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Lebanese army finds surface-to-air missile in Nusra Front arms cache - security source

BEIRUT The Lebanese army found a surface-to-air missile (SAM) in a weapons cache left by Nusra Front militants after it took over some of the jihadists' positions in northeast Lebanon, a Lebanese security source said on Friday.

Clashes kill two in Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

BEIRUT Clashes between Palestinian security forces and Sunni Islamists in Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon left two people dead, a Reuters witness said.

World, Aug 18 2017

Syrian army, Hezbollah attack Islamic State near Lebanon border

BEIRUT The Syrian army and Hezbollah attacked a pocket of territory occupied by Islamic State straddling the border with Lebanon from the Syrian side, seizing a number of hilltops on Friday, a Hezbollah military media unit said.

World, Syria, Aug 18 2017

Lebanon scraps law absolving rapists who marry victims

BEIRUT Lebanon's parliament abolished on Wednesday a law that absolves rapists if they marry their victims, joining other Arab states that have repealed "marry-your-rapist" laws in recent weeks.

World, Aug 16 2017

Fighters, refugees, leave Lebanon enclave for Syria

BEIRUT A group of Syrian rebels and refugees began to leave a border enclave in Lebanon for Syrian territory on Monday under a deal worked out with Lebanese and Syrian authorities, a TV station affiliated to Hezbollah said.

World, Syria, Aug 14 2017

Lebanon's Hezbollah says U.S. can't hurt it, dismisses sanctions

BEIRUT The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah on Sunday dismissed the prospect of tougher U.S. sanctions against his group, which is backed by Iran, and said the U.S. administration had no way to harm it.

World, Aug 13 2017

Hezbollah steers Lebanon closer to Syria, straining efforts to stay neutral

BEIRUT Hezbollah and its allies are pressing the Lebanese state to normalize relations with President Bashar al-Assad's government in Syria, testing Lebanon's policy of "dissociation" from the Syrian conflict and igniting a political row.

World, United Nations, Syria, Aug 11 2017

Syrian rebels to pull out of Lebanon border enclave

BEIRUT Fighters from Saraya Ahl al-Sham, a Syrian rebel group, will start on Saturday to pull out of an enclave in Lebanon on the border with Syria along with some civilians, a senior Lebanese security official said on Friday.

World, Syria, Aug 11 2017

Hezbollah says will join fight on Islamic State on Lebanese border

BEIRUT The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said the Shi'ite group would fight in the coming assault on an Islamic State pocket on the country's border with Syria, which he said would begin within a few days.

World, Syria, Aug 04 2017

Syrian militants, refugees arrive in Syria rebel zone from Lebanon

BEIRUT Syrians who left Lebanon after a ceasefire between Hezbollah and Nusra militants on Thursday started crossing into a rebel-held area of Syria where they will settle, Lebanese media reported. | Video

World, Syria, Aug 04 2017