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Militants could have drawn Lebanon into civil war: army chief

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BEIRUT - Islamist militants who attacked parts of Lebanon this year could have drawn it into civil war, army chief General Jean Kahwaji said in an unusually direct and political speech published on Friday.

Gunmen driven out, but bullet-scarred Lebanese city still boils

TRIPOLI Lebanon - So many bullet holes cover the apartment blocks and shops in the Bab al-Tabbeneh district of northern Lebanon's main city Tripoli that you can hardly tell which conflict they are from any more.

World, Libya, 19 Nov 2014

Lebanon's politics paralyzed by regional conflict

BEIRUT - With Lebanon's most powerful political parties funded and often directed by regional powers, the country has for decades been affected by events in the Middle East. | Video

World, 14 Nov 2014

Lebanon's politics paralyzed by regional conflict

BEIRUT - With Lebanon's most powerful political parties funded and often directed by regional powers, the country has for decades been affected by events in the Middle East.

World, 13 Nov 2014

Doors closing for Syrians seeking refuge abroad: humanitarian agencies

OSLO - Syria's neighbors Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq are cutting back sharply on the number of Syrians they allow onto their soil as they can no longer cope with the influx of refugees, two prominent humanitarian agencies said on Thursday.

World, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, 12 Nov 2014

Lebanon's Druze community fearful as Syria's war moves closer

RASHAYA Lebanon - On mountains close to the Syrian border, members of Lebanon's minority Druze sect say they are ready to defend their towns and villages with arms if the civil war next raging door gets much nearer.

World, Syria, 09 Nov 2014

Lebanese parliament extends own term till 2017 amid protests

BEIRUT - Lebanon's parliament voted on Wednesday to extend its own mandate until 2017 citing security concerns linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria, but critics including the European Union condemned the move as unconstitutional.

World, Syria, 05 Nov 2014

Leader of Syria Qaeda wing threatens strikes against Hezbollah in Lebanon

BEIRUT - The leader of Syria's al Qaeda rebel wing threatened attacks against the Shi'ite Muslim militant movement Hezbollah in Lebanon in coming days that he said would make it regret fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

World, Syria, 04 Nov 2014

Qaeda's Nusra lays out conditions to release captured Lebanese soldiers

BEIRUT - The Syrian Nusra Front has offered to free Lebanese soldiers it has captured in exchange for Islamist prisoners held in Syria and Lebanon, the SITE Intelligence Group reported on Sunday.

World, Syria, 02 Nov 2014

Israel 'assumes' Hezbollah has tunneled across Lebanon border

JERUSALEM - Israel believes the militant group Hezbollah has probably dug tunnels across the border from Lebanon in preparation for any future war although it has no conclusive evidence, an Israeli army general said on Wednesday.

World, Israel, 29 Oct 2014