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Tillerson says Hezbollah actions threaten Lebanon, region

Tillerson says Hezbollah actions threaten Lebanon, region

Hezbollah's involvement in regional conflicts poses a threat to the security of Lebanon and is a destabilising influence in the Middle East, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday.

Lebanon's Berri says govt might stumble over tension

Lebanon's Berri says govt might stumble over tension

The row has worsened a standoff between Berri, a Shia, and Aoun, a Maronite Christian, that threatens to ignite sectarian tensions in the run-up to a parliamentary election in May.

Hezbollah accuses Israel of Sidon bombing

Hezbollah accuses Israel of Sidon bombing

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah on Friday accused Israel of a bomb attack that wounded a member of the Palestinian group Hamas in the Lebanese city of Sidon, calling it an act of aggression.

Syria says Israel hits its territory with jets, missiles

Syria says Israel hits its territory with jets, missiles

Israeli jets and ground-to-ground missiles struck Syria early on Tuesday, Syria's army said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated he would do what was needed to stop Hezbollah gaining "game-changing" Iranian weapons.

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.

Arab League chief says Lebanon should be 'spared'

Arab League chief says Lebanon should be 'spared'

The Arab League held an extraordinary general meeting on Sunday in Cairo at the request of Saudi Arabia, which called the ministerial-level session to discuss "violations" by its rival Iran.

Hariri to visit Egypt on Monday

Hariri to visit Egypt on Monday

Hariri has since Saturday been in Paris, where he met French President Emmanuel Macron, and has said he will return to Lebanon by Wednesday for its Independence Day celebrations.

Aoun hopes Hariri's visit to France will end crisis

Aoun hopes Hariri's visit to France will end crisis

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said earlier this week that Hariri, who abruptly announced his resignation while in Saudi Arabia on November 4, was being held hostage by Riyadh.

Saudi foreign minister tells Iran 'enough is enough'

Saudi foreign minister tells Iran 'enough is enough'

Adel al-Jubeir said Saudi Arabia was consulting its allies about what leverage to use against Lebanese militant group Hezbollah to end its dominance in the small Mediterranean nation and intervention in other countries.

President Aoun welcomes Hariri's plans to return

President Aoun welcomes Hariri's plans to return

Saad Hariri, who threw Lebanon into political crisis by reading out his resignation on November 4 from Riyadh, said on Sunday he planned to return within days.

UN chief warns new conflict in Lebanon would be 'devastating'

UN chief warns new conflict in Lebanon would be 'devastating'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Friday that a new conflict in Lebanon would have "devastating consequences" and said he was engaged in intense contacts with all players to urge de-escalation.

Hezbollah accuses Saudi of detaining Hariri, inciting Israel to strike Lebanon

Hezbollah accuses Saudi of detaining Hariri, inciting Israel to strike Lebanon

The head of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement on Friday said Saad Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister from Riyadh last week, was "detained" by Saudi Arabia.