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A Syrian boy carrying a bag of bread on his way home in Aleppo. (AFP/ Joseph Eid)
July 07, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The United States is prepared to discuss with Russia joint efforts to stabilize war-torn Syria, including no-fly zones, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday.
2,000 Syrian refugees reportedly stranded in Lebanon mountains. (AFP)
July 04, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The question of returning Syrian refugees living in Lebanon to their home country was again in the spotlight Monday with ministers and parties articulating conflicting messages after an attack on an army unit last week.
Some 10,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley have been ordered to pick up and move elsewhere. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2017 - 18:30 GMT
The Lebanese army has ordered the eviction of 10,000 refugees living in the Bekaa Valley, sparking fears that it could lead to forced returns to Syria - which would be a violation of international law.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. (AFP/file)
May 10, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Saad Hariri said that it was important for the country for politicians to put aside their differences and agree a new electoral law.
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)
May 01, 2017 - 10:31 GMT
Protesters marched to demand better working conditions in Lebanon as the country copes with the presence of 1.5 million refugees and a struggling economy.
A Hezboallah fighter armed with an RPG stands near Lebanon's border with Israel, April 20 2017. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
April 25, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
US plans to tighten sanctions on the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah will have effects beyond the group, Michel Aoun said.
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.