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Eight Lebanese troopers killed in Syria border clash

The Lebanese army says at least eight soldiers have been killed in clashes with armed men on the Syrian border. The Lebanese army said on Sunday that clashes had erupted a day earlier in the border area of Arsal in eastern Lebanon after armed men attacked an army checkpoint. The fighting reportedly came hours after the army announced the detention of Imad Ahmed Jomaa, who has proclaimed himself a leader of ...

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Hezbollah chief praises Iran’s backing for resistance

Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has lauded the Iranian nation’s “firm” and “permanent” support for the resistance front, saying unity among Muslims will foil all enemy plots. Nasrallah made the comments in a Sunday meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in the Lebanese capital Beirut, where the two sides discussed the crisis in ...

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Lebanon tightens security along Syria border

Lebanon has beefed up security in its eastern mountainous regions bordering Syria to stop militants from sneaking into the country, Press TV reports. As heavy fighting continues throughout the Syrian territory and along the border with Lebanon, the Lebanese army has been deployed in big numbers along the eastern border region to stop militants’ infiltration. Lebanese officials say the measure is also taken ...

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Hezbollah standing by Palestinians in Gaza: Nasrallah

The leader of Hezbollah says the Lebanese resistance movement will stand by the Palestinians against the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. Hezbollah standing by Palestinians in Gaza: Nasrallah “Hezbollah and the Lebanese resistance will stand by the Palestinian people’s uprising and resistance in our heart, willpower, hope and destiny,” Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a telephone conversation with Khaled M ...

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Lebanon files complaint with UN against Israel

Lebanon has lodged a complaint with the United Nations against Israel’s “dangerous” violations of its sovereignty after the regime bombarded the southern parts of the country. On Thursday, the Lebanese Foreign Ministry said the Israeli military had fired over 100 shells at southern Lebanon between July 11 and 14 during Tel Aviv’s aerial raids on the Gaza Strip. The Lebanese ministry further described the Is ...

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Syrians to constitute 1/3 of Lebanese population soon: UN

Syrian refugees in Lebanon will comprise over a third of the country’s population by the end of this year, the United Nations (UN) says. Based on a report released in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, the number of the refugees will reach 1.5 million by December in the country. Lebanon has a population of four million people. The report noted that children constitute some 53 percent of the Syrian refugees in Leban ...

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Lebanese minister slams EU over Syrian refugees

A Lebanese minister has censured the European Union (EU) states for not allowing Syrian refugees into their territories. Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs Rashid Derbas raised concerns about the situation of the Syrians fleeing the conflict in their country, saying it is not getting any better despite frequent deadly sea accidents involving the refugees. Derbas said Lebanon has done all in its power to he ...

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Iran ready to help Lebanon fight terrorism: Envoy

The Iranian ambassador to Lebanon says the Islamic Republic is ready to provide Beirut with necessary security and logistic support in its battle against terrorism. In a Tuesday interview with the Lebanese daily, Assafir, Mohammad Fathali said Tehran was prepared to fully cooperate with and assist the Lebanese army and security forces in the fields of arms, equipments, training and dispatching of counter-te ...

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Abdullah Azzam threatens more attacks on Hezbollah

An al-Qaeda-affiliated group has threatened to carry out more attacks against Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah unless it ends its military operations against Takfiri terrorists in Syria, Press TV reports. Sirajuddin Zurayqat, a spokesman for the al-Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades, threatened on his Twitter account that the Takfiri group would continue targeting Hezbollah as long as it helps the S ...

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Saudi man bombs Beirut hotel, several people injured

About a dozen people, including three members of security forces, have been injured in a bomb attack at a hotel in the Lebanese capital. A Saudi national detonated his explosives in his hotel room in Beirut during a raid by Lebanese security forces on Wednesday, the Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star reported. Another suspected Saudi bomber, who was injured in the bombing, was arrested at the scene. The two ...

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