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Israel military fire tear gas to disperse Lebanese protest.

BEIRUT " Israel's military fired tear gas across the border into Lebanon on Saturday, breaking up a small Lebanese protest against cameras installed there, Lebanon's National News agency reported.Israel's military said the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Attack on Syrian security forces in Homs kills dozens, prompts airstrikes.

BEIRUT - Suicide bombers stormed two Syrian security offices in Homs on Saturday, killing dozens with gunfire and explosions including a senior officer and prompting airstrikes against the last rebel-held enclave in the western city.

- Reuters - US

Twin attacks on Syrian security buildings kill at least 32.

BEIRUT — Twin attacks on two Syrian security offices in the central city of Homs Saturday killed at least 32 people, including a senior...

- Townhall.com - US

Lebanese Army invulnerable to challenges: senior security official.

The Lebanese Army is coherent and invulnerable to challenges, Maj. Gen. Hatem Malak said Saturday

- The Daily Star - LB

Attack on Syrian security forces in Homs kills 42.

BEIRUT - Militants attacked two Syrian security offices in the western city of Homs on Saturday with guns and suicide bombers, killing at least 42 people including a senior officer, a war monitor said.

- Reuters - US

Homs provincial governor: Multiple explosions strike a security building in Syrian city of Homs, killing more than 20.

BEIRUT — Homs provincial governor: Multiple explosions strike a security building in Syrian city of Homs, killing more than 20.

- Townhall.com - US

Residents refuse to leave Beirut suburbs building despite collapse fears.

The residents of a nine-storey building in Beirut's southern suburb Saturday refused to evacuate their apartments, despite safety inspectors' concerns

- The Daily Star - LB

LF chief says plan to move embassy to Jerusalem threatens two-state solution.

Attempts to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to occupied Jerusalem threatens the two-state solution, Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea said Saturday

- The Daily Star - LB

Israeli troops fire 5 smoke bombs at Lebanese protesters.

Israeli forces Saturday hurled smoke bombs into Lebanon from across the barbed wire border fence, Hezbollah's media reported

- The Daily Star - LB

Homs provincial governor: Multiple explosions strike a security building in Syrian city of Homs, killing more than 20.

BEIRUT " Homs provincial governor: Multiple explosions strike a security building in Syrian city of Homs, killing more than 20.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pumpkinflowers, a soldier's story.

A memoir puts readers on the front lines in Lebanon at the turn of the century, when a new Middle East was being born The post Pumpkinflowers, a soldier's story appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Reuters: Attack on Syrian security forces in Homs kills 42

BEIRUT - Militants attacked two Syrian security offices in the western city of Homs on Saturday with guns and suicide bombers, killing at least 42 people including a senior officer, a war monitor said. The attackers killed the head of military security and 29 others at one of its headquarters in the city and 12 The post ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Attack on Syrian security forces in Homs kills 14: Syrian Observatory

BEIRUT - Militants attacked Syrian security forces in the western city of Homs on Saturday killing at least 14 people, the Syrian...

- Townhall.com - US

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: Lebanon's ” sacrifices will never be forgotten”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas  who is in Lebanon  to calm the recent tensions between Palestinian factions in Lebanon met at Ain el-Tineh with Speaker Nabih Berri on Friday, where he hailed Lebanon's stance with regards to   the Palestinian cause stressing that its sacrifices will never be forgotten. Lebanon is a ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Ijtimaai slip closer to relegation

Racing edged Ijtimaai Tripoli closer to relegation Friday, defeating the northern side 3-2 to leave them eight points adrift of safety with five matches remaining in the Lebanese Premier League.

- The Daily Star - LB

Trans-Europe Express: National Front Multiculturalism

Marine Le Pen in Lebanon? The idea is almost preposterous.

- EurActive - UK

Attacks near Syria town captured from IS kill 60

BEIRUT — At least two attacks Friday near a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State...

- Townhall.com - US

Islamic State car bomb kills more than 50 in northwest Syria

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL - An Islamic State car bomb killed more than 50 people on Friday in a Syrian village held by rebels, a war monitor said, a day after the jihadist group was driven from its last stronghold in the area.

- Reuters - US

Cell C board rejects takeover proposal from Telkom

South African operator Cell C's board has rejected a proposal from Telkom to acquire the mobile operator and said it is "unable and not willing to pursue any discussion" with the fixed line operator. Board chairman Mohammed Hariri said that Cell C has already entered into legally binding agreements through which it has ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Amanda Gray Meral

Associate Fellow, International Law ProgrammeSummaryAmanda Gray Meral has extensive experience on refugee law and policy. She is a qualified solicitor and started her career in legal practice, specializing in public law and insurance litigation. She has since worked for UNHCR and the International Rescue Committee, based in ...

- Chatham House - UK

Islamic State car bomb kills dozens in northwest Syria

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL - An Islamic State car bomb killed more than 40 people on Friday in a Syrian village held by rebels, a war monitor said, a day after the jihadist group was driven from its last stronghold in the area.

- Reuters - US

Turkey's news agency says the death toll from a car bomb near a Syrian town just taken from IS has increased to 60

BEIRUT " Turkey's news agency says the death toll from a car bomb near a Syrian town just taken from IS has increased to 60.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Turkey's news agency says the death toll from a car bomb near a Syrian town just taken from IS has increased to 60

BEIRUT — Turkey's news agency says the death toll from a car bomb near a Syrian town just taken from IS has increased to 60.

- Townhall.com - US

The Latest: Day 2 of UN-hosted Syria peace talks in Geneva

BEIRUT — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian conflict :2:20 p.m.The U.N. envoy for Syria has kicked off his second...

