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Arab World Lebanese caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib speaks to Asharq Al-Awsat from his office in Beirut. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Lebanese FM to Asharq Al-Awsat: Hezbollah Did Not Oppose 'Full’ Deal to Implement Resolution 1701

Lebanese caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib stressed that Beirut is seeking the “full implementation” of United Nations Security Council resolution…

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Arab World Children play in a temporary shelter in the city of Tyre. (Disaster Management Unit)

Israel’s ‘Systematic Destruction’ Turns Lebanese Villages into Disaster Areas

“Systematic destruction” by Israel of houses and residential complexes has turned villages in South Lebanon into “disaster” zones that lack basic services,…

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Arab World Cars lined up in front of a gas station in Beirut on Wednesday (Markazia)

Lebanon: Tax Hikes Spark Employee Protests, Fuel Queues Resurge

The state budget, recently approved by the Lebanese parliament, has sparked protests among government workers, leading to an open-ended strike. Fuel…

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Arab World Smoke rises from a completely destroyed house in the border town of Kfar Kila in southern Lebanon due to an Israeli airstrike (AFP)

Hezbollah Military Operations Decline in Southern Lebanon

Hezbollah’s operations against the Israeli army have slowed down compared to the intense activity two weeks ago. This decrease was noticed despite Israel…

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Arab World Smoke billows over the southern Lebanese village of al-Khiam near the border with Israel on January 11, 2024, amid increasing cross-border tensions with Lebanon, as fighting continues between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza. (AFP)

‘Al-Izz Islamic Brigades’: New Group Targeting Israel from Lebanese Border

A new group, the “Al-Izz Islamic Brigades”, claimed on Sunday responsibility for an operation along the Lebanese-Israeli border that left five Israeli soldiers…

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Arab World Mourners attend the funeral of Wissam Tawil, a commander of Hezbollah’s Radwan forces who according to Lebanese security sources was killed during an Israeli strike on south Lebanon, in Khirbet Silem, Lebanon, January 9, 2024. (Reuters)

War between Lebanon, Israel Takes New Turn: Assassinations, Deeper Attacks

The latest Israeli attacks on Lebanon and Hezbollah’s retaliation to them have revealed a new shift in the war. Israel is now focusing on assassinations…

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Features Anti-regime protests are held in Sweida in August. (Reuters)

Syria in 2023: Return to Arab League, Open Ground for US-Iran Conflict

Syria’s reistatement to the Arab League in 2023 after a 12-year suspension did little to improve the economic and security situation in the war-torn country…

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Arab World An Israeli raid on a site in South Lebanon between the towns of Rmeish and Ramiya (AFP)

Israeli Escalation Kills Lebanese Soldier, Hezbollah Missiles Target Kiryat Shmona

A Lebanese soldier was killed and three others were wounded on Tuesday in an Israeli shelling that targeted one of their bases in the South, the Lebanese Army…

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