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Lebanon's Hariri: talking to Hezbollah necessary to ease tensions

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BEIRUT - Former prime minister Saad al-Hariri, speaking on a rare visit marking the 10th anniversary of his father's assassination, said dialogue with Hezbollah was necessary to ease sectarian tensions in Lebanon.

Lebanon removes political banners, a legacy of the civil war

BEIRUT - Lebanon has begun removing political posters and party banners from neighborhoods of the capital in a move to unify a country still divided from a civil war, following an agreement between the militant and political group Hezbollah and its rivals.

World, 06 Feb 2015

Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it

BEIRUT - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one, and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks any time, anywhere.

World, Israel, 30 Jan 2015

Israel, Hezbollah signal their flare-up is over

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT - Israel and Hezbollah signaled on Thursday their rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border was over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed two Israeli troops in retaliation for a deadly air strike in Syria last week. | Video

Israel, World 29 Jan 2015

Turkey, Lebanon restart Baghdad flights after shooting, Gulf waits

BAGHDAD - Turkish Airlines and Lebanon's Middle East Airlines (MEA) resumed flights to Baghdad on Thursday after halting them earlier in the week when bullets hit a plane as it was landing in the Iraqi capital.

World, Iraq, 29 Jan 2015

Hezbollah says Israel wants to set 'new rules' with Syria raid

BEIRUT - An Israeli attack which killed several prominent members of Lebanon's Hezbollah last week was an attempt by Israel to set "new rules" in the conflict between the two foes, Hezbollah's deputy leader said at a gathering to commemorate those who died.

World, Israel, 25 Jan 2015

Hezbollah under pressure to act after Israeli strike

BEIRUT - With a confident smile, the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement warned in a recent interview that allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would strike back if Israeli attacks inside Syria continued.

World, United Nations, Syria, Israel, 22 Jan 2015

Syrian refugees at snowed-in camp long for ceasefire

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon - When a deadly snow storm hit Lebanon last week, Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley sheltered in tents made from plastic sheeting and shivered through the night.

World, United Nations, Syria, 20 Jan 2015

Lebanon's religious courts are failing women, HRW says

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women trying to escape domestic abuse and unhappy marriages face systematic discrimination in Lebanon's religious courts, Human Rights Watch said on Monday, as it urged the Middle Eastern country to reform its judicial system.

World, 19 Jan 2015

Israeli strike in Syria kills senior Hezbollah figures

BEIRUT - An Israeli helicopter strike in Syria killed a commander from Lebanon's Hezbollah and the son of the group's late military leader Imad Moughniyah, Hezbollah said, in a major blow that could lead to reprisal attacks.

World, 18 Jan 2015