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Lebanon forces fire tear gas at protestors near US embassy

Beirut - Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannons on Sunday at demonstrators near the US embassy as they protested Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

US urges Saudis to show caution in regional disputes

Paris - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Saudi Arabia to take a more cautious approach to regional conflicts Friday amid growing concern over Riyadh's involvement in Yemen, Qatar and Lebanon.

World leaders to 're-legitimise' Lebanon's Hariri at Paris talks

Paris - World leaders will meet in Paris on Friday with Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon, which is seeking to escape the regional power struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

A month after Hariri saga, Saudi's Lebanon gambit backfires

Birut - A month ago, Saudi Arabia pressured Lebanese premier Saad Hariri to step down in an audacious endeavour to rein in regional rival Iran. But the aftermath brought just the opposite.

Hariri to return to Paris Friday for Lebanon meeting

Paris - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri will attend talks in Paris Friday on the crisis triggered by his recent resignation announcement to be attended by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, France said Tuesday.

One month on, Lebanon's PM rescinds shock resignation

Baabda - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Tuesday that he had withdrawn his resignation, a month after his shock announcement that he was quitting sparked political upheaval.

Lebanon PM Hariri rescinds resignation: cabinet statement

Baabda - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Tuesday that he had withdrawn his resignation, a month after his shock announcement that he was quitting sparked a political crisis.

Lebanon's Hariri says Damascus wants him killed

Birut - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri charged that the Syrian regime which he blames for his father's assassination also wants him killed, in an interview published Thursday in French magazine Paris Match.

Hariri is back and so is Lebanon's status quo

Birut - His shock resignation and mysterious stay in Saudi Arabia had sparked fears of chaos but Prime Minister Saad Hariri's homecoming appears to signal a return to what Lebanon's political class does best: the status quo.

Lebanon's Hariri gets hero's welcome

Birut - After nearly three weeks of an absence cloaked in rumour and mystery, a crowd of ecstatic supporters welcomed Prime Minister Saad Hariri like a prodigal son on Wednesday.

Lebanon's Hariri tells supporters 'I'm staying with you'

Birut - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, back in Beirut after a mysterious odyssey that saw him announce his resignation in Saudi Arabia, told cheering supporters on Wednesday that he was staying."I'm staying with you...

Hariri says resignation on hold, pledges to stay in Lebanon

Birut - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country.

Lebanon's Hariri meets Sisi in Egypt ahead of return home

Cairo - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri briefly stopped Tuesday in Egypt for talks on his way back from France to his country, which is reeling from his surprise resignation amid an escalating regional crisis.

Lebanon's PM Hariri to return, but what next?

Birut - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, whose resignation from Saudi Arabia earlier this month caused widespread consternation, is set to return to Beirut this week as part of a deal brokered by France.

Hezbollah denies sending arms to regional conflicts

Birut - The head of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah on Monday flatly denied Arab accusations his group had sent weapons to conflict-ridden regional countries, while celebrating his fighters' military wins abroad.

Hezbollah says ready to pull forces from Iraq after IS defeat

Birut - Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Monday he was prepared to pull his forces from Iraq, after the Islamic State group lost control over its last urban stronghold in the country.

Arab League chief says Lebanon should be 'spared'

Birut - Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit said on Monday Lebanon should be "spared" from spiralling regional tensions, during a visit to Beirut a day after Arab diplomats condemned Lebanese movement Hezbollah.

Saudi, Bahrain target Iran at Arab League meeting

Cairo - Saudi Arabia warned Sunday that it would not stand idly by in the face of Iranian "aggression", as Bahrain said the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement was "in total control" of Lebanon.

Lebanon under 'total control' of Hezbollah: Bahrain FM

Cairo - Bahrain's foreign minister said Sunday that Lebanon is under the "total control" of the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement, in a speech at an Arab League meeting called by Riyadh.

Macron welcomes Lebanon's Hariri to Elysee Palace: AFP

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Saad Hariri for talks Saturday, an AFP reporter said, hours after the Lebanese premier arrived from Saudi Arabia in the midst of a political crisis.

France, Lebanon and the Hariri family have close ties

Paris - France under President Emmanuel Macron has played a leading role in trying to avert a fresh crisis in Lebanon following the surprise resignation of its prime minister Saad Hariri.

Hariri will be in Lebanon for Independence Day on Wednesday: president

Birut - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who has not returned to Beirut since his surprise resignation two weeks ago, will be home for Independence Day on Wednesday, the president's office said.

Lebanon's Hariri lands in Paris

Paris - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived Saturday in France from Saudi Arabia, where his resignation announcement two weeks ago sparked accusations that he was being held there against his will.

Lebanon's Hariri leaves Riyadh for France: Lebanese TV

Birut - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Saturday left Saudi Arabia for France, a television channel owned by his family said, two weeks after his shock resignation.

Hezbollah holding Lebanon hostage: Saudi FM

Madrid - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Friday accused Hezbollah, which Riyadh blames for the shock resignation of Lebanese premier Saad Hariri, of holding Lebanon hostage and using its banks to launder money.

Lebanon's Hariri in Paris after Saudi 'hostage' rumours

Paris - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in France on Saturday from Saudi Arabia, where his shock resignation announcement two weeks ago sparked accusations that he was being held there against his will.

Lebanon's Hariri set to leave Saudi Arabia for France

Riyadh - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was on Friday preparing to leave Saudi Arabia for France, a move aimed at defusing political turmoil sparked by his shock resignation in Riyadh.

Iran says 'biased' French policy stoking Mideast crises

Tehran - Iran said on Friday that "biased" French policy was stoking crises in the Middle East after Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused it of "hegemonic" ambitions in the region.

Hariri Paris trip is 'start of solution': Lebanon president

Birut - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's decision to accept an invitation to Paris is the "start of a solution" to the crisis sparked by his resignation in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon's president said Thursday.

France, Lebanon and the Hariri family have close ties

Paris - France under President Emmanuel Macron has played a lead role in trying to avert a fresh crisis in Lebanon amid claims that its prime minister Saad Hariri was being detained in Saudi Arabia.
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Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
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A peace flotilla trying to break the Gaza blockade
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Beirut, Lebanon with President G.W. Bush
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The city of Tripoli
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Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
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Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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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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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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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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A group raising the Hezbollah flag
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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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Lebanese soldiers on patrol
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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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A view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
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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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