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Car bomb wounds Hamas official in Lebanon

Car bomb wounds Hamas official in Lebanon

An official in the Palestinian movement Hamas was wounded in a car bomb blast in southern Lebanon on Sunday, military and medical sources told AFP.

Israeli jets fire missiles near Damascus, says Syrian army

Israeli jets fire missiles near Damascus, says Syrian army

Israel also fired ground-to-ground rockets from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, but the Syrian defences brought the missiles down, the Syrian army said.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon drop below one million: UN

Syrian refugees in Lebanon drop below one million: UN

The number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon has dropped to below one million for the first time since 2014, the United Nations told AFP on Tuesday.

Hezbollah's Nasrallah says group to focus on Israel

Hezbollah's Nasrallah says group to focus on Israel

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said the group and its allies in the region would renew their focus on the Palestinian cause after what he called their victories elsewhere in the region.

Lebanese security forces fire tear gas in protest near US embassy

Lebanese security forces fire tear gas in protest near US embassy

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water canons at protesters near the US Embassy in Lebanon on Sunday during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, TV footage showed.

One month on, Lebanon's PM rescinds shock resignation

One month on, Lebanon's PM rescinds shock resignation

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Tuesday that he had withdrawn his resignation, a month after his shock announcement that he was quitting sparked political upheaval.

Syrian boy wins Children's Peace Prize for building refugee school in Lebanon

Syrian boy wins Children's Peace Prize for building refugee school in Lebanon

A teenage Syrian refugee won a prestigious international prize on Monday for building a school and providing an education to hundreds of children who fled to Lebanon to escape the conflict.

Lebanon choked by burning garbage, rights group says

Lebanon choked by burning garbage, rights group says

People and municipalities have resorted to burning garbage in Lebanon as a result of government mismanagement and it may badly damage the health of nearby residents, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

Lebanon's Jumblatt criticises Saudi Arabia over Hariri

Lebanon's Jumblatt criticises Saudi Arabia over Hariri

Walid Jumblatt also condemned Iranian "dictates", an apparent response to a statement by the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards this week that disarming of the Hezbollah was out of the question.

PM Hariri urges Lebanese to put country first

PM Hariri urges Lebanese to put country first

Hariri was referring to the crisis ignited by his decision to resign earlier this month. He announced the shock resignation from Saudi Arabia, which is locked in a tussle with Iran.

Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday suspended his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a major political crisis.

Hariri, back in Beirut, attends national day parade

Hariri, back in Beirut, attends national day parade

Saad al-Hariri attended independence day celebrations in Beirut on Wednesday after returning to Lebanon for the first time since resigning as prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia.