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Bomb-laden car kills 2 in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

At least two people have been killed as a bomb blast rocks a Lebanese police checkpoint on the Beirut-Damascus highway. According to security sources, a bomb went off on Friday morning when Internal Security Forces (ISF) personnel were searching a vehicle in Dahr al-Baidar checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa Valley. The blast killed at least two people and wounded 18 others. The sources said that most of the ca ...

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Hezbollah kept ISIL out of Lebanon: Nasrallah

Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has been able to stop al-Qaeda-linked militancy from spilling over into Lebanon, says Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah. Nasrallah was quoted by Lebanese newspaper al-Safir on Tuesday as saying that the resistance group foiled attempts by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to enter Lebanon. “If we had not intervened in Syria at the a ...

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US, allies spreading terrorism across Mideast: Hezbollah

A senior Hezbollah official Sheikh Naim Qassem says the United States and its regional allies are responsible for the spread of terrorism. On Saturday, the deputy secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah blamed the US and its allies for the spread of terrorism in the Middle East. Sheikh Naim Qassem says America and its regional and international partners have brought Takfiri terroris ...

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US, allies spreading terrorism across Mideast: Hezbollah

A senior Hezbollah official Sheikh Naim Qassem says the United States and its regional allies are responsible for the spread of terrorism. On Saturday, the deputy secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah blamed the US and its allies for the spread of terrorism in the Middle East. Sheikh Naim Qassem says America and its regional and international partners have brought Takfiri terroris ...

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US provides Lebanese army with 1,000 rifles

The United States has provided the Lebanese army with hundreds of new rifles as a part of a military deal between Washington and Beirut. “The Lebanese army received 1,000 rifles from the US as part of Washington’s aid for the military,” the Lebanese Defense Ministry said in a statement issued on Saturday. The statement added that the arms shipment was “in accordance with bilateral agreements signed between ...

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UN, Beirut mull ‘official’ camps for Syria refugees

A Lebanese minister says his country is in talks with the United Nations over the setting up of “official” camps to shelter the Syrian refugees who have fled the foreign-backed crisis in their homeland. “We have been holding talks among ourselves as well as with the United Nations regarding the establishment of official refugee camps for Syrians,” Lebanese Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas told the Dail ...

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Lebanon ends operation against Takfiris

The Lebanese army has wrapped up an operation against foreign-backed militants in the eastern part of the country. On Wednesday, the operation against Takfiri militants came to an end in the town of Arsal in the Bekaa Valley. Dozens of the militants were reportedly killed during clashes with the Lebanese soldiers, four of whom were injured. Arsal, which is located near the Syrian border, was a stronghold fo ...

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Iran backs Lebanon choice for presidency: Diplomat

Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon has expressed Tehran’s support for any decision by Lebanese political factions in electing the country’s new president. “Any decision adopted based on a consensus among the Lebanese sides, will be welcomed and supported by Iran,” said Ghazanfar Roknabadi at a Friday meeting with French Ambassador to Lebanon Patrice Paoli in the capital city of Beirut. The two diplomats discussed ...

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Two rockets from Syria hit Lebanon’s Bekaa valley

Two rockets fired from inside Syria have landed in neighboring Lebanon’s eastern Bekaa Valley region, hitting the border towns of Britel and Taybeh. Reports say the rockets, which hit the Lebanese towns on Wednesday, were fired from the positions of foreign-backed militants along the Lebanese border with Syria. There have been no immediate reports of casualties so far. The militant group, Liwaa Ahrar al-Sun ...

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2 kids die in mine blast north Lebanon

Two children have been killed and five others wounded in a mine blast in northern Lebanon. The incident occurred in the neighborhood of Hay al-Bahr along the road leading to the Qleiaat airport on Saturday. A security source told the Daily Star newspaper that a group of seven children were playing in the backyard of a house when they found a naval mine on the beach. “One of the children most likely pulled t ...

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