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Israeli Military Says They Attacked Two Syrian Army Targets

JERUSALEM, July 4 (Reuters) – Israel attacked Syrian army targets after errant fire from fighting in Syria’s civil war struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, the military said on Monday. A spokeswoman said two targets belonging to the Syrian military were hit overnight after the fire damaged Israel’s security fence on the Golan, territory captured from

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Eight Suicide Bombers Target Lebanese Christian Village

BEIRUT, June 27 – Eight suicide bombers attacked a Lebanese Christian village on Monday, killing five people and wounding dozens more, in the latest violent spillover of the five-year-old Syrian war into Lebanon. Security sources said they believed Daesh was responsible for the bombings in the village of Qaa on Lebanon’s border with Syria, but

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Death Becomes Them

Will the death of Hezbollah’s Badreddine impact the course of justice? BY Nicholas Noe The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) will almost certainly continue the trial of four men accused of masterminding the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri, former prime minister of Lebanon, even though a fifth defendant, Mustapha Badreddine, was apparently killed in Syria

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Hezbollah Blames Rebel Shelling for Death of Top Commander in Syria

By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT, May 14  – Hezbollah said on Saturday its top military commander, whose death it announced on Friday, was killed in Syria by Sunni Islamist artillery fire and not by an Israeli air strike as one member of the Lebanese Shi’ite movement had said. “Investigations have showed that the explosion, which targeted

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For Iran and Hezbollah, A Costly Week in Syria

By Tom Perry and Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT, May 14  – A rebel onslaught on the town of Khan Touman near Aleppo last week delivered one of the biggest battlefield setbacks yet to the coalition of foreign Shiite fighters waging war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al Assad. Reports put the death toll among the

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France’s Hollande Vows to Boost Lebanon Military Aid

By John Davison BEIRUT, April 17 – President Francois Hollande said on Saturday that France would provide immediate additional military aid to Lebanon, and urged politicians to end a long-running crisis by electing a president as soon as possible. Hollande also said he had decided to step up assistance for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, giving 50 million euros

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Lebanese Expats Fearful as Gulf Expels Dozens Accused of Hezbollah Links

By Sami Aboudi DUBAI, April 9 – Ahmed, a Lebanese worker living in the United Arab Emirates, closed down his Facebook page and started to shun some of his compatriots. His intention was to sever all links to people associated with Lebanon’s Hezbollah after Gulf Arab states classified the Shiite Muslim organization as a terrorist group.

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Saudi Arabia’s Bitter Lebanese Divorce

By Dominic Evans and Angus McDowall BEIRUT/RIYADH, April 5 – The waspish cartoon in a Saudi-owned newspaper summed up the anger behind Riyadh’s decision to cancel billions of dollars in military aid and suspend decades of engagement in Lebanon’s fraught politics. “The State of Lebanon: April Fool”, it read. Published on the same day that

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UAE Jails 2 Lebanese, 1 Lebanese-Canadian For 6 Months for Hezbollah Links

DUBAI, April 5 – A United Arab Emirates court sentenced two Lebanese nationals and a Lebanese-Canadian citizen to six months in jail followed by expulsion for setting up a group affiliated to the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah, local media said on Monday. The state news agency WAM did not identify the three but said they

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Kuwait Expels 14 Accused of Hezbollah Links: Report

DUBAI, March 21 – Kuwait has expelled 11 Lebanese and three Iraqis suspected of belonging to Hezbollah, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Monday, nearly three weeks after the country joined other Gulf Arab states in designating the Lebanese Shi’ite group a terrorist organisation. Al-Qabas cited a security source as saying the 14 people had been

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