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The four Syrians had been detained in a sweeping security raid in July 2017 in refugee settlements around the border town of Arsal that saw hundreds arrested.

A new batch of hundreds of Syrian refugees have gathered at a Lebanese border town to return home, as part of a coordinated operation between Beirut and Damascus.

Dozens of Syrians leave Lebanon for home

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Dozens of Syrians leave Lebanon for home

More than 40 Syrians returned voluntarily from Lebanon through the Masnaa crossing to areas in Syria, according to Lebanese authorities.

Lebanon jails journalist for insulting minister in Facebook post

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Lebanon jails journalist for insulting minister in Facebook post

A Lebanese court has sentenced a journalist to a jail term for insulting the country's foreign minister in a social media post that criticised ...

Hizballah to coordinate repatriation of Syrian refugees with Assad

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Hizballah to coordinate repatriation of Syrian refugees with Assad

Lebanon hosts just under one million registered refugees from the conflict in neighbouring Syria, although authorities say the real number is ...

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Security cordon lifted in Beirut's iconic Nejmeh Square

Security barriers blocking entrances to downtown Beirut's once-thriving Nejmeh Square have been removed, giving business owners hope for a much-needed boost.

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New Lebanese law against torture draws ambivalent reaction

In-depth: Lebanon's new law on the prohibition of torture falls short of what's needed, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

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Refugees in Lebanon's Arsal 'forced to return to Syria'

Syrian refugees have been pressured to leave the Lebanese border town of Arsal over poor security and living conditions, Human Rights ...

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Lebanon arrests former Arsal mayor suspected of Nusra collusion

Lebanese security forces arrested a former mayor of the town of Arsal near the Syrian border on Saturday in connection with the capture ...

Lebanese army to deploy along entire border with Syria

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Lebanese army to deploy along entire border with Syria

Lebanon's army will deploy along the entire eastern border with Syria and remain stationed in the area after a recent defeat of Islamic State ...

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Lebanon holds state funeral for soldiers killed by IS

President Michel Aoun presided over the ceremony held at the Defence Ministry near Beirut, during which the soldiers were awarded Lebanon’s ...

Lebanese soldiers killed by IS to receive state funeral

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Lebanese soldiers killed by IS to receive state funeral

Lebanon will hold a state funeral on Friday for the nine soldiers killed by IS militants after they were kidnapped three years ago, Lebanese ...

IS fighters begin evacuation of Lebanon for eastern Syria

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IS fighters begin evacuation of Lebanon for eastern Syria

Islamic State group fighters began evacuating a Syrian-Lebanese border region under an unprecedented deal to end three years of jihadist ...

Lebanon finds remains of soldiers held by IS

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Lebanon finds remains of soldiers held by IS

Lebanon has located the remains of eight soldiers kidnapped three years ago by the Islamic State group along the restive eastern border with ...

Lebanon: Fate of IS-held soldiers unclear as ceasefire declared

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Lebanon: Fate of IS-held soldiers unclear as ceasefire declared

The fate of Lebanese servicemen held hostage by the Islamic State group remains unclear as Lebanon's military announces a pause in the battle ...

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Lebanon army 'in final stage of IS border battle'

The Lebanese army says it is in the final stages of a battle to clear IS militants from a mountainous region on the border with Syria.

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Three Lebanese soldiers killed by landmine amid anti-IS offensive

Three Lebanese soldiers were killed and one critically wounded on Sunday, when a landmine destroyed their vehicle near the border with Syria, ...

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Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants

Lebanon’s US-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants, who gained a foothold along ...

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Final evacuation of Syrian rebels from Lebanon border begins

The media arm of Lebanon’s militant Hizballah group says hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians have started leaving the Lebanon-Syria border ...

Lebanon’s US-backed army prepares to tackle IS near border

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Lebanon’s US-backed army prepares to tackle IS near border

Lebanon’s US-backed military is gearing up for a long-awaited assault to dislodge hundreds of Islamic State militants from a remote corner near ...

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US Special Forces operating in Lebanon 'close to Hizballah'

US Special Forces are operating in Lebanon ahead of an imminent battle with Islamic State group militants near the north-eastern border with ...

Hizballah to join fight against IS on Lebanon-Syria border Hizballah to join fight against IS on Lebanon-Syria border

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Hizballah to join fight against IS on Lebanon-Syria border

Hizballah will join the fight against the Islamic State group on the Lebanon-Syria border, days after declaring victory against an ...

Refugees, fighters reach Syria after truce with Hizballah Refugees, fighters reach Syria after truce with Hizballah

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Refugees, fighters reach Syria after truce with Hizballah

The refugees and fighters from al-Qaeda's former Syrian branch arrived in bus convoys into the rebel-held area of Al-Saan in the central Syrian ...

Thousands of Syrian refugees leave Lebanon under Hizballah-Nusra ceasefire

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Thousands of Syrian refugees leave Lebanon under Hizballah-Nusra ceasefire

Thousands of refugees on the Syria-Lebanon are set to be transferred to Syria's Idlib province under the second phase of the ceasefire deal ...

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