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Lebanon News

Video of child beating boy in Lebanon goes viral

Beirut - Lebanon has arrested a man who spurred his two-year-old son to beat up a Syrian child after a video of the shocking blows went viral, state media reported on Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Suicide bomber wounds 10 in Beirut hotel as police move in

Beirut - A man blew himself up in a Beirut hotel on Wednesday as security forces stormed his room, killing himself and wounding 10 other people, a senior Lebanese official said.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: The darkest season: A ‘Christian Winter’ in the Middle East

New York - Originally lauded as a progressive alternative to tyranny in the Middle East, the Arab Spring has been a season of persecution for Christians. As persecution reaches pandemic proportions, the very survival of Christianity in the region is in question.
In the Media by Shawn Kay - 4 comments

Hezbollah to Maronite leader: Don't visit Jerusalem

The Hezbollah group in Lebanon has said to the Maronite church's Patriarch that they disapprove of his trip to Jerusalem where he is due to meet Pope Francis. They say such a visit on his part will have "negative repercussions."
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Lebanon criticized for sending Palestinian refugees back to Syria

Lebanon has been sending dozens of Palestinian refugees back into war-torn Syria. At least 41 are known to have been sent back into Syria.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Detained Berlusconi ally in Beirut hospital

Beirut - An Italian ex-senator and ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who was arrested in Lebanon at the weekend was hospitalised in Beirut on Wednesday, his lawyer said.
In the Media by AFP

Hezbollah shifts tactics, narrative for Syria fight

Beirut - Lebanon's Hezbollah movement is gaining new combat experience in Syria, shedding its guerrilla tactics to fight alongside an army, and shifting its narrative to explain the battle against "Sunni extremists".
In the Media by Sara Hussein (AFP)

Berlusconi ally arrested in Lebanon ahead of mafia ruling

Rome - An ex-senator friend of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was arrested on Saturday in Lebanon where he was on the run over charges of mafia ties, the Italian interior ministry announced.
In the Media by AFP

Number of Syria refugees registered in Lebanon over 1mn

Beirut - The number of Syrians registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing war in their country has surpassed one million, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Syria army 'gains ground' along Lebanon border

Damascus - Syrian troops made fresh gains in the strategic Qalamun area near the Lebanese border Saturday, seizing two villages from rebels, a military source told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

Syrian conflict unsettles Lebanon with clashes in Beirut

Beirut - Lebanon has crafted its political system around power sharing agreements among Sunnis, Christians,and Shii'ites but this precarious balance is being threatened by the Syrian civil war.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Gun battles between pro and anti-Assad forces break out in Beirut

Beirut - Clashes between pro and anti-Assad gunmen in the Lebanese capital of Beirut has left at least 13 people wounded according to police.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 1 comment

Syrian rebels 'killed fleeing famed Crusader fort'

Damascus - Syrian troops killed 11 rebels as they fled the village of Al-Hosn, home to famed Crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers, for the nearby Lebanese border Thursday, a military source said."During the operations in the Al-Hosn area, armed men (rebels) tried ...
In the Media by AFP

Cross-border fire by Syria army 'wounds 25' in northern Lebanon

Baalbek - Cross-border shelling by the Syrian army wounded 25 people in northern Lebanon early Thursday, hours after twin air raids hit another border area, Lebanese security sources said.The flare-up came as Syrian troops backed by fighters of its Lebanese ally...
In the Media by AFP

Syria air force raids Lebanon's Arsal

Baalbek - Syria's air force has carried out fresh strikes against Lebanon's border town of Arsal, causing no injuries, a Lebanese security official said on Thursday.The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the strikes may have been targeting rebels...
In the Media by AFP

Israel punishes Hezbollah for ISIL attack on convoy

Beirut - After a blast targeted a convoy of Israeli troops on the Lebanese border, Israel shelled a position belonging to the Lebanese Shia Hezbollah movement. However, the blast was likely the work of the radical Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL).
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Israel shells Lebanon after border blast: security

