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Lebanon's Hezbollah says Israel boosting border defences

Naqoura - Lebanon's Hezbollah sought Thursday to show that Israel is building up defences in anticipation of another conflict, after a string of statements from Israeli officials warning of a potential confrontation.

Lebanon's Hezbollah says Israel boosting border defences

Naqoura - Lebanon's Hezbollah sought Thursday to show that Israel is building up defences in anticipation of another conflict, after a string of statements from Israeli officials warning of a potential confrontation.

Lebanon's Hezbollah says Israel boosting border defences

Naqoura - Lebanon's Hezbollah sought Thursday to show that Israel is building up defences in anticipation of another conflict, after a string of statements from Israeli officials warning of a potential confrontation.

US Syria strike 'doesn't address problem': Amnesty chief

Birut - A US strike on a Syrian air base is no substitute for a proper investigation and accountability after a devastating suspected chemical weapons attack, Amnesty International's chief said on Tuesday.

Lebanon at 'breaking point' with Syria refugee influx: PM

Birut - Lebanon's prime minister warned Friday that his country has reached "breaking point" by hosting more than one million Syrian refugees and urged investment from the international community.

Shiite Lebanese women wage painful custody battles

Birut - Every week, young divorcee Rita Choukeir looks forward to the three precious hours she gets with her young son in Lebanon, where child custody is awarded according to religious rulings.

Hezbollah commander killed by own men: Israel army chief

Jerusalem - Israel's military chief said on Tuesday that Hezbollah's military commander in Syria, reported dead last year, was killed by members of his own Lebanese Shiite group.

Lebanese descend on capital to protest proposed tax hikes

Birut - Several thousand people descended on the Lebanese capital Sunday to protest proposed tax hikes to cover a salary increase for teachers and other public servants.

Lebanese descend on capital to protest proposed tax hikes

Birut - Several thousand people descended on the Lebanese capital Sunday to protest proposed tax hikes to cover a salary increase for teachers and other public servants.

Lebanese descend on capital to protest proposed tax hikes

Birut - Several thousand people descended on the Lebanese capital Sunday to protest proposed tax hikes to cover a salary increase for teachers and other public servants.

Avoiding risky sea journey, Syrian refugees head to Italy 'pronto'

Birut - Just before midnight in a sleepy district of Beirut, dozens of Syrian refugees huddle in small groups around bulging suitcases, clutching their pinging cellphones and one-way tickets to Italy."Torino! Pronto! Cappuccino!

Israel army disperses Lebanese protesters at border

Jerusalem - Israel's army dispersed dozens of Lebanese demonstrators Saturday after they crossed the border protesting against the alleged installation of spying equipment in their village, the Israeli army and media said.

Le Pen in Lebanon controversy over headscarf refusal

Birut - France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen sparked controversy Tuesday during her brief visit to Lebanon when she refused to wear a headscarf to meet the country's top Sunni Muslim cleric.

Le Pen in Lebanon holds first head of state meeting

Birut - France's far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Monday met for the first time with a foreign head of state, holding talks in Beirut with Lebanon's President Michel Aoun.

Balloon, camera, action: mapping a Palestinian camp in Lebanon

- Equipped with an inexpensive camera and a big red balloon, Firas Ismail -- a 20-year-old Palestinian refugee in southern Lebanon -- is not your typical urban planner.

Balloon, camera, action: mapping a Palestinian camp in Lebanon

- Equipped with an inexpensive camera and a big red balloon, Firas Ismail -- a 20-year-old Palestinian refugee in southern Lebanon -- is not your typical urban planner.

Balloon, camera, action: mapping a Palestinian camp in Lebanon

- Equipped with an inexpensive camera and a big red balloon, Firas Ismail -- a 20-year-old Palestinian refugee in southern Lebanon -- is not your typical urban planner.

Syrian refugees shrug off peace talks but dream of home

Amman - Almost six years into a war that has devastated their country, Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon say they expect nothing of peace talks this month but still dream of going home.

Lebanon PM Hariri stands firm on Assad 'crimes'

Birut - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Monday he stood firm against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's "crimes", at an event marking the anniversary of his father's assassination that he has blamed on Damascus.

Aoun makes first Egypt visit as Lebanese president

Cairo - Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday started his first visit to Cairo since his election in October and held talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and religious leaders."Hopes of the role that Egypt could play are high.

UN official urges refugee welcome, criticises US ban

Birut - The UN's refugee chief on Friday criticised a temporary US ban on resettlement of refugees, and urged countries to welcome those fleeing war, saying they were "not dangerous".

Saudi unblocks military aid to Lebanon: Lebanese source

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia and Lebanon agreed Tuesday to hold talks on restoring a $3-billion military aid package, opening a "new page" in relations, a Lebanese official source said.

Lebanon seeks cooperation with Saudi Arabia: president

Riyadh - Lebanon seeks cooperation with Saudi Arabia, the country's Hezbollah-backed President Michel Aoun told Saudi television on Tuesday, after a tense year in relations between the two countries.

Lebanon's Hezbollah denies claiming it is now 'an army'

Birut - Lebanon's powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah on Wednesday denied quotes in a Lebanese newspaper attributed to its second-in-command Sheikh Naim Qassem saying it had become "an army".

Lebanon's new PM a vocal critic of Hezbollah, Syria

Beirut - Lebanon's new prime minister Saad Hariri, the son of former billionaire premier Rafik Hariri, is a vociferous critic of Hezbollah and the Syrian regime which he blames for his father's assassination.

Lebanon's Hariri to form government, but path tough

Birut - Former prime minister Saad Hariri was nominated Thursday to form Lebanon's next government but the process is likely to be hampered by deep differences with the powerful Hezbollah movement.

Lebanon's Hariri to form government, but path tough

Birut - Former prime minister Saad Hariri was nominated Thursday to form Lebanon's next government but the process is likely to be hampered by deep differences with the powerful Hezbollah movement.

Lebanon's Hariri to form government, but path tough

Birut - Former prime minister Saad Hariri was nominated Thursday to form Lebanon's next government but the process is likely to be hampered by deep differences with the powerful Hezbollah movement.

Lebanon elects Aoun president, ending two-year vacuum

Birut - Lebanese lawmakers ended a two-year political vacuum on Monday by electing as president ex-army chief Michel Aoun, who promised to protect the country from spillover from the war in Syria.

Ex-army head Aoun tipped for Lebanon presidency

Birut - Lebanon's powerful ex-premier Saad Hariri is expected to endorse Hezbollah ally Michel Aoun for president, a post that has been vacant for almost 30 months, a senior politician said Wednesday.
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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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Beirut, Lebanon with President G.W. Bush
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Beirut, Lebanon.
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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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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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Old City Cafe in Cranford New Jersey
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Lebanese soldiers on patrol
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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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A group raising the Hezbollah flag
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Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
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A peace flotilla trying to break the Gaza blockade
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The city of Tripoli
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A view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
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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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Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
Smoke rises after an explosion in the village of Ghajar in southern Lebanon.
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Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon set KFC on fire.
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