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Egyptian forces have been battling an armed insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula since 2014. (AFP/File)
March 23, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
An Egyptian military spokesman also said that security forces killed 15 militants and arrested seven others during an operation.
A Hezbollah rally in Lebanon. (AFP)
March 21, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The Chief of Israel's army has said that the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah killed their own commander in Syria.
Lebanese women protest the trash crisis in Beirut. (AFP/Patrick Baz)
March 21, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Nine Lebanese protesters accused of offences in connection with an October 2015 protest have had their trials transferred from military to civilian courts.
Lebanese demonstrators scuffle with riot police during a protest against the government's decision to raise taxes to cover a salary increase for teachers and other public servants, in downtown Beirut, on March 19, 2017. (AFP/Stringer)
March 20, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Thousands took to the streets to denounce Cabinet plans to impose a string of new taxes to cover salary hikes for civil servants estimated at $800 million.
Lebanese army soldiers drive armoured personnel carriers in the northern Lebanese town of Arsal on the border with Syria on August 6, 2014. (AFP/File)
March 08, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Jabhat Fatah al-Sham – previously the Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front – and Daesh militants have previously engaged in intermittent clashes on Arsal's outskirts since January over territorial disputes.
An Israeli F-15 jet fighter takes off from the Negev desert in December 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez)
February 22, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The Lebanese armed forces report the airstrikes were made from Lebanese airspace in order to bypass Russian air defences in the south of Syria.
France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon. (AFP/File)
February 21, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
During the meeting, Aoun said he hoped that the future would bring the people of Lebanon and France closer.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is seen on posters during a rally in Beirut. (AFP/File)
February 17, 2017 - 15:33 GMT
Nasrallah also described Donald Trump's Middle East policy as 'confusing.'
Lebanese army forces on patrol. (AFP/File)
February 16, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The Lebanese and Palestinian nationals were allegedly planning attacks and assassinations in the country.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (C) and Jordan's King Abdullah II (unseen) review the honour guard during an official welcome ceremony at Marka airport in Amman on February 14, 2017. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
February 15, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Meanwhile, Michel Aoun's comments describing Hezbollah as a 'crucial' part of Lebanon's defenses caused an uproar in the region.
Mourners pay respects on the anniversary of Rafik Hariri's death. (AFP/File)
February 13, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Religious leaders gathered at former prime minister Rafik Hariri's grave in downtown Beirut on the eve of the anniversary of his death.
The Lebanese army clashed with the followers of radical cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir in 2013. (AFP/File)
January 26, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
A follower of the radical preacher Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir entered Costa Coffee in Beirut's Hamra district wearing a suicide belt when his attack was thwarted.
Hunters shoot down seagulls that are attracted by the garbage at the Costa Brava dump, on January 14, 2017 near Beirut's International Airport. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
January 16, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The Costa Brava landfill, located next to the Beirut airport, was temporarily closed after it posed a threat to aviation safety.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) gestures next to Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov (L) and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini as they take part with other representatives during the Mideast peace conference in Paris on January 15, 2017. (AFP/Bertrand Guay)
January 16, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Around half a million Palestinians still reside in Lebanon, most of them living below the poverty line.
Lebanese president Michel Aoun met with the Qatari emir after a trip to Saudi Arabia to repair relations with the country. (AFP/File)
January 12, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The Lebanese president asked the emir to continue Qatar's efforts in assisting with locating several Lebanese nationals who were kidnapped by Daesh in 2014.
Relatives of Lebanese soldiers and policemen being held hostage by jihadists in Syria, hold portraits during a protest to press for their release. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
January 11, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Lebanese President Michel Aoun, who will head a delegation to Doha on Wednesday, is expected to press Qatar to pursue the case of the nine Lebanese servicemen.