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Spain king visits Lebanon after peacekeeper's death
Spain king visits Lebanon after peacekeeper's death

Spain's King Felipe VI called for "peace and harmony" in Lebanon on a visit that will take him to the country's troubled border.

Spain king visits Lebanon after peacekeeper's death
Miss Lebanon in hot water after selfie with Miss Israel
Miss Lebanon in hot water after selfie with Miss Israel

Miss Universe contestants are keen to proclaim their desire for world peace, but this year's Miss Lebanon has declared war.

Miss Lebanon in hot water after selfie with Miss Israel
Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil. ©Reuters
Lebanon calls for 'common front' against IS 'monsters'

Lebanon's Foreign Minister urged the international community to present a "common front" against Islamic State.

Lebanon calls for 'common front' against IS 'monsters'
Arab states to mark end of Ramadan from Monday
Arab states to mark end of Ramadan from Monday

The Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Monday in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring states.

Arab states to mark end of Ramadan from Monday
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Northern Israel hit by rocket from Lebanon: army

A rocket fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel early Friday, causing troops to hit back with artillery fire over the border, the Israeli army said.

Northern Israel hit by rocket from Lebanon: army
Humanitarian aid. ©RIA
Kazakhstan to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Kazakhstan will render $2 million worth of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan this year.

Kazakhstan to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
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Kazakhstan is an example for Muslim countries: Fouad Siniora

Lebanese politician and former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora named Kazakhstan a prime example for other Muslim countries in his letter to President Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan is an example for Muslim countries: Fouad Siniora
Number of Syria refugees registered in Lebanon surpasses 1 mn: UN
Number of Syria refugees registered in Lebanon surpasses 1 mn: UN

The number of Syrians registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing war in their country has surpassed one million, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.

Number of Syria refugees registered in Lebanon surpasses 1 mn: UN
Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack
Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack

Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions early Wednesday and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan Heights wounded four of its soldiers.

Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack
Jamil El Sayed, Lebanon's former head of General Security. ©Reuters/Hussam Shbaro
Marshalls govt wins confidence vote over Lebanese general

The government of the Marshall Islands on Tuesday defeated a motion of no confidence brought after it nominated a former Lebanese general -- a suspect in a deadly bombing -- as its ambassador to UNESCO.

Marshalls govt wins confidence vote over Lebanese general
Syria army in hot pursuit of rebels on Lebanon border
Syria army in hot pursuit of rebels on Lebanon border

Syrian regime forces were Monday readying an assault on the last rebel-held areas in the Qalamoun mountains, strategically located on the Lebanese border, after overrunning key opposition bastion Yabrud.

Syria army in hot pursuit of rebels on Lebanon border
Syria foreign minister has heart op in Beirut
Syria foreign minister has heart op in Beirut

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, who led the regime's negotiating team at failed peace talks this year, underwent a successful heart operation in neighbouring Lebanon on Friday, Syrian television reported.

Syria foreign minister has heart op in Beirut
Hezbollah vows victory against extremists in Syria
Hezbollah vows victory against extremists in Syria

The chief of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, vowed on Sunday that the group would prevail against extremists fighting in neighbouring Syria.

Hezbollah vows victory against extremists in Syria
Car bomb in Lebanon town near Syria kills three: medic
Car bomb in Lebanon town near Syria kills three: medic

A powerful car bomb explosion killed at least three people and wounded 20 Thursday in downtown Hermel, a stronghold of Lebanon's Hezbollah near the border with Syria.

Car bomb in Lebanon town near Syria kills three: medic
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Donors in major fundraising push for Syria

Donors gathered in Kuwait Wednesday in a major fundraising drive for 13 million Syrians affected by war following a record UN appeal for $6.5 billion.

Donors in major fundraising push for Syria
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Important library in north Lebanon torched

A decades-old library owned by a Greek Orthodox priest in north Lebanon's majority Sunni city of Tripoli was torched late Friday, a day after a sectarian scuffle, a security source said.

Important library in north Lebanon torched
Hezbollah says one of its leaders killed near Beirut
Hezbollah says one of its leaders killed near Beirut

Hezbollah on Wednesday said one of its leaders had been assassinated near Beirut and accused Israel, the Lebanese Shiite movement's arch-foe, of being behind the killing.

Hezbollah says one of its leaders killed near Beirut
Pablo Picasso's 'Sylvette'. ©Reuters/Mike Segar
$1mn Picasso yours for just $135

Still stumped for a Christmas present? Then what about an exquisite $1 million Picasso for the living room, yours for just $135 at an online charity raffle.

$1mn Picasso yours for just $135
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Oxfam launches '12 Days of Giving' for Syria refugees

International aid agency Oxfam on Tuesday launched a "12 Days of Giving" appeal to help destitute Syrian refugee families in Jordan and Lebanon survive the region's harsh winter months.

Oxfam launches '12 Days of Giving' for Syria refugees
Syria refugees in Lebanon drowning in poverty, says Oxfam
Syria refugees in Lebanon drowning in poverty, says Oxfam

Desperate Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are slipping further into debt and poverty, affecting their children's education and their dignity, an international aid agency said Thursday.

Syria refugees in Lebanon drowning in poverty, says Oxfam