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Members of the Palestinian Fatah movement and Lebanese army soldiers watch as an ambulance evacuates the wounded from Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp near Lebanon’s southern port city of Sidon during clashes on August 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
September 24, 2016 - 10:41 GMT
Supporters of the so-called Islamic State Emir in Ain el-Hilweh, Imad Yassine, have shifted their allegiance to the Nusra Front, which rebranded itself as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham in July when it split from the al-Qaida movement.
A general view shows rubbish bags piled up on the side of the road in the Jdeideh neighbourhood, north of Beirut, on September 20, 2016. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
September 22, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The activists are aiming to block the construction of two controversial landfills east and south of Beirut.
The Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon has been the scene of increased violence and lawlessness. (AFP/File)
September 21, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
UNRWA offices were closed as residents protested increasing lawlessness in the camp.
Lebanese security forces gather near Arsal. (AFP/File)
September 06, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The state-run National News Agency identified the man as Lebanese national Majd Mohammad Al-Hujeiri, adding that the fighting took place in Wadi Al-Khail.
The entrance to Lebanon's Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, where most live in squalid conditions, and where its lawlessness has become a refuge for extremists and fugitives. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
Sigrid Kaag said she viewed recent surrenders of wanted individuals in the camp as a positive development, but called for better support for Palestinian refugees living there.
Syrian refugee children prepare to board a school bus at an unofficial refugee camp in Lebanon's town of Bar Elias in the Bekaa Valley on May 13, 2016. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
August 30, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
Bassil singled out Palestinians and Syrians as not being eligible for Lebanese citizenship.
Lebanese forces on patrol in a northern border village following a militant attack. (AFP/File)
August 29, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Lebanon is in the midst of an ongoing crackdown on extremist cells in the country.
Lebanon's trash crisis, which abated earlier this year, seems ready to flare up again with different groups blocking the entrance to landfills. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
The crisis never really went away to begin with.
The entrance to the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp is seen in southern Lebanon. (AFP/File)
August 19, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
No casualties were reported in the overnight explosion.
Lebanese soldiers stand next to M198 155mm howitzers upon the arrival of a shipment of US weapons at the Beirut port on February 8, 2015. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
August 18, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The nine-day exercise took place at the Jounieh Naval Base in Lebanon.
Tripoli was the scene of riots and clashes between gunmen and the military in 2013. (AFP/File)
August 12, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Ziad Allouki, who squared off against the Lebanese army in Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood, turned himself in to authorities.
Lebanon has been without a president since the term of President Michel Suleiman ended in May 2014. (AFP/File)
August 08, 2016 - 12:48 GMT
Salam was referring to the national dialogue sessions, the latest was last week, that failed to reach a clear agreement on major issues including the presidential election, a new electoral system and the formation of a new government.
Seventy-five women, mostly Syrian nationals, were rescued and around 20 Lebanese and Syrian suspects were arrested in connection with the case, which sent shockwaves across Lebanon. (AFP/John Cantle)
August 06, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
An ISF statement confirmed the arrest later on Friday and said the woman had been wanted on an Interpol arrest warrant issued from Cairo.
The entrance to the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp is seen in Sidon, Lebanon. (AFP/File)
August 05, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Lebanon's National News Agency said the shooting was the result of a personal dispute.
Lebanese authorities fear Daesh could establish a presence in the Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp. (AFP/File)
August 01, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Authorities in Lebanon fear that militant groups could use Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp to launch attacks.
Gunmen march through Sidon's Ain al-Helweh camp. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayat)
July 30, 2016 - 09:21 GMT
By long-standing convention, the army does not enter the twelve Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, leaving the Palestinian factions themselves to handle security.