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Stories with place: Lebanon
  • Suicide bomber blows himself up during Damascus attack 
    Updated: May-04-15 1:37 pm

    DAMASCUS, Syria - Syrian soldiers battled a small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, who attacked a Syrian military logistics facility in the capital Monday, militants and activists said.

  • Syrian insurgent gains expose Assad weaknesses 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 1:58 am

    BEIRUT - In the span of a month, Syrian insurgents have routed government forces across the country's northwest, flushing them out of strongholds in a string of embarrassing defeats for President Bashar Assad.

  • Liberians appeal to international community on trafficking story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-15 2:59 pm

    MONROVIA, Liberia - Protesters gathered Tuesday in front of the U.S. Embassy in Liberia's capital, asking the American government to put pressure on Liberian officials to bring back some 60 Liberian young women allegedly trafficked into Lebanon between 2011 and 2012.

  • Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-15 3:55 pm

    BEIRUT - Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal passion project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.

  • Lebanese army arrests 8 wanted militants, including soldier 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 5:05 am

    BEIRUT - The Lebanese army says it arrested eight wanted militants, including a soldier who deserted to join the Islamic State group and four Syrians.

  • Lebanon gets first shipment of $3B worth of French arms 
    Updated: Apr-20-15 5:35 am

    BEIRUT - Lebanon received the first installment of $3 billion worth of French weapons paid for by Saudi Arabia on Monday, part of a four-year plan to help arm Beirut in its battle against jihadi groups.

  • Hezbollah blames Saudi Arabia for spread of extremism story has photos
    Updated: Apr-17-15 2:10 pm

    BEIRUT - The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched his harshest criticism yet of Saudi Arabia on Friday, blaming the kingdom for the spread of extremist ideology in the Muslim world and the killing of civilians in Yemen.

  • Lebanese broadcaster on trial at UN tribunal 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 8:16 am

    LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands - A Lebanese television network went on trial Thursday at a special U.N. tribunal, accused of obstructing justice by releasing identities of confidential witnesses in the long-running probe into the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

  • AP Interview: Hezbollah leader blasts Saudi strikes in Yemen story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-15 4:41 pm

    BEIRUT - A top leader of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group directed a barrage of criticism at Saudi Arabia on Monday, accusing the kingdom of committing genocide with its airstrike campaign targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels and warning it will "pay a heavy price" for its involvement.

  • Aid group urges US to resettle 65,000 Syrians by end of 2016 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 2:39 pm

    BEIRUT - An international aid group on Thursday called on the United States to resettle 65,000 Syrians before the end of 2016, highlighting Washington's slow response to the massive refugee crisis generated by the civil war.

  • Suffering rises as militants take over refugee camp in Syria story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-15 4:36 pm

    BEIRUT - When hundreds of Islamic State militants muscled into the Yarmouk refugee camp last week and planted their black flags amid the charred, blown-out buildings, it was the latest trial for the remaining Palestinians who for two years have endured a suffocating government siege, starvation and disease.