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Israel shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syrian frontier: military.

JERUSALEM - Israel shot down a pilotless plane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday and said it was probably an Iranian-built aircraft on a reconnaissance mission for the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group along Israel's frontier with Syria.

- Reuters - US

Interactive tool offers window into history of Arab-Americans in NYC.

Researchers at North Carolina State University are unveiling an interactive site that allows scholars and the public to better understand the long history of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants to the United States. Focused on New York City in the early 20th century, the tool highlights the growth of Arab-American communities in ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Hariri, Shorter talk cooperation, security.

Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Lebanon Hugo Shorter Tuesday praised the work of the Army and discussed means of tightening relations between Lebanon and the U.K. during a meeting with Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

- The Daily Star - LB

Lebanon passes oil tax law.

BEIRUT, Sept 19 — Lebanon made progress in its efforts to develop a hydrocarbons industry today when lawmakers passed a petroleum tax law, as companies prepare to bid on a first round of offshore exploration licences next month. Earlier this...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Jihadists launch big attack on Syrian government near Hama.

BEIRUT - Jihadists launched an offensive against government-held parts of northwestern Syria near Hama on Tuesday in their biggest attack there since March, triggering heavy air strikes on rebel territory, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

- Reuters - US

Israel Shoots Down Hezbollah Drone.

Israel’s military on Tuesday shot down an Iranian-made drone being operated by members of the Hezbollah militant group as the drone approached the Golan Heights, the military said. According to the Israeli military, the drone was shot down with a Patriot interceptor missile over the Golan de-militarized zone after ...

- Voice of America - US

Israel shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syrian frontier: Military.

Israel shot down a pilotless plane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday and said it was probably an Iranian-built aircraft on a reconnaissance mission for the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group along Israel`s frontier with Syria.

- Zee News - IN

Jihadists launch big attack on Syrian government near Hama.

BEIRUT - Jihadists launched an offensive against government-held areas of northwestern Syria near Hama on Tuesday in their biggest attack in the area since March, triggering heavy air strikes on rebel-held areas, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

- Reuters - US

Israel and US Open First American Military Base in Israel.

Israel and the U.S. inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil on Monday, which will serve dozens of soldiers operating a missile defense system. The move comes at a time of growing Israeli concerns about archenemy Iran's development of long-range missiles. Together with the U.S., Israel has developed a ...

- Voice of America - US

State Security chief: Embassy security alerts 'routine'.

State Security head Maj. Gen. Tony Saliba said Tuesday that the information prompting foreign embassies to issue security alerts last week was nothing new, and Lebanese security apparatuses had prior knowledge of potential security breaches.

- The Daily Star - LB

Lebanese Parliament passes oil tax law with amendments.

Lebanese Parliament passes oil tax law with amendments

- The Daily Star - LB

Syian Children in Lebanon Toil to Feed Families

Child labor in Lebanon was already a deep-seated problem before an influx of Syrian refugees made it worse. Now, as humanitarian funds dry up, there are fears the practice could become even more widespread - and with families are dependent on the income children generate, there are no easy solutions. However, NGOs are ...

- Voice of America - US

Militants attack Syrian govt areas near Hama

Insurgent groups launched a big attack on government-held areas in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by Hezbollah reported

- The Daily Star - LB

Parliamentary session kicks off

Lebanon's Parliament convened Tuesday morning, kicking off the first day of a two-day legislative session.

- The Daily Star - LB

Man tries to light himself on fire in north Lebanon

A man attempted to self-immolate Tuesday morning after he was stopped at a police checkpoint in north Lebanon, state media reported.

- The Daily Star - LB

Insurgents Attack Syrian-Government Areas Near Hama

Insurgent groups launched a big attack on Syrian government-held areas north of the city of Hama on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported, quoted by Reuters. Several groups participated in the well-planned attack on government-held villages, the ...

- Novinite - BG

Insurgents attack Syrian-government areas near Hama: monitor

BEIRUT - Insurgent groups launched a big attack on Syrian government-held areas north of the city of Hama on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported.

- Reuters - US

Jordan Tourism Says Jesus Baptism Site Is as Important as Petra

Jordan tourism is trying to promote itself as a stable, safe destination while there's so much unrest swirling around it in places like Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Highlighting attractions that don't get as much publicity as they should is the tourism board's formula here. -Dennis Schaal

- Skift - US

Syrian army sends more troops across Euphrates, near U.S.-backed forces

BEIRUT - Syrian troops crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates in Deir al-Zor on Monday, state media and a monitoring group said, increasing their presence in an area where U.S.-backed militias have also advanced.

- Reuters - US

How Lebanese are countering racist attacks

The Anti-Racism Movement is standing up for victims of racism in Lebanon by providing assistance and support and exposing racist behavior in the country.

- Al-Monitor - EG

27 million children out of school in conflict zones

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Chad, Germany, Greece, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, World UNICEF calls on partners to integrate all uprooted children – migrants, refugees, internally displaced, asylum seekers or unaccompanied – into the education system where they live. NEW YORK, 18 September 2017 – Some 27 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Minister launches 600 KW solar tenders

Lebanon's Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil announced Monday the launch of tenders for two solar power plants with a combined capacity of 600 kilowatts.

- The Daily Star - LB

Barges cheaper than power from Syria, Turkish firm claims

The CEO of the Turkish company that currently provides Lebanon with two floating power ships Monday defended his firm's activities in Lebanon.

- The Daily Star - LB

Smart grids key for renewable energy: expert

Lebanon needs to invest in infrastructure and smart grids to ensure the success of renewable energy projects, a conference was told Monday.

