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Syrian rebels lose string of southwest towns

Syrian rebels lose string of southwest towns

A string of Syrian rebel-held towns and villages accepted government rule on Saturday as insurgent lines collapsed in parts of the southwest under an intense bombardment that the United Nations says has forced 160,000 people to flee.

Hezbollah to work with Syrian state on refugee returns

Hezbollah to work with Syrian state on refugee returns

Hezbollah will work with the Syrian state and Lebanon's General Security agency to help return Syrian refugees who want to go back home, its leader said on Friday, a project that critics see as premature in the absence of a peace deal.

Saudi-led coalition says Hezbollah fighters killed in Yemen battles

Saudi-led coalition says Hezbollah fighters killed in Yemen battles

Forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition have killed eight members of Lebanon's Hezbollah group in Yemen in battles with the Iran-aligned Houthis, the coalition said on Monday.

Lebanon's Hariri upbeat after govt talks, rivalries surface

Lebanon's Hariri upbeat after govt talks, rivalries surface

Saad al-Hariri was speaking after meetings with lawmakers over the make-up of the new coalition to be formed after a May 6 parliamentary election.

Lebanon PM replaces chief of staff after election setback

Lebanon PM replaces chief of staff after election setback

In a post-election speech last week Hariri said the party had been expecting a better result and there had been "gaps" in how it conducted its campaign, for which people would be held responsible.

Iran hails Hezbollah 'victory' in Lebanon poll

Iran hails Hezbollah 'victory' in Lebanon poll

A senior Iranian official on Tuesday hailed the "victory" of Hezbollah in Lebanese elections as a success in the "fight against Israel" and the United States, the state broadcaster reported.

Lebanon PM Hariri says party loses third of seats

Lebanon PM Hariri says party loses third of seats

The prime minister admitted that he had hoped for a stronger showing but said he remained happy with the result, which contrasts with the expected gains made by the rival camp led by the Hezbollah group.

Rebels agree withdrawal deal for enclave near Syria's Homs

Rebels agree withdrawal deal for enclave near Syria's Homs

Rebels accepted a deal with the Syrian government on Wednesday to evacuate their enclave near the city of Homs, a Hezbollah military media unit and a rebel official said.

Syrian army takes town in Ghouta from insurgents – Hezbollah

Syrian army takes town in Ghouta from insurgents – Hezbollah

A Hezbollah military media unit said the Syrian army captured the town of Jisreen on Friday in an insurgent pocket in eastern Ghouta where thousands of people have fled since Thursday.

Saudi envoy invites Lebanon's PM Hariri to kingdom

Saudi envoy invites Lebanon's PM Hariri to kingdom

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has been invited to Saudi Arabia, his office said on Monday, setting the stage for his first visit since he abruptly resigned there in November.

Syrian state TV shows pro-government fighters enter Afrin

Syrian state TV shows pro-government fighters enter Afrin

Syrian state television showed a convoy of pro-government fighters entering the Kurdish-held Afrin region on Tuesday to help fend off a Turkish assault.

Israeli jet downed in Syria "very big" achievement, says Hezbollah

Israeli jet downed in Syria "very big" achievement, says Hezbollah

The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Friday the downing of an Israeli jet in Syria last week was a "very big military achievement".