Tuesday.

Lebanon at 'breaking point' with Syria refugee influx: PM

Birut - Lebanon's prime minister warned Friday that his country has reached "breaking point" by hosting more than one million Syrian refugees and urged investment from the international community.

Shiite Lebanese women wage painful custody battles

Birut - Every week, young divorcee Rita Choukeir looks forward to the three precious hours she gets with her young son in Lebanon, where child custody is awarded according to religious rulings.

Hezbollah commander killed by own men: Israel army chief

Jerusalem - Israel's military chief said on Tuesday that Hezbollah's military commander in Syria, reported dead last year, was killed by members of his own Lebanese Shiite group.

Lebanese descend on capital to protest proposed tax hikes

Birut - Several thousand people descended on the Lebanese capital Sunday to protest proposed tax hikes to cover a salary increase for teachers and other public servants.

Lebanese descend on capital to protest proposed tax hikes

Birut - Several thousand people descended on the Lebanese capital Sunday to protest proposed tax hikes to cover a salary increase for teachers and other public servants.

Lebanese descend on capital to protest proposed tax hikes

Birut - Several thousand people descended on the Lebanese capital Sunday to protest proposed tax hikes to cover a salary increase for teachers and other public servants.

Avoiding risky sea journey, Syrian refugees head to Italy 'pronto'

Birut - Just before midnight in a sleepy district of Beirut, dozens of Syrian refugees huddle in small groups around bulging suitcases, clutching their pinging cellphones and one-way tickets to Italy."Torino! Pronto! Cappuccino!

Israel army disperses Lebanese protesters at border

Jerusalem - Israel's army dispersed dozens of Lebanese demonstrators Saturday after they crossed the border protesting against the alleged installation of spying equipment in their village, the Israeli army and media said.

Le Pen in Lebanon controversy over headscarf refusal

Birut - France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen sparked controversy Tuesday during her brief visit to Lebanon when she refused to wear a headscarf to meet the country's top Sunni Muslim cleric.

Le Pen in Lebanon holds first head of state meeting

Birut - France's far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Monday met for the first time with a foreign head of state, holding talks in Beirut with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun.

Balloon, camera, action: mapping a Palestinian camp in Lebanon

- Equipped with an inexpensive camera and a big red balloon, Firas Ismail -- a 20-year-old Palestinian refugee in southern Lebanon -- is not your typical urban planner.

Balloon, camera, action: mapping a Palestinian camp in Lebanon

- Equipped with an inexpensive camera and a big red balloon, Firas Ismail -- a 20-year-old Palestinian refugee in southern Lebanon -- is not your typical urban planner.

Balloon, camera, action: mapping a Palestinian camp in Lebanon

- Equipped with an inexpensive camera and a big red balloon, Firas Ismail -- a 20-year-old Palestinian refugee in southern Lebanon -- is not your typical urban planner.

Syrian refugees shrug off peace talks but dream of home

Amman - Almost six years into a war that has devastated their country, Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon say they expect nothing of peace talks this month but still dream of going home.
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A view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
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Lebanese President inspects UNIFIL Guard of Honour with UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Graziano.
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Lebanese soldiers on patrol
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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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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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Old City Cafe in Cranford New Jersey
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Beirut, Lebanon.
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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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Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
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A group raising the Hezbollah flag
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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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Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
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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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A peace flotilla trying to break the Gaza blockade
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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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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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