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Violence flares at protest near U.S. Embassy in Lebanon


BEIRUT Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water canons at protesters near the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon on Sunday during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Lebanon's Hariri denounces Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary's visit to border

BEIRUT The head of an Iran-backed Iraqi Shi'ite militia has visited Lebanon's border with Israel accompanied by Hezbollah fighters, a video released on Saturday showed, in a show of Iranian influence that Lebanon's prime minister called illegal.

World, Iraq, Israel, Dec 09 2017

World powers push Saudis, Iran to stop interfering in Lebanon

PARIS World powers attempted to shore up Lebanon's stability on Friday by pushing Saudi Arabia and Iran to stop interfering in its politics and urging Hezbollah to rein in its regional activities.

World, Saudi Arabia, Dec 08 2017

Hezbollah urges Palestinian uprising over Trump's Jerusalem decision

BEIRUT Lebanon's Hezbollah group joined calls on Thursday for a new Palestinian uprising in response to the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

World, Israel, Dec 07 2017

Lebanon emerges from crisis with Iran on top, but risks remain

BEIRUT Iran's allies in Lebanon have emerged even stronger from a crisis triggered by Saudi Arabia, which achieved little more than to force the Saudis' main Lebanese ally - Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri - closer to Tehran's friends in Beirut.

World, Saudi Arabia, Dec 07 2017

Lebanon will only survive if Hezbollah disarms: Saudi minister

ROME Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Friday that Lebanon had been "hijacked" by Hezbollah and could only flourish if the Iranian-backed group disarmed.

World, Saudi Arabia, Dec 01 2017

Hezbollah emerges a winner from Mideast turmoil, alarming foes

BEIRUT When Iran declared victory over Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, it hailed the "strong and pivotal" role played by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. | Video

Syria, Iraq, World, Nov 30 2017

Hariri says Hezbollah must remain neutral to ensure Lebanon moves forward

PARIS Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Monday that the political and militant group Hezbollah must stop interfering in regional conflicts and accept a neutral policy to bring an end to Lebanon's political crisis.

World, Nov 27 2017

PM Hariri urges Lebanese to put country first

BEIRUT Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Thursday Lebanon's political crisis was "a wake-up call" for Lebanese with different loyalties to put their country ahead of regional issues. | Video

World, Nov 23 2017

Iran Guards ready to help rebuild Syria, Hezbollah will not disarm: TV

ANKARA Iran's Revolutionary Guards are ready to help rebuild Syria and bring about a lasting "ceasefire" there, chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah is out of the question, state TV reported on Thursday.

World, Syria, Nov 23 2017