- Townhall.com - US

Lebanese Army, NGOs clear undetonated mines, cluster bombs across country

The Lebanese Army and NGOs Friday worked to clear undetonated munitions and explosives across the country

- The Daily Star - LB

Drug dealers busted in Mount Lebanon town

A patrol from the Anti-Drug Bureau of the Internal Security Forces busted two drug dealers Friday, after monitoring and tracking them for over a month

- The Daily Star - LB

Islamic State car blast kills dozens in northwest Syria

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL - An Islamic State car bomb killed more than 40 people on Friday in a Syrian village held by rebels backed by Turkey, sources in the region and a war monitor said, a day after the jihadist group was driven from its last stronghold in the area.

- Reuters - US

Car bomb near Syria town captured from IS kills 35 people

BEIRUT — A car bombing north of a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group...

- Townhall.com - US

Abbas blames Israel for talks impasse

Visiting Lebanon, PA chairman claims he is extending his hand for peace but Israel refuses talks.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Minister of Investment participates in Egyptian-Lebanese Business Forum in Lebanon

Minister of Investment participates in Egyptian-Lebanese Business Forum in Lebanon...

- MENAFN - JO

Turkish news agency says 35 Syrian opposition fighters, civilians killed in car bombing near Syrian town taken from IS

BEIRUT " Turkish news agency says 35 Syrian opposition fighters, civilians killed in car bombing near Syrian town taken from IS.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Car bombing near Syria town captured from IS kills 35 people

BEIRUT " Turkey's news agency says a car bomb north of a town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from Islamic State militants has killed at least 35 people.Anadolu news agency says the explosion...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Iran accuses Zakka, a detained Lebanese Technology expert of encouraging 'corruption'

An Iranian semi-official news agency is quoting a Revolutionary Guard commander alleging that a U.S. permanent resident sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran confessed he tried to “encourage corruption” in the Iranian society. Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese with resident status in the United States, disappeared in ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Hezbollah denies that its convoy in Syria was attacked by Israel

Lebanese media reported  on Wednesday that Israeli jets had allegedly carried out air strikes against a weapons shipment to Hezbollah near the Syrian capital of Damascus. According to the reports , the targets that were hit around 3.00 am were affiliated with the Assad regime and were the regime army's 3rd Division in ...

- Ya Libnan - US

For Syrian Refugees, There Is No Going Home

Major powers may settle for President Bashar al-Assad’s rule as peace talks resumed, but families that fled to Lebanon said they had nothing to return to and feared reprisals.

- New York Times - US

Hariri: Big taxes hurt Lebanon's economy

Premier Saad Hariri said the Lebanese economy can't handle big taxes at the moment.

- The Daily Star - LB

Avowal of commitment

Michel Aoun Thursday affirmed Lebanon's policy toward Palestinian refugees in Lebanon who for 70 years have been guests of the state, and assertedthe country's policy of full support for the Palestinian cause and determination to exert every effort toward refugees' return to an independent Palestinian state.

- The Daily Star - LB

130 bodies found in Syria mass graves

BEIRUT, Feb 24 — The bodies of some 130 fighters shot execution-style or beheaded by rival jihadists have been found in mass graves in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group and rebel sources said yesterday. The grim discovery comes nearly a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

South Lebanon police arrest father over child abuse

South Lebanon police have arrested a Syrian national suspected of abusing his daughter, the National News Agency reported Thursday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Watch: Golani soldiers train on Golan Heights

Following threats by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, IDF holds division exercises on Golan Heights, bordering Syria and Lebanon.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Palestinian leader: Factions committed to Lebanon's security

BEIRUT " Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has begun a three-day visit to Beirut, saying Palestinian factions are committed to preserving security in refugee camps around Lebanon.Abbas arrived Thursday and met with President...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Major setbacks of IS jihadists

BEIRUT, Feb 23 — The Islamic State jihadist group which Syrian rebels said were expelled today from the northern town of Al-Bab has suffered a string of setbacks since taking over swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria in 2014. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Visit by France's Marine Le Pen Leaves Many Lebanese Unimpressed

Marine Le Pen was granted the honor of a State Visit in Lebanon. Here's how she spent it.

- Global Voices - US

France's Marine Le Pen refused to wear a headscarf to meet with Lebanese religious leaders

The hijab has always been political.

- Washington Post - US

Lebanese Fear Being Caught in Trump's Push on Iran

Lebanon's Shiite militia Hezbollah has played a big role in helping Iran to expand its regional influence, something that could have repercussions for all Lebanese under the new U.S. president.

- Wall Street Journal - US

France's Marine Le Pen refused to wear a headscarf to meet with Lebanese leaders

'Observers, pundits and voters here say that they believe that this was planned on her part because it would play very well to her far-right base at home'

- National Post - CA

Beirut stadium project not exempted from environmental assessment: ministry

Lebanon's Ministry of Environment Thursday denied that it had exempted a stadium project in a Beirut park from an environmental impact assessment

- The Daily Star - LB

Lebanese judge indicts 2 Syrians, 1 Palestinian over militant acts

A Lebanese judge Thursday indicted two Syrians and a Palestinian on charges of having ties to armed groups fighting in Syria and militant organizations

- The Daily Star - LB

Debate on alcohol sale in south Lebanon back in spotlight

The debate on selling alcohol in the southern city of Sidon has recently surfaced after unidentified culprits targeted a liqour shop with two attacks

- The Daily Star - LB

Former north Lebanon MP passes away at 53

Former MP Mahmoud Murad passed away Thursday at the age of 53, the National News Agency reported

- The Daily Star - LB

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