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Kuwait Airways halts Beirut flights as Syria tensions grow

Kuwait Airways halts Beirut flights as Syria tensions grow

Kuwait's national carrier halted flights to Beirut on Thursday citing security concerns, after an air safety watchdog warned of potential military strikes on Syria in the coming days.

Lebanon wins initial pledges of $2.8bn at Paris conference

Lebanon wins initial pledges of $2.8bn at Paris conference

The pledges came at a donors conference in Paris on Friday where Lebanon was seeking help for its economy, battered by the fallout of seven years of war in Syria.

Qatar Charity’s relief reaches 700 Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Qatar Charity’s relief reaches 700 Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The aid included sheltering items, heating requirements and food. It was aimed at urgently compensating those affected by the fire and alleviating their suffering under the framework of QC’s ‘Affected by Winter’ campaign.

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.

Suspect in murder of Filipino found in freezer arrested in Lebanon

Suspect in murder of Filipino found in freezer arrested in Lebanon

A key suspect in the gruesome murder of a Filipino domestic helper found dead in a freezer in Kuwait has been arrested in Lebanon, the Philippine government said.

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.

Lebanese leaders say Israel threatens border stability

Lebanese leaders say Israel threatens border stability

Lebanon's top three leaders accused Israel on Tuesday of threatening the stability of the border region between them, amid rising tension over territorial and maritime boundaries.

No end to crisis in sight as Lebanon's garbage mountains grow

No end to crisis in sight as Lebanon's garbage mountains grow

Arpi Kruzian has lived on the coastline east of Beirut for three decades. But now her balcony has a different view: a massive mound of trash rising on the Mediterranean.

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.

Syrians freeze to death crossing mountains into Lebanon

Syrians freeze to death crossing mountains into Lebanon

Nine Syrians froze to death crossing into Lebanon when an icy storm hit a smuggling route in the mountains near a border post with Syria, the Lebanese Army said on Friday.