- The Daily Star - LB

LAU Board of Trustees' member wins prize

Lebanese American University Board of Trustees' member Joseph Aoun was named a recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York's Academic Leadership Award, according to an LAU press release circulated Monday.

- The Daily Star - LB

'We must dissociate from regional conflicts'

Former president Michel Sleiman Monday said it was not possible for Lebanon to be a center for dialogue if it was not disassociated from regional conflicts.

- The Daily Star - LB

Fadlallah slams terror attack warnings issued by embassies

Hezbollah MP Hasan Fadlallah Monday criticized the warnings of a high risk of terror attacks issued by foreign embassies in Lebanon last week.

- The Daily Star - LB

Mother shot dead by 4-year-old son

The following crime-related incidents took place across Lebanon Monday:

- The Daily Star - LB

For the First Time in Three Years, a Lebanese President Attends the UN General Assembly

Heading an official delegation President Michel Aoun arrived in New York on Monday to take part in the UN General Assembly Annual meeting, the National News Agency reported Monday. Lebanon's participation in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly meeting is the first for a Lebanese president in three years because of ...

- Albawaba - UK

Boy, 4, kills mom in shooting accident

A woman in south Lebanon was killed when her four-year-old son accidentally shot her with a hunting rifle.

- IOL - ZA

Justice minister warns against security rumors

Justice Minister Salim Jreissati Monday asked a state prosecutor to take the necessary measures to bring to justice those who spread spurious rumors to destabilize Lebanon.

- The Daily Star - LB

Gemayel blasts Lebanese gov. for 'forfeiting authority'

Kataeb chief and self-declared opposition MP Sami Gemayel blasted the Lebanese government Monday for what he said was a forfeit of authority to make decisions related to the country's sovereignty.

- The Daily Star - LB

Army find weapons in farm house raids

The Lebanese Army raided a farm in the early hours Monday, finding and confiscating a large quantity of weapons and ammunition.

- The Daily Star - LB

Syria's Deir al-Zor air base working again: state media, monitors

BEIRUT - The Deir al-Zor military airport in eastern Syria, which the Syrian army recaptured this month from Islamic State, began functioning again on Monday for the first time in nearly a year, Syrian state media and a monitoring group said.

- Reuters - US

Lebanese woman shot dead by 4-year-old son in gun accident

Gun control is not strict in Lebanon, people have regularly been killed by stray bullets shot The post Lebanese woman shot dead by 4-year-old son in gun accident appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Lebanese woman shot dead by 4-year-old son in gun accident

A woman in south Lebanon was killed on Monday after her four-year-old son accidentally shot her with a hunting rifle, a security source and the state news agency NNA said.The incident followed anothe...

- The Hindu - IN

Fire damages Zahle's serail

A fire erupted overnight in the serail of east Lebanon's Zahle, causing damage to some of the building's offices, sources told The Daily Star on Monday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Aoun arrives in New York for UN General Assembly

President Michel Aoun arrived early morning Monday in New York where he is expected to deliver a speech on behalf of Lebanon before the United Nations General Assembly later this week.

- The Daily Star - LB

South Lebanon man arrested on suspicion of shooting ex-wife

A man was arrested Monday morning at the request of a south Lebanon judge on the suspicion of killing his ex-wife.

- The Daily Star - LB

Woman shot dead by 4-year-old son

A Lebanese woman died Monday after being shot accidentally by her four-year-old son, the state-run National News Agency reported.

- The Daily Star - LB

Iraqi Kurdistan's young sportsmen put on gloves

Fighters from all over Iraq and Lebanon compete in the first mixed martial arts tournament in Erbil.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Miserable return for Bucker as Ansar hammer Tripoli 5-1

Ansar ensured it was a rotten return to Lebanese football for Theo Bucker after the 13-time champions thrashed the German's new club Tripoli 5-1 Sunday in the opening round of the Lebanese Premier League.

- The Daily Star - LB

Cabinet OKs biometric IDs in upcoming elections

Lebanese citizens will have a new way of voting after Cabinet Sunday agreed to transform current identification cards into biometric IDs that can be used to cast ballots during elections.

- The Daily Star - LB

Foreign minister urges diaspora to vote

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil announced Sunday that Cabinet would approve electronic voting registration for Lebanon's diaspora, paving the way for Lebanese outside the country to participate in upcoming elections. Speaking to a crowd in Montreal, Canada, Bassil said that the electronic system would allow Lebanese citizens ...

- The Daily Star - LB

Locals tackle trash problem on their own

Around 100 men and women took part in a river cleanup in north Lebanon Sunday, joining a Live Love Lebanon campaign to clear the Nahr al-Joz River of waste.

- The Daily Star - LB

Ceremony honors soldiers wounded in Daesh battle

Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun Friday said the Army was the root of Lebanon during a ceremony to honor the military and award medals to soldiers wounded in the "Fajr al-Joroud" operation against Daesh .

- The Daily Star - LB

Young restaurateur who unnerved the nation

The mysterious leader of a Daesh cell identified Friday was until now an obscure young restaurateur in the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp with connections to some of Lebanon's most dangerous fugitives.

- The Daily Star - LB

Israel: McMaster never defended Hezbollah

US, Israel repudiate claims Trump's National Security Advisor yelled at Israeli officials, argued Hezbollah is not a terror group.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Go ahead with investigations: Kahwaji

Former Army Commander Gen. Jean Kahwaji called Sunday for investigations into the 2014 events in Arsal that led to the capture and killing of Lebanese servicemen to proceed.

- The Daily Star - LB

Syrian army and allies close in on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT - Syrian troops seized a suburb of the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Sunday, tightening the noose around Islamic State, a Syrian military source said.

- Reuters - US

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