Metula - Israeli armed forces shelled Lebanon on Friday after an explosion on their shared border, Lebanese security forces said.In Jerusalem, the army confirmed that report, saying that it had acted after a border patrol was attacked with explosives.The Lebane...
In the Media by AFP

Israel claims to hit two Hezbollah fighters on Syria border

Jerusalem - Israel's army said Wednesday it struck two members of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as they tried to plant a bomb near the Israeli-Syrian border."Earlier today, two Hezbollah-affiliated terrorists were identified attempting to plant an explosiv...
In the Media by AFP

Syrian Army attacking opposition-strongholds near Lebanon border

The Syrian Army are engaging against the last of the Syrian opposition forces who are holding out near the Lebanese border. They are preparing to launch an offensive against the opposition-held town of Yabrud.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Hezbollah vows response to 'Israeli air strike'

Beirut - Hezbollah on Wednesday confirmed an Israeli air raid two days earlier on one of its positions in Lebanon and vowed to respond "at the appropriate time" to the "blatant aggression"."This new attack amounts to blatant aggression against Lebanon, its sove...
In the Media by AFP

Israel bombs Hezbollah target on Syria-Lebanon border

Beirut - Bent on halting any transfer of weapons to Lebanon's Hezbollah, Israel has bombarded a position of the powerful Shiite group on the Lebanon-Syria border, sources say.On Monday night, "two Israeli raids hit a Hezbollah target on the border of Lebanon an...
In the Media by AFP

Israel bombs Hezbollah target on Lebanon-Syria border

Baalbek - Israel bombarded a Hezbollah position on the Lebanon-Syria border on Monday, a Lebanese security source and a Syrian NGO said."Two Israeli raids hit a Hezbollah target on the border of Lebanon and Syria," the source said.
In the Media by AFP

Lebanon army 'paying price in blood to fight terror'

Beirut - Lebanon's army says it is "paying the price in blood" in the fight against "terrorism", after a suicide car bombing killed two soldiers and a civilian.Shiite movement Hezbollah also condemned Saturday's attack, calling the perpetrators "the enemy of al...
In the Media by AFP

Two dead in Beirut blast: security source

Beirut - At least two people were killed on Wednesday in a blast in the southern suburbs of Beirut near an Iranian cultural centre, a security source told AFP.The area is surrounded by neighbourhoods that are strongholds of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbolla...
In the Media by AFP

Lebanon gets new government after 10-month deadlock

Beirut - Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam on Saturday unveiled a compromise government, capping 10 months of political wrangling during which the war in neighbouring Syria exacerbated sectarian tensions.The 24-member government, including only one woman, br...
In the Media by Khalil Fleyhan (AFP)

Lebanon government formed after 10-month stalemate

Beirut - Lebanon on Saturday formed a compromise government after a 10-month stalemate in the country, which has seen the war in neighbouring Syria exacerbate longstanding political divisions."After 10 months of efforts, of patience, a government protecting the...
In the Media by AFP

UN voices concern as Lebanon car bombing kills four

Baalbek - The United Nations urged Lebanon's feuding factions to refrain from getting involved in Syria's crisis after a suicide car bomb left at least four people dead near the border Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Lebanon car bombing kills at least 4

Baalbek - A probable suicide car bombing killed at least four people Saturday at a petrol station in Hermel, a stronghold of the Shiite movement Hezbollah, Lebanon's interior minister said.
In the Media by AFP

Australian police crack global money-laundering racket

Sydney - Australian police revealed Thursday they had cracked a major global money-laundering ring with operatives in more than 20 countries and funds syphoned off to groups reported to include Hezbollah.
In the Media by Amy COOPES (AFP)

New Beirut car bombing against Hezbollah kills 4

Beirut - A suicide bomber killed four people in south Beirut Tuesday, in the latest in a string of attacks targeting strongholds of Lebanon's powerful Shiite movement and Syria ally Hezbollah.
In the Media by AFP
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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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Lebanese President inspects UNIFIL Guard of Honour with UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Graziano.
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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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