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Do Beirut Elections Mark Birth Of New Arab Citizens?

If change is ever to come to stagnant Arab political systems that have long lumbered beneath the control of sectarian and other entrenched forces, historians may look back on the Beirut municipal elections held Sunday as a turning point.

May 10, 2016

Witnesses To The Beirut Bombings Describe Carnage In The Street

At least 43 people were killed and around 200 injured in a twin suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State in Beirut’s southern suburbs on Thursday evening.

November 12, 2015

Number Of Syrian Refugees Tops Four Million: UN

More than 4 million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country and become refugees in the surrounding region.

July 9, 2015
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Putin Lifts Russia’s Ban On Delivery Of S-300 Missile System To Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday cleared the way for delivery of sophisticated air defense systems to Iran with a decree that U.S. officials warned could disrupt the emerging deal to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons.

April 14, 2015

Israel, Hezbollah Clash Along Border; Two Israelis, U.N. Peacekeeper Killed

The U.N. is urging restraint after violence flared on the Israel-Lebanon border.

January 28, 2015

U.S. Pledges Arms For Lebanon Army After Jihadist Clashes

Beirut (AFP) — The United States will supply Lebanon’s army with additional munitions and ordnance in a bid to bolster the force after clashes with jihadists, the U.S. ambassador to Beirut said Thursday. The new assistance comes after Lebanon’s military requested emergency aid following unprecedented clashes with jihadists in the eastern Arsal region of the […]

August 14, 2014

10 Lebanese Soldiers Killed In Battle With Syrian Islamist Fighters

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — Clashes raging between Syrian Islamist rebels and Lebanese security forces in a town close to the Syrian border killed 10 soldiers, the Lebanese army said Sunday. An additional 25 were wounded in one of the most serious cross-border incidents since the Syrian civil […]

August 4, 2014

Attack In Lebanon Reflects ISIS’ Resolve To Disrupt Wide Region

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff IRBIL, Iraq — The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria apparently expanded its operations to Lebanon on Friday, narrowly failing to assassinate a top Shiite Muslim security official with a suicide car bomb just hours after a series of government raids captured at least 20 suspected militants described as […]

June 20, 2014

Lebanon Car Bomb Attack Kills 2, Shatters Months Of Relative Calm

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — A suicide car bomb that may have targeted Lebanon’s internal security chief exploded Friday on the Beirut-Damascus highway, killing at least two people and wounding dozens, according to official and media accounts. It was the first such attack after several months of relative calm in Lebanon […]

June 20, 2014

Germany Raids Hezbollah Support Organization

BERLIN — German police on Tuesday raided the local offices of a support organization for the Lebanese Shiite militia movement Hezbollah, the Interior Ministry said. The Lebanon Orphan Children Project, founded in 1997 and headquartered in the western city of Essen, was banned by Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, and their offices in six states […]

April 8, 2014

Number Of Syria Refugees In Lebanon Passes 1 Million Mark

Tripoli (Lebanon) (AFP) — More than a million people fleeing Syria’s war have registered as refugees in Lebanon, the UN said Thursday, with many living in misery in a tiny country overstretched by the crisis. And the number is swelling by the day, with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) saying it registers 2,500 new refugees […]

April 3, 2014

Lebanon Roads Reopen After Tense Protests, Clashes Over Syria

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — Authorities said roads across Lebanon were reopened Wednesday following a tense evening of road-closing protests linked to the war in neighboring Syria. Clashes erupted late Tuesday between demonstrators and security forces as protesters used burning tires to block a number of roads throughout the […]

March 19, 2014

Lebanon Braces For More Violence As Anti-Assad Rebels Flee Key Syrian Town

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIRUT — The collapse of a rebel bastion inside Syria showed its effects inside Lebanon on Monday as rival communities rocketed one another, snipers opened fire along a critical highway near the Syrian border and at least two car bombs targeted Shiite Muslim villages in the Bekaa Valley. Terrorism […]

March 17, 2014

Twin Suicide Car Bombs Strike Lebanon’s Capital

By Nabih Bulos and Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — Twin suicide car bombs ripped through a residential district of the Lebanese capital Wednesday in the latest deadly attack believed tied to the war raging in neighboring Syria, according to official and witness accounts. At least three people were killed and scores injured […]

February 19, 2014