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Skiing on the edge of Syria's war

The snowy ridge of Mount Hermon separates two worlds. In one, Syria's war rages. In the other, Israeli tourists slalom down ski slopes or drink mulled wine to the sound of techno music.

Lebanon ex-minister 'plotting terrorist acts' granted bail

Birut - A Lebanese military tribunal on Thursday ordered the release on bail of a former cabinet minister accused of working with Syria to launch "terrorist" attacks, a judicial source told AFP.

Convoy of evacuated Syria rebels crosses into Lebanon: AFP

Al Masna` - A convoy of more than 120 rebels and wounded from the flashpoint Syrian border town of Zabadani crossed into Lebanon on Monday as part of a UN-backed truce, an AFP journalist said.

70% of Syrian refugees in Lebanon live in 'extreme poverty': UN

Birut - More than two-thirds of Syrian refugees in Lebanon live in extreme poverty, according to a United Nations study published Wednesday, up nearly 50 percent from last year.

Hezbollah vows to respond to killing of top militant

Birut - Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah on Monday vowed to respond to the killing in a suspected Israeli air strike near Damascus of one of its top militants, Samir Kantar.

Hezbollah gives Beirut funeral for 'martyr' from Damascus raid

Birut - Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah on Monday gave a "martyr's" funeral in Beirut for controversial militant Samir Kantar who was killed in a suspected Israeli air strike in Damascus.

Rockets fired from Lebanon into north Israel: Security sources

Tyre - Two Katyusha-type rockets were fired from south Lebanon into Israel on Sunday, a Lebanese security source said, and in Israel the army said rockets had hit the north.

Notorious Hezbollah militant 'killed in Israeli raid'

Birut - A Lebanese militant notorious for the murder of three Israelis, including a four-year-old girl, has been killed in an Israeli air raid near the Syrian capital, his Hezbollah movement said.

Lebanon arrests former MP in connection with Kadhafi kidnap case

Birut - Lebanese authorities have arrested a former lawmaker in connection with the mysterious kidnapping of Hannibal Kadhafi, the high-rolling son of the late Libyan dictator, a security source told AFP Friday.

Son of late Libyan dictator Kadhafi 'freed after kidnapping'

Birut - Hannibal Kadhafi, the high-living businessman son of the late Libyan dictator, was freed on Friday evening several hours after he was kidnapped in Lebanon by an unknown armed group, security sources told AFP.

Lebanese soldier recalls terrifying Qaeda kidnap ordeal

- Lebanese soldier George al-Khoury cried for days after Al-Qaeda executed a fellow captive during one of the lowest points of his 16-month ordeal as a hostage of the group.Now back home in northern Lebanon, he can barely believe he is free and safe.

3 dead as Lebanese army raids home of alleged militant

Tripoli - A suspected militant killed himself and two family members by detonating a grenade during an army raid at his sister's home in northern Lebanon on Saturday, a security source said.

In Lebanon, childhood friend of Assad touted for president

Birut - After more than a year of failing to elect a president, Lebanon's fractured politicians may finally be rallying behind a candidate -- a childhood friend of Syria's leader Bashar al-Assad.

Lebanese hostages freed by Qaeda Syria wing in swap

Birut - Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate on Tuesday freed 16 Lebanese soldiers and police it captured more than a year ago, in a prisoner swap that partially ended a long-running hostage crisis.

Qaeda affiliate hands over body of executed Lebanon soldier

Birut - Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate on Tuesday handed Lebanese authorities the body of a soldier it executed last year, in the first stage of a delicate hostage exchange deal, authorities said.

Top Egypt cleric urges disassociating Islam from attacks

Egypt - Egypt's top Muslim cleric issued an impassioned appeal Saturday to disassociate Islam from extremist attacks, saying Muslims themselves had suffered most from "the catastrophe of terrorism.

Lebanon arrests 11 over Beirut bombings

Birut - Lebanon has arrested 11 people, mostly Syrians, over last week's Beirut bombings that killed 44 people, an attack whose original target was a hospital, officials said on Sunday.

Lebanon mourns 44 killed in Beirut double bomb attack

Birut - Lebanon on Friday mourned 44 people killed in south Beirut in a twin bombing claimed by the Islamic State group, the bloodiest such attack in years.

Twin blasts claimed by IS kill 41 in Beirut Hezbollah bastion

Birut - Twin blasts claimed by the Islamic State group killed 41 people on a busy shopping street in southern Beirut, a stronghold of the Shiite movement Hezbollah, in the worst such attack in years.

Twin suicide blasts kill 41 in Hezbollah bastion in Beirut

Birut - Twin suicide bombings rocked a busy shopping street Thursday in a Beirut stronghold of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah, killing 41 people and wounding more than 200 in the worst such attack in years.

Lebanon suicide blast 'kills 5' on Syria border

Birut - A suicide bomber killed at least five people on Thursday at a Muslim clerics' meeting in the Lebanese town of Arsal on the border with Syria, a security source told AFP.

Several killed, wounded in east Lebanon blast: Security source

Birut - Several people were killed or wounded in an explosion in the eastern Lebanese town of Arsal on the border with Syria on Thursday, a security source told AFP. "There was an explosion inside the town of Arsal.

Lebanon 'charges Saudi prince over record drug bust'

Birut - Lebanese authorities on Monday charged a Saudi prince and nine others with drug trafficking, a week after they were caught in a record drug bust, a judicial source told AFP.

Paralysed Lebanon government risks losing millions in aid

Birut - Lebanon's political stalemate has not only left uncollected garbage piling up in the streets, but now risks losing millions in international loans for key development projects because of a paralysed parliament.

Working children given a path off Lebanon's streets

Birut - For two years, Syrian teenager Ibrahim scraped together a paltry living selling lottery tickets and tissues on the crowded streets of Beirut, but that seems like a lifetime ago now.

Syrians choose Lebanon port as gateway to Europe

Tripoli - Every day, hundreds of people at Lebanon's northern port city of Tripoli board a ship bound for Turkey -- but for most, the trip is anything but a relaxing holiday.

Hungary places ads in Lebanese press warning off migrants

Birut - The Hungarian government placed advertisements in the Lebanese press on Monday warning of "the strongest possible action" against anyone attempting to cross its borders illegally.

Garbage mountains circle Beirut as crisis festers

Birut - On the outskirts of the Lebanese capital, mountains of putrid garbage are rising and tempers are flaring as a months-old rubbish collection crisis shows no signs of being resolved.

Lebanon police, anti-graft protesters clash outside parliament

Birut - Police in Beirut clashed with anti-corruption demonstrators trying to break through barbed wire protecting Lebanon's parliament on Wednesday, making several arrests.

British PM visits Syria refugee camps in Mideast to pledge aid

Amman - British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan on Monday, pledging increased aim which he said would help stem the migration crisis in Europe.
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