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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".

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.