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Progressive Socialist Party MP Walid Jumblatt. (AFP/File)
April 23, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The proposed law is a compromise between proportional representation and a winner-takes-all system.
Lebanese soldiers at a checkpoint in Arsal. (AFP/file)
April 23, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The raid also led to the arrest of ten other fugitives in the border town of Arsal.
Last week President Michel Aoun suspended parliament due to the electoral law crisis. (AFP/File)
April 19, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
If parliament's term is not extended, parliamentary vacuum will threaten the work of the country's constitutional institutions.
Members of the joint Palestinian security force walk in Ain al-Hilweh camp, Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp, near the southern coastal city of Sidon, on April 12, 2017, after clashes that took place earlier in the week between an extremist group and the security force. (AFP/Stringer)
April 13, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Palestinian security forces launched an offensive against al-Qaeda-linked extremists in the camps al-Tiri neighborhood.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun. (AFP/file)
April 13, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The move came as Parliament was about to extend its term due to a lack of agreement over an election law in a country that has not gone to the polls since 2009.
Smoke from clashes rises above Ein el-Hilweh, a Palestinian refugee camp in Sidon, Lebanon, 9 April 2017 (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
April 10, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Days of clashes between secular Palestinian faction Fatah and hardline Islamist factions in Ein el-Hilweh have left seven people dead.
A Syrian child works as a shoe shine in Beirut. (AFP/file)
April 09, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The affected refugees live in informal camps near an air force base in Lebanon's Bekaa valley.
Smoke rises from clashes in Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh's Palestinian refugee camp, 8 April 2017. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
April 09, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Fighting continues in the troubled camp, with Palestinian factions launching mortars in an attempt to force the extremist group to surrender.
Yemeni women walk through the rubble caused by a previous airstrike. (AFP/File)
April 04, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The fighting has pushed the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of famine.
Hezbollah supporters. (AFP)
April 03, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Saad Hariri highlighted recent territorial violations and statements in the press to argue that Israeli is preparing for another war in Lebanon.
Residents in opposition controlled Idlib, Syria. (AFP/file)
April 01, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Ahead of a conference in Brussels on Syrian refugees, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri says he fears tensions between Lebanese and Syrians could trigger conflict in his country.
Egyptian forces have been battling an armed insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula since 2014. (AFP/File)
March 23, 2017 - 14:00 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 - 15:00 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 - 07:00 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 - 10:00 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 - 08:00 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.