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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.

Syria's army reports retaking ancient Palmyra from militants

Beirut - Reports from Lebanon say regular Syrian Army forces have driven Islamic State fighters out of the ancient city of Palmyra.

Beirut buses provide rare bridge to IS turf

Birut - "Raqa! Manbij! Al-Bab!" drivers call out at a bus station in the heart of bustling Beirut looking for passengers to make the perilous journey to Islamic State group strongholds in Syria.

Bahrain deports Lebanese for Hezbollah links: Ministry

Dubai - The Gulf kingdom of Bahrain has deported several Lebanese residents for links to the Shiite Hezbollah movement, classified by the Arab League as a terrorist group, the interior ministry said Monday.

Arab League declares Lebanon's Hezbollah 'terror' group

Cairo - Arab League foreign ministers on Friday declared Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah a "terrorist" group, after Sunni-dominated Gulf monarchies adopted the same stance.

Major busts in Syria, Lebanon shed light on drug trade

Birut - A string of major drug busts in Syria and Lebanon has drawn new attention to the trade in captagon, an illegal substance that has flourished in the chaos of Syria's war.

As Saudi-Iran tensions grow, Lebanon pays the price

Birut - Caught in the middle of tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Lebanon is paying the price for the growing rivalry between the Middle East's main Sunni and Shiite powers.

Gulf states declare Lebanon's Hezbollah 'terrorist' group

Riyadh - Gulf monarchies on Wednesday declared Lebanon's Hezbollah a "terrorist" group, escalating tensions with the Shiite militant organisation that is fighting in support of Syria's regime.

Czech govt paid $6 mn ransom for two women held in Pakistan: Report

Prague - The Czech government paid a $6-million (5.4-million-euro) ransom to secure the release last year of two women kidnapped Pakistan, the Respekt weekly reports in its Monday edition.

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.
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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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Beirut, Lebanon with President G.W. Bush
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Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
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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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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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The city of Tripoli
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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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A peace flotilla trying to break the Gaza blockade
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Old City Cafe in Cranford New Jersey
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Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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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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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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Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
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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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