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During his trip to Beirut, the US secretary of state said that Hizballah's foreign entanglements aren't in the interests of Lebanese people.

Despite its designation as a 'terrorist group', Hizballah is part of Lebanon's political process, and the Trump administration must 'acknowledge reality', said the US secretary of state.

Tillerson praises military, encourages fair elections during Egypt visit

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Tillerson praises military, encourages fair elections during Egypt visit

The US envoy voiced his support for fair elections in Egypt, but made no mention of human rights or the political situation during his meeting with President Sisi.

Lebanon defies Israel and agrees off-shore gas drilling contracts Lebanon defies Israel and agrees off-shore gas drilling contracts

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Lebanon defies Israel and agrees off-shore gas drilling contracts

Lebanon has agreed to a contract granting gas exploration rights to a drilling consortium, despite Israeli claims to the waters.

Lebanon military to block Israeli wall on its land Lebanon military to block Israeli wall on its land

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Lebanon military to block Israeli wall on its land

Israeli plans to build a wall on Lebanese land will not come to fruition, Beirut's defence council vowed Wednesday.

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Lebanon leaders call for unity following political, sectarian tensions

Officials from Lebanon's two main Shia parties visited a Christian village Friday, in a bid to end political tensions many feared could spiral into sectarian division.

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Lebanon to defy Israel anger over gas exploration drive

Lebanon has approved a bid for gas and oil exploration in waters off its coast, which is also claimed by neighbour and arch-rival Israel.

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Israel threatens Lebanon over Iran ties, offshore oil exploration

Israel's defence minister said that Lebanon had sacrificed its national interests by 'subjugating fully' to Iran amid an offshore gas field row.

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Leaked video 'insulting' Hizballah ally causes storm in Lebanon

Lebanon has been thrown into a fresh political crisis after a video emerged showing the foreign minister calling Lebanon’s powerful parliament ...

Lebanese comedian grilled over Saudi prince burger insult

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanese comedian grilled over Saudi prince burger insult

Sheikh shackles: A Lebanese comedian could face jail time for joking about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's alleged fast-food addiction, ...

The New Arab & agencies

US: Lebanon must cut its banking ties to Hizballah

The Trump administration is taking measures to curb Hizballah financing sources.

Treasury official in Lebanon as US probes Hizballah

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Treasury official in Lebanon as US probes Hizballah

A senior US Treasury official met with Lebanese President Michel Aoun on a visit after Washington announced a probe into alleged ...

Lebanon approves Saudi ambassador after diplomatic tussle

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Lebanon approves Saudi ambassador after diplomatic tussle

Ambassador Walid al-Yaacoubi and his Lebanese counterpart in Saudi Arabia were caught in an apparent dispute over representation, with each ...

Stray dog poisoning video sparks outcry in Lebanon

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Stray dog poisoning video sparks outcry in Lebanon

Footage of a stray dogs apparently being poisoned by municipal staff has sparked a public outcry in Lebanon, with politicians rushing to post ...

Tension, protests mark Tunisia’s seventh revolutionary anniversary

Massinissa Benlakehal

Tension, protests mark Tunisia’s seventh revolutionary anniversary

Police used teargas to dispel crowds in Sidi Bouzid as protests over unchanging rates of unemployment and other economic problems grew violent.

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Saudi prince says Trump's Jerusalem move threatens stability

Prince Turki dismissed reports of Riyadh being aware of Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and warned the move as a dangerous one

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Abbas to visit Saudi Arabia amid muted Jerusalem response

The Palestinian president is expected to travel to Saudi Arabia a second time this month to discuss the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's ...

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Erdogan hopes to open embassy in Palestine 'soon'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared he hopes Turkey will have an embassy in Palestine soon, rejecting Trump's decision to recognise ...

Mona Alami

Hizballah's new alliances on show in calculated media stunt

Comment: PMF militia commander Khazaali's visit to Lebanon was an astute bit of publicity on the part of Hizballah, writes Mona Alami.

Islamic leaders urge Jerusalem recognition as 'Palestine's capital'

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Islamic leaders urge Jerusalem recognition as 'Palestine's capital'

Islamic leaders meeting at an emergency meeting of the OIC in Istanbul on Wednesday urged the world to "recognise the State of Palestine and ...

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Erdogan seeks to unite Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

The heads of 57 Muslim-majority states are set to meet in Istanbul for an emergency OIC summit to discuss Jerusalem.

Erdogan steps up attacks on 'state of occupation' Israel

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan steps up attacks on 'state of occupation' Israel

Turkey's Erdogan has been bitterly opposed to the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem and has called a summit of ...

Lebanon's political class must capitalise on Hariri's popularity

Mona Alami

Lebanon's political class must capitalise on Hariri's popularity

Comment: Rather than exacerbate sectarian rifts, the drama surrounding Lebanese PM Hariri's resignation has actually served to boost national ...

Hariri signals he may withdraw resignation 'next week'

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Hariri signals he may withdraw resignation 'next week'

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri signalled on Wednesday night that he may withdraw his resignation next week, saying matters were ...

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