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Lebanon detains former militia member accused of torture

Beirut - Lebanon has detained a senior member of a disbanded Israel-backed militia, a judicial source said Thursday, after his return to the country sparked widespread condemnation and revived accusations of torture.

Lebanon's Hezbollah says downs Israeli drone

Beirut - The Iran-backed Hezbollah movement said Monday it had downed and seized an Israeli drone as it flew across the Lebanese border, a week after a flash confrontation between the arch-foes.

Hezbollah says shot down 'Israeli drone' at Lebanese border

Beirut - Hezbollah said Monday it had shot down an "Israeli drone" as it crossed the border into Lebanon, a week after a flash confrontation between the arch-foes.

US blocks UN Security Council statement on Israel: source

New York - The United States has blocked a UN Security Council statement on tensions between Israel and Hezbollah, rejecting any criticism of Israel and forcing the text to be scrapped, according to diplomatic sources Thursday.

Hezbollah chief says 'no more red lines' against Israel

Beirut - Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Monday there were "no more red lines" in the Lebanese movement's confrontation with Israel, threatening attacks deep inside the country a day after the two traded cross-border fire.

Hezbollah TV airs footage it says shows anti-Israel attack

Beirut - Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV on Monday aired footage it said showed an missile attack by the Iran-backed Lebanese group against an Israeli military vehicle the day before.

Escalation ends, but Israel-Hezbollah tensions remain

Avivim - An escalation between Israel and Hezbollah has ended after a brief exchange of fire, but tensions remained high along the Lebanese border Monday after the enemies traded accusations.

Israel fires back after anti-tank missiles from Lebanon

Qiryat Shemona - Israel said it returned fire Sunday after anti-tank missiles from Lebanon hit targets inside its territory, raising fears of a serious escalation with Hezbollah after a week of rising tensions.

On Israel's borders, drone rivalries play out

Jerusalem - Long a pioneer in drone technology, Israel today sees its superiority challenged by Iran and its ally Hezbollah which are also developing military UAVs.The past week has illustrated the complex and shifting dynamics.

Lebanon says no docking request from Iran tanker

Beirut - Lebanon dismissed Turkish claims on Friday that it would receive the Adrian Darya, an Iranian tanker which has been bouncing around the Mediterranean amid US warnings over its valuable oil cargo.

Israel says Iran seeking to build precision missiles in Lebanon

Jerusalem - The Israeli army on Thursday accused Iran of collaborating with Lebanon's Hezbollah to assemble precision-guided missiles that could cause "massive" human casualties in Israel.

Lebanon 'forcibly deported' nearly 2,500 Syrian refugees: Amnesty

Beirut - Lebanon has "forcibly deported" nearly 2,500 Syrian refugees back to their war-torn homeland since May, Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling on authorities to end the expulsions.

Hezbollah says explosives found in Beirut crashed drone

Beirut - The Lebanese Hezbollah movement on Tuesday said a drone that crashed in its Beirut stronghold at the weekend contained an explosive device weighing more than five kilogrammes (11 pounds).

Hezbollah chief denounces Beirut 'drone attack'

Beirut - The head of Hezbollah on Sunday denounced a "drone attack" targeting the Lebanese Shiite movement's Beirut stronghold, vowing to "do everything" to thwart Israeli attacks.

Hezbollah chief threatens Israel after Beirut 'drone attack'

Beirut - The head of Hezbollah on Sunday threatened Israel after a "drone attack" on the Lebanese Shiite movement's Beirut stronghold, vowing to "do everything" to thwart future attacks.

Israeli jets hit targets in Syria to prevent Iranian drone attack: army

Jerusalem - The Israeli air force struck in Syria to prevent an Iranian force from launching an attack on the Jewish state with drones armed with explosives, the army said Sunday.

Lebanon demolishes more Syrian refugee shelters: NGOs

Halba - A coalition of international NGOs on Friday said the Lebanese army raided Syrian refugee settlements, destroying a number of tents, urging authorities to stop the demolitions.

Canadian man freed from detention by Syria authorities

Beirut - A Canadian man has been freed after being held for eight months by the Damascus authorities in war-torn Syria, the former detainee and Lebanon's security chief said Friday.

Strike cripples Lebanese TV station close to PM: employee

Beirut - A Lebanese TV station affiliated with Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has stopped airing new programmes, with an employee at the channel saying Thursday a strike over unpaid wages was responsible.

Lebanon cancels gig by gay-friendly band for fear of 'bloodshed'

Beirut - A top Lebanese music festival Tuesday cancelled for security reasons a concert by a band accused of offending Christians, in a move activists decried as an attack on freedom of expression.

US offers $7 mn to find Hezbollah agent as Pompeo visits Argentina

Buenos Aires - The United States on Friday offered a $7 million reward to find a Hezbollah operative accused of masterminding a deadly 1994 attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to unite Latin American nations against the...

US offers $7 mn to find Hezbollah agent wanted for Argentina attack

Buenos Aires - The United States on Friday offered a $7 million reward to find a Hezbollah operative accused of masterminding a deadly 1994 attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, as it vowed to bring together Latin American nations to fight the militant group.

Palestinians protest Lebanon crackdown on unlicensed foreign workers

Beirut - A couple of hundred Palestinian refugees protested Tuesday in the streets of Beirut against Lebanon's labour ministry cracking down on businesses employing foreign workers without a permit.

Netanyahu warns of 'crushing' retaliation after Hezbollah chief's remarks

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned the head of Lebanon's Tehran-backed Hezbollah that "crushing" retaliation would follow any attack, after its leader said the group's rockets could reach Tel Aviv.

Lebanon president 'regrets' new anti-Hezbollah sanctions

Beirut - Lebanon's president on Wednesday expressed regret over US sanctions against three officials, including lawmakers, from Hezbollah -- his most prominent political ally, as other top figures also criticised the move.

US puts Hezbollah lawmakers on sanctions blacklist for first time

Washington - The US Treasury placed two Hezbollah members of Lebanon's parliament on its sanctions blacklist on Tuesday -- the first time Washington has taken aim at the Iran-allied group's elected politicians.

US puts Hezbollah lawmakers on sanctions blacklist for first time

Washington - The US Treasury placed two Hezbollah members of Lebanon's parliament on its sanctions blacklist on Tuesday -- the first time Washington has taken aim at the Iran-allied group's elected politicians.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon camp forced to destroy homes

Fakieh - Abu Mohamed lost his house in Syria early in the civil war. Six years on, it's happening again -- only this time in Lebanon and he has to destroy it himself.

Lone attacker kills four in Lebanon's Tripoli

Tripoli - A lone gunman killed four members of the security forces in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli overnight before blowing himself up, officials said Tuesday.

Hezbollah chief warns any war against Iran would engulf region

Beirut - The head of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah warned on Friday that if there was a war against Iran the whole Middle East region would "erupt", amid escalating US-Iranian tensions.
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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 city of Tripoli
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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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Beirut, Lebanon.
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Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern 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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Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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Beirut, Lebanon with President G.W. Bush
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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 view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
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Lebanese soldiers on patrol
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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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Syrian refugee children in 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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Lebanese President inspects UNIFIL Guard of Honour with UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Graziano.
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