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Lebanon army says to begin offensive against IS on Syria border

2017-08-19 09:39

The Lebanese army announced Saturday the start of an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group close to the Syrian border in the east of the country, where jihadists have been operating for several years.

Delays, hesitation mark Syrians' return from Lebanon

2017-08-02 05:49

A committee of Syrian refugees in Lebanon's eastern border region says tens of thousands of them will remain where they are despite plans for them to return to Syria.

Syria denies US allegations of new chemical attack

2017-06-27 15:40

The Syrian government has dismissed White House allegations that it is preparing a new chemical weapons attack.

'Surf Syria' - a refugee in Lebanon finds a dream at sea

2017-06-12 12:09

Ali Kassem had never seen the sea before he fled his home in Syria for Lebanon, but now he's a regular in the waves and dreams of his own surf school.

Relative calm in Syrian safe zones after deal implemented

2017-05-06 16:08

A plan worked out by Russia, Turkey and Iran to set up "de-escalation zones" in mostly opposition-held parts of Syria has gone into effect with limited success.

Lebanon's president suspends parliament for 1 month

2017-04-13 05:24

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has suspended parliament to prevent it extending its own term for the third time in less than four years.

1 dies in airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons

2017-04-08 17:00

Warplanes have struck a northern Syrian town where a chemical attack killed scores of people earlier this week.

Death toll from Syria chemical attack rises to 75

2017-04-05 20:05

The death toll from a suspected chemical attack on a northern Syrian town has risen to 75, as activists and rescue workers find more terrified survivors.

UNICEF says 2016 was worst year yet for Syria's children

2017-03-13 10:44

The U.N. child relief agency says at least 652 children were killed in Syria last year, making 2016 the worst year yet for the country's rising generation

Lebanese president in Egypt, day after defending Hezbollah

2017-02-13 21:05

Lebanon's newly elected president visits Egypt, a day after defending militant Hezbollah group to an Egyptian TV station

 

Hezbollah says Syrian government 'will stay on'

2017-08-13 20:09

The head of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah says it is time for political leaders to accept the survival of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government

Five militants blow themselves up during raids in Lebanon: army

2017-06-30 11:48

Five militants blew themselves up during raids on two refugee camps in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria in which seven soldiers were wounded, the army says.

UN says aid to 9 million Syrian children in peril

2017-06-17 12:22

Unicef is warning that a critical funding shortfall is threatening aid to nine million Syrian children, both in their country and in neighbouring states.

Lebanon enforces Wonder Woman ban

2017-06-01 08:50

A Lebanese security official says authorities have banned the new Wonder Woman movie following a campaign against its lead actress.

Mass evacuation in Syria postponed after blast

2017-04-16 22:49

Opposition activists say the evacuation of more than 3 000 Syrians that was scheduled to take place on Sunday has been postponed.

Clashes in Lebanon Palestinian camp kill two

2017-04-08 21:43

Palestinian factions have battled an extremist group in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon in a second day of clashes.

Syria chemical attack death toll rises

2017-04-05 22:47

The death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held Syrian town has risen to 86, 30 of them children.

Evacuation deal reached for four Syrian towns

2017-03-29 18:10

Four Syrian towns are to be evacuated under an agreement between pro-government forces and rebels in the latest of a series of deals.

Le Pen sparks Lebanon controversy by refusing to don veil

2017-02-21 18:52

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

Investigation after boy sneaks onto Beirut-Istanbul flight

2016-09-02 21:30

Officials at Beirut's international airport say they are investigating how a teenage boy was able to sneak onto a flight and travel to Turkey without a ticket or passport.

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