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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.

France's Hollande visits Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

Birut - French President Francois Hollande met with Syrian refugee children in eastern Lebanon on Sunday before he was to head to Egypt as part of a four-day regional tour.

Undocumented Syrians in Lebanon pushed into the shadows

Raouche - Many Syrian refugees in Lebanon say their lives have ground to a halt since new measures made it almost impossible for them to obtain or renew their residence permits.

France's Hollande pledges aid to Lebanon at start of Mideast tour

Birut - French President Francois Hollande on Saturday pledged financial and military support for Lebanon and urged its paralysed political class to elect a president, at the start of a regional tour.

Car bomb in Lebanon's Sidon kills Palestinian official

Sidon - A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon, killing at least one person identified as a Palestinian official, a security source said.

Lebanon ex-minister jailed for 13 years on 'terror' charges

Birut - A Lebanese military court sentenced former information minister Michel Samaha to 13 years in prison with hard labour on Friday for attempting to carry out "terrorist acts", a judicial source told AFP.

To flee Lebanon's trash crisis, family heads to Syria

Damour - Imagine living near a trash dump so putrid that you would rather move to war-torn Syria.That's what Fayyad Ayyash, his wife Riham and their four young daughters plan to do next week, leaving behind their home in Lebanon for neighbouring Syria.

Lebanon police 'rescue 75 mainly Syrian sex slaves'

Birut - Lebanon's security forces have dismantled the country's largest known sex trafficking ring and freed 75 mainly Syrian women, a security source said on Friday.

I want freedom in Europe: IS chief Baghdadi's ex-wife

Stockholm - An ex-wife of Islamic State group (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with whom he had a daughter, wants to live in Europe "in freedom", she told Swedish daily Expressen in an interview published Thursday.

Once a beacon, Lebanese dailies lose regional sway

Birut - Its slogan was "the voice of the voiceless", but after four decades the prestigious Lebanese daily As-Safir is in danger of falling silent, illustrating the unprecedented crisis rocking the country's media.
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Syrian refugee children in 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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Beirut, Lebanon with President G.W. Bush
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The Bekaa Valley is the fertile farm land of Lebanon  located east of Beirut and stretching south to...
The Bekaa Valley is the fertile farm land of Lebanon, located east of Beirut and stretching south to the Israeli border
Gehad Hadidi
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A view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
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The United Nations refugee agency blames the current refugee crisis on deplorable conditions at refu...
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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A group raising the Hezbollah flag
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Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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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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Old City Cafe in Cranford New Jersey
Prime Minister David Cameron made his first visit to Lebanon  visiting a refugee camp in the Bekaa V...
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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Beirut, 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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Lebanese President inspects UNIFIL Guard of Honour with UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Graziano.
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
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The city of Tripoli
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Protesters in Tripoli  Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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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