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Lebanon aims to stop polio spread from Syria

Lebanon has launched a fourth round of polio immunization in an attempt to prevent the disease spreading along with the tide of displaced Syrian people taking refuge in the neighboring country. On Friday, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Lebanese officials launched the campaign, which targets around 600,000 Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian infants aged up to five. "The first three rounds were ...

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Nusra Front plotting in Lebanon: Report

A large number of militants from the al-Qaeda-linked group, al-Nusra Front, have entered Lebanon, security reports said, in what is considered as a spillover of violence from neighboring Syria. According to the reports, the militants would likely join terrorist groups in Lebanon to carry out several terrorist operations in the Arab country, the Lebanese Daily Star newspaper said on Thursday. The al-Qaeda mi ...

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Sayyed Nasrallah: Hezbollah Stronger, Gold will Always Remain Gold

Hizbullah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah tackled a number of internal and regional political issues via a televised speech on Saturday, as he sponsored the inauguration of Jabal Amel forum for Culture and Literature, also the victory theater in the Lebanese southern town of Ainatha. On the first level, Sayyed Nasrallah hailed "the inauguration of this forum that joined the blessed, c ...

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Lebanon vows to fight terror after soldiers killed

The Lebanese army has vowed to battle ‘terrorism’ after a car bomb blast killed three soldiers in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria. “The army knows that it is now more than ever targeted by terrorists who want to prevent the establishment of the authority of the state and its attempts to eliminate discord,” the military said in a statement released late on Saturday. The army command would continue ...

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3 killed in renewed clashes in Lebanon’s Tripoli

At least three people have died in renewed fighting between supporters and opponents of the Syrian government in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. The clashes erupted on Wednesday after gunmen shot dead a man who was driving his car. A female bystander was killed and her son and a vendor were also injured after the slain man’s car went out of control and hit them. The deadly incident triggered fighting ...

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Lebanon sends army to Syria border as militants flee

The Lebanese army has been deployed to the country’s border with Syria as militants flee areas captured by the Syrian army in the Qalamoun region. On Monday, the Lebanese army sent commandos to the eastern border to contain the influx of the western-backed militants. Hundreds of militants have crossed into Lebanon after Syrian forces took control of the strategic town of Yabroud near the Lebanese border. On ...

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1 killed, 5 injured in Lebanon’s Tripoli clashes

Fierce fighting between rival factions in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli has left one person dead and five others injured. The violence took place on Thursday in the Bab al-Tabbaneh and mainly Alawite Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods in Tripoli. The Bab al-Tabbaneh residents support foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government, while the inhabitants of neighboring Jabal Mohsen are loyal to ...

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Iran will support Lebanese and Syrian resistance

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the Islamic Republic will firmly continue its support for the resistance movement in Syria and Lebanon. “The flow of arms by the US to terrorists in Syria has intensified the crisis in the region and spread terrorism in the region and across the world,” said Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Majlis Alaeddin Boroujerdi in a meeting with Lebanese ...

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Death penalty requested for Lebanese Salafi cleric

A Lebanese judge has demanded the death penalty for a Salafist cleric who is charged with involvement in an attack in southern Lebanon, Press TV reports. Military judge, Riad Abu Ghida, called for the execution of Ahmed al-Assir and 56 of his followers, who are accused of killing army personnel in clashes in the city of Sidon in June 2013. The demand comes after at least 18 soldiers and 28 gunmen died in cl ...

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Iran offers Lebanon to help fight terror

The Iranian ambassador to Beirut says the Islamic Republic is prepared to offer its experiences to Lebanon to assist the Arab country in its fight against terrorism. Following a meeting with Lebanon’s new Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil in Beirut on Monday, Ghazanfar Roknabadi said Iran enjoys “extensive experience” in countering terrorism and is ready to lend a hand to Lebanon in this regard. Commenting on ...

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