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Lebanon's Hariri calls for lawmakers to elect a president

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BEIRUT - Former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Friday called on lawmakers to elect a president after nearly two months of a power vacuum in Lebanon.

Hezbollah and al Qaeda clash on Syria-Lebanon frontier

BEIRUT - Hezbollah and the Syrian branch of al Qaeda have fought a deadly five-day battle in Syria near the border with Lebanon, a Hezbollah source and a fighter for the Nusra Front said on Thursday.

World, United Nations, Syria, 17 Jul 2014

Syrian refugees, sectarian tensions endanger Lebanon: U.N.

GENEVA - Lebanon is at risk of crumbling as a state under the burden of 1.1 million Syrian refugees and foreign donors must make good on pledges of support to help it survive the crisis, the top U.N. official in the small coastal country warned on Monday.

World, United Nations, Syria, 14 Jul 2014

Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon, drawing Israeli fire

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM, - Rockets were fired at Israel from southern Lebanon on Monday, drawing retaliatory artillery fire from Israeli forces, Lebanese security officials and the Israeli army said, in the third such rocket attack from Lebanon since Friday.

World, Israel, 14 Jul 2014

Hezbollah fighters killed in clash on Syria-Lebanon border

BEIRUT - Seven fighters from the Lebanese group Hezbollah were killed in fighting with Sunni Islamist insurgents in a mountainous area on the Syria-Lebanon border in which at least 16 rebels were also killed, a monitoring group reported on Monday.

World, Syria, 14 Jul 2014

Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon, drawing Israeli fire

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM, - Rockets were fired at Israel from southern Lebanon on Monday, drawing retaliatory artillery fire from Israeli forces, Lebanese security officials and the Israeli army said, in the third such rocket attack from Lebanon since Friday.

World, Israel, 13 Jul 2014

Hamas denies claim it fired rockets on Israel from Lebanon

BEIRUT - The Palestinian group Hamas had no role in a rocket attack on Israel from Lebanon and had nothing to do with a statement in the name of its armed wing that claimed responsibility for the salvo late on Saturday, Hamas officials in Lebanon said.

World, Israel, 13 Jul 2014

Israel fires into Lebanon after rockets launched over border

JERUSALEM - Rockets fired from Lebanon hit Israeli territory on Saturday and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanese security sources and the Israeli military said, in the second such incident in two days.

World, Israel, 12 Jul 2014

Rockets fired from south Lebanon hit Israeli territory

BEIRUT - Two rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon on Friday, and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanon's news agency and security sources said, adding it was unclear who was behind the initial attack.

World, Israel, 11 Jul 2014

Militants in Lebanon seek to emulate Islamic State

BEIRUT - The success of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has emboldened like-minded militants in Lebanon who believe they can emulate it, the interior minister said, confirming the militant Sunni group had now appeared in Beirut for the first time.

World, Syria, Iraq, 10 Jul 2014