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A Lebanese soldier monitors an area in the Abra district of the southern city of Sidon on June 28, 2013. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
May 04, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
The Abra battle of 2013 pitted loyalists of a radical preacher against the Lebanese army.
Reports said that another batch comprising of some seventy refugees are to be flown to Italy in another three weeks. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2016 - 07:56 GMT
One hundred Syrian refugees, mostly women and children, were flown out from Lebanon through the Rafic Hariri International Airport as part of a project organized by Sant'Egidio Catholic community, the Federation of Evangelical Churches and the Valdese Evangelical Church.
Lebanese army soldiers on patrol, as their country's flag waves in the background. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
The Lebanese army released a video of explosions and artillery fire, and claims it was a successful operation against militants.
A young Syrian boy poses for a picture between destroyed houses in the northern Syrian town. (AFP/File)
April 27, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Mohammad Hawash al-Slaiman, a 6-year-old Syrian boy, was found in a large pond in the Bouday plain in the northern Bekaa Valley, after he was reported missing Tuesday night.
Lebanese army forces on patrol in Arsal. (AFP/File)
April 27, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Three Syrians were arrested for attacking Lebanese army and security forces.
Police officers in the Mount Lebanon region north of Beirut. (AFP/File)
April 22, 2016 - 07:53 GMT
The National News Agency said the blast occurred in the town of Hermel, which had been the site of multiple car bomb attacks in recent years linked to the war in Syria.
The Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, on May 19, 2013. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
April 21, 2016 - 15:21 GMT
The escalation of violence in Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp has prompted efforts by both Palestinian and Lebanese officials to contain the situation, as developments in the camp could impact Sidon and neighboring areas.
The kidnapping was interrupted when the victim's father surprised the attackers. (Shutterstock)
April 21, 2016 - 10:07 GMT
A group of unknown assailants tried to kidnap a man in southern Lebanon.
Lebanon: US watching presidential elections closely, no favored candidate yet. (AFP/File)
April 18, 2016 - 13:31 GMT
Telecommunications Minister Butros Harb, who was present at the session, slammed the "shameful" failure to elect a head of state, saying that he came to parliament because he has a "constitutional role to fulfill."
Watchtower: A UN peacekeeper on an observation tower on the Golan Heights. (AFP/Jack Guez)
April 17, 2016 - 18:13 GMT
Israel seized 1,200 square kilometers (460 square miles) of the Golan Heights from Syria in 1967 and later annexed it, in a move never recognized by the international community.
Lebanese PM Tamam Salam (R) meets with French President Francois Hollande at the government palace in downtown Beirut on April 16, 2016. (AFP/Stephane de Sakutin)
April 17, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Hollande also noted that France will keep pushing for the implementation of the Saudi-French agreement on providing the Lebanese army with weapons, which was suspended earlier this year amid high tensions between the kingdom and Hezbollah.
Lebanon Palestinians face region's worst conditions. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2016 - 10:50 GMT
In the southern city of Sidon, the army arrested Palestinian Khalil Louai Khaled who had in an earlier incident opened fire from a military weapon at one of the houses located in the city.
According to police reports, the girl's feet were chained to the heater. (Shutterstock)
April 14, 2016 - 09:24 GMT
Lebanese forces rescued a Syrian girl who had been forcefully taken from her husband's home and beaten severely.
A Syrian woman casts her vote at a polling station during the Syrian parliamentary election in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Twitter)
April 14, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The elections, expected to be dominated by President Bashar al-Assad's Arab nationalist Baath Party and other regime loyalists, have been dismissed as a provocation by al-Assad's opponents.
A Syrian woman shows her ink stained thumb after voting at a polling station during parliamentary. (AFP/File)
April 13, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Syrians began going to polls in parliamentary elections against the backdrop of a generally-holding ceasefire in the war-hit country and peace talks between government and opposition.
Powerful picture from the Lebanese civil war in 1975. (Twitter)
April 13, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Although skirmishes had become commonplace prior to the start of the war, an attack by Kataeb militiamen on a bus carrying Palestinians in the Beirut suburb of Ain al-Rummaneh on April 13, 1975 sparked the war.